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Srinagar is one such charming location in India that can alleviate all your stress. BookYourOwn’s holiday pac...

Srinagar Tour Packages

Srinagar is one such charming location in India that can alleviate all your stress. BookYourOwn’s holiday packages promise a perfect escape to a world of tranquility. Explore our variety of tour packages to Srinagar offering all the basic amenities, transportation, and top-notch accommodations. Book our luxury Srinagar tour packages with main Kashmir sightseeing points and experiential tours crafted specifically to pamper you on your Srinagar Vacation.

Whether you are planning a short or long stay, BookYourOwn can curate the right Srinagar vacation tour that fits your needs, and pocket. Wish to spend some quality time in solitude, and get close to nature? BookYourOwn helps you create the Srinagar trip you have always dreamt of. Excited to know about the best time to visit Srinagar, how to reach Srinagar and the top things to do in Srinagar?  This Srinagar travel guide has the answers to all your concerns and queries.

Read on to discover more about Srinagar!

Highlights of Srinagar tour: The Crown of Kashmir

Srinagar is the only place in the World that offers unique charm in every season. The place is a perfect escape to create unique traveling experiences. Known for its divine location amidst the Zabarwan mountains and Jhelum River, it won’t be wrong to describe Srinagar as the Fairy Land on Earth.  The floating houseboats, freshwater Dal lake, handicrafts, and Mughal Gardens are some unique features of Srinagar.

Explore BookYourOwn’s Srinagar holiday packages offering the best holiday experience in every season. The mystic beauty of Srinagar in winter is worth witnessing with frozen Dal Lake, Snow-covered mountains, and constant snowfall. While Spring and Summer are best to mark your presence in Asia’s largest Tulip Festival.

Srinagar has enchanted many rulers to refugees including the Mughals, Monarchs, Saints, Persian refugees, Britishers, Sikhs, and Dogras. Srinagar reveals the rich culture and history of India. Our Srinagar package covers all the top attractions from Pari Palace, Shalimar Bagh, and Dal Lake to the eminent Shankaracharya temple. BookYourOwn’s traveling experts know how to transform your journey into a world of possibilities.

Srinagar Holiday Packages wouldn’t be complete without the authentic taste of Kashmiri Cuisines. In addition, you can add a variety of winter sports like Ice Skating, Skiing to Gondola rides in Gulmarg, and Pahalgam in your Srinagar holiday packages. BookYourOwn offers the best offers and discounted deals on Srinagar tours & travel packages.

Best Time to visit Srinagar

The pleasant and cool weather of Srinagar makes it an all-year-round holiday destination. Book our Srinagar tour Package at any time of the year based on your preferences.

1. Winters (December to February): with frozen dal lake, chilly weather, and snowflakes all around are worth visiting. Plus, one can enjoy Ice Skating, Skiing, Udan Khatola ride, and many other activities in Gulmarg.  From Banihal, you can board the special Vistadome coach train service featuring a glass ceiling. and panoramic views. 

2. Spring (March to May): This season is best for nature lovers, and true horticulturists to witness the vibrant colors of the season. You can visit Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, and Dachigam National Park showcasing the rich fauna and flora of Srinagar.

3. Summer (June to August): The comfortable temperature, blooming landscapes, and sparkling Dal Lake make Summer the perfect season to beat the heat. Try exciting adventure expeditions like rafting on the Lidder River, and trekking through forests and meadows.

4. Autumn (September to November): The temperature in the fall season usually varies from 10°C to 25°C. It is a perfect time to get some candid shots in changing hues of leaves and landscapes. Your Srinagar trip is incomplete without a visit to Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chashme Shahi, and Pari Mahal in Autumn.

How to Reach Srinagar?

Srinagar is among the top tourist places in India and is accessible by rail, road, or air. Rest, the choice depends on your comfort, convenience, and budget.

1. By Air Route: Direct flights are available from major cities like New Delhi, Amritsar, Lucknow, Mumbai, Goa, Hyderabad, etc. to Srinagar Airport which is also known as  Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport in Kashmir. Many Airline options are available to reach Srinagar including Air India, Indo Go, Vistara, and SpiceJet.

2. By Rail Route: The closest Railway stations to Srinagar are Udhampur(200km), and Jammu Tawi (270km).  These stations are well-connected to India’s major cities. You can hire a private taxi or board a local bus to reach these railway stations. Banihal, Badgam, and Baramulla also provide rail services to travel within Kashmir.

3. By Road Route: A road trip to Srinagar is itself a unique experience. Jammu highway is pretty well maintained and safe to drive. You’ll enjoy traveling through various bridges and tunnels. Beware of the construction activities that are always an ongoing process.

Adventure seekers can plan a road trip from Srinagar-Leh Highway with breathtaking Himalayan landscapes. It allows you to explore the hidden gems while traveling.

Best Places to Visit in Srinagar Tourism

1. Pari Mahal: This architectural gem was built in the 17th century by Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh. Visit this seven-tiered Mahal to experience the bygone Mughal era. This monument has played a significant role in shaping the cultural legacy of Kashmir. It is a pure tranquil escape for travelers who want to spend some moments of peace with a backdrop of enchanting landscapes. Don’t forget to include this enchanting landmark in your Srinagar tour packages. 

2. Floating Post Office: Do you know, it is the only floating post office in the whole world. This globally unique post office on a houseboat serves as a top attraction in Srinagar. Special stamps with pictures of Srinagar or Dal Lake are pasted on the postcards. This captivating houseboat offers a picture-perfect opportunity for visitors. Travelers can also buy stamps or postcards as souvenirs to take back home or gift their loved ones.

3. Pathar Masjid: This popular Mosque was built by Nurjahan in 1623 who was a Mughal Empress. Naive Masheed is another name for this ancient Mosque. Pathar Masjid is made up of unique gray limestone and is located in Zaina Kadal on the bank of the Jhelum River. This historical monument is surrounded by a garden, narrow streets, and traditional houses. Book your Srinagar tour package today to explore this oldest mosque.

4. Shankaracharya Temple: Surrounded by hilltops, this Hindu pilgrimage site gives you glimpses of the 11th century. Perched at an altitude of 1000 feet, the majestic Shankaracharya temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in India. The temple signifies the great teachings and preachings made by Adi Shankara to revive Hinduism.

5. Shalimar Bagh: Built in the 17th century, this garden is a romantic symbol of Jahangir and his wife Nur Jahan. It is also famous for Chini Khanas which makes the waterfall no less than a fairytale during night. The architecture of Shalimar Bagh was designed keeping the layout of Persian gardens in mind.  Set amidst the beautiful Chinar trees, and water channels, this historic garden has charmed many rulers including Mughals, Dogras, and Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

6. Nishat Bagh of Kashmir:  This grandeur was built by Nur Jahan’s elder brother Asif Khan in 1633. Also known as the Garden of Bliss, Nishat Bagh is another top attraction in Srinagar that draws the attention of numerous tourists. Known for its pristine location with Dal Lake on one side and snowy Zabarwan Hill on the other side, Nishat Bagh deserves a visit on Srinagar tour packages. What makes it unique is the 12-tiered terraces with a zodiac sign on every terrace.

7. Sri Pratap Singh Museum: It is an ideal place for history buffs. This historic ASI museum exhibits a huge collection of sculptures, handicrafts, and artifacts from Baltistan, Kashmir, Ladakh, and the different Himalayan regions. Inaugurated in 1898, the museum was named after Maharaja Pratap Singh. Plan a day visit on Srinagar tour packages to this museum to deeply understand the culture, and history of Kashmir through various objects.

Srinagar is dotted with tourist attractions like  Hazratbal Shrine, Tomb of Z ain-ul-Abidin's Mother, Hari Parbat Hill and Fort, Chashme Shahi Garden, Khanqah of Shah Mandan, and Harawn Garden. BookYourOwn’s customized Srinagar tour packages are best for adding your favorite places and shopping points.

Top Things To Do in Srinagar

Ice Skating on the Frozen Dal Lake: Ice skating with snowfall is a fun and exciting thing to do in Srinagar during winter. Tourists from across the world book Srinagar tour package especially in winter to experience this unique expedition on frozen Dal Lake.  A ride on a Vistadome coach with a glass ceiling glorifies your winter vacation in Srinagar.

1. Shikara Ride: It is one of the top things to do in Srinagar. Shikara ride is available in both Nigeen and Dal Lake. While riding, you’ll explore the magnificent Mughal gardens and Hazratbal Shrine dedicated to Prophet Muhammad. Explore the floating vegetable, food, and fruit markets. While sailing on a Shikara ride, do enjoy a cup of hot tea or kahwas available in almost every Shikara ride. 

2. Stay in a Wooden Houseboat: Do you know how the concept of houseboats or Shikara rides came into existence? It was during the British Raj when the Dogra Kings denied the colonizers the right to buy land in Kashmir. It is a must-try thing in Srinagar to create some cherishable moments for a lifetime. Skip that booking hotel routine and switch to Houseboats this season with BookYourOwn’s unique Srinagar tour packages.

3. A Visit to Tulip Garden: Being Asia’s largest Tulip Garden, the Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For travelers planning a trip in the spring or summer season, this adorable place is worth visiting. It is located near Dal Lake amidst the Zabarwan range. Spread over about 75 acres, this mesmerizing site boasts of displaying 1.5 million vibrant tulips in different shades of red, pink, blue, yellow, and purple.

4. Martand Sun Temple: Located about 8 km from Anantnag, this temple is of great significance to Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims. This architectural marvel is a perfect place for a day outing in Srinagar. Martand Temple has been designed in blended architecture reflecting Chinese, Gupta, and Gandharan forms. Although the ancient temple was demolished in the 14th century by Sikander Shah Miri, the remains are still worth watching on the Srinagar tour package.

Must-try Famous Food of Srinagar

Srinagar is known for its variety and flavorful cuisine due to the delectable local spices that are grown in valley regions. Most of the main course dishes are influenced by the Mughals with meat and fish as the main ingredient. Almost every food item is cooked using expensive spices such as Saffron, Cardamom, Cloves, and Black pepper that enhance the taste and quality.

For non-vegetarians, a Srinagar trip is a delight. Unfortunately, Vegetarians have limited options on Srinagar's menu. Here’s a list of some famous foods to try in Srinagar.

1. Modur Pulav: It is sweet Kashmiri rice flavored with dry fruits, green cardamom, Saffron, and a generous amount of clarified butter. 

2. Matschgand: If you are a meat lover, Matschgand with thick red gravy is no less than a treat. The local aromatic spices add a distinct flavor to the dish.Shab Daig: It is amongst the iconic dishes of Srinagar. Here ‘Shab’ refers to night, and ‘Daig’ refers to Pot. It is cooked overnight with a weird combination of turnip and lamb overnights. Due to its rich taste, Shab Daig has also become a part of the North Indian Menu.

3. Haakh: You may find this traditional dish at almost every restaurant in Srinagar. It is prepared using Collard greens, any meat, and cottage cheese as the main ingredients. And, of course, regional spices are a must for every Mughlai dish.

4. Yakhni: In Srinagar, it's one of the few mild cuisines available. Green cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, and mutton are cooked together for the distinctive preparation of yakhni.

5. Nader to Gaad: It is often prepared on special occasions and festivals in Srinagar. Fish is the boos in this recipe, and is cooked with aromatic favors and lotus stem for a unique taste.

Best Souvenirs to Buy in Srinagar

Srinagar is known for its weather, warm hospitality, local food, and a lot of exclusive buying stuff. The place offers unique stores exhibiting Pherans, Ponchos, Pashminas, Mughal Carpets, and dress materials. 

Apart from this, many tourists prefer to buy Saffron, Green Cardamom, Walnuts, and other dry fruits from Srinagar. From Lal Chowk, you can buy some packages of Kashmiri Kahwas, Kashmiri chilies, and Noon-Chai Leaves on Srinagar tour packages. Zaina Kadal Road in Srinagar is also popular for handmade jewelry, walnut wood carvings, Silverware, Copper utensils, and other such stuff.  

For the best shopping experience, you must explore some popular markets in Srinagar.  Don’t forget to shop and stroll through Badshah Chowk, Polo View Market, Nishat Market, Residency Road, and Kashmir Government Arts Emporium on your Srinagar holiday package.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Srinagar

Q. Which is the best season to travel to Srinagar?

A. Srinagar’s weather remains pleasant throughout the year. Although tourists prefer to visit Srinagar in winter to experience snowfall and Ice Skating on Dal Lake. Overall, every season of Srinagar has something unique to offer.

Q. Is it safe to travel to Srinagar?

A. At present, there is no communal tension, curfews, or riots in SrinaStill days. Still, it is highly recommended to stay updated with the news, weather, and political situation before booking a Srinagar tour package.