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Things to do in Srinagar

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lake
“The Dal has a world of its own within its periphery, it has a pattern like Venice Italy, give us a chance to take you through.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Market
“Sunday market is the place where you can find everything, and a place where the locals go”
  • 4 locals recommend
Garden
“Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, close to Srinagar. It is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. Located on the bank of the Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains as its backdrop, Nishat Bagh is a garden with views of the lake beneath the Pir Panjal mountain range. The Bagh was designed and built in 1633 by Asif Khan, elder brother of Nur Jehan. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal garden in Srinagar, linked through a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake, on its right bank located on the outskirts of Srinagar city. Its other names are Shalimar Garden, Farah Baksh and Faiz Baksh, and the other famous shore line garden in the vicinity is Nishat Bagh. The Bagh was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Noor Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Garden
“Pari Mahal or The Angels' Abode is a seven terraced garden located at the top of Zabarwan mountain range over-looking city of Srinagar and south-west of Dal Lake. The architecture depicts an example of Islamic architecture and patronage of art during the reign of the then Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mosque
“The Hazratbal Shrine, is a Muslim shrine in Hazratbal, Srinagar. It contains a relic, the Moi-e-Muqqadas, believed by many Muslims of Kashmir to be a hair of prophet Muhammad. The name of the shrine comes from the Urdu word Hazrat, meaning "respected", and the Kashmiri word bal, meaning "place". Thus it means the place which is given high regards and is respected among the people. The shrine is situated on the left bank of the Dal Lake, Srinagar and is considered to be Kashmir's holiest Muslim shrine.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Kashmiri and Wazwan specialities served in 3 traditional dining halls at a basic hotel.”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Museum: Origin & History The Shri Pratap Singh (SPS) Museum was set up arround 1898 AD when a memorandum was submitted to the then Dogra ruler of the Jammu & Kashmir State, Maharaja Pratap Singh, by his younger brother, General Raja Sir Amar Singh, and a European scholar, Captain S.H. Godmerry, proposing the establishment of a museum in Srinagar to house exhibits and artifacts covering the region of Jammu, Kashmir, Baltistan and Gilgit. The museum was set up in a building belonging to the state at Lal Mandi, Srinagar, on the left bank of the river Jhelum. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful Mughal gardens, famous for its natural spring. Nehru himself used to get the water of the spring to Delhi.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, it is located on the top of a hill, from where you can see whole Dal Lake. You cannot miss these views. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Polo View Market is famous for its shops displaying Kashmir Art & craft , Kashmir Dry fruits like shawls, suits, chainstitch, paper mache, kashmir silken Carpets, wood Carving.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“A secluded lake, perfect for a peaceful Shikara ride or some water activities ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Kashmiri and Wazwan specialities served in 3 traditional dining halls at a basic hotel.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The food is tasty, budged friendly and the staff is nice. The restaurant is clean.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends

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