Srinagar is usually the starting point of your Kashmir trip and also your halt point where you will be coming back going for a day-out to nearby sightseeing places. There are many places to visit in Srinagar itself. Here is a brief information on the same-
Dal lake– Enjoy the Shikara ride which will take you to Meena Bazaar where you can shop authentic Kashmiri stuff and enjoy beautiful sunset just floating over the water. You can also stay in house boats if you like but make sure you are done with the bookings, if you are going during peak season.
Shankracharya Temple– Shankracharya Temple is situated just in the middle of the city at the highest point. One can have a view of entire Dal lake from this temple. You can’t carry your camera, mobile phone, shoes and any other leather stuff here. Not even wallets are allowed here. There is an army
Chashma Shahi– Chasma Shahi is also known as royal springs where you can enjoy scenic site where mountains all around will take your heart away. The most amazing thing you will find here is ‘magical water’. You need to visit this place to know more about it. Lips tightly closed !
Nishat Garden– Nishat Garden is one of the Mughal Gardens built on the eastern side of Dal lake. It is one of the largest Mughal Garden in the valley. Usually the Persian gardens have fixed geography but because of different kind of geography and available water source, the garden was notified.
Shalimar Bagh– Shalimar Bagh is towards the north-east of Dal lake and is in close vicinity to Nishat Bagh. The garden has rich flora which attracts nature lovers from around the world.