You must have visited India’s popular hill stations but if you didn’t travel to Srinagar yet, you actually missed something. Srinagar is among the top 10 hill stations of India. Srinagar has beautiful lakes and scenic parks and gardens which amuse visitors from their hearts. This hill station is also called “Paradise on Earth”, as you can’t compare its beauty with any other hill station in India.
If you are a Nature lover, Peace lover, or have been fed up with your city life; Traveling to Srinagar should be on your priority list. A trip to this most scenic hill station can revaluate you again.
Plan an Amazing Trip to Srinagar
Let’s find out the important things that you must know before you plan your trip to Srinagar, the ‘Switzerland of India’.
Best Time to Visit Srinagar
There are three important seasons when you can visit Srinagar.
Summer Season in Srinagar
Summer season of traveling to Srinagar is best if you are living in a city with hot waves and high temperatures in Summers. The temperature remains between 15°C to 30°C in Srinagar from March to June. This is the ideal temperature for sightseeing even in the afternoon. In the Summer season, the entire valley bloom with a variety of beautiful flowers.
Monsoon Season in Srinagar
If you love rain, the Monsoon season in Srinagar from July and September is the best time for you to visit. At this time, the temperature remains between 13°C to 17°C. Your visit to Srinagar in Monsoon season can give you a great experience.
Winter Season in Srinagar
The winters are very cold in Srinagar. But if you want to experience snow, the Winter season from October to February is the best time to visit Srinagar, when the temperature remains between -2°C To 12°C.
Things to Carry with you – Srinagar Trip
If you are planning your trip in winter, make sure to keep winter clothes and other essentials with you that mentioned in the below list from 1 to 7. Rest of the list is common for all the seasons.
Padded and hooded jacket
Moisturiser/ cold cream
Warm and ankle-high shoes
Mufflers, caps and gloves
Carry a power bank, extra memory card and waterproof camera bag
Carry Identity Proof (Original, No photocopies)
Carry sufficient cash
Carry a small bag with you
Things To Do in Srinagar
Shikara Rides in Srinagar
Shikaras in Srinagar is the part of the daily commute for the locals. Apart from this Shikaras are popular among travelers as well who visit Srinagar to explore its beauty. Shikaras are wooden boats that are well decorated in a traditional design. These boats look so beautiful while floating in the lakes and provide an immense pleasure of experiencing the scenic beauty around.
House Boat Stay in Srinagar
House Boats are floating mini-hotels on the beautiful lakes of Srinagar. You can have a luxury stay in houseboats. With first-class services, great architecture, and furnishings, these house boats provide a comfortable and luxurious stay. These houseboats serve the best food as well. So, this time instead of booking a hotel for you, experience this unique stay with your loved ones.
Enjoy the Local Food of Srinagar
Taste the delicious munch of Kashmiri cuisines. Rogan Josh, Modur Pulao, Dum Olav, Yakhni Lamb Curry, Goshtaba, Kahva, Shab Deg, Aab Gosh, Lyader Tschaman, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, Kashmiri Baingan, Matschgand, Sheermal are some of the famous Kashmir-Srinagar dishes to enjoy.
Shopping in Srinagar
Handicraft items have their own uniqueness here. You can buy Rugs, Carpets, Walnut Wood Items, Papier Mache Artifacts, Pashmina Shawls, Antique Silver Jewellery and many other local handmade items.
Places to Visit in Srinagar
Before you visit Srinagar hill station, you must know the popular and most famous places of the valley to visit. Let’s explore the list of famous Srinagar places to visit.