Places to visit in Srinagar
Srinagar is a place which offers many attractive tourists attractions. Nature has poured all its gems and jewels to make this place extraordinarily beautiful. It is hard to find another place like this on face of this earth.
Dal Lake: The Dal Lake is the most celebrated name on the list of lakes situated in Srinagar. Unmatched beauty of this lake has always mesmerized the travellers. This placid lake is the home to the wooden houseboats, strolling Shikaras and floating markets. The Dal Lake is set against the backdrop of Pir Panjal mountain range. Reflection of Pir Panjal range on the lake water makes your boat ride a worthy one. This eight-kilometre long lake is a perfect spot for photographers who are longing to click some perfect shots. Early morning visit to the Dal Lake allows you to behold the vibrant view of famous “Floating Market”.
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden: If you are in love with colours, then India Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden is something you can't afford to miss. This garden has two million Tulips spreading over a land of approximately 20 acres. The garden lies at an elevation of 5600 feet above the mean sea level. This is the largest Tulip garden in Asia. With 70 different varieties of Tulips, this garden simply never fails to cast a magic on everyone. Tulip garden of Srinagar is cradled in the slope of Zabarwan Mountain Range which enhances its appeal manifold. The garden remains open from March to April for public visits.
Hazratbal Shrine: Hazratbal Shrine is considered to be the most holy Muslim shrine in Kashmir. It is located on the banks of Dal Lake offering a spectacular view of the lake and the adjoining mountain range. The literal meaning of “Hazratbal” is “respected place”. This Muslim shrine reflects a typical mosque like architecture with a white-domed structure crowning the upper part of the shrine. Hazratbal shrine comes with a relic called Moi-e-Muqqudas which is claimed to be a hair of the Prophet Muhammad. Presently this relic is kept safe in a glass case inside the shrine and it is displayed on the holy days like Shab-e-Meraj.