Things to do in Srinagar
If Kashmir is the “Paradise on Earth” then certainly Srinagar is the gate to this paradise. This city, perched at foothill of majestic Himalayan Range, evokes a sense of astonishment through its exquisite natural treasure. Any time of the year, Srinagar is ready to offer its visitor the most exclusive view of the season. Be it the snow-white winter or vibrant spring, Srinagar makes every season look beautiful and ravishing. Apart from its natural charm, this place has many other things to make your trip a memorable one. you can try out these options to make most out of your Srinagar visit.
Buy Some Kashmiri Shawl and Scarves: Pashmina shawls and stoles are the most indigenous product in Srinagar. No other place on earth can give you such a soft feel of woollen with so much warmth. When you are making a trip to this city, it is a must to buy some of these Pashmina shawls and scarves from here. Srinagar is also famous for its hand-woven carpets which are the examples of unbelievable artistry. They add a touch of royalty to any mundane floor. You can also shop for some artefacts curved in walnut wood and bamboo. Carved utensils and hand-made silver jewelleries of Srinagar are also quite popular among the tourists.
Explore the Floating Market: Dal Lake is not just popular for its scenic beauty. This lake is equally known for its unique and exclusive “Floating Market”. Small Shikaras loaded with fruits, vegetables, flowers and other essential items makes round on the water of Dal Lake. It is like you don't have to go to the market as market itself comes to you. Set against the backdrop of Pir Panjal mountain range, Dal Lake offers a scintillating view of hundreds of Shikaras sailing all over the lake every morning. The vegetables and flowers are grown by the locals on their floating gardens which can be found in the wetland of Dal Lake.
Enjoy a Sumptuous Kashmiri Meal: Apart from its mesmerising sights, Srinagar offers another attraction for tourists and that is Kashmiri foods. Foods in Srinagar come with many options to choose from. There are famous local delicacies like Tujji (a special type of Mutton Sheek Kabab), Kashmiri Naan, Yakhni and many more available at any local restaurant in Srinagar. Rice is the staple food here but you can couple your dishes with naan rotis. Kashmiri Dum Aloo is so famous that it has become an essential item in the menu of any Indian wedding party. All Kashmiri dishes give you the authentic and hypnotic aroma of Kesar or saffron.