Srinagar is centre point of Kashmir valley tourism. Tourists arrive at Srinagar by Air or by road and then visit various palaces. You can plan for three day minimum stay here and out of which one day you can spend on visiting various local tourist spots and if time permits go for two hour Shikara ride in Dal lake. However you can go for Shikara ride any other day also.
Main tourist activities are located around Dal Lake and the surrounding road.
What to See and Do Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal garden located on the right bank of the Dal Lake in Srinagar. Originally named as ‘Farah Baksh’ (The Delightful), this beautiful garden was built in 1619 by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan. However, today it is famous as the name of Shalimar Bagh ‘The Garden of Love’. Shalimar Bagh is the largest in size among all three Mughal Gardens in Srinagar, the other being Nishat Bagh and Chashmeshahi. Covering a total area of approximately 539 m by 182 m, it offers an amazing view of lakes and shallow terraces, Innumerable varieties of flowers that blossom in spring and autumn.
Hotel Grand Mahal
Gupt Ganga, Ishber Nishat,
Srinagar J&K, IN (191121)
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