Sightseeing Places in Srinagar...
The landscaped Mughal Gardens, developed by the rulers of the Mughal dynasty, make you fall in love with their beauty. They Built in the era of the Mughal rulers of India, the Mughal Gardens is one of the splendid places in this city. Moving around in the garden, you will experience the magic of the Mughal style of architecture & design which is based on Koranic concepts of paradise such as the Charbaug. Due its magnificent charm, the garden lures the attention of a number of travelers from different corners of the world and makes a visit to Srinagar. One will find that the garden is a combination of three prominent gardens namely
Situated opposite the Nishat Bagh on the banks of Dal Lake, the Hazratbal Shrine houses the Moi-e-Muqqadus (preserved sacred hair) of Prophet Mohammad. It is one of the most popular shrines in Srinagar, revered by Hindus as well as Muslims..
Once the royal observatory, Pari Mahal has a charmingly laid out garden and is a five-minute drive from Cheshmashahi. A Buddhist monastery at one time, it was converted into a school of astrology by Dara Shikoh, Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan's eldest son. Situated on the spur of a mountain overlooking the Dal, the ancient monument, with a well-laid spacious garden in front, is connected to Cheshmashahi by road. It is illuminated at night.
The Jama Masjid at Nowhatta, in the heart of the old city, is the other important mosque in Srinagar at which thousands of people congregate for the Friday prayers. Of imposing proportions, the mosque is built around a courtyard and is supported by 370 wooden pillars. The hushed quiet of the mosque counterpoints the bustle of the old bazaars surrounding it. Originally built by Sultan Sikandar in 1400 AD, and enlarged by his son,
Zain-ul- Abidin, it is a typical example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Destroyed thrice by fire and rebuilt each time, the mosque, as it now stands, was repaired during the reign of Maharaja Pratap Singh.
Sight seen Excursions from Srinagar
Sonamarg, which means ' meadow of gold ' has, as its backdrop, snowy mountains against a cerulean sky. the Sindh meanders along here and abounds with trout and mahseer, snow trout can be caught in the main river. In its vicinity lies the great Himalayan glaciers of Kashmir Valley namely Kolhoi Glacier and Machoi Glacier with some peaks of above 5000 meters: Sirbal Peak, Kolhoi Peak, Amarnath Peak and Machoi Peak. Sonamarg an alpine valley is situated at the bank of Nallah Sindh, 87 km north-east from Srinagar. You can visit Sonmarg during your excursions from Srinagar.
Gulmarg in Kashmir is known for its rich colorful floral beauty, green meadows and it has the highest green golf course. A journey through the dense woodlands with the snow capped Himalayas at its backdrop makes Gulmarg the favorite haunt of tourists. Gulmarg boasts Asia's highest and longest cable car project, the Gulmarg Gondola. The two-stage ropeway ferries about 600 people per hour to and from Kongdoori Mountain, a shoulder of nearby Afarwat Peak (4,200 m (13,78ft).
From film makers to occasional tourists, Pahalgam remains the favorite haunt of visitors as it is one of the premier mountain resorts in the country. Pahalgam famous for the Lidder River, pine forests and exceptional natural beauty allures every tourist. Situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder river, Pahalgam (2,130 m) was once a humble shepherd's village.
Yousmarg is about 47 kms, a two hours drive from Srinagar. Yousmarg is the famous picnic spot located near Srinagar. Yousmarg is known for its green pastures, pines and firs. Here, the grassy meadows.
The Wular Lake is one of the Asia's largest fresh water lakes. It is difficult to describe in mere words the beauty of Wular Lake. The drive from Srinagar will take you to the calm waters of Wular Lake.
The Manasbal lake is situated only a few kilometers away from the Wular lake in Srinagar. It is known for its lotus blossoms. Manasbal has often been described as the bird watcher's paradise, and as your Shikara glides through this mirror of tranquility, you will experience yet another facet of Kashmir. Here and there, you will hear women chanting some age-old ditty as they pick water chestnuts, deftly navigating the weeds in flat-bottomed skiffs.
New Lucky Kashmir houseboats are expert in doing trekks with the forien tourists in which having great knowledge about the mountains,in Kashmir valley. Noted for its scenic meadows, lakes and mountains, it is a base camp for trekking beyond to the Mount Haramukh 16,870 ft (5,142 metres) which is the highest mountain in valley and Gangabal Lake. The village lies at the left bank of the Wangath river, which is a tributary of the Nallah Sindh.
New Lucky Kashmir houseboats will take you the The Naranag valley is noted for its scenic meadows. The village is a base camp for trekkers to the Mount Haramukh, the Gangabal Lake and Satsar (the seven lakes). It is also a base for the trekkers to Gadsar Lake, the Vishansar Lake and the Krishansar Lake, though it takes 5 to 7 days of trekking or can also do short trekk within the 2 , 3 days with seen minimum attractive points. You can also enjoying trout fishing during the trekking..