Exploring Paradise: A Comprehensive Guide to Your Sri Nagar Trip

Nature is the best place to spend your holidays. Travelers find it difficult to choose a place that is filled with nature’s scenic views. For people who love to spend time with nature and want to hide in mountains, Srinagar is the best place. Srinagar is a place that comes straight out of fantasy. People are left speechless after seeing the views in front of them. Srinagar has immense beauty which can’t be compared with anything in this world. Known as Paradise on Earth, the beautiful city of Srinagar is tucked away in the midst of the incredibly gorgeous Kashmir Valley. Encircled by relaxing lakes, lush valleys, and mountains filled with snow, Srinagar presents a singular fusion of magnificent scenery, rich culture, and great hospitality. Srinagar is a place which is best to spend family time and people do choose this place as their honeymoon destination. Filled with numerous scenic views and some amazing tracks to witness the neverending beauty is something people crave the most. Because of its amazing beauty, this place is known as “paradise on Earth”.

Srinagar has something for everyone whether you’re a nature lover or love to explore the history and culture. Srinagar is the perfect spot for someone who just wants to spend some time away from a hectic schedule and revive their energy. The amazing mountains and snowy views, some amazing lakes and waterfalls all these things together make Srinagar the lovely place it is. You should plan the trip to Srinagar and explore the hidden treasures of this place and fill your phone and heart with a lot of memories. Planning a trip can be a difficult and tiring thing. You can get help from travel groups. They will help you provide the best Srinagar family tour packages. 

Nitsa Holidays are the best for planning trips. They provide you with the Srinagar package which includes every single detail and complete itinerary of your trip. Nitsa Holidays will provide you the opportunity to change anything in your Srinagar family trip package. Nitsa Holidays does everything to make sure that your Srinagar travel can be amazing and that you can enjoy it till the end. The itinerary included in your Srinagar package includes all the famous spots that sometimes are left vacant where you can decide by yourself what to do. Nitsa Holidays will make sure that you come back with a lot of memories. 

Srinagar is not just a destination, it is a place where history exists with the present in the most beautiful city. The city is rich in culture and history and has numerous places which proves its magnificent and broad history and culture. Let’s explore some of the amazing attractions of the beautiful state. 

Dal Lake

Popularly known as the “jewel of Srinagar”. This is the second-largest lake which is found in Jammu Kashmir. The beauty of this lake cannot be described in words. It is one of the most crucial lifelines of the community living there. Numerous families are fed because of the different activities on Dal Lake. It is considered the favorite spot of all the tourists. People visiting Srinagar definitely visit this beautiful lake and get mesmerized by its amazing beauty. The lake is surrounded by lush greenery and you can see snow-filled mountains around this lake. The view that this lake depicts cannot be described. 

One of the most iconic features of Dal Lake is that it has traditional wooden Kashmiri boats which are converted into colorful houseboats. These houseboats are colorful and have beautiful work and balconies and other than that you can also find various modern amenities in these houseboats. Travelers can go shopping and perform numerous activities on their visit to Dal Lake. 

Mughal Gardens

Srinagar has some of the most beautiful and breathtaking Mughal architecture which depicts their beauty and history. Let's have a look at a few such Mughal Gardens which depict the history of this beautiful city. 

Shalimar Bagh

Location- Chinar Chownk, Shalimar

Timing- The time to visit this beautiful palace is between 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The largest and most well-known of the Mughal gardens in Srinagar, Shalimar Bagh was created in 1619 by Emperor Jahangir for his adored wife, Empress Nur Jahan. Covering over thirty-one acres, the garden is laid out in three tiers, each with beautifully trimmed grass, bubbling waterfalls, and aromatic flower beds. A sequence of pavilions and water channels can be seen on the central terrace, called the Diwan-e-Aam (Hall of Public Audience). On the other hand, the upper trance which provides breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside is called the Diwan-e-Khas (Hall of Private Audience). This is a must-visit place which is beautiful in all aspects and people get to know a lot about this place. 

Nishat Bagh

Location- Main road Nishat next to Mughal Garden

Timing- The time of opening of this Bagh is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Nishat Bagh, famous for its tiered design and breathtaking views of Dal Lake, was constructed in 1633 by Emperor Jahangir's brother-in-law, Asif Khan. The garden, which covers around 46 acres, is organized into twelve levels, each of which corresponds to a different sign of the zodiac. The main attraction of Nishat Bagh is the Shah Nahar (Royal Water Channel), a central water channel that winds through the park and is bordered by chinar trees, cypress trees, and vibrant flowerbeds. A well-liked location for picnics leisurely walks, and photography, the park also has a number of pavilions, terraces, and bubbling fountains. The best part is that both Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh are adjacent to each other. Travelers can visit both places in a single visit. 

Chashme Shahi

Location- 7, Boulevard Road, Chashma Shahi, Rainawari

Timing- This place is open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

This beautiful and amazing Mughal garden was built in the year 1632 by Ali Mardan Khan, who was the Mughal Governor of Kashmir. This place is famous for its natural spring which is also believed to have some medicinal properties. Travelers will witness that this place is divided into three terraces which are beautifully decorated with lush greenery, chinar trees, and colorful flower beds. The main attraction of this is the natural spring which flows from the marble pavilion. People can enjoy the stunning mountains and beautiful views of Dal Lake from the terraces. Travelers can also use natural springs as a sample. People who love nature and crave historical facts more than this place should be included in your itinerary.

Shankaracharya Temple

Location- Durgjan, Srinagar

Timing- This temple is open for visitors to visit from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This temple is one of the oldest temples in Kashmir and it holds great importance in Hinduism. This temple was previously built by Raja Gopadatya and was further renovated by the famous Hindu philosopher Adi Shankaracharya. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. People from faraway places come and visit this temple. Being one of the most revered sites in the area, the Shankaracharya Temple is extremely important spiritually to Hindus. The famous hymn "Shiv Tandav Stotram," which praises Lord Shiva, was written by Adi Shankaracharya in the temple, according to mythology, when he attained enlightenment. The famous philosopher is revered in the temple all year long by devotees who come to ask for his blessings on prosperity, wisdom, and spiritual enlightenment. Travelers have to climb 250 stairs which is challenging but in the end, the view is just mesmerizing. No photography is allowed inside the temple but people can capture the view of amazing surroundings from outside the temple. This temple has some amazing surroundings. 

Hazratbal Shrine

Location- Dargah Hazratbal Mosque, University main road, Hazratbal

Timing- The time of visiting this Shrine is from 9 am to 5 pm and it is closed on Sundays. 

The intricate web of Islamic and Kashmiri culture is intricately woven throughout the history of Hazratbal Shrine. It is thought to contain a relic that Muslims consider to be a hair from Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him) beard. Known as the Moi-e-Muqqadas, this relic is highly treasured as a sacred relic of the Prophet's blessed personage and has great religious significance for Muslims worldwide. The construction of the shrine to house the sacred relic was commissioned by Empress Noor Jahan, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in the 17th century. The shrine has undergone numerous additions and modifications over the ages, becoming the majestic building it is today. The Hazratbal Shrine is a symbol of great spiritual significance and devotion for Muslims, not only a site of prayer. Devotees who visit the shrine to offer prayers and find comfort in both happy and difficult times are said to get blessings, protection, and spiritual direction from the priceless relic housed therein. At Hazratbal Shrine, thousands of pilgrims and devotees gather to celebrate the Prophet Muhammad's yearly death anniversary with great fervor and enthusiasm. Through prayers, recitations, and charitable acts, they pay tribute to the Prophet's life and teachings.

Pari Mahal

Location- 3VJG+FVC, near Pari Mahal parking

Timing- 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Popularly known as the “Palace of Fairies” or "Palace of Angels” is one of the historic monuments located in Srinagar. It is believed that this monument dates from the Mughal period and was built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Pari Mahal has stunning architecture. It has various terraced levels which shows the stunning surroundings of this place. Travelers can experience a beautiful view of the mountains surrounding this Mahal. Apart from its breathtaking architecture, Sufi Muslims and those pursuing enlightenment find spiritual importance in Pari Mahal. During the period of Dara Shikoh, the palace is thought to have been a hub for Sufi mysticism, where spiritual seekers gathered to study the deeper mysteries of existence and develop inner harmony and peace. Pari Mahal is a perfect place for meditation, introspection, and spiritual practice because of its calm and quiet ambiance. People who want to connect with God come to this place and do meditation. Travelers come and look at the stunning architecture and beautiful surroundings of this place. 

In conclusion, these are the few places that you should definitely include in your itinerary on your Srinagar trip. Srinagar is the best place to spend your holidays. It has so much to explore that it cannot be completed in one visit. This place has a rich history, culture, and some stunning scenic views. You can take the Srinagar package from Delhi and visit this paradise.