As we all already know, Kashmir is one of the places to which the tourists of the world hope to travel to someday. So for those who are going to be travelling to Kashmir, Srinagar is one of the landmark places to be visited at this state. So in this article, I’m going to talk about 3 of the top attractions of Srinagar.
- Dal Lake
Over 15km around, Dal Lake is Srinagar’s jewel, a vast sheet of water reflecting the carved wooden balconies of the houseboats and the misty peaks of the Pir Panjal Mountains. Flotillas of gaily painted shikaras (gondola-like taxi boats) skiff around the lake, transporting goods to market, children to school and travelers to delightful houseboats inspired by originals from the Raj era.
- Khanqah Shah-i-Hamadan
This distinctively spired 1730s Muslim meeting hall is one of Srinagar’s most beautiful mosques. It was constructed without any nails, and both frontage and interiors are covered in painted papier-mâché reliefs and elaborately coloured khatamband (faceted wood panelling). Non-Muslim visitors can peek through the door but may not enter.
- Jama Masjid
Looking like the movie set for an imagined Central Asian castle, this mighty 1672 mosque forms a quadrangle around a large garden courtyard with fountain and monumental spired gatehouses marking the four cardinal directions. There’s room for thousands of devotees among the 378 roof-support columns, each fashioned from the trunk of a single deodar tree.
So there you have it, 3 of the things that you have to do in Srinagar, and if you want to travel to Kashmir, go ahead and book Kashmir packages today, and don’t give if second thoughts. You’d regret not going there.