Published On: Sat, Apr 9th, 2016

5 Things to do for great experience in Srinagar



Kashmir is said as an emerald set in pearls, a land of lakes, clear streams, green turf, splendid trees and grand mountains. The air is cool and the water is sweet”, The most primitive travelers have portrayed the land with streams sweet in taste, waterfalls are like music to the ears and climate enormously stimulating. This land persists to enamor its travelers. Srinagar, which is the summer capital of Kashmir, is absolutely its optimum and rarest jewel.

Dal Lake

The Dal Lake is the much eminent visual uniqueness of Kashmir. Srinagar is constructed across this lake and approximately each spot in the city is illustrated pertinent to the lake. It is the second largest lake in Kashmir which is stretch more than 18 square kilometers and has a shoreline of 15.5 kilometers.

Nageen Lake         

While a branch of the Dal Lake wetlands, it is thought an individual lake in itself for the reason of its size. Nageen is most profound, most clean than Dal and you will discover an amount of daring people swimming in the lake.

Manasbal Lake

The Manasbal Lake is almost 30 kilometers far from Srinagar and is a cache trove for the discriminating traveler and for the people who love mountaineering. Here you will find an amount of things which you can do at the Manasbal Lake, such as hiking up to the remnants of a 17th century fort recognized as the Darogabagh fort, visiting the ancient temple by the lake, taking a shikara ride, birdwatching and photography.

Shalimar Bagh

The Shalimar Bagh means the dwelling of love. It is the prevalent Mughal garden in Kashmir. The Shalimar Bagh was constructed in the supremacy of Pravarsena II who discovered the metropolis of Srinagar and led Kashmir from 79 AD to 139 AD. In 1619, Emperor Jahangir extended and revamped the garden for Nur Jahan and called it Farah Baksh, which means The Delightful.

Chashme Shahi and Pari Mahal

The Chashme Shahi or the Royal Spring is a Mughal Garden which overlooks the Dal Lake and situated in the Zabarwan mountain range close to the Raj Bhawan in Srinagar. The garden was constructed across a spring, in 1632 AD, by Ali Mardan Khan who was a governor of Emperor Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan obtained the garden construction as a gift for his son Dara Shikoh.



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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.