Srinagar

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The beautiful Srinagar is a jewel in the crown of the Kashmir Valley. Situated on the banks of the River Jhelum, Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar is also known for beautiful houseboats, exquisite handicrafts and dry fruits. A visit to this city is absolute if you're planning to explore North India and want a taste of true Kashmiri culture.

Eating Out!

Traditional Kashmiri cuisine is unique and quite the lavish spread. Made with rich ingredients such as lamb, turnips, chicken, spinach, fish and lotus, Kashmiri cuisine will please both vegans and otherwise.

Spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and saffron are used to enhance the experience. If you're on a gastronomic expedition, don't give Kashmiri cuisine a miss. Kashmiri weddings see the best and most tantalizing flavours put together to make the Wazawan, a 36-course banquet.

Desserts do not feature in the hot list however, Kahva or green tea is used to end a meal

SpiceJet Recommendations!

Ahdoos, Residency Road, Raj Bagh, Srinagar

Shamyana Restaurant, Boulevard Dal Lake South Shore

Mughal Darbar, Residency Rd, Srinagar

Lhasa Restaurant, Boulevard, Dal Lake South Shore, Srinagar

Shopping

Srinagar is a souvenir shopper's paradise. Popular souvenirs such as handmade woollen shawls, carpets, stone jewellery and silver products wet their appetites. The markets in Srinagar are famous for silver cutleries and utensils. Warm clothing like pullovers and stoles are also sold.

Places to Stay

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Sight-seeing

Events & Festivals

  • Tulip Festival
    Srinagar is home to Asia's largest tulip garden - Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in the foothills of the Zabarwan range. The Dal Lake is around and the tulip garden gives you a majestic view of the lake. Love nature, visit the garden in the months of April when the tulips are in full bloom.
  • Baisakhi Festival
    Known as the 'harvest festival', Baisakhi is celebrated in mid-April every year. Baisakhi marks the onset of spring. This festival is marked by various fairs and is considered auspicious for marriages.
  • Gurez Festival
    Held in July every year, the Gurez locals celebrate the Gurez festival by folk dances and songs. Adventure sport fanatics can raft down the Kishenganga River and can camp in the scenic Dawar Valley of Gurez. Don't miss the Gurez festival in all its traditional glory.