(Garden of pleasure) 9 kms from tourist reception centre. Compleated in the year 1634 during the reign of Emperor Jehangir.This garden is the largest & most popular garden haven seven terrace with lush green lawns, beautiful flower beds,imposing chinar trees & a streem flowing down the centre.It provides a breath –taking viewof Dal lake & is visited by tourists & lcals in a huge number.
( The garden of love) 13 Kms from tourist reception center. Built by Mughal Emperor Jehangir,from 1616-1619,for his beautiful queen Noor Jehan with black marble carved “Diwan –e -Khas” used for royal banquets & “Dewan-e-Aam”for public audience. The cascading fountains & bright flower beds in summer & mighty chinars with golden leaves in
(Royal Spring) 9Kms from tourist reception center. The spring of refreshing sweetwater with medicinal properties cherished by the mughals is surrounded by a gardenlaid out by Shah Jehan in 1632.
(Places of fairies) 3Kms from Chashma-Shahi. The mystic monument ,surrounded by a beautiful garden,was built by Dara Shikoh,the son of ShahJahan,in pursuit of his intrest in spirituality& astrology.
Tulip garden located on the entrence of Cheshma Shahi,Srinagar has become a major attraction for tourists& the lovers of flora & faunain early spring to whichhundreds & thousands of Tulip in widespread varitiey & multiful coloursin full bloom.
( Next to Tulip garden) It is established by state government for research in floriculture under the guidence of Mr Koul( popularly known as Mamaji)an uncle of Late Mrs. Indra Ghandi. The Garden is with a large varity of flowers & plants.
(5 kms from Tourist reception centre) Dal Lake,26 Sq. kms in area,with fields of lotus blossoms,has remained heart & soul & an important land mark of Srinagar. It is divided by causeway into four parts having three islands,Rupa land popularly nown as Char-Chinar deriving its name from four chinar on it, the SonaLank or Golden Island & Nehru
5oo meters from Nehru Park. The beautifully land scaped park in the foothills of Zabarvan on Boulevard is a popuar rendevous for the evening with famous Kashmiri, Mughlaifood, Kahwa etc served in the food court.Also an enthralling evening of Kashmiri musuc, Songs,indoor games sets the mood for nocturnal yearnings.
Dachigam National park
It is about 140sq.kms in area & home to about twenty species of wild life including the endangered Kashmiri white patched stag Hangul brown & black bear,leopards,musk deer & numerous bird species.The parkhas a wide range of fauna & flora,a trout fish farm & beautiful hutssites.A visit to Dashigam sancturay is real treat of junglesafari.However
The Shankaracharya Temple
Located on top of 1000 ft.hill known as Takht-i-Suliman,reachable by 5 Kms of tarred road from Nehru Park or by foot from Durganag side, the historians differ about who amognst the King Soloman, King Ashoka’s son Jaluka or Emperor Jehangir built the temple dating back to 3000-200 BC. The common belief,however,is that the temple got its present
Kheer Bhawani Temple
The Temple ,in the middle of a spring ,& most secred to kashmiri pandits is among the living Hindu heritage Sites in Kashmir.It symbolizes the goodness Ragnya Devi believed to be another from the Durga Mata & is affectionately known as Kheer Bhawani because of the tradition of offering ``Kheer``by large number of devotees to the sacred spring. It
Hari Parbat Fort
(Koh-i- Maran) 6kms:- The fort was built by Ata Mohammad Khan,the Afgan Governor to Kashmir in 18th Century atop the hill Koh-i-Maran.The hill is surrounded by a wall built by Emperor Akbar during the last decade of 16th century. The hill is considered sacred to Hindus,Muslims & sikhs alike. For the Hindus its sacredness lies due to the presence
Martand Or Vishnu Or sun Temple
(65kms)This medieval temple lies atop a hill a few kilometers off the road to Pahalgam. The Temple has a pond –locally believed to have been created by Lord Vishnu-Full of fish.It has been a major traditional hindu pilgrimage. The devotees believe that the pilgrimage to holy cave of Amernath Ji is compleated only when the pilgrims feed atta to
( 22 Kms) On the out strike of srinagar ,the acheological excavations of the stone like remains of a culture that is so old that it is impossible to date with any certainly. Some experts date the life in the vally to 2500BC.
(Atitude 2130m-92kms) Once a modest shepherds Village situated on the conflunence (Sangam) of mighty sheeshnag & Lidder rivers has developed in to a popular & modern summer resort on either side of these rivers & mountains.The essence of pahalgam is the eternal sound of river Lidder like the whisper of windthrough pine & fir.It attracts huge
( 2650m,55kms) Gulmarg meaning the meadow of flowers remained a favourite hill resort of the romanticEmperor Jehangir& his beautiful wife Noor Jehan.It was also patroniszed & developed by the Britishers during their rule who set up a golf course in 1904 which is the highest green golf course in the world. Apart from Golf-gondola cable car has
(2730m, 85Km) Sonamarg called the ``Gateway of ladakh`` translates into `meadow of gold`because of the local yellow crocus bloom in the spring season.It the farthest excursion spot from Srinagar passing through the spectacularly beautiful sindh balley,picturesque villages presenting the glimpses of Kashmir`s countryside .It is surrounded by pine