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Houseboats on Dal Lake in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir
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The Kashmir Valley is blessed with some of the best green pastures, lofty snow-capped mountains, rivers shimmering under bright skies and a vibrancy that just makes you call it heaven. The capital city, Srinagar, is a testament to the beauty of the city, despite being the center of the city, there is a lot of natural beauty. With idyllic landscapes and quaint ambience, Srinagar tourism is impeccable.

Apart from breathtaking natural beauty, the rich history and culture will make your heart bloom with warmth. Visit the following places to make the most out of your trip to Srinagar.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden

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The Tulip Garden is the largest in Asia and every year, the Department of Floriculture, Kashmir, makes sure to present a spectacle that tourists will remember. This year, over 1.3 million flowers of various colours and shapes have bloomed in the vicinity of the Tulip Garden. With over 60 different types of tulips growing, it is clear that the whole experience of watching tulips in bloom is out of the world.

Mughal Gardens

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Mughal Gardens are fancy and adorned with Persian style of architecture. The setting is romantic and lovely, with Dal Lake flowing right next to the garden. You can just take a day off from all the extravagant activity-focused itinerary and chill in the Mughal gardens, soak in all the splendid architecture and simply relax your mind and body.

Betaab valley

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Here is an interesting trivia about Betab Valley. The name is inspired by Sunny Deol's film! The Bollywood movie, Betaab inspired the locals to give it the said name. Situated in the Anantnag district, Betab Valley boasts of pristine sprawling land of lush green lawns and offers breathtaking views. It is ideal for picnics, taking pictures, enjoying the serenity of the place and basically, being surrounded by greens.

Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park is about 22 km from the city of Srinagar and is an ideal destination for your trip. Surely, the curious cat in you would like to explore the protected wildlife that resides in the Kashmir Valley. So what about giving it some satisfaction by adding Dachigam National Park to your list of tourist places? You can take a wildlife safari and get acquainted with the different types of flora and fauna that live there.

Dal Lake

Dal Lake is widely regarded as being the “Jewel in the crown of Kashmir”. On a more local note, it is also referred to as the “Jewel of Srinagar”.
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Dal Lake is synonymous with beauty and one that you will find only in Kashmir. The clear Dal Lake makes for quite a spectacle when it meets the clear blue sky and the misty peaks of the Pir Panjal mountain range. Book a Shikara ride for yourself or take a houseboat for the day to immerse your senses in the beauty of Dal Lake, also known as the Jewel of Srinagar! Taking a shikara ride on Dal Lake should definitely be on your list of things to do in Srinagar. For your stay, you can always check out some lovely BNBs , Homestays, Hotels at InterMiles and make the most of your trip.

Char Chinar

Well, if you are already exploring the beauty that Dal Lake has to offer, it is recommended that you take a little detour and take your shikara to Char Chinar Island. Situated in the middle of the lake, what brings more charm to this island is that it is inhabited by poplar trees, which basically add more joy and charm to the place. Plus, this place is one of the best places to take those Instagram-worthy pictures.

Jamia Masjid

Couldn't resist capturing the beautiful mosque glowing in the sunset against the monsoon clouds in the background.
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In the heart of the city is one of the most historically rich structures, the Jamia Masjid. The beauty of the mosque is its stories. Inspired by the Indo-Saracenic approach to architecture, Jamia Masjid has been an integral part of Srinagar's history for centuries. During these years, the mosque has witnessed many historical events and is considered to be one of the largest mosques in the state. Visit the Masjid and immerse yourself in the rich history that is preserved for you at Jamia Masjid.

Nigeen Lake

Ever opted for a Shikara ride? If you haven't then here's your opportunity to explore more of this cool ride. Situated in Srinagar, Nigeen Lake is surrounded by quaint accommodations that will grab your attention. You can opt for a shikara ride or even take a houseboat to spice up some romance on your trip. Not to mention how you will be blessed with the gorgeous sights of the snow-capped Himalayas looking back at you. It is worth every penny so definitely do not miss out on a Shikara ride in Nigeen Lake!

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