Luxurious houseboats, sprawling Mughal Gardens and magnificent golf courses is what sets apart Srinagar from the rest of the hill stations. Srinagar is the capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This town is full of fascinating alleyways and buildings. Just wandering in this intriguing city for a few hours leaves you rejuvenated. Its natural splendor makes Srinagar the most magnificent hill station of India.
Houseboats and Srinagar are synonyms of each other, as is the famed Dal Lake. The lakes of Nagin, Anchar and Dal and the river Jhelum flowing through different parts of the city add distinctiveness and charm to it.
The lakes of Srinagar are not just a stretch of water but are as good a stretch of land, since shops, houses, tapered water cannels, vegetables gardens are found on the lakes. One can book a shikara for a whole day for sightseeing and picnicking simultaneously. A ride in the shikara is perhaps the best part of vacationing. House boats were first built by the British as a way of getting round the maharaja’s ruling that they couldn’t own land here. Today, they are an integral part of the traveler’s experience.
The Royal Springs Golf Course at Srinagar with the Zabarwan hills as the backdrop and the Dal Lake in front is every golfer’s dream come true. This magnificent Golf course has been voted India’s best golf course.
Srinagar gives you a spectacular view of the tall, snow-covered peaks, wild flowers carpeting the meadows, rose gardens and imposing valley, the beauty of which is bound to leave you awestruck.
Srinagar Travel Guide