Srinagar is the charming summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir which boasts some of the world’s most alluring natural wonders, including snow-capped mountain peaks, mystical valleys, scenic hiking trails, serene lakes, magical waterfalls and manicured gardens. This beautiful city is also home to sacred religious structures, picturesque saffron plantations, cultural venues, authentic villages and exotic flora and fauna. From memorable safaris to boating, trekking and bird watching, Srinagar offers everything needed for a fun-filled gateway. There is so much to discover and experience in Srinagar; you could stay in a house boat, take a Shikara ride along the tranquil Dal Lake, visit the lush Shalimar Bagh which was built by Mughal emperor Jahangir, stroll around local streets to browse authentic items such as Pashmina shawls and jewellery and step inside a local restaurant to sample authentic Kashmiri dishes, including Nadroo Yakhni (a yogurt based curry with lotus stems). Brightsun Travel offers an excellent choice of cheap Srinagar holidays, allowing you to come and witness some of the most fascinating natural wonders in the world and enjoy once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences.
There is a world of fun-filled adventures waiting to be discovered in Srinagar; go white water rafting in the Lidder River, paragliding in Harwan, mountain biking from Srinagar to Gulmarg, wake boarding at Dal Lake, camping in Sonamarg and water skiing at Nigeen Lake. You can also embark on the famous Kashmir Great Lakes Trek to enjoy spectacular views of breath-taking natural landscapes. Other adventure activities to enjoy here include horseback riding, snowboarding, skiing and hot air ballooning. As well as adventurous opportunities, Srinagar is also renowned for its glistening religious sites which make for great sightseeing and photo opportunities. The most sacred site in the city is the majestic Hazratbal Dargah Sharif, a mosque which contains strands of Prophet Muhammad’s hair. Another impressive structure is the hilltop Shankaracharya Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and dates back to the 9th century. Then there’s the impressive Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Kashmir which features Indo-Saracenic architecture and a Persian-styled facade. Book Srinagar holiday packages with Brightsun Travel and look forward to discovering your dream destination!