Chilly, Cloudy and Windy... these words definitely define winter in India. Oh wait! What about snow? Only the Himalayan regions witness the snowfall in our country and Srinagar is already in minus degrees.
Yeah! Srinagar, the beautiful capital of Jammu and Kashmir, hit minus 2.7 degrees and this is the coldest night of the season.
A Snowfilled Street in Srinagar
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Winter is one time when we get to see the snow-capped mountains and try amazing winter adventure activities like skiing, snowboarding, winter trekking, etc. The state of Jammu and Kashmir has a lot of places which are known for winter adventure activities in India.
Coming back to Srinagar, it is one of the enchanting cities in India. The large basin of Jhelum river and numerous lakes add a charm to the place. Srinagar, which is also famous for Kashmiri Handicrafts and dried fruits, is one of the major tourist destinations under Jammu and Kashmir tourism.
Near Dal Lake
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Those who are looking for a winter tour then Srinagar is one of the ideal destinations. However, one has to be prepared for the extreme climate and also look out for the political scenarios before planning a trip.
Take a look at some of the best places to visit in Srinagar!
Shalimar Bagh Gardens is a Mughal Garden which was built by Mughal Emperor, Jehangir for his wife Noor Jahan. Today, it is one of the top Mughal Gardens in India. Shalimar Bagh Garden is also called as Faiz Baksh and Farah Baksh in Srinagar.
Hazratbal Dargah is one Muslim religious places in Srinagar. It is believed that the mortal remains of the Moi-e-Muqqadas, an heir of Prophet Muhammad is there in this sacred place. The enchanting architecture of Hazratbal Dargarh is one of the attractions in Srinagar.
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Dal Lake is an integral part of Srinagar and none can miss out on visiting this lake.
Kheer Bhawani Temple is one of the famous Hindu temples in Srinagar. Here the goddess Bhawani is the presiding deity.
Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, Shankaracharya Hill, Nigeen Lake and Pari Mahal are some of the other tourist attractions in Srinagar.
Tourist Places Near Srinagar
Gulmarg is one of the top winter destinations in Jammu and Kashmir. It is known for being the best destination for winter adventure activities. Gulmarg is around 48km from Srinagar.
Sonamarg is yet another destination which has become a famous film shooting location. The backdrop of snow-capped mountains and picturesque vistas allure tourists year-round. Sonamarg is around 80km from Srinagar.
Pahalgam on the banks of Lidder river is an enchanting spot. The virgin beauty of this destination is worth a visit. Pahalgam is around 88km from Srinagar and is one of the prominent tourist places to visit near Srinagar.
Overall, a winter adventure is an experience to look for and Srinagar is one of the ideal places. Do check out on the political situations and facilities before planning a trip here.