Srinagar

Pari Mahal
Srinagar
10 rps
Close to Chashmashahi, some km uphill

a several hundred years old garden overlooking the Dal lake. Don't miss the breathtaking views of the city from here.

Shalimar Bagh
Shalimar
10 rps

the Mughal garden in front of the Dal lake built by Emperor Jahangir.

Nishat Bagh
Nishat

Situated on the banks of the Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains as its backdrop, 11 km. from TRC, this 'garden of bliss' commands a magnificent view of the lake and the snow capped Pir Panjal mountain range which stands far away to the west of the valley. Nishat was designed in 1633 AD by Asaf Khan, brother of Nur Jehan.

Hazratbal Mosque

the white mosque is breathtakingly beautiful but be careful, as women can enter only the first part of the mosque. Also take a walk through the adjacent market area with a range of great fresh food and a thousand things deep fried.

Jamia Masjid Mosque
Free. 10 rps to bring camera.
Middle of Nehwatta district, old city

a brick-and-wood mosque originally built in the end of 14th century. Extraordinary architecture and an amazing site. Houses 30.000 devotees for prayer inside, and another 70.000 using the inside court and surrounding areas. Historically very important for Srinagar.

The Mughal Gardens With terraced lawns, cascading fountains, paint-box-bright flowerbeds with the panorama of the Dal in front of them - the three Mughal Gardens of Chesmashahi, Nishat and Shalimar are the Mughal Emperors' concept of paradise and are today very popular places for picnics and excursions. The beauty of these gardens is at their best during spring but the Mughal structure of these gardens lends them a unique sense of beauty even when the flowers are not blossoming.

Shankaracharya Mandir

Is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva on a hilltop. It can be reached by a car or taxi. No cameras or cellphones are allowed within the temple and you are supposed to leave them in the vehicle before entering the temple premises. Cigarattes, liquor are to be deposited with the police personnel before the ascent of the hill as these items are against Hindu religion. Locals from Dal Gate say there are 250 steps to reach the temple but it is yet to be confirmed. The temple is visible from Dal Lake Area.

Nehru Garden
off Dal Gate
AdultRs 10
before Chasmashahi Garden

A well maintained park with lake by Dept of Floriculture with organised parking lot next to Park. The park occupies a large area and has a beverage shop run by the J&K Tourism department. They serve hot and flavoured "Kahva", a traditional drink of Kashmir. A cup costs Rs 25. The nearby Tulip Park only has seasonal access. There is adequate parking adjacent to the park.

Parihaspora
Dewar
On way to Gulmarg

Visit the ruins located on the outskirts of Srinagar on way to Gulmarg. See the palaces of Kahmir's Buddhist and Hindu rulers and Buddhist places of worship.

Chashmashahi garden
10 rps

is another beautiful Mughal garden.

Ziarati Hazrati Youza Asouph

in the Khanyar area, about 150 m NW of Dastgir Saheb mosque & shrine. This tomb, also known as Roza Bal, is believed by some to be the tomb of Jesus part of the larger theory that he survived the crucifixion and made his way to Kashmir where he lived until at least the age of 100. It has been made popular by recent books such as Jesus Lived in India by Holger Kersten among others. It's down a little side road - ask around, pretty much anyone in the area can point you in the right direction. It was closed in September 2011 and sealed, photography and videography are not permitted.