Monday, July 31, 2017
Srinagar receives thousands of tourists every year from almost all parts of the world. People visiting the place are instantly astounded by its beauty and enjoy every bit of what the city has in store for them.
For an enchanting holiday in Srinagar, these are the top five things that you must do in the city.
The shikara ride on Dal Lake is one of the most relaxing experiences in Srinagar. Adorned with vibrant colours and lights, families and couples can find them available for rent along the banks of the Dal Lake. Float along the calm waterways in peaceful serenity as you enjoy the magnificence of the iconic, lotus-studded Dal Lake. People enjoying the ride can also indulge in some shopping from the Floating Market, but be sure to get there early in the morning for the freshest flowers, fruits and vegetables, along with various other trinkets.
Do not leave Srinagar without honing your bargaining skills at the various markets of the city. From the intricately designed and renowned Pashminas and Kashmiri carpets to aromatic spices and dry fruits, Srinagar has an amazing collection of goods. The major markets of Srinagar are Lal Chowk, Badshah Chowk, Residency Market, Polo View Market and the Kashmir Government Arts Emporium. Go ahead and splurge on embroidered clothes, walnut wood decor items, trinkets, and much more.
The delectable Kashmiri Wazwan cuisine is a strong attraction for tourists visiting Srinagar. Strong flavours and rich ingredients are the characteristic features of these dishes, be they vegetarian or non-vegetarian. The must-try dishes of the cuisine include Tujji, Dum Aloo, Rogan Josh, Rista, Phirni and Kahwah. The best places to sample these dishes can be found along Khyam Chowk, Lambert Lane, Boulevard Road and Shervani Road.
If the quietness and tranquillity of Srinagar gets a little monotonous, head to Gulmarg for some adrenaline-pumping skiing along the slopes. The terrain of Gulmarg is not for the weak-hearted as it includes a fair dash of complexity and risk. However, people who don’t wish to ski can enjoy the snow as well as the scenic drive down from Srinagar to Gulmarg.
Cricket fans of all ages visiting the city would be utterly amused to see how the wood from the willow trees is beautifully crafted into the equipment needed for their favourite sport. Kashmir is the world’s second largest manufacturer of cricket bats and it is indeed interesting to observe the skilled bat makers at their craft.