Popularly known as “Paradise on earth”, Kashmir is truly a must visit destination for honeymoon couples, nature lovers and every adventure seeker and the following information of Srinagar will guide every tourist to experience the scenic beauty of snow capped Himalayas and make the stay a memorable one.
Some interesting facts about Srinagar like the places to visit, the best time to visit, how to reach, etc constitute this piece; so read on to find out more. A Map of Srinagar will help visitors in exploring this beautiful city.
STAY IN SRINAGAR
Being a tourist, it is important to gain awareness regarding the climate and accommodation options in Srinagar under the basic information of Kashmir. Located in the foothills of the majestic, snow covered Himalayas, the climate of Kashmir is subtropical humid climate. The weather of Srinagar is pleasant during the summers with an average daytime temperature of 240 C making it the best time to visit between the months of April and October.
The weather of Srinagar mesmerizes those who visit here. The weather of Srinagar during the winters ranges from 0° C to 15° C. Winters are from October to March in the Srinagar region. Srinagar experiences summer (though not much on hotter side) from April to September having a temperature ranging from 14° C to 30° C. There is not much rainfall in the region but September and October are said to have an average rainfall.
Srinagar tourism is incomplete without the rides in the beautifully decorated shikaras on the calm and peaceful waters of the famous Dal Lake. The city offers the stunning view of Persian Architecture in forms of marvels like The Mughal Gardens, Chashme Shahi, Pari Mahal, Nishat Bagh and many more. The city is a delight for shopping enthusiasts who are sure to get attracted by markets like Lal Chowk, Baadshah Chowk, Residency Road and many more. All these places of interest can be explored with the help of a Map of Srinagar.
One can find a variety of accommodation options including guest houses and hotels that would fit the budget of every single traveler. There are plenty of 2,3,4, and even 5-star hotels available that provide accommodation facilities for the tourists.
FOOD IN SRINAGAR
The information on Srinagar also helps the travelers to know about the various Kashmiri foods that they can devour during their stay. Sticky Rice is one of the staple foods in Srinagar and the daily meal includes Chicken, mutton, and fish. Some of the popular local Kashmiri food joints include Mughal Darbar, Ahdoos, Cafe Arabica etc. Also, Kashmir is the right place to taste the authentic green tea and Kawah. Other popular foods in Kashmir include the local bread which can be relished with a sip of 'Pink tea'. The popular local Kashmiri food has a large variety to offer including the Tabak Maz, (slices of meat, fried till they acquire a crisp crackling texture), Gushtaba, which are meatballs made from pounded mutton like large-sized Rista cooked in thick gravy of fresh curd, Yakhni, a cream coloured preparation of sweet flavour, is made with curd as a base, seekh kababs, Roganjosh, Chaman- fried paneer in a thick sauce and lots more.
LANGUAGE AND FESTIVALS OF SRINAGAR
The local language of Kashmir is the Kashmiri language which is mostly spoken by residents. The official language of Kashmir is Urdu and other commonly spoken languages of Kashmir include Hindi and English.
The information on Srinagar is incomplete without mentioning the important festivals of Kashmir.The Tulip Festival held on the first fortnight of April attract many tourists. Other festivals celebrated in Kashmir (Srinagar) are celebrated namely Navroz festival, Gurez festival (July), Kheer Bhawani festival (June), Urs festival, Ramzan festival, Eid Ul Fitr Festival, Shikara Festival(July/August), Saffron festival(Last week of October) and Watersports festival (July/August).
It is a delight to visit the city during the Kashmir festivals which are celebrated with colorful decorations, tasty feasts, great hospitality and communal peace.
A large number of fairs and festivals in Kashmir which you can enjoy include Lohri, Holi, Navratri, Baisakhi, Tihar, and Sankranti. A celebration of these festivals with local people will surely fill you with joy, energy, and excitement. All these festivals celebrated in Kashmir testify about the rich culture of the local people.