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Srinagar Travel Guide: 139 reviews and 578 photos

My trip to Srinagar was, I believe, a few years too soon. The city still has a huge military presence, with checkpoints and armed soldiers behind sand bags pretty much everywhere. Going during low season couldn't have helped either.. there was a bit of a hostile and unwelcome feel to the place, in general. We were advised of an unofficial curfew at 6pm...in a city with only one mediocre hotel bar and not much to do. The food is.. nothing worth bragging about. The national dishes are 2 variations of what taste like spam balls in different sauces. Vegetable dishes are ok (stick to the spinach), bread is good, and the Kahwa tea when served in the traditional way is delicious. Staying on a houseboat and taking a shikara ride on the Daal Lake are the best things to do here.. the moghul gardens were blah. See one if you must. I would go again out of curiosity to see its former glory come to life again, but I'll wait a few years.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Shikara ride on Daal Lake
  • Cons:Unwelcoming feel and curfew
  • In a nutshell:Give it another few years...
  • Last visit to Srinagar: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 16, 2005
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  • pksai786's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 10:14 PM

    hi, pl tell me more about u r srinagar visit like some more houseboad name where we can stay or any package tour of kasmir pl reply bye pk

  • kopwint's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2007 at 8:39 PM

    happy birthday hinds,this is the greatest time of for you in 2007.this big photo is so lovely but you have not been our land ,In INLE lake is like that so nice,come and seein our country

  • husain's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2006 at 1:43 AM

    great intro pic

  • Apr 26, 2006 at 6:12 AM

    M & D Photo is great!

  • akikonomu's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2005 at 2:43 AM

    Thanks for the frank comments - guess I'd give Srinigar a miss for that few more years.

  • frankcanfly's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2005 at 5:20 AM

    Wow! I like the idea of sleeping in a local houseboat!

  • Pimilan's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2005 at 10:33 AM

    Really nice pics and great tips.

  • DaDrifter's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2005 at 7:41 AM

    Great start to your pages ... lovely pictures and a very honest and engaging travelogue.Thanks for sharing.

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2005 at 3:19 AM

    Opium honey sounds fun! Great page, with interesting narrative! Happy travels, Blu

  • Aug 15, 2005 at 10:59 PM

    I was there in June and have the same feelings.Nice pics.

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