About Srinagar

India is a land of cultural variety and geographical variations, and, thus, India offers tourism year round. The crown of Indian tourism is the Himalayan district and the beautiful valleys. Ever heard about “Heaven on earth”? Yeah. That is Srinagar, the capital of the northern most state of India, Jammu and Kashmir. Welcome to the abode of Houseboats and Shikaras, Srinagar. Tour packages to Srinagar, situated approx. 800 km from New Delhi, and are very popular all-round the year. Srinagar is a beauty to soak up in every season. Tour packages to Srinagar can be taken up on bike, cars, or by air. Though, heavily guarded, Srinagar invites all form of tourist. 


By Road – Srinagar is very well connected by road with all the major cities of India, including, the national capital, New Delhi. Most bike tour packages to Srinagar intend to start and halt at Pathankot on the first day and reaching Srinagar the next day.

By Air – Srinagar has an international airport, located well within the city, which is well connected to domestic and international airport. Being located in one of the sensitive cities of India, the airport is heavily guarded which again gives a sense of security to the incoming tourist population.

By Train – The nearest railway station to Srinagar is Jammu Tawai which is very well connected to other parts of India. From Jammu, the rest of the distance has to be traveled by road, either by local transport or by taxi.

Best time to visit

Srinagar, with its enormous beauty, invites people round the year. In springs and summer, the place offers cool breeze away from the heat of the plains, and in winters, this place transforms itself into a white beauty with fresh snow, becoming a welcoming place for honeymooners and snow lovers alike.

1.  Summer season in Srinagar extends from March - June. The temperature around this season is pleasant. However, the weather can also turn unexpectedly warm. The blooming of the gardens, cool breeze of the lakes and the famous festival of Baisakhi being celebrated in Srinagar in all its fervor, makes you want to visit this blossoming place in summers. 

2.  Monsoon season in Srinagar extends from July to September. The valley doesn’t receive much of rainfall, but, the weather is very pleasant for outdoor travelers. The entire landscape of the valley changes during this season with trees shedding off their leaves and the roads being turned into a canvas. The temperature is slightly cool and one can enjoy riding or strolling along the Dal. 

3.  Winter Season in Shimla extends from October to February. The temperature starts falling and by the time winter actually sets in, the dip is almost up to -15 Deg C. Since the valley receives plenty of sunshine, one wakes up to pleasant mornings and as the evening approaches, chill sets in. Srinagar also receives plenty of snowfall, so this time is ideal for snow lovers.

Best Places To Visit

The major attractions generally included in the tour packages to Srinagar are the famous Dal Lake, take a tour of the lake on a Shikara and can visit the floating vegetable market, Nehru Garden, Char Chinar, all of which are situated in the Dal Lake. Tour packages to Srinagar also allow you to visit the Shankaracharya Temple, situated on the Hill Top, amidst the armed force security area. Camera is not allowed, but the view of the PirPanjal Range and the Srinagar Valley is amazing. You get a full view of the Dal Lake and the floating rainbow of the colourful Shikaras and Houseboats. On these tour packages, also visit the beautiful Mughal Gardens (Shalimar Bagh, NishatBagh and ChashmeShahi) amidst their splendid beauty cheers you up with their blooming flowers, terraced gardens, fountains and Chinar trees. Salim Ali National Park, Indra Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, PariMahal, Badamwari Garden, are some other places of tourist interest which one can visit while touring Srinagar.


Q1. What are the minimum days essential for a good trip to Kashmir?

To enjoy Kashmir Valley and its beautiful landscapes, an ideal vacation of 7 days is required.

Q2. What cost is associated with a trip to Kashmir?

We provide packages starting from 12000/- for a budget trip which can extend uptoRs. 30,000 depending upon the stay etc. 

Q3. How about the mobile network in Kashmir?

Almost all networks are operational in Kashmir. However, only post-paid connections work in Kashmir.

Q4. Which is the best time of the year to visit Kashmir?

There are different seasons in which Kashmir’s beauty is glorified. In the summers, a good time to visit is between months of April to July. In the winters, especially for snow lovers, the valley could be visited from November to March.

Q5. What are the key places of tourist importance in Kashmir?

The Kashmir valley hosts numerous places which fall under the category of must visit places. Some pf these are:

•   Jammu & Katra
 – Known to many religious travellers and pilgrims, Jammu is the winter capital of the state o Jammu and Kashmir. Pilgrimages like Mata Vaishno Devi attracts many tourists.

•   Patnitop – A small town known for its natural landscapes, lakes and rope adventure.

•   Srinagar - Also known as heaven on earth, Srinagar is known for its emasculate beauty. You can visit places like Shankaracharya Temple, Dal Lake, Tulip Garden, Shalimar and Nishat Bagh etc. During the winters, around March  one can also witness the Tulip festival.

•   Sonamarg – Known for its expanse, the Sonamarg valley, exemplifies wilderness and adventure activities. You can also visit this place if you are travelling to Leh, Ladakh by road from Srinagar.

•   Gulmarg – It’s a beauty in white, a must visit place in winters. You can indulge in activities such as skiing and   take   a ride on one of the longest and highest ropeway.

•   Pahalgam – The place is enroute for pilgrims going to Amarnath. However, the valley of Pahalgam in itself is  a picturesque place. Enjoy horse riding and chilling out in the open.

Q6. When can one see snow in Kashmir?

The Kashmir valley is one of the first few places in India which witnesses snow and marks the onset of winter for the plains. If you wish to see snow, visit Kashmir during December – March. Either you can experience snowfall or deposited snow, but surely you will be able to enjoy snow adventure activities.

Q7. What is the best mode of transportation to reach Srinagar?

From Delhi, it’s almost a journey of about 900 kms. The road conditions are good and people those who love driving/riding come to Srinagar by road. However, if you are not a road person or are pressed for time, Srinagar is well connected by air. Train services are available till Jammu / Udhampur, from where you will be travelling by road for the rest of your journey. 

Q8. What are the best accommodation options available in Srinagar?

There are all types of accommodation available in Srinagar, ranging from budget hotels, star rating hotels, resorts and houseboats. Crazy Riders Adventure Tours take care of all your bookings and help you have a hassle free vacation. 

Q9. What is the local cuisine like in Srinagar, and where to experience the food culture?

The locals of Kashmir are very fond of dry fruits, rice, mutton and lotus stem. So, for a local cuisine experience visit the eating joints serving you the likes of mutton curries, nadru curries, Kashmiri pulao and a fast which the locals call as “Waazwan”.

Q10. Where should one go on a shopping spree in Srinagar and what are the things to look out for?

The local markets are the best to shop from. You can go ahead with products and stuffs like dry fruits, especially walnuts and apricots, fresh apples, pashmina and kesar.