Long Weekend Itinerary For Family Holidays In Srinagar

by - 3/20/2018

Srinagar, the largest city and summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir is located in the Kashmir Valley, on the banks of the river Jhelum.

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Ringed by an arc of beautiful mountains, Srinagar's main attraction is its mesmerizingly serene Dal Lake. Here, an array of brightly coloured houseboats swarm the scene with locals and tourists in tow. Offshore, the Mughal gardens, the towering fortress and the wooden mosques add to the city’s landscape. Throw in some mild summer weather and feisty Kashmiri cuisine, and you have India’s top tourist drawcard destination.

So without further ado, let’s explore how you can make the most of your weekend family holiday in Srinagar.

On your first day, it is best to start your sightseeing early in Srinagar. There are several places to visit and things to see on your first day. As a starting point, you can visit the famous Mughal Gardens. Built by Mughal emperors centuries ago, these gardens are especially enchanting in the spring. Peripherally located on Boulevard Road, some popular gardens are Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and Cheshm-E-Shahi. Nearby, Pari Mahal offers a seven-terraced layout with a bird's-eye view of the city. As the sun sets in the evening, you can saunter through the shopping streets of Srinagar - Lal Chowk and Polo View Market.
Your second day offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a spiritual experience visiting rustic temples and revered dargahs, including the beautiful Shankaracharya temple and the blissful Jama Masjid. In the afternoon, you can proceed to Challi point and take a shikara ride on the gorgeous Dal lake. This is an utterly unique experience – one you should not miss.
You can make the most of your last day in Srinagar by leaving early to embrace the breathtaking snow-capped mountains of Gulmarg. Known for its allure, this pristine little town is a hotspot for tourists, adventure lovers, and those seeking serenity. It also serves as the perfect family getaway especially with kids. Gulmarg has abundant activities to keep everyone entertained. Other than skiing and sightseeing, there is also snowboarding, snow scooters and snow bobbing. For this, you can either visit the Gulmarg Ski Area or simply take the Gondola lift. A major attraction, the lift is the only cable car in Asia that is at an elevation of over 13,500 feet above sea-level. It provides aerial views of the valley and is a must-see when you’re visiting Gulmarg!
Notably, Gulmarg also has a world-renowned ski resort and is home to the second highest cable car ride in the world.
Whart more can we say! Srinagar, the city of lakes and ethereal beauty, offers experiences that you will treasure for a lifetime. Enriching the entire experience is the R K Sarovar Portico, Srinagar, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Srinagar. It provides the very best amenities and facilies for you and your loved ones. You can enjoy a blissfully comfortable stay with all that Club Mahindra has to offer. All put together, this place is heaven on earth! Read more positive Club Mahindra reviews by our happy members about how they enjoyed their holidays with family.

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  1. How beautiful is this place you are exploring.

  2. Srinagar is amazing! Your post revived my memories. Lovely pictures.... :-)

  3. How gorgeous?! Hope you're having the best time with your family babe <3

    XO, Jessi