Srinagar Tourism

Visit Srinagar - Best of Srinagar

Srinagar is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the north of India. The city is resplendent which is apparent from the lovely Dal Lakes and its gorgeous Mughal gardens. However, political strife has shrouded this pristine beauty in the recent years.

But it is perhaps due to its ethereal beauty that tourists do still visit Srinagar when the times are peaceful. The lovely city and its surrounding area amidst the tall trees and the taller mountains is one of the most picturesque sights on earth. The white of the snow, the green of the gardens, the orange of the saffron this place produces in abundance and the blue of the waters ensure that the place is always drenched in the colors of the Indian flag.  A magical treat, this place is an area worth visiting. 

Srinagar Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Srinagar tips for your visit

Dos

  • All tourists and especially foreign nationals will have to take permits to visit the place. Do check about the rules and regulations and follow them. Depending on the situation you will be guided accordingly.
  • Phone numbers are not available for most places in Kashmir. Do call the Jammu and Kashmir tourism hotline for any information. Number: 1-800-103-1060
  • Do read about the political situation there before you go. Being a disputed area it is important to be vigilant about safety
  • Do take at least one boat ride while here.

Don’ts

  • Do not wear clothes that expose your shoulders or knees in mosques. Also you do need to cover your head.
  • Do not stray from the permitted areas that you are allowed to visit.
  • Do not litter in this lovely place. The laws have come stricter and you could be fined heavily for it.
  • Do not disrespect the authorities or cause a scene in this politically sensitive area.
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Facts and Stats for Srinagar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Srinagar

    Know the pollution level of Srinagar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.64 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 63.46 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 26.79 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 85.42 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.85 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.31 (Very Low)
  • Srinagar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Srinagar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Srinagar.

    • Burglary and Theft 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 33.33 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 33.33 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Srinagar - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.59 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 39.4 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 27.58 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 18.25 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 59.75 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Srinagar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Srinagar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.69 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 53.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 48.71 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.89 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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