Srinagar Tourism

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. 

Essential travel information and Srinagar tips for your visit


  • 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.


  • 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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Srinagar

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

    • Air Pollution 19.05 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 56.58 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 42.11 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 38.75 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 72.22 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.37 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 13.16 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Srinagar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Srinagar.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.57 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 71.43 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 20.83 (Low)
    • Drug offense 32.14 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.57 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 21.43 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Srinagar is 133.85 (High)

    • Safety Index 63.52 (High)
    • Climate Index 85.53 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 35 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 23.93 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 78.7 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 35.62 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 58.59 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.01 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 44.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 31.52 USD

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