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Srinagar Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Srinagar

  • Srinagar
Srinagar At a Glance
  • Average Climate:10°C - 30°C
  • Best Time to Visit:September - March
  • STD Code:01346

Srinagar Tourism | Srinagar Travel Guide

Srinagar is situated at an altitude of 579 m and is spread over 9.659 sq. km of land in Uttarakhand. It is located on river Alaknanda's banks and offers picturesque views. Before the British set foot in India, Srinagar was Garhwal's capital. The place is quite hot during summer.

However, the climate remains mild in winter. A tour to Srinagar will surely mesmerize you with its natural grandeur. Abundant in natural beauty, there are quite a few places in Srinagar that are a must-see. The central place which features this list is the divine slab of Sri Yantra.

According to legend, Sri Yantra was installed on a slab at this place. Then, the Goddess used this Sri Yantra to kill the demon Kalasura at Kaliyasaur, a home in the neighborhood. Hence, the name "Srinagar" has come from this famous Sri Yantra. In the yester years, many tantric belonging to the school of Sri Vidya performed their rituals here. Till the 8th Century, even human sacrifice formed an indispensable part of this ritual.

However, Adi Shankaracharya put an end to these rituals by displacing the slab and throwing it into the river Alaknanda. Till date, this slab stays the most revered shrine in this area, positioned on the riverbed on the outskirts of the town. There are some famous temples in and around Srinagar that you may include in your itinerary. The temple of Keshorai Math is an architectural beauty. The way huge stones are used to construct this temple will surely set you thinking. Some words are carved on the stone on the main door that tells that this temple was built by 'Keshorai' around 1682 A.D.

Kamleshwar Temple of Srinagar is one of the famous ancient temples. Legend has it that Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva at this location. The ritual needed 1000 lotus flowers. However, when the total count fell short by just one flower, Rama made up for this loss by offering an eye. This explains why Rama is also celebrated by 'Kamal Nayan', which refers to being lotus-eyed. On Vaikunth Chaturdashi, this place draws many women devotees who come with lighted lamps to worship Lord Shiva throughout the night.

Some other places that you may visit are Shankar Math (3 km. from Srinagar), Devalgarh (19 km. from Srinagar through Chamdhar), and Dhar Devi (on the motor route of Srinagar-Rudraprayag, 16kms. from Srinagar).

So, make sure to book yourself for a Srinagar tour, where you can have a glimpse of the natural beauty of the region. So do not wait for a long now and plan your holiday through our customizable Srinagar tour packages. Contact our tour experts to schedule a holiday at this beautiful place.