Wonderful Trip To Srinagar
If you are observing for a paradise destination of Kashmir where you can sit back and soak yourself in the pristine surroundings and savour exotic food then Srinagar is the right place for you.
I had heard of Kashmiri hospitality from my friends, Noor Muhammad the GM of RK Sarovar Portico where I decided to stay in Srinagar, sealed that impression for all times to come. Popularly called as Noora, he is friendly, knowledgeable and always willing to do anything to make your stay comfortable and memorable. We hit it off in a split second, and he sorted out my magnificent schedule to investigate Srinagar.
Here is my ‘Top picks To Do’ In The Stunning Valley:
One of the best strolls of my life, the Dal Lake Boulevard is an extraordinary spot for a simple walk around the lake edge. As you stroll past the colossal Chinar trees, you see the lake concealed by mountain range clad in snow on the other side. Vivid shikaras surrounding, I even recognized a coasting Post Office which is really practical.
The strolling way is perfect as it is without any restaurant slows down, aside from two or three merchants offering muri chana blend and bhuttas. Try not to miss the dusk at the lake, you will witness such exquisite tones in the sky, really a mystical sight to catch in your cameras.
The angling on the lake is likewise an incredible relax. You can recognize a couple of antisocial people making the most of their ‘Personal time’. What’s more, trust me, no more allurement to lay your hands on the angling net.
Despite the fact that a banality exercise, yet it has its own particular appeal. So I recommend don’t miss a Shikara ride in the Dal lake. Request that the Shikara rider take you towards the wellspring which has astonishing perspective of the Hills. Likewise he ought to take you to the “town” and ‘coasting markets’ in the lake. When you are there, see the clamoring life of local people.
The greater part of them offers different things in the skimming shops they have set up in the lake. Talk with them, take pictures and deal well on the off chance that you should shop.
In the event that you are honeymooning in the valley, then WelcomHeritage Gurkha Houseboats at the Nagin Lake is the best choice for a sentimental sit tight. Here you are in your very own universe; there are just the hints of the whispering wind or the lapping water waves.
The night sky is a wonderful canvas with million stars emblazoned on it. There is an individual head servant who will ensure you have a huge stay with every one of the laces to get spoiled.
I emphatically prescribe a visit to Shankracharya Temple. A wonderful winding street paves the way to the highest point of the slope from where you have to move up somewhere in the range of 150 odd strides to achieve the sanctuary. The perspective from the top is fabulous and certainly justified regardless of the exertion.
The most famous holy place of the valley is not to be missed. Situated on the western shore of the Dal Lake inverse Nishat Bagh, the perspective of the lake and the slopes past is out of the world. Do spend at some point in the complex and ingest the vibes of peace and tranquility which the lovely alabaster-white mosque emanates.
A long winding street tough prompts Pari Mahal, prevalently alluded to as ‘the pixies’ home. This charming destination offers a standout amongst the most notorious 360 degrees perspective of the valley. For photography, there couldn’t be a superior area.
Srinagar is a decent place for shopping. Scan for floor coverings, pashmina shawls, old fashioned adornments, crafted works which merit taking as gifts. I prescribe a visit to Khazir Sons for good quality kilims, Oriental rugs, antique jamawars and valuable adornments.
You can even visit their industrial facility and see a broad extent, hard to discover anyplace else. Go to Lal Chowk for dry leafy foods copper product like ‘samovars from which they serve tea.’
Try not to miss the stupendous finale of your visit – a customary 36 course Wazwan supper. Gourmet specialist Abbas Bhat of RK Sarovar Portico, surely understood in the city for his culinary abilities, arranged an elaborate Wazwan feast for me.
His mark things ‘Gogji Nadir’ – a blend of lotus stem and turnips; ‘Chokh Vangun’ – Kashmiri Khatte Baingan; ‘Monj Haak’ – Kashmiri saag and ‘Dum Aloo’ were incredible.
Wind up your feast with the renowned, the best digestive Kashmiri chai i.e. “Kahva” – a fragile hot beverage of green tea with cardamom, saffron, cinnamon, and almonds made in a unique quite looking utensil called ‘samovar’. The blend of green tea and saffron has properties that guide in weight reduction if had frequently.
As I watch the sun go down, throwing secretive shadows over the pretty lake, it’s a dreamlike impeccable neck and neck finish to my valley experience.