Make a splash in the City of Lakes
Radisson Srinagar is situated in the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, an hour and a half away from the hill stations of Doodhpathri, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam. Take a day trip to the ski slopes of Gulmarg to ride one of the world’s tallest gondolas, or drive east to see the 35-kilometre-long glacier at Pahalgam. For fun things to do within walking distance, perfect your putt at Kashmir Golf Club or snap a photo with your loved ones on Zero Bridge, which spans the Jhelum River. For an experience you can’t find anywhere else, drive to Dal Lake and climb aboard a shikara, a wooden boat that is similar to the gondolas in Venice, Italy.
Gardens and green spaces
- Kashmir Golf Club (1.3 km)
Practice your swing at this 18-hole golf course, perfect for professional networking with business colleagues or bonding with the family. You can reserve a round of golf at the hotel’s front desk.
Phone: +91 94190 33124
- Royal Springs Golf Course (4 km)
Take in stunning views of Dal Lake as you play this 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
Phone: +91 19425 01158
- Chashme Shahi (8.4 km)
Built by the Mughals in 1632, these Persian-style gardens centre on a soothing spring. The gardens were originally named Chashme Sahibi in honour of the female saint who discovered the spring.
- Pari Mahal (11 km)
These terraced gardens date back to 1650 when they were constructed by the Mughals. Stroll through all seven levels of Pari Mahal to view various flowering plants and fruit trees.
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- Nishat Garden (11.3 km)
Nishat Bagh, which translates to “Garden of Joy” in Urdu, is the second-largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. Situated on the eastern side of Lake Dal, these gardens give visitors a gorgeous view of the Zabarwan Mountains.
Phone: +91 19425 02279
- Hokersar (13.1 km)
Sometimes called “heaven for migratory birds,” these wetlands welcome tens of thousands of water fowl seeking warmer climates.
- Shalimar Garden (14.2 km)
Considered by many to be the pinnacle of Mughal horticulture, this public park features three terraces that collectively stretch 587 metres long.
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- Doodhpathri (45.5 km)
At 2,730 metres above sea level, this hill station is only accessible during warmer months. If you are in town during the summer, stop by to see the grazing sheep and learn why Doodhpathri is called the Valley of Milk.
- Gulmarg (53.1 km)
This hill station attracts thousands of tourists in the winter months for its ski slopes and snowfall. Ride to the top of the mountain aboard the 3,979-metre-tall Gulmarg Gondola, one of the highest in the world.
- Sonamarg (82.2 km)
With a permanent population of only 392, this hill station is an oasis of peace and quiet. If you go to the Meadow of Gold, be sure to bring your raincoat. Sonamarg is known for its frequent rainfall.
- Pahalgam (85.5 km)
Rare and endangered species roam through the rich vegetation of Pahalgam, a hill station built along the banks of the Lidder River. Visitors also come here for a glimpse of Kolhoi Glacier, which extends for more than 35 kilometres.
- Dal Lake (1.8 km)
At 18 square kilometres, Dal is the second-largest lake in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Reserve a ride on a shikara, a wooden boat similar to the gondolas in Venice, to view the houseboats, gardens and parks that line the perimeter of the lake.
- Nageen Lake (7.3 km)
Connected to the Dal Lake by a narrow strait, this lake is known for its many charming houseboats.
- Manasbal Lake (29.1 km)
Manasbal Lake, widely considered one of the deepest lakes in India, is surrounded by the villages of Jarokbal, Kondabal and Ganderbal. Tourists flock to this body of water to bird-watch and to see the lotus flowers growing along the banks.
- Wular Lake (66.2 km)
Wular is one of the largest freshwater lakes in all of Asia. Expansive and breath-taking, the lake connects to the Jhelum River.
- Jamia Masjid (5 km)
Situated in a residential area of Nowhatta, the Jamia Masjid mosque is capable of accommodating more than 33,000 people. The impressive inner courtyard features a water fountain and complex gardens.
- Shankaracharya Temple (9 km)
Shankaracharya Temple was constructed around 200 BC as a place to worship Shiva. The structure is situated atop the Gopadari Hill overlooking Dal Lake and the city of Srinagar.
- Kheer Bhawani Temple (25.1 km)
Dedicated to the Goddess Kheer Bhawani, the giver of life, this temple sits on a sacred, seven-sided spring. Visitors often bring rice pudding, or kheer, to offer the goddess.
Phone: +91 94190 10456