Srinagar is a proud part of the Kashmir Valley, which is aptly known as ‘Paradise on Earth.' Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas, serene lakes, and splendid gardens, this picturesque paradise looks so stunning that you might mistake it for a painting. The thrilling shikhara rides take you to another world. This strikingly colorful city will amaze you with its unique culture and attractions. Despite the infamous communal tensions, strikes, and protests, the city continues to be one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. The Dal Lake is undoubtedly the most popular attraction in Srinagar. The presence of numerous beautiful houseboats has made the city earn its moniker ‘Venice of the East.' The Mughal Gardens, Chashma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Nishat Bagh and many such marvels, boast of stunning Persian architecture. The city also houses ancient religious places, such as Hazratbal Shrine, Jamia Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple and Kheer Bhawani Temple. A perfect way to conclude your visit would be to indulge in shopping at one of the numerous markets in Srinagar such as Lal Chowk, Residency Road, Polo View, Badshah Chowk and many more.