Best Places for Backpackers in Srinagar, India.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Srinagar, India.

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Top 24 hostels in Srinagar, India.

These are the 24 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Srinagar, India.

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New Bul Bul Group of Houseboats

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New Bul Bul Group of Houseboats

New Bul Bul Group Of Houseboats is a neat, quiet family run Houseboat ( Floatel) on the Dal Lake, this is the 4th generation family run business which has the experience in providing a comfortable stay to all the guests. New Bul Bul Group Of Houseboats offers spacious accommodation, with two en-...
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Walisons Hotel

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Walisons Hotel

Walisons Hotel established in 2012. The hotel's location location on the banks of the world famous Dal lake enables our guests to truly immerse themselves in the city's thriving cultural landscape. A unique world of facilities, boon essential and extra ordinary. Walisons hotel conveniently places...
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Hotel Ashai

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Hotel Ashai

Hotel Ashai is a reminiscent of an old English mansion constructed in 1938 and is listed as a heritage site in inventory of historic properties of Srinagar. It is a delightful blend of British colonial architecture with kashmiri interiors. The hotel premises has a well maintained orchard providi...
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Zostel Srinagar

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Zostel Srinagar

Located in Nishat area at 5-minute walking distance from Dal lake, Zostel Srinagar sits peacefully in the middle of the pristine natural beauty of the Srinagar valley. Kashmir needs no introduction or elaboration of its beauty and one needs to visit the valley to believe and appreciate its uncha...
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The Shelter Heritage Hostel Block

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The Shelter Heritage Hostel Block

Located in Srinagar City just 9 Km from Srinagar Airport and 1 ½ Km from Lal Chowk city/ TRC Bus Stand. The Shelter heritage sits peacefully in the middle of the pristine natural beauty of the Srinagar valley. The Shelter Heritage Provided different category of rooms Female Dorm, Mix...
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Houseboat Picorot Cliper

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Houseboat Picorot Cliper

Cosy houseboat with a unique chic retro style. Exclusively made of wood around 1940, this comfy home will offer you a fantastic experience on a wonderful and peaceful lake. You will hear the water running with the movement of the shikaras (little boats) passing by. You will enjoy the view of stunnin...
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Lala Rukh Houseboats

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Lala Rukh Houseboats

All our houseboats reflect the traditions of Kashmir with hand carved wooden interiors and woolen Kashmir carpets. We can offer you a single, double, twin or triple room all ensuite with a dining room, living room and television in each boat. There are fans throughout and free wifi is available....
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House Boat Royal Lodge

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House Boat Royal Lodge

Free Pick up service for Foreign National from Srinagar Airport. because of hassle in srinagar airport to get my guests hassel free.we have a best deals in long terms stay of guests like medatetion and yoga people they like to stay longer terms specially.In my houseboat Royal Lodge I have four room...
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Peace Of Mind Group of Houseboats

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Peace Of Mind Group of Houseboats

The 'Peace of Mind' houseboats are owned and operated by a real Kashmiri family, meaning your experience will be completely authentic. I Riyaz, will be your host throughout your time in Srinagar and Kashmir. My family and I aim to make your stay as pleasant and as memorable as is possible. As loc...
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Badyari Palace

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Badyari Palace

Hello Hi Welcome to Badyari Palace ,The houseboat Are Top est Which is Called Deluxe, it is a richly decorated wooden piece of art. It has Six spacious bedrooms with Twin beds and honeymoon suite room also, soft European-type (!) mattresses, one dining Hall, one Drawing Hall Power Backup. Ele...
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Young Holly Wood Houseboat

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Young Holly Wood Houseboat

Houseboat Young Holly Wood Srinagar Kashmir India is very famous hotel in Kashmir. It is very easy to find in Ghat no 12 dal lake. We have all rooms attached bathrooms & free Wi-Fi. 24/7 service. We serve breakfast and dinner and lunch. If anybody likes, we have all time shikara for crossing and...
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Golden Flower Heritage Houseboat

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Golden Flower Heritage Houseboat

Golden Flower Heritage Houseboat is categorized in the Deluxe category and has an assorted number of three to four bedrooms with an attach bathroom running hot and cold water 24 Hrs. The houseboat also have a fine dining room, a decorated lounge cum sitting room, a large front seated balcony and...
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Persian Palace Houseboat

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Persian Palace Houseboat

Presenting a unique opportunity to experience the hospitality of an PERSIAN PALACE. Our family has worked very hard to create a homely ambience with all the modern amenities. Customers satisfaction is our motto. Deluxe houseboat at Dal Lake, maintained by a traditional Kasmiri family. You will...
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Floating Heritage Group

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Floating Heritage Group

The property houses naturally lit and well-appointed rooms are elegantly designed with beautiful interiors and comes with comfortable and good linens. The rooms here are designed to provide comfort with amenities such as television, telephone, hot and cold water, attached bathrooms, and various othe...
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Houseboat New Golden Flower

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Houseboat New Golden Flower

Houseboat New Golden Flower is categorized in the Deluxe category and has an assorted number of three to four bedrooms with an attach bathroom running hot and cold water 24 Hrs. The houseboat also have a fine dining room, a decorated lounge cum sitting room, a large front seated balcony and a sun de...
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Houseboat Moonshine

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Houseboat Moonshine

Moonshine Group of houseboats owned by the Raga family. Our boats are categorized in the Deluxe category and each boat has an assorted number of three to four bedrooms with an attach bathroom. The houseboats also have a fine dining area, a lounge cum sitting room, a large front seated balcony, a sun...
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Hotel Sadaf

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Hotel Sadaf

Situated in the beautiful Valley of Kashmir – ‘The Paradise on Earth’ ‘Hotel Sadaf despite its central location, offers a secluded getaway, away from hustle & bustle of the surrounding City Centre. Absolute serenity surrounds our guests as they are welcomed with our quality service and Kashmiri hosp...
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New Lucky Star Group of Houseboats

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New Lucky Star Group of Houseboats

New Lucky Star Group of Houseboats are categorized in the Deluxe houseboat category and each boat has an assorted number of three to four bedrooms with a private bath and washroom. The New Lucky Star Group of Houseboats also have a fine dining area and a lounge cum sitting room. The houseboats c...
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Hotel Star of Kashmir

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Hotel Star of Kashmir

The Hotel Star of Kashmir is located very close to central and markets around it and only 10 minutes to Srinagar International airport and 10 minutes to famous Dal Lake and Mughal Gardens. There is Travel desk always Hotel to provide you all travel information's , Package tours and all type of cars...
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Houseboat Zaindari Palace

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Houseboat Zaindari Palace

Discerning service and supreme comforts in the classical heart of Dal Lake Srinagar,s glorious scenery over the horizons. No other hotel in Srinagar charms with the Zaindari Palace spirit An aura of grandeur fills bedrooms and suites that satisfy every aspiration. Many include a breathtaking vie...
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House Boat Golden Crest

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House Boat Golden Crest

If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Srinagar, look no further than Houseboat Golden Crest. Situated only 1.0 Km from the city center, At Houseboat Golden Crest, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Shops, tours, airport transfer, b...
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Shalimar Houseboats

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Shalimar Houseboats

Shalimar Group of Houseboats is located at most beautiful spot at Nigeen Lake . Shalimar Houseboats offers rooms with free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk, Views of the surrounding mountains , Lake can be enjoyed from the Balcony of Houseboat . The houseboats offer leisure activities, guaranteed to d...
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Houseboat Lake Victoria

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Houseboat Lake Victoria

One of the most elegant choices of accommodation is living in House Boat lake victoria on your trip to Kashmir. The House Boat floating over a placid lake, ringed by blooming trees is perhaps the most charming sight you would ever see and for this you should live at least a night in House Boat lake...
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Golden Hopes Group of Houseboats

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Golden Hopes Group of Houseboats

We offer you the most peaceful and relaxing accommodation, that can be found on Dal Lake in SRINAGAR. Our HOUSEBOAT is situated in the more quiet outbacks of the lake with a full view over the lake, the waterlilies, the castle and mountains in the background. Still you are only 5 water taxi minutes...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Srinagar, India.

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Day 13: Departure from Leh & day trip in Srinagar, Kashmir

Day 13: Departure from Leh & day trip in Srinagar, Kashmir Departure from Leh by flight in the morning at 7 am to Srinagar. Spend the day in Srinagar sightseeing with a houseboat at Dal Lake, a visit to Nishat and Shalimar Bagh followed by a late lunch at Lalit Ashok with its splendid garden views before taking the flight to Delhi. Arrive at Delhi by 9 pm.

Lekha Kamath

Srinagar

The next day was dedicated to katra. The whole purpose was to visit Vaishno Devi: The pilgrimage for Hindus. As we stepped out of the bus, cold weather welcomed us. I was not expecting this low temperature but it somewhere had a sensation which made me feel like floating on the surface of water. We checked into a hotel, this hotel planned a 5 day trip for us and provided a driver and a SUV. We started in afternoon at around 12 pm from the hotel. One can reach holy temple either by walking or by ponies. We decided to walk, it was a long walk, met lots of people, and the spirit people had to reach the holy temple was amazing. We were walking at a medium pace by enjoying every bit of the walk and reached there around 8 pm. In the main temple water was freezing. It was so cold but to be honest reaching there gave a different kind of satisfaction. It was already 4 am by the time we returned back to the hotel. Travelling has more of feeling then expression. Srinagar Srinagar is capital city of J&K. We took a small nap and started for Srinagar. Scenic beauty was increasing and we had seen variety of clothing styles as we traveled towards Srinagar. We reached there by night after travelling 265 km, driving could not be as fast in hills as on roads. We took few stops at dhabas (small road side restaurants) to enjoy the view and coffee. Arrangements were done in houseboat there in DAL Lake for five of us. The view of lake was breathtaking. The view of the lake at night and in evenings was amazing.

shivi-agarwal

What should be your travel route

With the increasing interest of tourists towards this area, it has seen a lot of development in recent years. Considering that about a decade or two ago there weren’t even proper roads there, the accessibility to Chopta has seen vast progress. The first thing that you have to do is reach Uttarakhand, of course. You can take a flight, that’ll land you in the capital city, Dehradun. If you decide to travel by train, it’ll get you to Haridwar. Dehradun and Haridwar are quite close to each other, so whatever mode of travel you choose, it will not make much of a difference. What you have to do now is catch a bus to Srinagar. There can be a bit of a hassle here because you may or may not find the transportation to Srinagar. To resolve this issue, you can take a bus to Kotdwar.

Deeksha Sundriyal

Quick Facts about this trek :

To reach the starting point of the trek, one has to take a 3-hour journey in a shared jeep from Srinagar to Sonmarg. I was happy to have a good friend as my trek mate, along with a great trek team consisting of a guide, a cook, a horseman and 2 ponies! So, with my trekking boots on, rucksack on my back, and a pocketful of excitement, the adventure began!

JunMei Ling

How to ?

Many kind of transport to reach Srinagar: Jammu & Kashmir, you can take the train to Jammu and continue by bus around 10 hours to Srinagar or rent a car from Jammu to explore Srinagar,Kashmir. That option I recomend during summer, but if you come in winter the best tranport I suggest you is take a flight to Srinagar from any state in India. Some local airlines like Spice Jet, IndiGo, or Air India have reguler schedule to Srinagar,Kashmir. 

Endah Schatzi

Ladakh: The Land of Rugged Beauty in Jammu and Kashmir, India

In early August 2014, I finally got an opportunity to visit this lovely place. A group of twelve, we started our journey from Mumbai. We took a flight to Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, India. After spending an evening in Srinagar, we started our journey to Leh city in Ladakh by road, the next day.

Kasturi

Kashmir: Paradise on earth..!!

Capital of Jammu & Kashmir: Srinagar is the summer capital of State and Jammu is during winters

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