Acclaimed as the summer capital since British days in India, Srinagar is a honeymoon retreat in Jammu and Kashmir. Part of the Kashmir Valley and located on the banks of River Jhelum, the beauty of Srinagar lies in its scenic Dal Lake. A hot spot of tourist activities, there cannot be anything more romantic than a shikara (boat) ride on the Dal Lake. Also famous for its gardens and lakes, Srinagar is another place apart from Kerala to enjoy a houseboat stay. There are dozens of them anchored at the Dal and Nagin Lake and you can opt for a 4-5 night packages. Kashmiri handicrafts, embroideries, pashmina shawls and dry fruits will make your honeymoon in Srinagar forever memorable.
Honeymoon in India lists some of the places that will appeal to couples.
Dal Lake – The topmost romantic getaway in Srinagar, Dal Lake is a serene place, bounded by beautiful peaks. Known as the "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir", the main attraction of Dal Lake is the houseboat cruise. Stretching up to 15 km, the shore of Dal Lake is bounded by Mughal era gardens and floating gardens. These have a stunning look during spring and rainy season with flowers blossoming. Dal Lake remains frozen during the winter months and the best time to visit is during April-October.
Shalimar Bagh – A beautiful Mughal garden, drawing lovers from across the world, Shalimar Bagh is known for its exquisite sculptures, designs and architecture. The terraced lawns and marble pillars make the Mughal gardens unique in their look. It is connected to the Dal Lake by a channel. Emperor Jahangir dedicated this park to his wife Nur Jehan and it became their horticulture park. The layout is that of an Islamic garden but its water source, fountains and hilly terrain makes it a pleasant place of visit.
Nishant Bagh – This garden is also close to the Dal Lake and has the Zabarwan Mountains as its backdrop. The Pir Panjal Mountain range is best seen from this garden in winter. Brother of Nur Jahan, Asaf Khan had built this garden.
Hazratbal Mosque – The Hazratbal shrine is one of the holy places for the Muslims in Srinagar. It is believed to house a hair of Prophet Mohammad. Located on the left bank of the famous Dal Lake, it is a prominent tourist attraction.
By Rail -Trains are available from Jammu and New Delhi to Srinagar.
By Air - Srinagar airport has air services for both domestic and international destinations.
By Bus - Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation has bus services from Jammu and Kargil to Srinagar. Buses from New Delhi take around 24-hours to reach Srinagar.