How to Spend Three Days in Srinagar – 2N/3D Srinagar Itinerary
how to spend three days in Srinagar

The capital of heavenly Jammu and Kashmir and the most visited tourist destination in the state is a place worth its popularity. Situated on the banks of the Jhelum river, Srinagar offers a complete package of adventure, serenity and a peaceful retreat for everyone looking for a wholesome trip. Here is the detail on how to spend your three days in Srinagar.

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How to Spend Three Days in Srinagar

Places to visit in Srinagar in three Days

Srinagar is full of tourist destinations. Three days are enough to explore the picturesque town. Let’s look at the places to visit in Srinagar in three days.

  1. Srinagar Lakes

Srinagar is situated on the banks of glorious lakes like Dal lake, Wular Lake, Nigeen Lake, Gangabal Lake and many more. If you are visiting Srinagar, take time out for some or all of these lakes as some of them offer activities like Shikara ride and houseboat stay as well. Sunrise and sunset at Dal lake are sights to behold.

  • Srinagar gardens

Mughal gardens including Shalimar Bagh, Chashm-e-shahi and Indira Gandhi Tulip garden are one of the most visited destinations in Srinagar. These gardens are created in such a manner as to give one a beautiful view of lakes and the Srinagar landscape. Surrounded by mountains on all sides, these gardens are must-visits on a Srinagar tour.

  • Shankaracharya temple

A short trek up Shankaracharya hill will take you to the architectural marvel of the Shankaracharya temple. The temple is built as a remembrance of Adi Shankaracharya who meditated on the spot. The temple is a must-visit for its gorgeous view of Dal Lake and surrounding Srinagar.

Things to do in Srinagar in three days

Of all the things to do in Srinagar in three days, following are the activities you must indulge in if you are visiting the area. Add more activities to your itinerary as the area has a lot to offer.

  1. Shikara ride

A Shikara ride on the Dal Lake is a favourite adventure of tourists in Srinagar. Visiting the floating market of Srinagar by a Shikara on Dal lake is a recommended experience.

  • Paragliding

At Ashtanmarg, various tourists await their turn for a view from the sky of beautiful Srinahgar. The activity takes you at a height of over 7300 ft.

  • Trekking

Various trekking trails in Srinagar offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the nearby areas like Pahalgam and Aru valley and can be accessed in only one day.

  • Houseboat stay

Houseboat stay on Dal Lake gives you a novel experience rather than staying in a hotel. If you are spending 3 days in Srinagar, it is recommended that you spend at least one night in a Houseboat on any of Srinagar’s Lakes.

Srinagar 2N/3D Itinerary

  • Day 1

Start early to explore the wonderful lakes of Srinagar. Take a Shikara ride on Dal Lake and explore the floating market of Srinagar. Set out for the Shankaracharya temple hike later and witness sunset from the heights on the Dal lake. Before calling it a day, attend the sound and light show of Srinagar at Dal Lake at 8 p.m.

  • Day 2

Explore some of the gardens of Srinagar and set out for an excursion to nearby Pahalgam. Visit nearby breathtaking valleys of Aru, Betaab or Baisaran. Take a hiking expedition in the area and visit the Srinagar market on your way back.

  •  Day 3

Set out for other nearby destinations like Gulmarg, Sonamarg or Yusmarg and indulge in adventure activities in the area. Wrap up your trip with a full heart later.

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