Shikara Ride in Srinagar
Shikara Ride in Srinagar
Shikara Ride in Srinagar
Shikara Ride in Srinagar

Shikara Ride in Srinagar

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Shikara Ride in Srinagar

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  • Glide peacefully on a Shikara over Dal Lake surrounded by mountains and clear waters with the best guide.
  • Explore Srinagar's culture through floating markets & houseboats on your Shikara with a capacity of seating 4 people.
  • Watch a stunning sunset or sunrise over the horizon and reflect on the lake's waters for 1-4 hours.
  • Explore Srinagar's unique spots like Char Chinar, Kabutar Khana, Golden Lake, and many that require a Shikara ride.


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  • Activity Location: Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Activity Duration: 1-4 hrs [ Depends on the Package] 
  • Boat Capacity: 4 persons

About Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir:

  • Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, with snow-capped mountains, serene lakes, and lush green valleys. Lying on the banks of the Jhelum River, it is home to a rich cultural heritage.
  • The city's Mughal Gardens, including the Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh, are also stunning examples of Persian-style landscaping and attract visitors from all over the world.

About Shikara Ride in Srinagar:

  • The Shikara Ride is a traditional boat ride in Srinagar, guided by an experienced local who will show you the beauty of Dal Lake.
  • Begin your ride from boulevard road Ghat 6 and continue till Ghat 12. It allows you to experience the city's culture, history, and natural beauty.
  • The Shikara boats are unique to Srinagar, and they are intricately designed with colourful patterns and designs.
  • The boats are also equipped with comfortable seating accommodating 4 people at a time, making the ride a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
  • Discover some of Srinagar's most interesting places, such as Char Chinar, Kabutar Khana, Bathing Boats, Golden Lake, and Lotus Lake, accessible only through a Shikara ride.
  • During the ride, you can explore the floating markets, visit the Mughal Gardens, and see the beautiful houseboats that are docked on the lake.
  • You can also watch the sunset over the lake, which is a magical experience as the colours of the sky reflect on the water and beautifully end the excursion. 

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Things To Carry

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat or Scarf
  • Snacks
  • Binoculars
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Water Bottle
  • Map or Guidebook
  • UA Voucher

Additional Info

Know before you go for Shikara Ride in Srinagar:

  • Dress appropriately for the weather and bring a jacket or shawl, as it can get chilly on the lake.
  • Carry enough cash with you as there might not be any ATMs nearby.
  • Be prepared to haggle with vendors at the floating market, but remember to be respectful.
  • Respect the local culture and avoid taking photographs of people without their permission.
  • Stay hydrated and carry a water bottle with you, as it can get hot and sunny during the day.
  • Keep the surroundings clean and dispose of any waste in the designated areas to maintain the beauty of the lake.
  • Do not consume alcohol.
  • You will be ensured of safety.
  • Bring a valid Government-issued ID. 

How To Reach

locationSrinagar,Jammu and Kashmir

By Air:Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport(SXR) is an international airport serving this city brilliantly. It is located at just 15 KM from the centre of the city.

By Road:Srinagar is well-connected by road to cities like Jammu, Delhi and Chandigarh. You can take JKSRTC buses to travel to and from the city.

By Train:To reach Srinagar by train, one has to deboard at Jammu Tawi Railway Station(JAT) or the Udhampur Railway Station(UHP). From here, you may take a taxi or a bus to reach this beautiful city.

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Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

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