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

Shikara Ride in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

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What will you experience


1-4 Hours of Shikara Ride


Exhilarating Scenic Views


Panoramic Sunset View

About the Activity

Activity Location Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
Activity Duration 1-4 hrs [ Depends on the Package]
Boat Capacity4 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. 

Package Option

Ride For 1 Hour

1 Hour

549 per person

Ride For 2 Hours

2 Hours

799 per person

Ride For 3 Hours

3 Hours

1049 per person

Ride For 4 Hours

4 Hours

1299 per person

1 Hour
  • Shikara Ride for 1 hour
  • Experienced Guide
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Any Travel Expenses

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Know before you book

  • 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. 

Things to Carry

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

Frequently Asked Quetions

What is a Shikara ride in Srinagar?

A Shikara ride is a traditional boat ride that takes you through the scenic Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir.

How long does a Shikara ride last?

A Shikara ride can last from 1 hour to 4 hours, depending on the duration chosen by the visitors.

Is it Safe to ride a Shikara?

Yes, it is safe to ride a Shikara. The boats are well-maintained, and life jackets are provided for safety.

Can children ride a Shikara?

Yes, children can ride a Shikara as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

What is the Best Time to go for a Shikara ride?

The best time to go for a Shikara ride is during the months of March to October when the weather is pleasant.

Are there any restrictions on photography during the Shikara ride?

No, there are no restrictions on photography during the Shikara ride, but it is recommended to take permission before clicking photographs of the locals.

What should I wear for a Shikara ride?

It is recommended to wear comfortable and modest clothing, such as cotton trousers and a light top. Additionally, it is advisable to carry a hat or sunglasses to protect from the sun.