What travellers are saying
- Entrance closes at 4:30. Clean and well maintained. Welcomes people from all faiths. We went at 3:30pm and it was not at all crowded. Very serene and relaxing. No entry fee and no fees for keeping shoes. They are allowing mobiles now so we can take lovely photos. Steps up are clean and broad and not very steep. Only the last 12-15 steps which are the original stone steps are steep but we saw many old people who could manage it. Highly recommended for a view of both the Dal Lake side and the Jhelum side of Srinagar.Written 19 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Dal lake is huge with natural beauty but very dirty and polluted. It is worth going for a Shikara ride only from ghat nos.14 to 17 to enjoy the nature’s beauty around 4 to 5pm (depending on season and length of the days) to enjoy the gorgeous sunset views . Some agents are charging a lot of money . Book through hotel or directly with Shikara owners. It should be Rs.1,000 to 1,200/-
Rupees for one hour’s ride.
Kashmiries should take pride in their province, keep it much, much, much cleaner and preserve it’s natural scenic beauty. Dal lake which is biggest attraction of Kashmir is dying from pollution. They should do massive campaigns for clean ups and preservation of it’s natural scenic beauty which is alluring and bountiful.but sadly neglected.Written 11 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- It is heavenly. Now you dont need to go to Netherlands to see this spectacular phenomenon. Each step was a spring festival. Til wherever you could see, it was just flowers & some trees. Daffodils, Tulips, Whispering willows,and many more. Just amazing !!!Written 5 May 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We enjoyed visiting the place along with Ashiq bhai. Ashiq bhai is honest and humble. He explained every minute things during our Sonmarg trip. While most of the brokers in the taxi stand try to exploit tourists by charging havoc money ( apprx 6000-8000/- angainst givt rate of Rs 4000/-), Ashiq bhai took only Rs 3000/-. If somebody is planning to Sonmarg, Ashiq bhai and his brother Shakil bhai can definitely be of trustworthy partners in your tour. We have enjoyed scenic beauty, fresh snow the journey as well.Written 12 November 2023
- The place was so beautiful as well as the weather , I enjoyed the road going there.
Weather was so cold 🥶,, it was my first time seeing snow thereWritten 17 October 2023
- Nigeen Lake is better and more peaceful lake than that of the Dal Lake. Its clean and provides peace of mind while staying in a houseboat.Written 28 August 2023
- Wonderful though crowded. Lots of locals and tourists both. It was a lovely evening spent in October and we got lucky enough to chat with the gardeners about upcoming suitable plants for the winter season. Highly recommended. Our driver was rushing us so we got less than an hour here, but you could easily relax here and spend a couple of hours contemplating the giant flowers. Clean toilets inside and also a limited cafe where you can get food and tea. The Nishat Shopping Centre right opposite has great food and shopping options.Written 20 October 2023
- Visited this place on the first day of our Kashmir trip. Its one of the famous tourist attractions in Srinagar. The view from the top is fantastic and you can take lots of photographs with your family and friends. It provide a panoramic view of the city and Dal Lake. Please make sure that you visit this place when the weather is good/morning/evening.Written 29 August 2023
- A temple that is central to the beliefs of Kashmiri Pandits, has seen some bad days in the recent past due to terrorism, but coming back to its past glory as peace returns.
It is well maintained, no worries about having to deal with touts etc.
And less talked about is the really tasty Kashmiri veg thali that you get at various stalls in the temple premises (rajma, yellow paneer, nadru Yakhani, khatte baingan, dum aloo, looch)Written 1 October 2023
After houseboats and the mountains, it is the moghul gardens for which Kashmir is most famous.But sadly except Shalimar Baag and Noishant Garden, you can skip other gardens.These two gardens are largest and may take a half day for properly explore. Lovely chinar trees increases the beauty of these gardens, add to the view of Dal Lake which are lacking at other gardens.Written 28 October 2023
- Must visit place. Pony ride deep into forest hills nearly 6 hours with family reaching a huge lake. Ride into wilderness is memorable. No comission to cabs hence not popular/ promoted but must bargain rate. Gentle ride unlike Gulmarg, Sonamarg.Written 15 April 2023
- The white Hazratbal Mosque situated near the Dal Lake stands out as a grand monument . its very calm and peaceful inside, Non-muslims and Women are also allowed inside the area. nice gardens and lake facing views.Written 16 August 2022
- The views, Autumn colours on Chinar trees were beautiful, the garden itself is a treat but being under renovation there was a lot building material which scattered around which took away from the experience somewhatWritten 25 October 2023
- Visited this garden with my family yesterday and it was splendid. A quite place with minimal visitors allow you to relax and calm your nerves. Loved the garden management, plenty of flowers and almonds on the trees. Perfect place to take sometime off from your hectic schedule with your family. Highly recommended.Written 18 May 2023
- I went there with my family and my 1.8 year daughter. My daughter had so much fun there as there were so many varieties of plants and flowers. It was so beautiful to see everything at one placeWritten 9 June 2023