Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu & Kashmir is one of the most popular tourists destinations, acknowledged world-wide for its enchanting natural beauty. And, a visit to Srinagar is incomplete without a Shikara Ride. ‘Shikara’ is a narrow wooden boat used as a means of transportation on lakes by the local people, much representative of age-old tradition of Kashmir.The Shikara ride is a major tourist attraction and must to do activity while visiting Srinagar.
Shikara rides at Dal Lake and Nagin Lake gives an opportunity to soak into the spellbinding beauty of Kashmir, while moving slowly in the unique wooden carved boats. Seeing the graceful sunrise and sunset on Shikaras is a magical experience to cherish forever. The tourists get to see a floating world in form Shikaras being used for garnering aquatic vegetation, shops and markets on Shikara, and fishing.
Though Dal Lake is the hub of Shikara Rides, one can also take these rides to navigate the Nagin Lake, Nehru Park, Char Chinar, or to reach Hazratbal Mosque, Shalimar Bagh and, Nishat Bagh. The charges for Shikara rides vary from 500 to 1500 or above depending on the time duration spent on rides. So, if you visit Srinagar, do enjoy the eternal beauty of Kashmir through Shikara Rides in Srinagar.