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Srinagar Botanical Garden

Bring the family to one of India's prime gardens and play in the hedge-lined miniature plots, boat on a tranquil lake or spot native Himalayan orchids.

Peaceful and blooming with the vibrant colors of Kashmir's natural landscape, the Srinagar Botanical Gardens offers blissful respite from busy travels. Also known as the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Gardens, this serene landscape honors India's first prime minister. 

The gardens were built in 1969, situated around the base of a hill overlooking Dal Lake. Enjoy the scenic locale as you explore its 197 acres (80 hectares), embellished by hedgerows, flower displays and maintained lawns. 

As you stroll the winding paths, try to identify some of the hundreds of species of plants that bring vibrant colors to the landscape's palette. The carefully manicured displays are split up into several mini gardens, each offering a new combination of patterns and hues.

Find the central greenhouse and spot the delicate Himalayan orchid alongside a number of different species. Bring a picnic to the children's recreational area and take a seat under a cedar tree. See your kids enjoying the swings against a backdrop of Dal Lake.

The commons also feature a Research Section and a Plant Introduction Centre, where you can get an in-depth insight into the lives of resident plants. Head to the nearby sporting grounds to watch local soccer teams play or start your own game.  

As the afternoon cools, meander to the gardens' lake. This 42-acre (17-hectare) water feature is decorated with fountains and ornate sculptural designs. Get a complete view with a ride on a paddleboat, available for rent nearby.

Find the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Gardens to the east of Srinagar, an urban hub in India's Jammu and Kashmir district. The summer months between March and November make for the best visiting times, when the flower displays are in full bloom. The gardens are open daily. An admission fee is charged.

Fans of these gardens may also enjoy stopping by the nearby Chashma Shahi. These Mughal gardens feature fountains, waterfalls and an aqueduct surrounded by inspiring plant decorations.


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Vivanta Dal View Rs14,000
Vivanta Dal View

Vivanta Dal View

Kralsangri Brein Srinagar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Srinagar hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 3 mi (5 km) of Botanical Garden, Royal Springs Golf Course and Chashma Shahi Garden. Mughal Gardens is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away.

    Hotel Metropolis
    Hotel Metropolis

    Hotel Metropolis

    Kral Sangri, Brein Nishat, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Srinagar, this golf hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Botanical Garden, Royal Springs Golf Course and Chashma Shahi Garden. Mughal Gardens and Palace of the Fairies are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Houseboat Lake Thao Rs1,765
      Houseboat Lake Thao

      Houseboat Lake Thao

      Boulevard Road, Ghat No.9, Dallake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This vessel pulls anchor and sets sail from Srinagar for at least part of your stay.

        Four Points By Sheraton Srinagar Rs3,919
        Four Points By Sheraton Srinagar

        Four Points By Sheraton Srinagar

        Badami Bagh Cantonment, Sonwar Bagh, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Srinagar hotel is located in the shopping district, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Lal Chowk, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Nigeen Lake and Botanical Garden. Chashma Shahi Garden and Shankaracharya Reserved Forest are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Royal Comfort Regency Rs1,674
          Royal Comfort Regency

          Royal Comfort Regency

          Ghat No 14 Boulvard Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Dal Lake, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Royal Springs Golf Course and Botanical Garden. Chashma Shahi Garden and Shankaracharya Reserved Forest are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar
            The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar

            The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar

            Gupkar Road Srinagar, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Chashma Shahi Garden and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Botanical Garden. Mughal Gardens and Palace of the Fairies are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Sheesha Residency Rs999
              Sheesha Residency

              Sheesha Residency

              Zabarwan Colony, Main Road, Brein Nishat, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Nishat-Shalimar, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Mughal Gardens and within 3 miles (5 km) of Botanical Garden and Royal Springs Golf Course. Chashma Shahi Garden and Shalimar Bagh are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                OYO 23045 Ronak Homestay
                OYO 23045 Ronak Homestay

                OYO 23045 Ronak Homestay

                1 Mrra-126B Chembumukku Edappally, Srinagar
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Nishat-Shalimar, this guesthouse is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mughal Gardens, Botanical Garden and Royal Springs Golf Course. Chashma Shahi Garden is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.