Less formal and not quite as busy as many of the much older Mughal gardens, the Botanical Gardens do still have some well-maintained...
Thickly forested Shankaracharya Hill is topped by a small Shiva temple, Shankaracharya Mandir , built from hefty blocks of visibly...
On top of thickly forested Shankaracharya Hill, this small Shiva temple is built from hefty blocks of visibly ancient grey stone....
Rare takeaway outlets for alcoholic beverages.
Next to the Heemal Hotel Complex, Shamiana is a popular stop for authentic Kashmiri food. You can hop off the first row houseboats or a...
Pari Mahal information
Pari Mahal (literally 'Palace of the Fairies') is a 17th-century folly of arched niches and stone walls set high above the lakeshore with great views. The multi-level terraced ensemble looks most intriguing viewed from afar when floodlit at night. By day, the long, steep autorickshaw ride is worthwhile more for the lake views than for the gardens themselves. Bring ID for police checks en-route.