Sri Pratap Singh Museum


It's worth visiting this richly endowed historical museum for its fine 7th-century Buddhist statues, Mughal paper mache work, 4th-century tiles from the Buddhist site of Harwan, plus the normal weaponry and traditional Kashmiri costumes. The upper-floor halls of the new building were still being assembled during our visit.

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Nearby Srinagar attractions

1. Bund

0.13 MILES

A few colonial-era half-timbered buildings remain along the northern towpath of the Jhelum River. The most splendid example is the former British…

2. Khanqah Shah-i-Hamadan


This distinctively spired 1730s Muslim pilgrim hall is Srinagar’s most beautiful mosque. It was constructed without any nails, and both frontage and…

3. Pather Mosque

1.75 MILES

Unlike most typical Kashmiri wooden spired mosques, Pather Masjid is a heavy Mughal stone structure, built by Nur Jahan in 1623. The road-facing side is…

4. Pir Dastgir Sahib

1.78 MILES

This large, popular Sufi shrine was ravaged by fire in 2012 but the colourful paper mache interior work for which it was renowned has been restored. The…

5. First Row Houseboats


For guests, the first-row houseboats can prove noisy and lacking in privacy. However, as an attraction they collectively form Srinagar's signature image.

6. Mirzabagh Veg Boat Dock

1.82 MILES

Much of Srinagar's fresh produce is brought in from 'floating gardens' and landed at this tiny dock, making for photogenic scenes.

7. Rozabal

1.86 MILES

At the north end of the triangular patch of grass near the Sufi shrine of Pir Dastgir Sahib is a small, green shrine known as Rozabal. A highly…

8. Badshah Tomb

1.92 MILES

Looking more Byzantine than Kashmiri, the multidomed 15th-century brick tomb of King Zeinalabdin’s mother was built on the plinth of a much older former…