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Private Tour: Full-Day Old Srinagar Walking Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: India, Srinagar, Srinagar
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Overview

Explore the diverse heritage of Srinagar on this 8-hour tour of architecture, handicraft, and culture. Visit Old Srinagar and the banks of the Jhelum river, learning about the bazaars and architecture along the way.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Fully narrated tour


What You Can Expect

Srinagar was developed along the banks of the Jhelum River, and has held up as a place of historical and cultural significance. On this full-day walking tour you'll learn about the history and sights of the old city. 

After spending time at the river, visit Khanqah of Shah-i-Hamadan, a mosque built in the 14th century in honor of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, who came to Kashmir with 700 Sayyids in 1372 AD. Continue on to Pather Masjid, the mosque built by Noor Jahan in 1623 AD, and take photos of its nine horizontally constructed arches.

Next, visit the Maharaj Gunj Spice Bazaar, a famous market and the area's main commercial hub. Here you can browse the stalls and purchase souvenirs like handcrafted Pashmina shawls, paper goods, carpets, wood carvings and engraved metal. 

After the market, visit the tomb of Zain-ul-Abidin's mother, an octagonal dome constructed in 1465 AD. You'll also visit Jamia Masjid, a mosque built by Sultan Sikandar in 1400 AD. The beautiful Indo-Saracenic architecture is surrounded by a magnificent courtyard and 370 wooden pillars fashioned from the trunk of a single deodar tree. 

Up next is the Naqshband Sahab, a shrine of the 17th-century consisting of alternating layers of wood and brick, to mitigate the impact of earthquakes. You will also see the Madin Sahab shrine, one of the most attractive tombs in Srinagar embellished with glossy tiles in 15th century Kashmiri style. You'll also visit Ali Masjid, the ancient shrine of Imam Bargah in Hasanabad, the Imambara, and Hari Parbat Fort, where you can take in sweeping views of Srinagar below.

After the tour, you will be dropped back off to your hotel in Srinagar.

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver and transportation to and from attractions
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Soft drinks / Tea .

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Your Hotel in Srinagar

Departure Time

9:00am

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Duration

8 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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