Truly Local Homestay-Srinagar

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Truly Local Homestay – Srinagar

With its heavenly vistas and rich culture, Srinagar, the capital city of Kashmir is a not-to-miss destination. Located in a peaceful and quiet neighborhood of Srinagar this lovely homestay is at a walking distance from the Mughal gardens – around 1 km from Shalimar bagh and 2 km Nishat bagh and 2 kms from the Dal lake. It is surrounded by lush greenery and you might find yourself mesmerized by the scenic and serene Zabarwan Hills that are in the backdrop. The internet connectivity is amazing for working from home. 

There are 6 spacious and comfortable rooms, all with attached bathrooms. Surrounded by an apple orchards, the house is furnished in Kashmiri style and is equipped with all modern amenities.  During winter they provide electric blanket as well.  There is a lush green lawn with lots of colorful flowers in it. They also have kitchen garden where they harvest potato, saag, onion, tomato, beans, carrot etc. fresh vegetables that are used to cook your meals.

Location: 1km from Shalimar Bagh
No. of Rooms: 6, Total Capacity: 18

How to Reach

Srinagar Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 22 km, and Srinagar Railway Station is around 23 km away. You can hire a taxi or an auto from the airport and the station to reach the homestay.


Classic Room: 1600/-
Extra Person: 500/-
Complimentary: Breakfast 

Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays

Child Policy
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (Extra bed provided)

What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.


Internet • Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Toiletries • Library • Bonfire • Barbeque • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)  


Simple home cooked meals are served that are prepared with love from the homegrown vegetables. Breakfast options are – aloo paratha, bread -omelette, butter toast, tea/ coffee, maggie etc. Meals include seasonal vegetables, daal cooked in local style, rajma, Saag, Kashmiri chicken or mutton with rice and roti.  


Bird Watching • Reading • Star Gazing • Hiking • Shopping • Forest Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Cycling • Boating • Adventure Sports

Local Attractions

Shalimar Bagh (1km) • Nishant Garden (2.5km) • Dal lake (5km) • Tulip Garden (6km) • Char Chinar (6km) • Nehru Garden (7km) • Nigeen Lake (7km) • Chashme Shahi (8km) • Ropeway (10km) • Pari Mahal (10km) • Makhdoom Sahib (11km) • Astanmarg View Point (11km) • Badam Wari Path (11km)• Shankaracharya Temple (14km) 


Kheer Bhawani Temple (19km) • Badgam (26km) • Doodhpathri (55km) • Baramulla (63km) • Yousmarg (58km) • Gulmarg (62km) • Baramulla (63km) • Anantnag (64km) • Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary (64km) • Sonamarg (75km) • Pahalgam (95km) 

Treks: Mamneth Trek • Marchoi Valley Trek • Naranag Gangabal Trek • Wasturwan Trek

Know Your Host

Musadiq Alam will host you along with his gracious parents. The family is kind, helpful and hospitable. Before starting the homestay Musadiq was in line production and was a national TV presenter. He also wrote 3 books on research and poetry in Kashmiri. His father Mohd Sultan is wonderful human being and has retired from SKUAST Kashmir. Musadiq’s mother takes care of the kitchen and cooks herself for the guests. Be here to experience Kashmiriyat at its best. The family can also help you with organising guided tours and getting permissions where ever required.

You may like to check more Homestays in Kashmir

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