A brief about Srinagar
Srinagar has a spellbinding culture. The people in this town are really generous and nice. History, dress, language, food, and music all contribute to the greatness and uniqueness of Srinagar's culture. Especially in arts and crafts, one can see the highest respect and appreciation for living culture.
From the locals, discover the authentic and never-seen-before Srinagar in the form of love and compassion. The people of Srinagar think of you as their own and even accompany you to the City’s neighborhood without missing anything.
Apart from that, the people have a long-standing tradition of drying vegetables in the summer and storing them for use in the winter when severe snowfall closes the main routes to Kashmir. Sun-dried vegetables unique to this region include 'Aale Hatche' (dried bottle gourd), 'Wangan Hatche' (dried brinjal), 'Ruwangan Hatche' (dried tomatoes), 'Gogji Aare' (dried turnip), 'Haech Palak' (dried spinach), and fresh 'Nadir' (lotus stem). A must-try for tourists visiting the area.
In bread, Shirmal, Kulcha, Kander Cheochwoer, and Bakirkhani taste delicious when taken with a cup of salt tea, Nun Chai or saffron, and Gulkand (dried rose petals) stuffed Kahwa.
Aside from these, some of Srinagar's rural areas are known for growing organic strawberries, cherries, walnuts, almonds, apples, pears, and kiwis. Srinagar is also known for its local fast-food culture, which includes dishes such as 'Nader Monje' (sliced lotus stem fried in gram flour), 'Alwe Pakode' (sliced potatoes fried in gram flour), and others.
Traditional women's clothing, such as Pheran with tilla embroidery, are embellished with lifelike floral patterns and stitching. In the winter, men wear Pheran to keep warm when the temperature drops below freezing.
Srinagar's craftsmen are noted for weaving Pashmina shawls, Kashmiri carpets and rugs, chain-stitch embroidery, walnut-wood carving, papier-mache, copper work, and Sozni (needle) work, among other things. So significant were these artisans' creations that various interiors in Srinagar are named after their professions and are famed as Bandook Khar Mohalla, Sazgaripora, Naqashpora, Zainakadal, Bohri Kadal, etc. Thus, the local architecture is a fascinating fusion of handicrafts, architecture, and designs that results in distinct aesthetics.