W H A T ‘ S I T L I K E ? –
Srinagar is a bustling yet laid back city in Northern India. The locals are genuine, hospitable, and interested in getting to know you. They want more visitors so they treat the ones they do have with the upmost respect and kindness in hopes that you will spread positive word to other travelers.
The city is made mostly of cement and metal. You will hear constant beeping and see men and women dressed in traditional loose-fitting kaftans and pants. Most locals are Muslim. You will see some women draped from head (including veils over the eyes) to ankles in black shawls. There are also women who expose their hair, but legs and shoulders are always concealed with loose-fitting clothing.
Around the city, you will see mostly men going about their business as women primarily stay inside the house cooking, taking care of the family, and working hard. Still, women are free to roam the streets alone.
Locals remain close to their traditions and, as a result, you feel its authenticity and old-world charm.