If you’re a tree or plant enthusiast, the Botanical Gardens in Srinagar is the place to be. I’m not sure how extensive the collection of trees there are, but I came across trees and plants in all sorts of shapes and sizes that I’d never seen back home, in sunny Singapore.
These trees come in unique crown-shapes while some have long branches hanging down, it’s a sight to behold. There’s a lake in the Gardens too, and boats are available for rent. Given the cold in winter, a lone sampan had been left by the side of the lake. If you’re into photo-taking of plants and trees, do head on down. It’s a 5-8 minute drive away from Chashma Shahi.