Char Chinar

About Char Chinar:

Char Chinar, also sometimes called Char Chinari, Ropa Lank, or Rupa Lank, is an island in Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Dal Lake includes 3 islands, 2 of which are marked with beautiful Chinar trees. The island located on the Lakut Dal is known as Roph Lank, is marked with the presence of majestic Chinar trees at the four corners, thus known as Char-Chinari.

The second Chinar Island, known as Sone Lank, is located on the Bod Dal, and over looks the holy shrine of Hazratbal. It is said that the oldest Chinar tree in Kashmir, around 700 years old, was planted by the Sufi Saint Syed Qasim Shah in Chattergam, in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. The tree grew to be 14.78 metres high. Chinar trees characteristically grow in Eastern Himalayas. There botanical name is Platanus orientalis.


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This garden located in the middle of lake, there isn't any special things and activity there.
Best Time to Visit: June, Summer, July, Monsoon
Location: srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Srinagar International Airport

The nearest airport is Srinagar International Airport. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Srinagar International Airport to Char Chinar is 18.2km approximately

Railway Station: Srinagar railway station

The nearest Railway Station is Srinagar railway station. We need to take an private vehicle and The nearest Bus Stand is the distance between Srinagar railway station to Char Chinar is 17.1 km

Bus Stand: Srinagar Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Srinagar Bus Stand. We need to take an private vehicle and  the distance between Srinagar Bus Stand to Char Chinar is 14.5 km

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