Car Rentals in Srinagar

To truly experience the heavenly beauty of Srinagar, opt for a convenient Srinagar car rental service offered by Thrillophilia with our Kashmir packages. Explore this floral paradise, adorned with Chinar and pine trees, bountiful walnuts and almonds, scenic shikaras, and stunning lakes. Navigating through Srinagar's picturesque lanes and spots by driving brings immeasurable joy, allowing you to savor the enchanting landscapes at your own pace and create lasting memories of your Kashmir journey. Nature in Jammu and Kashmir enthralls and seduces you in its own way, and Srinagar as a city, offers lovely sightseeing destinations in and around it. So what are you waiting for, choose your ride and embrace yourself for the most mesmerizing trip. 

If you're a fan of witnessing crimson sunsets, snow-capped peaks, and mighty green trees, Srinagar is the best place for it. All you’ve got to do is book a self drive car rental in Srinagar and explore the beauty around you. There are lovely lakes like Dal, Nigeen and Anchar Lakes, places of worship that preserve architectural brilliance and signify the importance of Kashmir’s history in all its glory. You can indulge in activities like hiking, skiing, horse-riding, camping, boating, or just choose a peaceful stay in one of the wooden houseboats of Srinagar. There’s a lot for you to unravel in Kashmir, so just keep your eyes open and the car’s tank filled!

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Which are the best cars available for rent in Srinagar?

1. Tata Indigo: This spacious car is fuel efficient, hence offers great mileage. Tata Indigo has tough exteriors and useful interiors, which makes any road trip or long drive smooth. Enjoy the scenic views while driving through the streets of Srinagar, or going beyond it. 

2. Toyota Etios: This is one of the best cars for road trips. The wider space at the back offers great legroom. The engine is powerful and the car offers good mileage too. It's a total win-win if you want to drive around in luxury.

3. Honda Amaze: Because of its great suspension, this car makes any bumpy ride smooth. You get a wider legroom, which makes the journey comfortable. Just put on your favorite playlist and enjoy the views your roads have to offer. 

4. Swift Dzire: This one’s a great compact sedan car. It has a smooth engine and offers decent mileage. Swift Dzire’s got a smart play studio system as well, so entertainment during your long drive with family or friends is guaranteed. 

5. Toyota Innova: This 7-seater car is great for bigger groups or fams. It's got a great cooling system, a powerful engine, and a decent mileage. Opt for it if you’re looking for a self drive car rental in Srinagar for a bigger group. But do not try off-roading in this car. 

6. Toyota Fortuner: Again, Fortuner has an extremely powerful engine, and works in any road conditions. Suitable for larger groups, this 7-seater beautiful beast is quite a vision. It's got a smooth steering as well. So enjoy the ride and leave it all to the car.

What is the price for renting a car in Srinagar?

Looking for a self drive car rental in Srinagar to rent a car but worried about the price, the cost depends on the number of kilometres and hours you are covering, as well as the model of the car you’re taking on rent. 

- Tata Indigo: INR 1,500 onward per day
- Toyota Etios: INR 1,600 onward per day
- Honda Amaze: INR 1,600 onward per day
- Swift Dzire: INR 1,600 onward per day
- Toyota Innova: INR 2,000 onward per day
- Toyota Fortuner: INR 6,500 onward per day

What are the general terms and conditions for renting a car in Srinagar?

While you’re picking your car from a Srinagar car rental service provider, make sure that you adhere to the general terms and conditions:

1. Driving License: When going for self drive car rental in Srinagar, first and foremost, you need to have a driver’s license to be able to drive a car. The license should have a valid name and mobile number, and should be at least one year old before taking the car on rent. You have to submit a copy of your license with the self drive car rental in Srinagar either before or on the day of usage. 
2. Security Deposit: Pay a security deposit of the probable rental cost of the car. The amount depends on the size and model of the car you are taking on rent. Some Srinagar car rental may not take a deposit, but instead ask for an original copy of your general ID proof. It truly depends on which company you’re renting a car from. 
3. Handle With Care: Make sure that the car you hire is handled safely, and there are no scratches or marks on any side of the body. Do not rash drive, or drink and drive. If by chance, you fail to keep the car in a good condition while riding it, the payment of the damage will have to be borne by you.

What documents will be required for renting a car in Srinagar?

Having a valid driving licence is one of the most important criteria for renting out a car in Srinagar. You must hold a valid driving license that is at least one-year old. Also a valid Aadhaar Card with your name and contact number or your Passport or a Voter ID card may be required.

What documents should I ask while renting a car?

Always check for the registration certificate, insurance and pollution certificate of the car you are renting out. You also need to verify if the road taxes are paid already by the company for the specific car.

What are the important things to remember when taking a car on rent?

- Make sure you have all your documents like driver’s license, aadhaar card and other IDs valid and handy. 
- You must verify documents like Insurance papers, PUC, Road tax papers.
- Make sure that payments are done via credible channels and modes. 
- When paying the security deposit, know all the terms and conditions beforehand. 
- Ask the car rental services in Srinagar for every minute detail like how many kilometres the car can cover , ezra fuel cost, etc. 
- Take photos of every side of the car from the inside and outside and if you notice any scratches, report it to the vendor immediately, before he ends up charging you for it.

Which is the best time to visit Srinagar?

Srinagar looks the best during summers. It isn’t too cold or too hot, and the pleasant weather makes local and nearby sightseeing experience a breeze. Mid-March to September is a great time to explore the valley. Visiting Srinagar during this time is a respite from the heat in other parts of India.

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Which are the best places to explore in Srinagar by rented cars?

1. Dal Lake: Known as the jewel of Srinagar, this lake is one of the most spellbinding places to see here. Enveloped with lofty hills, the lake has beautiful shikaras parked on its sides, a functional shikara market on the lake which is also called floating market- where hawkers sell Kashmiri handicrafts, saffron, and even basics like fruits and vegetables. Dal lake has pretty wooden houseboats for tourists to stay. 

Location: Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, 190025
Timing: 7AM to 8PM (all days of the week)

2. Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden: Lover of both history and nature? Visiting this Mughal garden is a must. Constructed by Mughal emperor Jehangir, for his wife Noor Jahan, this garden preserves the stunning craftsmanship of the Mughal workers. Wherever you’re staying in Srinagar, just opt for a Srinagar car rental service and drive down to this place. It overlooks Dal Lake, and the garden has lovely tall walnut and almond trees in the sprawling garden. 

Location: Chinar chowk, Shalimar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 191121
Timing: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM (all days of the week)

3. Dachigam National Park: Perched at a height of about 4,300 metres, this national park once upon a time housed 10 villages, which were displaced because of the creation of the park. To honor its memory, the park is called Dachigam, which in Kashmiri means 10 villages. It houses the Kashmiri stag or the red deer, and this park is the only place where you can spot them, in the whole country. You can also spot the Red Fox, Himalayan Weasel and more. 

Location: Near Harwan Mughal Garden, Dachigam Road, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 191202.
Timing: 8AM to 6PM (all days of the week)

4. Hari Parbat: For a spectacular view of the whole of Srinagar, ascending Hari Parbat is a great as well as thrilling idea. This mountain has several religious shrines, temples, gurudwaras and mosques. There’s a Hari Parbat fort on the summit that you cannot miss either. So if you’re a spiritual seeker, a history fanatic or just a lover of nature, bookmarking Hari Parbat is a great idea. 

Location: Nohata, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190003
Timing: 9:30AM to 5:30PM 

5. Char Chinar: Want to live the island life when in Srinagar? Head to Char Chinar, a mini island on the Dal Lake that's known for its mesmerizing views. The island is named after the Chinar trees that are placed on all four corners of the island. For jaw-dropping views of the lofty hills and the serene lake, visiting this island is ideal. 

Location: Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190001.
Timing: 6AM to 6PM 

6. Hazratbal Shrine: One of the most sacred Islamic tourist places in Srinagar, this shrine is proof of architectural brilliance in Kashmir. Initially built as a leisure house by one Sadiq Khan, this place was later converted into a place of worship and admiration. The major attraction of this shrine is a beard strand from Prophet Muhammad’s beard which is called Moi-e-Muqaddas, and it is presented to visitors only during special Islamic occasions. Drive down here in your favorite car picked fromSrinagar car rental, to witness historic and religious brilliance. 

Location: Hazratbal Rd, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190006
Timing: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM 

7. Aru Valley: This valley in Srinagar is both a paradise for nature lovers as well as a haven for adventure enthusiasts. You can indulge in a plethora of activities like camping, fishing, horse riding, as well as forms the base spot for popular hikes that lead to Sonamarg or the Kolahoi Glacier. Aru valley also makes for an ideal destination for ski lovers. 

Location: Anantnag District, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Timing: Open 24 hours

Which are the best places for weekend getaways near Srinagar?

1.Betab Valley: The picturesque views, a meandering Lidder river, and romantic climate makes Betaab valley worth a visit from Srinagar. The valley is inspired by and named after Sunny Deol’s hit film Betaab, and attracts thousands of tourists each day. If you’re a nature lover, photographer, or a couple seeking a romantic getaway, a long drive to Betaab Valley is ideal. You can also indulge in activities like horse riding, camping, or birdwatching here. Just take a self drive car rental in Srinagar and get-set-go! 

Best Time To Visit: October to June in Betaab Valley is pleasant for sightseeing. Avoid visiting it during monsoons, as the lakes there swell up easily. 
Distance From Srinagar: 96 kilometres (approximately)

2. Kokernag: Located in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, Kokernag is a beautiful hamlet in nature that is quite unexplored and offbeat. Its lush green gardens, fresh water springs, and trout farms makes it quite desirable amongst tourists. The Kokernag Botanical Garden is also the largest one in the State. You can just laze around here with your loved ones, admire nature’s beauty, and feel at peace with yourself. 

Best Time To Visit: Kokernag is a year-round destination, but July to September is ideal in case you want to avoid extreme winters. 
Distance From Srinagar: 84 kilometres (approximately)

3. Sonamarg: This beautiful hill station is enveloped with snow-capped peaks,and the beautiful view of the glaciers. Sonamarg is also popular because pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra also set base for camping in Sonamarg. When here, you can go for local hikes to the Machoi, Amarnath and Kolhoi peaks, you can visit passes like the Zojila Pass, or the Satsaran Pass, or simply enjoy river water rafting. Driving through beautiful roads that lead you to Sonamarg, in a self drive car rental in Srinagar, is a great boost to mental health! 

Best Time To Visit: Sonamarg is accessible throughout the year. However, April to October sees a pleasant and bearable climate. 
Distance From Srinagar: 79 kilometres (approximately)

4. Gulmarg: Known as the meadow of flowers, Gulmarg truly lives up to its name. People either flock here during summers, to witness the valley bloom with flowers, or during winters for skiing and snowboarding. You can take Gondola rides here, visit parks, gardens, churches, museums, lakes and so many more places. 

Best Time To Visit: Accessible throughout the year. Visit Gulmarg during winters if you love indulging in activities like skiing, and visit it in summers if sightseeing and admiring nature is on your mind. 
Distance From Srinagar: 47 kilometres (approximately)

5. Doodhpathri: Another breathtakingly beautiful hill station near Srinagar, Doodhpatri is as interesting a place as its name. With emerald green meadows, crystal clear riversides, and mighty pine trees, this place makes for an ideal destination to enjoy long and scenic drives in self drive car rental in Srinagar. Doodhpatri is also called the valley of milk, because some say that the rivers flow with gushing water at such force that it looks like milk is flowing in them instead of water. 

Best Time To Visit: May to September is pleasant for sightseeing, if you want to explore the greens. But if you want to witness snow, then December to February is ideal. 
Distance From Srinagar: 41 kilometres 

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