Dal lake, named the "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir" or "Srinagar's Jewel" is just around the venue. The lake has a shore line of about 15.5 kilometres (9.6 mi) and is encompassed by a boulevard lined with Mughal era gardens, parks, houseboats and hotels. Scenic views of the lake can be witnessed from the shore line Mughal gardens such as Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Jahangir and from houseboats cruising along the lake in the colourful shikaras. During the winter season, the temperature sometimes reaches −11 °C (12 °F), freezing the lake but in the month of may the blossoming gardens around the lake give mesmersing shadows in the back drop of the lake. Dachigham National Park, Royal Spring Golf Course famous Shankaracharya temple are at stone’s throw of the venue.
Gulmarg situated at an altitude of 2730 meters above sea level is 40 km from the venue.The meadow is known for snow-clad peaks and the lovely landscapes and is the Asia's only heli-skiing resort. There are immense beauty and adventure activities that make Gulmarg much more than a cool hill resort. It is a convenient base for treks to the Himalayas and also offers various winter sports facilities to the tourivsts. Gulmarg in the month of may is pleasant due to left over the snow as well as new greeners of the meadow. The Gandolla has two stages and gives a thrilling experiences.
In the vicinity of SKICC there are number of beautiful mughal gardens such as Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Harwan Bagh, Tulip Garden, Chesmashahi and Botanical Gardenhost the maximum,The terrace gardens of Shalimar Bagh and Nishat Bagh offer a magnificent view mountain range and the scenes of Shikaras, House Boats, Char Chinari, Hazratbal Shrine etc. in the dal lake. In the month of May most of these Gardens have full blown blossom, although Tulips of the famous Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden are on the decline. Badamwari ( Almond Blossom) which is the most important attraction in the month of May is 5kms away from the venue.
Sonamarg gives rise to The Three Sisters (Kashmir). In its vicinity lies the great Himalayan glaciers of Kashmir Valley namely Kolhoi Glacier and Machoi Glacier with some peaks of above 5000 meters: Sirbal Peak, Kolhoi Peak, Amarnath Peak and Machoi Peak. Sonamarg an alpine valley is situated at the bank of Nallah Sindh, 87 km north-east from Srinagar, it is a popular tourist destination, nestled with in the imposing Himalayan peaks. It lies at an altitude of 2800 metres above sea level. The drive to Sonamarg is through yet another spectacular facet of country side in Kashmir, this time it is the Nallah Sindh, the largest tributary of the Jehlum River in the valley of Kashmir. It is upwards of sixty miles long valley and deep rock-girt gorge to open grassy meadow land and village-dotted slopes.
Pahalgam located in the southern part of the valley is about 90 km (90 minute drive) from the venue. The Betab Valley, Aaro, Chandanwari are the most attractive destinations here. It is also enroute to Amarnathji shrine and is crossed by the Lidder River. In the month of May Phalgam is the most attractive tourist destination owing to the pleasant and cool breeze emnating from the dense forests. Phalgam has also world class sixteen hole Golf course and a tourist reception center.
Located on the banks of picturesque world famous "DAL" Lake, SKICC is a state managed convention centre of international standards, within easy access from the Srinagar International Airport & central city of Srinagar. It is a multifunctional venue with variety of conference halls & exhibition spaces with number of conference halls & exhibition lawns. SKICC is equipped with modern documentation audiovisual facilities and broadband internet connectivity. The auditorium (Plenary Hall) is its main attraction which has simultaneous interpretation facility into six languages supported by Line array audio systems.