Srinagar, the city of lakes, is situated in the heart of Kashmir Valley.
The peculiar beauty of this valley attracts thousands of tourists from all
over the world. The city of Srinagar has been a gateway to some of the most
beautiful and most scenic places of India. It's erratic water ways, unique
house boats, the blooming gardens, water-sport activities and beautiful
resorts will fascinate you, to be a part of Kashmir forever. The Himalayan
backdrop and shimmering lakes of Srinagar attracted the Chinese, the Mughals
and then the British. The Shikaras and the grandiose Mughal architecture of
the monuments and temples will hook you to this paradise forever.
Quick Facts Location : In Kashmir Valley Area : 105 sq km Trip Highlights : House Boats and Mughal Gardens Ideal time to visit : Throughout the Year Languages : Kashmir, Urdu, English and Hindi STD Code : 194 Climate : Summer (Max - 29.5ºC) & Winter (Max - 7.3ºC) Best Time To visit : Throughout the year
Srinagar Air/Rail/Road Links
Srinagar is linked with delhi through Jammu. It is
also connected to Leh, Chandigarh, Mumbai and Bangalore.
Railway Station :
The nearest railway station is at Udhampur which is
located 230 kms away.
Bus Station :
Srinagar is linked by roads to Jammu, Chandigarh,
Sonmarg, Pehalgaon, Delhi etc. The main bus stand is at Lal Chowk.
see in Srinagar
Built by Jahangir for his beloved wife Nurjahan, These gardens are situated
in front of Dal Lake and have four terraces, rising one above the other.
It is peculiar kind of lake, which cannot be viewed anywhere else than
Srinagar. The waters of this lake are cool from mid-May to mid-September.
Shikaras can be hired from any point called as 'Ghats'
It is a prominent religious place and attracts thousands of tourists
throughout the year. It commands a magnificent panoramic view of the lake
city Srinagar. You have to climb 243 steps to reach the temple. Is is
dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Situated on the banks of Dal Lake, this lake offers a magnificent view of
the entire area around it. It was a creation of Atif Khan, brother of Nur
Jahan in 1633 AD.
Centres in Srinagar
Srinagar holds everything from small trinkets to rich handicrafts. The city
specializes in woven embroidered shawls, Kashmir handicrafts, jewellery
boxes, mirror items, carved furniture and many other accessories. You can
have a gala time shopping from-