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Srinagar Travel Guide


Dal Lake“The heart of the Kashmir Valley, Srinagar, still preserve the imprints of the Mughals and the legacy of the British can be seen in the luxurious houseboats.”

“If there is a heaven on earth, it's here, it's here, it's here” - exclaimed, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir on his first visit to this place.

Srinagar, the pride of the beautiful valley of Kashmir is famous for its lakes, gardens and the charming rows of houseboats floating on them and so is named as the paradise on earth. Known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts, kashmiri clothes and dry fruits it is surrounded by five districts. To the northern side it is flanked by Kargil, in the South by Pulwama, and in the north-west by Budgam.

Location - Srinagar is located in the western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the northern region of India.
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Srinagar is at a distance of about 295 kilometres from Jammu.

Climate - Summer temperature ranges between 29.5 °C to 10.6 °C ,while it is too cold in the winters with temperature remaining between 7.3 °C to -1.9 °C. The Best time to visit this Godly beauty is around April to June.

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Srinagar has the distinction of having a unique cultural blend, making it different from the rest of the country, not only from the cultural front, but from geography, demography, ethics and social entities, which forms a distinct spectrum of diversity. With its beautiful picturesque Himalayan backdrop, glittering lakes, the crowning glory of hill stations Srinagar is preferred most for its luring houseboats, shikaras and the grandeur of Mughal Gardens, besides it breathtaking and eye-soothing natural beauty.


Travel Attractions of Srinagar
The Dal Lake - The Dal Lake is not only unique for its beauty but also for its pulsating surroundings, since it sustains a life on waters not found anywhere else in the world. Most houseboats on the Dal Lake are situated in long straggling rows on the bank of the lake and can be accessed directly from the land without the help of shikaras. The houseboat and Shikara communities have lived for centuries on the Dal, and every possible thing is found nearby the houseboats itself including doctors, tailors, bakers in tiny wooden shops on the lake. The picturesque lotus flowers and gardens adds to their mystic beauty of Srinagar.

Mughal Gardens - The mughal emperors planted gardens to feel the presence of heavenly bliss in this place. Chesmansahi is the first mughal gardens with a stupendous layout and magnificent view. It has three terrace in addition to a natural spring of water enclosed in a stone pavilion.
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Nishar garden built by Empress Nur Jahan’s Brother Asaf Khan has several terraces and a central water course which gives a wonderful sight between the Dal and the Zabarwan Hills. The third one the Shalimar was planted by Jehangir and was shaded by magnificent chinar trees with paint box bright flower beds..
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Nearby Attractions
Srinagar is also a convenient base for trips to Gulmarg and Pahalgam. Gulmarg offers fine trout fishing, and enjoys the distinction of having the highest golf course in the world. An wonderful views of Nanga Parbat, one of the highest mountains in the world can be experienced from there. It is the starting point for treks into the hills and mountains. Pahalgam, yet another popular hill resort is the base for pilgrimages to the sacred Amarnath. Other adventure destination are the Dachigam National Park, the exquisite Nagin Lake close to the Dal Lake and the Hazratbal Shrine, the holiest Muslim shrine in the country.


How to Reach Srinagar
By Air - Srinagar has its own airport.
By Rail - The nearest railway station to Srinagar is Jammu, which is about 300 kilometres away.
By Roads - National Highway 1-A, connecting Srinagar with Jammu, and is a good, all-weather road with several sharp inclines and steep bends.

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