Srinagar Overview


"Heaven of earth"


Srinagar Overview


Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Kashmir, which is the name of Venus of the whole country and Venice of the East. Located on the banks of the Jhelum River, beautiful lakes, a city with great historical, religious and archaeological significance, Srinagar caters on every type of tourism and is a favorite destination of tourists. Srinagar is mainly composed of two words, Mr. and Nagar. Shree means money and city ie city. The city of wealth implies that there is no dearth of any kind, complete in every way.

This city is a beautiful historical, religious and beautiful architectural destination. There are many historical buildings here and old religious sites, the tales of Srinagar's wealthy and prosperous times. Burjholm is an important historical place on which Neolithic had occupied between 3000 to 1500 BC. All the artifacts received during excavation have been kept here at present in Shri Pratap Singh (SPS) Museum, Srinagar.





Best Time To Visit Srinagar


Srinagar in Summer (Apr-Sep)

In Srinagar, summer season remains from April to September. The weather here is pleasant in summer. During the day the temperature reaches 33 C and at 10 C in the night. The tourists like to visit Srinagar in a large number of summer months. The natural beauty here attracts the heart of tourists. Here the lakes and gardens seduce the tourists all the time.


Srinagar in Winter (Oct-Mar)

Winter season is in Srinagar from October to March. During this time, it remains extremely cold. The temperature reaches zero. The maximum temperature in winter is up to 15 degrees Celsius. Tourists come here to take part in snowballing here. If there is heavy snow in the hills, its mountains and peaks are covered with white sheet.



How To Reach Srinagar


1). By Flight

Airport of Srinagar is known as Sheikh-ul-Alam Airport, which is 14 km from the city. Is located at a distance. This airport is a national airport connected to many cities and states of the country like Mumbai, Delhi, Shimla and Chandigarh. A taxi outside the airport will give you reasonable access to the city or to the hotel. Tourists from abroad come to Delhi's Indira Gandhi Airport and from there 876 km Travel to Srinagar and travel to Srinagar.


2). By Road

Nearby tourist can travel to Srinagar from buses. Many buses are run by the state government through the hill paths of Leh, which will give you an opportunity to see every aspect of nature. However, there are many buses for Srinagar from places like Delhi, Jammu, Pahalgam and Leh, which will facilitate tourists to Srinagar comfortably.


3). By Train

To reach Srinagar, the Jammu railway station is the nearest railway station, which is 290 km away. Is located at a distance. This railway station is well connected to many major cities of the country like Bangalore, Chennai, Trivandrum and others. Visitors can also hire private taxi for Srinagar from railway station.




Top Places in Srinagar


1). Dal Lake, Srinagar

Dul Lake is popular in Srinagar by the name of 'Jewel of Srinagar' or Kashmir's crown. Dal Lake is the second largest lake in Kashmir. This picturesque lake is 26 square kilometers. Is spread over a large area of the area which is main center of tourist attraction in Srinagar. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this lake is well known for Shikara, that is, wooden boat and houseboat. Houseboats are lovely walks of Lake Dal Lake, while Shikara gets ride to Dul Lake and Houseboat.



2). Nishat Bagh, Srinagar

Nishat Bagh is located on the eastern side of Dal Lake, which was built by Hasan Asaf Khan in 1633, father of Mumtaz Mahal and brother of Noor Jahan. Nishat Bagh means the garden of happiness. In this garden, rare species of flowers, the trees of the chinar and the cypress are also found. This Mughal Gardens is the largest terraced garden in the area. The garden is quite famous because of its beautiful fountains, large lawns and beautiful flowers.



3). Shalimar Garden, Srinagar

Shalimar Garden, 15 km from Srinagar It is situated far away which is the most popular of all the Mughal Gardens of this city. Shalimar means the word - the smell of love. This garden is also known as Shalimar Bagh, Faiz Bakhsh, Garden of Char Minar and Farah Baksh. This garden was built by Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1619 AD for his Begum Noor. The garden has been divided into three stairs for different sponsorships. The exterior garden of Diwan-A-Mango, Beach Garden was part of the Dewan-A-Special or the Emperor's Garden and the topmost garden part was reserved for royal women.



4). Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, Srinagar

Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, 8 km from Srinagar city Is located at a distance. The Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden situated on the peaks of the mountainous hills alongs the banks of Dul Lack is very attractive and captivating. Tulip ceremonies are run every year for 7 days,in which tulips are seen more than 70 varieties. This garden is a beauiful garden of many gardens in Srinagar.



5). Hazratbal Mosque, Srinagar

Hazratbal Mosque, situated on the western side of Dal Lake, is an important religious place for the Muslims. This mosque is known by many names like - Dinadan - As - Sunny, Asar - A - Sharif, and Dargah Sharif. The mosque is made of white marble and in the view of the Ho-Bu-Hoo it looks like the background of the series of Himalaya Mountains. The architecture of this mosque is the perfect mix of Mughal and Kashmiri architectural styles, this mosque was constructed in the 17th century, which is clearly seen in the architecture of the mosque. The meaning of the word hajrat in it means holy or majestic and hair, in a Kashmiri language, a place or enclose space means the presence.



6). Nagin Lake, Srinagar

In the Nagin Lack area of Srinagar, the jewel is quite famous in the name of the ring, surrounded by trees all around. This Lack is separated from Lack Dal by a thin bridge. Many shikars and houseboats are floating in the, which are majaor attration from all tourists visiting here.





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