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Hill Station - Srinagar

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shrinagar houseboatKashmir's most well known city, Srinagar, stands by the clear waters of the Dal Lake, and the rushing Jhelum. Srinagar is called the city of lakes, which has facinated tourist's from centuries, with its beautiful picturesque Himalayan backdrop, glittering lakes that are surrounded by houseboats and Shikaras and the grandeur of Mughal architectural. Srinagar is abounded by the beauty of Himalayas and nature.

Situated on the bank of Jhelum, Srinagar is a treasure trove of beauty and it will be a pleasure for many travellers to explore the bounteous beauty of the city. The major beauty of this city are its waterfalls and gardens which were made by the Mughal emperors. Snow capped mountains, chinar trees and beautiful valleys give a spectacular view to the city.

Tourist attractions in Srinagar

The valley of Kashmir, in which Srinagar is located, is also referred to as being a heaven on earth. There are a number of tourist places in and around Srinagar.

We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots in Srinagar:

Dal Lake : Dal Lake is famous not only for its beauty but also for its vibrance. The lake is connected to number of lakes . Dal Lake is well known for its Shikaras or houseboats. Dal Lake is the largest lake of Srinagar and host number of houseboats followed by the Nageen and Jhelum. The lake also offers facilities for kayaking, angling and water surfing.

Nagin Lake : This small and beautiful blue lake is known also known as the “Jewel in the Ring” which is generally considered as a separate lake is divided from Dal lake only by a causeway. The causeways are mostly suitable for walkers and bicycles only so they make a very pleasant way of seeing the lake without having to worry about traffic or Shikaras.

Mughal Gardens : Kashmir was one of the favorite haunt of Mughal emperors. Mughal Gardens are generally cool and refreshing. There are several well laid out gardens designed in Mughal Style. These gorgeous green gardens attracts tourists on a large scale for their numerous flowering plant species and water fountains running down its centre.

Shankaracharya Hill : Rising up behind the boulevard, beside Dal Lake, the hill was once known as Takht-i-Sulaiman, the throne of Solomon. The philosopher Shankaracharya stayed at this place when he visited Kashmir ten centuries ago to revive "Sanatan Dharma".

Hazratbal Mosque : The most important Muslim shrine of Kashmir, that commands the reverence of the people beyond measure, is undoubtedly the Hazratbal Shrine, which is situated on the left bank of the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar. This unmatched reverence is anchored in the love and respect for the Prophet.

Shalimar Bagh : This garden was setup by Mughal emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan, in 1616.. Later the garden was extended by Shah Jahan.

Chashmashahi : Also known as Royal Spring, this garden was laid by emperor Shah Jahan in 1632.
It is the smallest of all the Mughal gardens at Srinagar. The garden is known for its natural spring, with its water having a property of digestion.
Kheer Bhawani Temple - 27 km from Srinagar, there exists a sacred spring at Tula Mula village, symbolising goddess Ragnya Devi. On the eighth day of the full moon in the month of May, devotees fast and gather here, offering milk and Kheer (A rice and milk preparation) to the sacred spring, hence the name 'Kheer Bhawani'. It is believed that on this day the goddess changes the colour of the spring water. What is fascinating about the spring is the fact that it turns black to warn of some danger at hand.

Hotels in Srinagar

Srinagar offers accommodation options ranging from luxury Hotels and hill resorts in Srinagar and medium-priced Economy hotels in Srinagar, we offer you the right kind of accommodation for you and your family visiting Srinagar for a summer retreat, honeymoon travel to Srinagar, a family vacation in Srinagar...

Best time to visit Srinagar

The hill station experiences an temperate weather throughout the year with heavy snowfall during winters especially between the months of December to February. The hill resort enjoys mild climate in the summer months from April to June.
The ideal time to visit Srinagar is between June to early November and December to February.

How to reach Srinagar:

By Air : The Srinagar Airport is connected to Delhi, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jammu and Leh by regular flights.

By Rail : There is broad guage railway line upto Kalka and thereafter narrow guage line upto Shimla 90 km. ) with 103 tunnels, rail journey to shimla takes 4 hours.

By Road : Almost each and every part of the state is linked by roads. It is conveniently approachable by taxi, self driven car, bus and coach from Delhi and Chandigarh.



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