Srinagar is a resort for the tourist who can experience,
at first hand, the peculiar beauty of the valley that has
attracted the Chinese, the Mughals and the British to it.Its
waterways with their own quaint lifestyle, the unique
Houseboat, the blossoming gardens, water sports activities,
shopping for lovingly handcrafted souvenirs and the nearby
resorts make it a cherished spot among those looking for a
Getting there :
By Air : Srinagar is well connected by air with Delhi.
There is a daily flight to Delhi via Jammu by Indian airlines.
There are weekly flights operated by Indian Airlines for Leh
By Rail : Srinagar does not have a railway station and
the nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi, which is 305 km from
By Road : Srinagar is well connected by road to
important places like Chandigarh (630 km), Delhi (876 km),
Jammu (298 km), Leh, Kargil, Gulmarg, Sonamarg, and Pahalgam.
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Magic of the house boats :
Srinagar's largest lake, the Dal, has the maximum
number of houseboats, a unique feature of Srinagar. These
houseboats are accessible by smaller boats called shikaras.
The most amazing feature of staying in a houseboat is that you
can shop while staying in the boat, as tiny wooded shops on
shikaras carrying vegetables and fruits, flowers, tailors,
doctors, bakers, etc. keep calling.
Attractions of the town :
The valley of Kashmir : in which Srinagar is located,
is also referred to as being a heaven on earth. The Mughal
emperor Jehangir was so captivated by the beauty of this
valley that he exclaimed "Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin
asto, hamin asto, hamin asto" (If there is a heaven on earth,
it's here, it's here, it's here). There are a number of
tourist places in and around Srinagar.
The Dal Lake : is an important tourist attraction of
Srinagar. It is located on the eastern end of the city. The
Dal Lake comprises of a series of lakes, including the Nagin
Lake some 8 km from the city center. One can enjoy the
panoramic view of the mountains surrounding Srinagar from this
lake. Travelers can enjoy taking a ride on traditional
Kashmiri boats or the Shikaras to explore the intricate maze
of waterways of this lake.
The other major attractions of Srinagar city are the well laid
out Mughal styled gardens.
The Shalimar Bagh and the Nishat Bagh : are beautiful
gardens located to the far eastern side of the Dal Lake. One
can take a stroll amongst these green and attractive gardens
and enjoy the waterworks within them.
The temple of Shankaracharya : is another important
place to visit in Srinagar. Jaluka, the son of emperor Ashoka,
built it in the 3rd century BC.