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Srinagar :

shikaraSrinagar is a city of great antiquity. This paradise vale reflects the moods of the changing seasons. Spring breathes life into a frozen world and the air is heady with the fragrance of a million flowers that bloom on trees, shrubs and creepers. Summer heightens the effect and autumn is poignant in its colours of warm introspection. Winter brings with it a blanket of snow. Sometimes the Dal Lake freezes and beneath a leaden sky, the aroma of roasted chestnuts, promise warmth and comfort.


City Of Lakes
Srinagar's lakes are the reason why the city receives so many tourists. Not just expanse of water, the lakes are filled with houseboats, villages, narrow water canals, lotus and vegetable gardens and houses and shops.

Life on the lakes, as witnessed from the confines of a Shikara, is unique. It is possible to book a Shikara for the whole day and sightsee Nishat Garden, Nasim Bagh, Hazratbal Mosque, Pathar Masjid and Shah Hamdan's Shrine, having a picnic lunch in the boat.


This mosque on the shores of the Dal Lake, houses one of the most sacred Muslim relics, a hair of Prophet Muhammad, brought here in 1700 AD by Khawaja Noor-ud-Din from Bijapur. On specific days in the year, it is shown to the faithful who gather in the courtyard.

The Mughal Gardens
The art of designing formal gardens which the Mughal (also spelt as Moghul) emperors expended such time and energy upon, reached its zenith in Kashmir. The Mughal gardens in Agra or Lahore may be very fine but only in Kashmir is the formal beauty of the gardens matched by the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. The gardens follow a standard pattern with a central channel carrying water through the descending terraces in a delightful series of cascades, falls and pools.

Shankaracharya Hill
A historic temple atop the hill on the site of the Takht-I-Suleiman, or throne of Solomon, provides a panoramic view of Srinagar's busy thoroughfares and shimmering blue lakes.

How to Get There 

The nearest airport is about 25 km away in Badgam district. There are daily direct flights from Delhi. One can also fly in from Jammu.

Rail : The nearest rail head is at Jammu, which is 300 kms away. Road Srinagar can be reached by road from Jammu. The hill resorts of Kud, Patnitop and Batote fall en route. The 2.5 km long Jawahar Tunnel allows road access to Srinagar even in the winter. This 293 km long journey passes through very picturesque landscape.

Srinagar Facts & Figures :


  105 sq kms


1,730 m.


Max Min


29.5 C 10.6 C


7.3 C -1.9 C


52.9 cms


930136 (2001 Census)


Light woollens.




Heavy woollens


Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, English

Best Season

Throughout the year, though the winter months can be quite cold



Hotels In Kashmir

Hotel Welcomgroup (Kashmir) || Hotel Broadway (Kashmir) || Hotel Centaur (Kashmir) || Hotel Shabnam (Kashmir) || Hotel Akbar (Kashmir) || Jammu Ashok || Grand Palace Inter.


Tourist Attractions (Kashmir)

Shankaracharya || Khir-bhavani || Hari Parbat || Jama Masjid || Nishat Bagh || Sun Temple || Pari Mahal || Pahalgam || Dachigam || Hazratbal || Dal Lake || Gulmarg


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