Srinagar – The Summer Capital of Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar is the largest city and The Summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir State. It is known as “Venice of the East” and located on the bank of Jhelum which is a branch of The Indus, Anchar and Dal Lake. Srinagar word is consolidated with two Sanskrit words SRI (Wealth) and NAGAR (Place) that means the city of wealth. The city Srinagar is popular for its houseboats, Mughal gardens and amazing Lakes as well as dried fruits and Traditional Handicraft.

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Place to Visit in Srinagar

In Srinagar, Mughal gardens are very famous in the worldwide and attract thousands of visitors every year. Some famous Mughal gardens in Srinagar are Nishant Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Chashma Shahi, Achabal Bagh and Pari Mahal. Lakes of Srinagar also popular which are Dal Lake, Nigeen, Anchar Lake, Wular Lake and Manasbal Lake that pulled number of tourist each year.

To get enjoy of beautiful environment in Srinager, Shikara riding can be the best way for anyone. Dal Lake is second major lake in the valley of Kashmir and is known for its house boats and Wooden Boat Rides. Dal Lake is also known as ‘Jewal in the Crown of Kashmir’ and is situated in the center of beautiful city. Wular Lake is largest fresh water lake in the whole Asia.

Srinagar city is not only famous for Lakes and Mughal Gardens but also popular for religious destination. Shankarcharya Temple and Jyeshtheswara temple are the most famous temples and Jamia Musjidm and Hazratbal Mosque is famous mosques in the town.

Some Other Facts

Srinagar gives major production of Saffron which is very famous and costly spice and is considered like a Royal Spice. Rice is a major part of meals served in Srinagar.

Tracking and Hiking are the main adventure activities of Srinagar. Cave of Amarnath, Dachigan National Park and Pahalgam are also the ideal spots for visitors to visit.

How to Reach

Srinagar is a major city of Jammu and Kashmir and is well connected with airway and Roadway. Srinagar airport is connected with major Indian city like Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh and Shimla.

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