Language : Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri, and English
Best time to visit : April-June
STD Code : 0194
About The Place
Beat the heat in the hill resort of Srinagar. Srinagar is the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The scintillating hill resort is ideally located in the Kashmir valley. Srinagar offers the spectacular sights of the lovely lakes and the houseboats on them. The dry fruits and the traditional Kashmiri handicrafts are the other major attractions of the hill resort. The natural beauty of the hill resort of Srinagar will surely sweep you off your feet. Jahangir, the Mughal emperor was left spell bound by the beauty of Srinagar. He exclaimed “Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin asto” i.e. If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here in Srinagar. Get ready to be captivated by the Chinar trees of Srinagar.
While visiting Srinagar, visit the famous lakes . The popular Dal Lake is one of the most beautiful and visited lakes in the world. The lake surrounded by mountains, blossoming gardens and orchards, leaves you speechless. Try a pleasant ride in Shikaras and Houseboats . Subsidiary to the Dal, another famous water body is Nagin Lake, mostly visited for swimming, diving and boating.
As you walk over the Takht-e-Suleiman hill, you will find the Shankaracharya Temple. This temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is supposed to be the oldest shrine of Kashmir valley.
The landscaped Mughal Gardens are a paradise for nature lovers. Developed by the Mughals, Chashmashahi Garden, Nishat Gardena and Shalimar Garden are the three places that blossom with some of the rarest flowers in the world.
The nearby hilly areas provide opportunities for Fishing, Golf, Mountaineering, Skiing, Trekking, River Rafting, Paragliding, Aero Sports, Backpacking, Canoe Trips, Camping and Kayaking.
How To Reach
By Air: Srinagar has a domestic airport connecting it to other parts of India.
By Rail: Jammu is the nearest ralhead.
By Road: J&K State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC), private Super deluxe buses or taxis.