The summer capital of the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the Kashmir Valley and lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits.
The city is famous for beautiful lakes like Dal, Anchar and Nagin that has helped Srinagar earn the title of "Venice of the East".
Srinagar is the gateway to other tourist destinations in Kashmir valley. Places like Gulmarg, a famous ski resort is only 50km from this town. A good road and air connectivity has made Srinagar a major spot to begin Kashmir vacation. Today Srinagar is a popular summer destination. Tourists from all across of India travel to Srinagar in hope to escape heat of Indian summer. Efforts have been made to promote winter tourism in Srinagar but due to lack of necessary infrastructure all attempts have flattered so far.
Bagh - The
biggest of all Mughal Gardens in Kashmir valley<br>
Bagh - Nishat Bagh is a
very beautiful garden located on the eastern side of Dal Lake.<br>
Garden - The smallest of
all mughal gardens in the valley.<br>
Hazrati Youza Asouph<br>
Mosque - Hazratbal Shrine
is one of the holiest mosque for Muslims.<br>
Bhawani Temple - This
temple is most important religious place for the Kashmiri Pandits<br>
Parbat Hill - Hari Parbat
is a hill that has several tourist sites like Durrani fort built in1 1808.
Temple - Also known as
Jyesteshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pari Mahal - Also
known as Quntilon, Pari Mahal is located in Srinagar overlooking the Chashma
Shahi Gardens. The Mahal is famous for its architectural brilliance and
wonderful views of Srinagar.
Lake - Dal Lake is the most
beautiful of all lakes in Srinagar. It is crown jewel of all tourist
attractions in Srinagar.