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Srinagar Travel Guide

Srinagar is the summer capital and an enchanting town of Kashmir state in India. It is festooned with wooden Kashmiri mosques and expansive gardens.


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Srinagar At a Glance
  • Population:1,250,173
  • Area :2,228 sq.kms
  • Geo Location:North India
  • Average Climate:2°C to 30°C
  • Best time to visit:March to Dec
  • STD Code:0194

Introduction

Colorful houseboats, romantic Shikara and sail in lustrous Dal Lake. What is more magnificent about this affair is the backdrop of gigantic hills wrapped up with umpteen orchids. Srinagar is the summer capital and an enchanting town of Kashmir state in India. It is festooned with wooden Kashmiri mosques and expansive gardens with wide variety of flora species. The Mughal Garden, Shalimar Bagh is built in Persian style of architecture with canals, fountains and pools inside it; Chashme Shahi and Pari Mahal are its most notable parts. This park is in close proximity to Nishat Bagh and Dal Lake.

On city’s northwest, is Old Srinagar meshed up with uproar. On the Southwest is Lal Chowk, the main commercial hub. Valley of Saints is a popular movie that has beautifully executed life in Kashmir. Its popular attraction, Hazratbal Shrine is a stunning white edifice that holds high reverence for the Muslims. People believe that the relic it houses (Moi-e-Muqqadas) is the hair of Prophet Mohammad. Travelers are advised to carry bigger luggage because Srinagar’s dry fruits, handlooms, handicrafts and shawls are irresistible. Don’t worry about accommodation or transportation because everything is sorted already.