India - Srinagar Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Srinagar

Srinagar of the Kashmir valley is the summer state capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a spectacular hill station with shimmering Dal Lake, Anchar Lake and Nagin Lakes.

It has the charming rows of houseboats floating on these lakes which enhance the picturesque setting of Srinagar. Apart from the blossoming gardens, Srinagar also offers aquatic sports’ activities such as kayaking, canoeing, water surfing and angling.

It is also famous for exquisite handcrafted souvenirs. The famous and largest lake, Dal Lake has the maximum number of houseboats.

Other places of interest are as follows.

Mughal Gardens of Shalimar
Nishat Bagh
Chashma Shahi
Pari Mahal
Shankaracharya temple
Hari Parbat
Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara
Kheer Bhavani
Sharika Devi Temple

To Reach

By Air: Various airlines fly to Srinagar from New Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, and Jammu. 

By Rail: Srinagar's railhead is Jammu.

By Road: Srinagar is connected by an all weather road to Jammu, which in turn is connected to many parts of North India.

 

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