Srinagar

Srinagar

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With its bright shimmering lakes, rivers and waterfalls, iridescent mountain tops, gleaming glaciers and coats of velvety green fields, The kashmir valley so beautiful that it is always referred to as the Heaven on Earth. Srinagar lies in the heart of this valley, with Dal Lake adding jewel to the paradise Srinagar is. There are many places in and around Srinagar which will just take your breath away when it come to scenic beauty. Places such as Pahalgam, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Yushmarg are equally famous amongst the tourist.

Mughal emperor Jahangir rightly articulated the beauty of this place by saying “Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast, hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin asto” which translates to “If there is Heaven on Earth, It’s here, it’s here, it’s here”.

Local places of interest include Mughal gardens, Chasm-e-Shahi, Shankracharya, Nagin Lake and HouseBoats of Dal Lake. Shikara ride in the morning on the Dal Lake and looking at the imposing Himalayan ranges makes up for a feeling one should experience once in a lifetime.

Country India
Languages spokenHindi, Urdu, Kashmiri, English
Currency usedINR
Area (km2)294

General Info

Country/State India/Jammu & Kashmir
Temprature Winter (Max: 7.4°C, Min: -1.4°C), Summer (Max: 29.8°C, Min: 16.8°C)
Altitude And Co-ordinates 1585 m (5,200 ft), 34.08°N 74.79°E
Activities Camping, Shikara Ride, Nature Walk, Air Ballooning
Language Hindi, Urdu, Kashmiri, English
Nearest Airport Srinagar
Nearest Railway Station Srinagar
Sightseeing Hazratbal Mosque, Jama Masjid, Shankaracharya Temple, Makhdoom Sahib, Shalimar Bagh, Pari Mahal
Telephone Code 0194
Area 294 Square Km
Vehicle Registration No. JK -01
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Culture and history info

Srinagar is the Winter capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu is the Summer capital of the state. Srinagar lies in the Kashmir valley which is often referred to as the Heaven on Earth.

Srinagar lies on the banks of river Jhelum which serves at tributary of river Indus. This beautiful city is famously known for its gardens, lakes, lush green fields and Houseboats on the Dal Lake. This valley is also famous for Apples and saffron which you will find here in plenty. It is also famous for traditional Kashmiri Handicrafts and dry fruits.

Equally famous amongst the adventure loving blokes especially the Skiing enthusiasts as the slopes of Gulmarg which is just 50 Kms from Srinagar provides perfect platform for this activity. This valley is also home to a mountaineering institute known as Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports which encourages and guides the youth towards the different adventure sports and mountaineering.Culture and history image

Unfortunately there are no hotels at this location at the moment.

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Fascinating Gulmarg 4D/3N

Fascinating Gulmarg 4D/3N

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Gul-marg (Meadow of flowers) famously known so as the valley is covered with violet and white flower More info
Kashmir in Winters 4D/3N

Kashmir in Winters 4D/3N

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Magnificent is the word that comes to mind when we hear about Kashmir. Lush green forests, blue sky, More info
Kashmir Paradise 6D/5N

Kashmir Paradise 6D/5N

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“Kashmir-The paradise on Earth” has been known for its beauty, ever since. From nature’s wonders to More info
Mesmerizing Kashmir 5D/4N

Mesmerizing Kashmir 5D/4N

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Everyone who visits Kashmir ponders over the existence of such pristine beauty and picture perfect v More info
Spiritual & Natural Jammu & Kashmir 8D/7N

Spiritual & Natural Jammu & Kashmir 8D/7N

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The power of nature is a part of the divine power of the Gods and Goddesses and a person can find th More info
Srinagar Gulmarg Pehalgam 5D/4N

Srinagar Gulmarg Pehalgam 5D/4N

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From the boat houses of Srinagar and the skiing resorts of Gulmarg to the valleys of Pahalgam that a More info
Srinagar Gulmarg Sonamarg 5D/4N

Srinagar Gulmarg Sonamarg 5D/4N

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The Golden meadows of Sonamarg and the Gondola rides of Gulmarg are the two attractions that can inc More info
The Land of Meadows Kashmir 6D/5N

The Land of Meadows Kashmir 6D/5N

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The lush green meadows are in abundance in Kashmir and the rare golden meadows of Sonamarg acts as t More info

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