Dal Lake is famous not only for its beauty but also for its
vibrance. The lake is connected to number of lakes . Dal Lake is well
known for its Shikaras or houseboats. Dal Lake is the largest lake of
Srinagar and host number of houseboats followed by the Nageen and
Nagin Lake -
Nagin Lake which is generally considered
as a separate lake is divided from Dal lake only by a causeway. The
causeways are mostly suitable for walkers and bicycles only so they make
a very pleasant way of seeing the lake without having to worry about
traffic or Shikaras. The main causeway across the lake carries the water
pipeline for Srinagar's mains water supply.
Mughal Garden -
Kashmir was one of the favorite
haunt of Mughal emperors. Mughal Gardens are generally cool and
refreshing. The gardens are planted with stepped terraces and flwong
Summer Hill -
Just 5 kms from the ridge lies the
township of summer hill. The calm and mellow area of summer hill is 6500
feet high on the Shimla - Kalka railway line. Summer hill is the perfect
place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Hazaratbal Mosque -
Hazratbal is the repository of a
single hair of the Prophet Mohammed, exhibited to the public on certain
days of the year.
Things to do
Canoeing & Water Skiing -
Kashmir is bestowed
with number of lakes - Dal, Nagin, Mansbal and Wular. Kashmir provides
an perfect spots for canoeing. These rivers are inter connected. You can
also try ' Water Trekking', which is a local interesting sport. The
lakes are also famous for water skiing.
How to Get There
By Air -
Srinagar is connected by different airlines
from New Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu and there are flights
operating from Srinagar to Leh and back.
Flights are easily available during the Tourist Season; at that time
there will probably be several flights a day between Delhi and Srinagar.
Some services are direct, while others operate via Chandigarh, Amritsar
or Jammu. Flight time duration from Delhi on the direct flights is about
an hour and ten minutes.
By Rail -
The majpr railhead in Srinagar is at Jammu
station, which in turn is connected to all parts of the country,
including Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai and Kanyakumari. The distance is
about 876-km from Delhi to Srinagar although almost everybody coming up
from Delhi, or other Indian cities, by land will come through Jammu from
where the buses run daily to Srinagar.
By Road -
Srinagar is connected by an all weather
road to Jammu, which in turn is connected to many parts of North India.
One can catch buses from Delhi but people making the trip by road should
take up the route via Chandigarh, Amritsar or from the Himachal Pradesh