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LocationGarden with Fountains, Srinagar
Located on the western part of Jammu and Kashmir state, Srinagar is one of the most sought destination of tourists. Perched at the height of 1730, meters, Srinagar is abounded by the beauty of Himalayas and nature.

General Overview
"If there is paradise on earth, it is here, here, here…"
Srinagar is a paradise on earth. The beauty of Srinagar is defined by many poets and philosophers. Situated on the bank of Jhelum, Srinagar is a treasure trove of beauty and it will be a pleasure for many travellers to explore the bounteous beauty of the city.

Srinagar is a beautiful tourist place with a perfect amalgam of various castes, culture and languages. The major beauty of this city are its waterfalls and gardens which were made by the Mughal emperors. These gardens reflect the beauty of the 4 th and the 5 th century. Snow capped mountains, chinar trees and beautiful valleys give a spectacular view to the city.

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Srinagar weather is alpine. Due to its geographical location, summers ( April- June) are mild and winters ( November - Feburary) are cold.

Fact File
Location 56-km From Srinagar, Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir.
Significance Capital Of Jammu & Kashmir.
Main Attractions Houseboats & Mughal Gardens
Best Time To Visit In Summer - June To Early November; In Winter - December To February.

Places of Interests
Dal Lake in SrinagarDal Lake - 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 Jhelum.

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 water courses.

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.
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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.

Houseboat in Dal Lake in Srinagar
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 hill stations.

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