Srinagar is summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Srinagar consists of two words Sri and Nagar. Sri means Lakshmi and Nagar means city. This place is famous for house boats, lakes and gardens. Dry frits and Kashmiri Handicrafts are also famous here.
What to see in Srinagar:
Dal Lake: Deodar tree is major attractions in this place. Near the lake a small Shiva Mandir is located. Base camp for the trekkers is organised here. People believe that if they take a dip in the lake they will be blessed by Lord Shiva.
Jama Masjid: This is oldest mosque of Srinagar. This was destroyed and reconstructed several times. Ancient mughal architecture style can be seen on this mosque. 370 pillars can be seen in this masjid.
Rainwari: This is surrounding by beautiful mountains. Gurudwara in this place was constructed by Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. He was the 6th guru of Sikh.
Nagin Lake: This is also known as Jewel in the Ring. Major attractions of this lake are Shikaras and House Boats.
Shankaracharya Temple: This was constructed by the son of Emperor Ashoka in 200 BC. It is located on the top of the hill Shankaracharya hill. From this hill beauty of Pir Panjal mountain ranges can be seen.
Shalimar Gardens: This was built by Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan in 1616. Major attractions of this garden are a canal, fountains and 4 terraces.
Hazratbal Mosque: This was constructed with white marble. This mosque is having large mountains in the backdrop. Kashmiri and Mughal architecture styles can be seen on the mosque.
Other attractions in Srinagar: Other attractions in Srinagar in Sri Pratap Singh Museum, Hari parbat Fort, Chinar Bagh, Kathi Darwaza, Nasim Bagh, Tomb of Madin Sahib, Dastgir Sahib Shrine, Pathar Masjid, Chashme-e- Shahi Gardens, Majid of Akhund Mulla.
What to see around Srinagar:
Shupiyan: It is located 48kms away from Srinagar. This place is also known as Apple town of Kashmir. Apples exports from this place across the country. Other attractions of this place are Nagi Rai Nag, Shahlatoo, Lawahinthora, Kowsernag, Kungwatan, Jama Masjid, Aharbal waterfalls.
Burzahom: It is located 16kms away from the city. This place is famous for ancient artefacts belong to 5000 years ago.
Dachigam Wildlife sanctuary: This was declared as national park in 1951. Major attractions of this place are Blue magpie, Himalayan griffon, Wild boar, Hill fox etc.
Amarnath Cave: It is one of major attractions of this place. This is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Length of this cave is 60feet, height is 15 feet and width is 30feet.
Mughal Garden: It is located 13kms away from the city. This garden is famous for terraced Lawns, flowerbeds and fountains.
Other attractions near Srinagar: Other attractions near Srinagar are Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden, Nishat Bagh, Manasbal Lake, Rozabal Shrine, Wullar Lake, Charar-i-Sharif, and Sangin Darwaz.
Getting to Srinagar: Srinagar is well connected with road, railways and airways. From the cities such as Nagpur, Gurgoan, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata buses are available to reach this place. From Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Gurgoan etc trains come to this place. From Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Indore etc flights come to this place.
Getting around Srinagar: Buses, Taxis, Jeeps, private vehicles are available to visit the surrounding places of Srinagar.
Best time to visit Srinagar: Srinagar welcomes visitors throughout the year.
Where to stay in Srinagar: Plenty of accommodations are available to stay in Srinagar. All range of hotels is available. Best hotels in Srinagar are Swiss Hotel Kashmir, City forest by Royal Khazir, Imperial Lake view, Shabnam Hotel.
Where to eat in Srinagar: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Srinagar. North Indian, South Indian, Chinese, continental cuisines are available in all the restaurants.