Srinagar- Srinagar, the summer capital is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations and the best place to spend your vacations in Kashmir.
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Srinagar, the summer capital is situated in the center of Kashmir valley and is surrounded by five districts. In the north it is flanked by Kargil,in the South by Pulwama,in the north-west by Budgam. This extremely beautiful place tells the story of the love of the Mughal emperors. It possess deep green rice fields and river bridges, gardens in bloom, lakes rimmed by houseboats, a business center and holiday resort.

Srinagar has the distinction of having multifaceted and unique cultural blend, making it exclusive from the rest of the country, not only from the different cultural forms and heritage, but from geographical, demographically, ethical, social entities, which forms a distinct spectrum of diversity.

Major Tourist Attractions in Srinagar
Sightseeing in Srinagar means visiting Hindu and Muslim holy places, scenic sites like the Mughal Gardens and the very much liked and popular Dal Lake. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in Srinagar are as follows.

The Hazratlbal Shirne
Situated on the left bank of the famous Dal Lake, the shrine has unmatched reverence for the Prophet Mohammad.

Shankaracharya Temple
is located at on the Shankaracharya hill. The temple, besides a prominent religious place of Hindus, is of great archaeological importance and commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Srinagar city. Apart from these, Srinagar has one of the oldest and the most spacious of all the mosques in Kashmir, situated in the heart of the city,

Jama Masjid
The area of the mosque is spacious enough for over thirty thousand people to offer prayers at a time. There are lots of recreational activities offered in Srinagar. You can explore the wildlife in the natural reserve, take long walks and trek in the wildlife park. Some of the famous tourist places in Srinagar are:

Cheshma Shahi and Pari Mahal
Jama Masjid-Kashmir Cheshma Shahi or the Royal Spring was laid by Shah Jahan in 1632 A.D. It is famous for a spring of refreshment digestive water. Two kilometers uphill from Cheshma Shahi is situated the Pari Mahal,a school of astrology founded by Prince Dara Shikoh,Emperor Shah Jahan's eldest son who was killed in the war of succession.

Mughal Gardens
Situated on the banks of the Dal Lake, in the backdrop of the majestic hills, these beautiful gardens commands a magnificent view of the lake. . The Mughal gardens include Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh and Chashmeshahi Bagh.

Dal Lake
The world famous water body described by Sir Walter Lawerence as the "Lake par-excellence",half a kilometers from the city, is the jewel in the crown of Kashmir. Nagin is the most lovely part of the Dal Lake separated by a causeway. The lake of course is popular for its Houseboats ,Shikaras and promenades and it is undoubtedly a bird watchers paradise.

Popular Excursions from Srinagar
While in Srinagar, wouldn't you like to pay a visit to the 'Meadow of Gold', Sonmarg? The scenic meadow of Sonmarg lies at an altitude of 3,000 m above sea level and is just 87 km northeast of Srinagar. So, undertake a wonderful drive, pass through the Sindh Valley and enjoy seeing the glaciers here. Apart from that, Sonmarg is also the place from where begin the trekking routes that lead to the Himalayan lakes including Vishansar (4084 msl), Krishnasar (3810 msl) and Gangabal (3658 msl). You can also visit the tiny valley of Baltal (15 km) from Sonmarg.

Popular Recreational Activities in Srinagar
You can begin by exploring the wildlife species in the Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife park also gives you opportunities of enjoying trekking and long walks. Angling and fishing are also allowed inside the Dachigam Sanctuary, but you will need prior licenses and permissions.

Srinagar Travel Information
How to reach Srinagar is not difficult, as the city has good air, rail and road connections.
Airport : The domestic airport of Srinagar has regular flights of Indian Airlines and Jet Airways connecting to Delhi and Mumbai.

Railway : Jammu, at a distance of 290 km, is the closest railhead from Srinagar. There are regular express trains to Jammu from cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Road : By road, Srinagar is very well connected to places like Chandigarh (630 km), Delhi (876 km), Jammu (290 km), Leh (434 km), Gulmarg (48 km), Sonamarg (88 km) and Pahalgam (96 km).

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