Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is arguably the most beautiful place in the country. The snow clad mountain, the lakes and the deep green valley is the dream destination of tourist. King Pravarasen II found this place in the 150 AD. The meaning of the word Srinagar is “The city of wealth and abundance”. The city is situated on the bank of river Jhelum and is surrounded by the Dal lake, Nagin lake and the Anchar Lake where the rays of the sun reflects in water making the place even more beautiful. Srinagar also holds an important part in the history of ancient India where the evidence of ancient settlement was found dated back to 5000 years.
Whether it is the coldest season or the mild summer days, Srinagar always has thousands of tourists visiting the place. While the winter visitors enjoy the beauty of the snow, the summer visitors enjoys the colour of canvas from the deep green to autumn brown to orange,. And the visit to Srinagar is incomplete if you don’t enjoy the ride of the Shikara on the Dal lake that spreads over 26 sq. Km. All the beauty of the place has led to name the place as “paradise on earth” and to reach the Paradise one can reach by train, air or by bus. Srinagar is 290 kms away from Jammu station from where it is connected to the rest of the country. Srinagar domestic airport has regular flights to other main cities and there are also bus service available to the rest f the cities.
Places to visit
Places to visit in Srinagar are Pari Mahal and Sri Pratap Singh Museum among the historical places, Dal lake,Houseboat, Mughal Garden, Shalimar Bagh, Nishat Bagh, Chashme Shahi Garden, Nagin like, Saffron field, Shikara Ride and Wular lake among the naturally gifted places and religion places are Avantipur Ruins, Dastgir Sahib Shrine, Hazratbal Mosque, Jamia Masjid, Khanqah of Shah Hamdam and Shankaracharya Temple.
Hotels in Srinagar
Hotels in Srinagar vary from Luxury hotels and Delux rooms. School and college students gets discounts if they travel in bulk. One can find rooms in Srinagar Hotels very easily depending upon their requirements and necessity.