The summer capital of the Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the Kashmir Valley and lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits.
The city is famous for beautiful lakes like Dal, Anchar and Nagin that has helped Srinagar earn the title of "Venice of the East".
Srinagar is the gateway to other tourist destinations in Kashmir valley. Places like Gulmarg, a famous ski resort is only 50km from this town. A good road and air connectivity has made Srinagar a major spot to begin Kashmir vacation. Today Srinagar is a popular summer destination. Tourists from all across of India travel to Srinagar in hope to escape heat of Indian summer. Efforts have been made to promote winter tourism in Srinagar but due to lack of necessary infrastructure all attempts have flattered so far.
Bagh - The
biggest of all Mughal Gardens in Kashmir valley<br>
Nishat Bagh - Nishat Bagh is a very beautiful garden located on the eastern side of Dal Lake.<br>
Chashm-e-Shahi Garden - The smallest of all mughal gardens in the valley.<br>
Ziarati Hazrati Youza Asouph<br>
Hazratbal Mosque - Hazratbal Shrine is one of the holiest mosque for Muslims.<br>
Kheer Bhawani Temple - This temple is most important religious place for the Kashmiri Pandits<br>
Hari Parbat Hill - Hari Parbat is a hill that has several tourist sites like Durrani fort built in1 1808.
Shankaracharya Temple - Also known as Jyesteshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pari Mahal - Also known as Quntilon, Pari Mahal is located in Srinagar overlooking the Chashma Shahi Gardens. The Mahal is famous for its architectural brilliance and wonderful views of Srinagar.
Dal Lake - Dal Lake is the most beautiful of all lakes in Srinagar. It is crown jewel of all tourist attractions in Srinagar.