Picturesque and enchanting, Srinagar is cradled high in the lofty green Himalayas and hailed all over the world for its incredible natural beauty. Surrounded by mountain peaks, lush green valleys, glistening lakes, temples and spectacular Mughal-era gardens, the city has inspired poets through centuries. The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, is situated in the heart of the Kashmir Valley with the Nagin and the Dal Lake adding to its beauty.

Located at an altitude of 1,730 m, this ancient city is crisscrossed by chinar tree-lined roads and quaint wooden bridges; and is home to bustling bazaars, sufi shrines and forts. Add to this, the charms of flavourful Kashmiri cuisine and apples and walnuts from the lush orchards surrounding the city.
Kalhana, the author of Rajatarangini, a historical chronicle of early India penned in 1148, has written that it was emperor Ashoka (3rd century BC) who founded the city of Srinagari, which may have been situated a little away from the current city of Srinagar.

However, King Pravarasena II of the Vakataka dynasty (400-415 BC) is credited as the founder of present-day Srinagar. Akbar was the first Mughal emperor to capture the Kashmir Valley and he built some of the most well-planned gardens and mosques in Srinagar. The city's beauty was enhanced during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In winter, Srinagar takes on a white glow, covered in soft snow. And in summer, as the snow melts, and the flowers in the meadows bloom, the city resembles an artist's canvas.

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Yusmarg

Yusmarg

Yusmarg is known for its grassy pastures and deep forests, with the...

Wular Lake

Wular Lake

Nestled amid the snow-capped Himalayas and pristine and lush...

Tulip Garden

Tulip Garden

Located at the foothills of the Zabarwan mountain range, on the banks...

Sri Pratap Singh Museum

Sri Pratap Singh Museum

The Shri Pratap Singh (SPS) Museum used to be the summer palace of...

Sonmarg (Sonamarg)

Sonmarg (Sonamarg)

Located at an altitude of 2,740 m, Sonmarg is an ideal stopover for...

Shankaracharya Temple

Shankaracharya Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Shankaracharya Temple is situated on the...

Shalimar Bagh

Shalimar Bagh

Constructed by Mughal emperor Jehangir for his wife Noor Jahan in...

Shah-i-Hamadan Mosque

Shah-i-Hamadan Mosque

Located on the banks of River Jhelum, the Shah-i-Hamdan or...

Pashmina shawls

Pashmina shawls

Pashmina shawls are a symbol of lavishness and luxury and also the...

Pampore

Pampore

It is the only place in the world after Spain that cultivates...

Nishat Bagh

Nishat Bagh

Situated on the eastern end of the Dal Lake, Nishat Garden is the...

Nagin Lake

Nagin Lake

Located at the foothills of Zabarwan mountains, the picturesque Nagin...

Hazratbal Mosque

Hazratbal Mosque

Situated on the left banks of Dal Lake, right opposite the Nishat...

Gulmarg

Gulmarg

Located only 52 km from Srinagar in the Baramulla district of Jammu...

Floating Vegetable Market

Floating Vegetable Market

One of the foremost attractions of the Dal Lake, apart from shikaras...

Dal Lake

Dal Lake

One of the most magnificent and popular attractions in Srinagar is...

Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park

Situated around 20 km from Srinagar lies the Dachigam National Park....

Chashma Shahi (Chashm-e-Shahi)

Chashma Shahi (Chashm-e-Shahi)

Situated on the south-eastern side of the Dal Lake, the garden of...

Badshah Tomb

Badshah Tomb

The Badshah Tomb marks the final resting place of the mother of the...

Gulmarg

Gulmarg

With rolling green meadows carpeted by bushes of wild flowers...

Manali

Manali

The magnetic town of Manali beckons to the soul of adventurers,...

leh-ladakh

leh-ladakh

A surreal landscape surrounded by the sky-piercing peaks of the...

jammu and Kashmir

jammu and Kashmir

Nestled on the banks of the pristine Tapi river, the winter capital...