Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is located in the heart of the Kashmir valley at an altitude of 1,730 m above sea level. Spread on both sides of the river Jhelum the city is famous for its natural beauty, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats. Srinagar is called the city of lakes and the Venice of the East, fascinating tourists from centuries with its beautiful picturesque Himalayan backdrop, glittering lakes that are surrounded by houseboats and Shikaras and the majesty of Mughal architecture. The very absence of order in the location of the houses and their tumbled down appearance add a peculiar charm to the scenery. It has its own quaint lifestyle, telling a panoramic fairytale tour through the snow-capped mountains and Chinar trees, while enjoying the adventurous pleasures of hiking, mountain biking, and rafting. The city is also famous for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits.
Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir state of India is a destination for those looking to enjoy the pristine natural beauty. The home of the famous Dal Lake, Srinagar offers bountiful of places to visit. Srinagar is the base location to explore the higher regions of the Himalayas such as the Leh, Ladakh, Kargil, Dras, Dachigam National Park and Baramulla.
Between quaint babbles and grand Himalayan peaks, the turquoise water glistens in the sun overlooking the horizon
The city has a well-connected airport, connecting major cities of the country like Delhi and Mumbai, and also the nearby cities of Jammu and Leh
The nearest railway station that connects the city with the rest of India is Jammu Tawi, which is in the Katra town
It is conveniently approachable by taxi, self-driven cars, bus and coach from Delhi (876 Km.) and Chandigarh (630 Km.)
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