Lying on the banks of River Jhelum with deep and mesmerizing valleys cascaded in sky scraping mountains and evergreen beauty, Srinagar blends together the tints of nature, beauty, harmony and romance.
With deep and mesmerising valleys cascaded in sky-scraping mountains and evergreen beauty, this heaven on Earth leaves you absolutely mesmerised. Right from Chashm-E-Shahi to the exotic Shalimar garden, Srinagar offers bountiful of places to visit. Surrounded by mountains for the adventurous lot to lakes for photoholics to shopping markets for the spendthrifts, Srinagar does not disappoint anyone.
The snow clad peaks in the Himalaya and the undulated hilly mountainous regions are perfectly suitable for all types of trekking expeditions. Sonamarg is the base camp for many trekking expeditions. The major treks passing through various mountain lakes such as Gangabal, Vishansar, Gadsar, Satsar and Kishansar has its base at Sonamarg.
HOW TO REACH
Srinagar is on National Highway 44 and is connected by the highway network to all parts of the country. Distance from Jammu to Srinagar is 257 kms (approximately).
Bus Service J&K State Road Transport Corporation operates buses from Srinagar to Jammu and New Delhi on regular basis. Tourist Taxis .Taxis (Innova, Tavera etc) operate between Jammu and Srinagar (To & Fro) on shared seat basis. These are mostly run by private Tour operators.
Srinagar has its own airport and all major airlines operate daily flights To & Fro Srinagar City. The airport is located at a distance of 14 kms (approx) from the city centre.
At present, Srinagar is connected by rail from Banihal. The work on Katra – Banihal section is expected to complete in a few years which will connect Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.