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Srinagar is located in the picturesque Kashmir valley and one of the most beautiful cities in India in terms of natural splendor. The tourist attractions of Srinagar are mainly related to natural beauty like lakes, gardens, etc. Other than that, there are some shrines that form the tourist attractions of Srinagar.

Located in the Kashmir Valley, Srinagar is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The hill station is located at an altitude of 1,730 m above sea level. Srinagar is at a distance of about 295 kilometres from Jammu.

Srinagar- History

Once the part of the Mauryan Empire, Kashmir valley was under several rulers before coming of the Mughals. With the decline of the Mughal Empire, the state came under the Sikh ruler Ranjit Singh, who was later defeated by the British. The British installed Gulab Singh as independent ruler of Kashmir. Till the independence, the descendents of Gulab Singh ruled the state.
Attraction

Dal Lake

Srinagar sightseeing loses its meaning if you have not visited the Dal Lake. With the backdrop of mountains on three sides, the view of the Dal Lake looks as if you are watching a photograph. This lake counts amongst the most splendid lakes in the country. One of the major attractions of the Dal Lake is the houseboats that stand lining its edges.

Nagin Lake

Another popular tourist attraction of Srinagar is the Nagin Lake. Placid water of the lake, surrounded with manicured flowerbeds and groves of chinar, poplar and willow, is enough to capture your heart.

Shankaracharya Temple

Perched on the Takht-e-Suleiman hill, the Shankaracharya Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is supposed to be the oldest shrine of the Kashmir valley.

Hazratbal Shrine

Situated opposite the Nishat Bagh on the banks of Dal Lake, the Hazratbal Shrine houses the Moi-e-Muqqadus (preserved sacred hair) of Prophet Mohammad. It is one of the most popular shrines in Srinagar, revered by Hindus as well as Muslims.

Chashmashahi

Chashmashahi is the smallest of the three Mughal gardens of Kashmir. Meaning Royal Spring, this garden measures 108 m by 38 m and is above the Nehru Memorial Park. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan set up the Kashmir Chashma Shahi Mughal Gardens in 1632 AD. The garden is quite famous for spring of energizing digestive mineral water inside it. Chasma Shahi Garden of Kashmir, India, offers a striking view of the scenic Dal Lake and the neighboring mountains. The garden has a number of terraces, with several fountains built right through its center.

Mughal Gardens
The landscaped Mughal Gardens, developed by the rulers of the Mughal dynasty, make you fall in love with their beauty. They consist of mainly the following three gardens
Nishat garden

Nishat garden is the largest one of the Mughal gardens in Kashmir. It is situated on the banks of the picturesque Dal Lake. Also known as "the garden of bliss", the Nishat gardens have the Zabarwan Mountains forming its backdrop. Asaf Khan, the brother of Nur Jahan, designed the Kashmir Nishat Bagh in 1633 AD. Within the garden are ruins of some of the buildings dating back to the Mughal period. One of them is a double story pavilion enclosed on two sides with latticed windows. There is also a small spring behind the garden, known as Gopi Tirth. It is a source of supply of crystal clear water to the garden.

Shalimar Garden

Emperor Jehangir got the Shalimar Garden built for his wife Nur Jahan in 1616. A second garden Faiz Baksh, (The Bountiful) was added to it later during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1628-1658). Covering an area of approximately 539 m by 182 m, the Shalimar garden offers an amazing view over the other gardens, lakes and shallow terraces. Also known as the "garden of love", the Shalimar Mughal Gardens has four terraces, rising one above the other. The fourth terrace of the garden was, at one point of time, reserved for royal ladies. There is also a canal lined with polished stones running through the center of the Shalimar Bagh. The canal is responsible for supplying water to the garden from Harwan.

Srinagar- How to Reach

Srinagar is well connected by air and road transport. Srinagar has its own airport and you can reach Srinagar via Jammu. The nearest railhead to Srinagar is Jammu, which is about 300 kilometres away. Srinagar is well connected to other parts of the country by road.

 
   
 

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  Destinations : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Srinagar
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  Destinations : Srinagar - Pahalgam - Srinagar
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  Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days
  Destinations : Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar 
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  Duration : 3 Nights / 4 Days
  Destinations : Srinagar - Gulmarg - Srinagar
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  Destinations : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Gulmarg - Srinagar
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  Destinations : Srinagar - Pahalgam - Gulmarg - Srinagar
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  Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days
  Destinations : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Pahalgam -
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  Destinations : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Gulmarg -
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  Destinations : Jammu Station - Patnitop - Srinagar - 
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  Destinations : Jammu - Katra - Vaishno Devi  Darshan
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  Destinations :
Srinagar - Sonmarg - Srinagar - Gulmarg -
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  Destinations : Srinagar - Sonmarg - Amarnath - Srinagar
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  Duration : 3 Nights / 4 Days
  Destinations : Srinagar - Sonamarg - Amarnath Cave -  
 
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  Destinations :  Thiksey - Hemis - Shey - Pathar Sahib -
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