Know About splendid and eventful Summer Holiday at Shrinagar (Srinagar) – Jammu Kashmir – Srinagar Tour and Travel Guide

Shrinagar or Srinagar is among the most beautiful cities of the world. Tourist will find endless attractions at this hill resort renowned for most amazing and picturesque Lakes, Rivers, Hills, Mountains, Monuments and Gardens with rich variation of flora and fauna.

This is hard to trace historic roots of the Shrinagar because in the Vedic era Maharishi Kashyap dried up this water land made it habitable for Yakshas, and Pisacas tribes. The present city was founded by Pravarasena-II in the 631 AD.

Forget about the Hotel room accommodation while being of Srinagar tour just because pleasure of staying at house boat or Shikara in Dal Lake is something that can be described only as out of the world.  Shrinagar hotels are well furnished and prepared to tackle all the preference, choice and budget of the city travelers as lake accommodation is limited so tourists are bound to stay at hotels.  Amazingly spectacular scenic beauty, huge variation of flora and fauna and ice caped mountain peaks have made city such mesmerising place that often Switzerland is considered as clone of Shrinagar.

Shrinagar is also known for the heavy snow fall in the winter months of December and January. In the words of Mogul King Jahangir if the heaven is existing on the earth it is the city Srinagar. Shrinagar is also gateway for many famous Himalayan destinations like Gulmarg, Sonamarg etc.


Vital Tourist Information : Shrinagar

Location :
Srinagar is located in the western area of Kashmir Valley in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in the mighty Himalayan mountain range.


Near By City : Gulmurg


State : Jammu & Kashmir [India]


Famous as / For :
Heaven on Earth - Ice caped mountains - Rare Wildlife - Scenic natural beauty.


Weather & Climate :
Srinagar have climate identical to typical Himalayan climate.


Temperature :
Summer : Max 29 °C - Min. 11°C
Winter : Max. 7°C - Min. (-) 2° C


Best Time to Visit :
April - June is considered as the peak of Srinagar tourism as during this time nature in its full blossom and weather conditions are such that the tourists can enjoy their visit to the fullest.


Spoken Languages :
Kashmiri - Urdu - Hindi [Local dialects] - English


Dining / Food Facility :
Srinagar is the place of multi cuisine hotels but without enjoying delicious Kashmiri cuisines like Rista, Seekh kababs, Tabak maz, Roganjosh, Yakhni, Gushtaba, Dam-Aaloo etc surely your tour can't be said completed.


Shopping / Tour Souvenir :
Like the scenic heaven Srinagar is also the paradise of shopping lovers. Hot items purchased by most of tourists are Kashmiri Handicraft like Chain Stitch Carpets, Copper and Silverware, Basket ware, Wood carvings and Dry fruits. Beautiful woolen Pashmina shawls and Crewel embroidery on furnishing material are also on the high priority list of tourist.


Travel Tips :
Like the many other tourist destinations of the world here also rate bargaining makes shopping more interesting and fun filled activity.


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Tourist Spots : Chasma Shahi - Dal Lake - Nishat Bagh - Nagin Lake - Shalimar Bag - Pratap Singh Museum
Religious Places : Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara - Hazratbal Dargah - Shah-i-Hamdan Mosque - Shankaracharya Hi


How To Reach Shrinagar Jammu & Kashmir [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Recently train service is launched in the Kashmir valley so please check out with Indian railway website for the train journey to Shrinagar. In the past train journey was available only up to Jammu Tavi rail station which was nearest train halt for getting here.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Road travel to Srinagar is a thrilling and exciting experience because national highway 1A, connecting Jammu with Srinagar have numerous curves and hairpin turns in world's most scenic surroundings.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Shrinagar is on the route of domestic flights which are regularly available from New Delhi and other cities during the days of clear climatic conditions.