Know About splendid and eventful Summer Holiday at Shrinagar (Srinagar) – Jammu Kashmir North India Hill Station

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 fauna. In the Sanskrit language “Sri” means wealth where as Nagar means City, thus Srinagar means city with abundance of wealth and in the true sense this city have wealth of natural blessings in abundance.
This is hard to trace historic roots of the Srinagar because in the Vedic era Maharishi Kashyap has dried up this water land & made it habitable for Yakshas, and Pisacas tribes, where as the present city was founded by Pravarasena-II in the 631 AD. In the year 1814 Maharaja Ranjit Singh succeeded in including Srinagar within the boundaries of his kingdom. As the result of Lahore Treaty signed by Sikh rulers and British Maharaja Gulab Singh sworn in as the independent and sovereign ruler of the region.
Pleasure of staying at house boat or Shikara in Dal Lake is something that can be described only as out of the world. 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 Srinagar.
Srinagar 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 : Srinagar

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

Mountain Range : Himalayan range

Altitude : 1585 Meters

Near By City : Srinagar

State : Jammu Kashmir [India]

Region : North India

Famous as / For :
Most Popular Hill Station
Heaven of couples on Honeymoon
City of Gardens & Lake
Gateway to other Himalayan Destination like Leh Ladakh
Rare wildlife diversified flora & Fauna - Tulip Gardens

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

Tourist Season :
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

Souvenir / Shopping :
Like being the scenic heaven on the earth, 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.

Trekking/Excursions :
There is a lot for the trekking lovers on Srinagar as some of the travel agencies are offering exclusive trekking tour of Srinagar. Srinagar Sonmarg is one of most popular trek.

Fair & Festivals :
Navroz festival, Urs (Ziarats) and Ramzan are the three festivals which are considered as prime festivals of Srinagar. Gurez festival celebrated in the July month is associated with Folk dances of Gurez tribe.

Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Tourist Spots around Shrinagar (Srinagar) - Jammu Kashmir
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 Temple

How To Reach Srinagar 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. Banihal tunnel is supposed to be completed by 2012.

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.

Local Transportation :
Auto Rickshaw, Taxi, Rented Tourist Vehicles