Srinagar known as the ‘Heaven on earth’ is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir of India. It is the largest city of the state Jammu and Kashmir. The city is also known as the Summer Capital of the state. The city is well known for its natural landscape, boathouses, waterfalls etc. The place is picturesque. The city is located in the bank of the river Jhelum. The river passes through the city. The city has brought its name from the two Sanskrit word Srinagar, which means “City of Wealth”.
The city houses a lot of scenic landscapes. Dal Lake is situated at the heart of the city. One can enjoy staying at the boathouses at this lake. The city houses Mughal-age gardens in India. Pari Mahal is another garden, which is a multi-tiered seven terrace garden. This place gives a stunning view of the city as well as the surrounded mountains. Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Jamia Masjid Mosque, Shankaracharya Mandir, Nehru Garden are some of the other attractions of Srinagar.
One can go for paragliding, trekking here. One must try paragliding to view the beautiful city. The place is also a good destination for the shopaholics. Sunday market, LalChowkGhantaghar are the best places for shopping. Visitors can get nice leather products, carpets and jewellery here. Don’t forget to purchase the Pashmina shawls here. These shawls have been manufactured in Kashmir for thousand of years. The climate of the place is humid subtropical. The city is known as the coldest city of India. During summer the max temperature of the city id 30 degrees. Overall Srinagar is a place which you can visit any time of the year. For the foreign travellers have to register upon arrival at the airport. One should visit this place to enjoy the gorgeous scenic view of the nature.
The best season to visit the place is from April to October as it is perfect time for sightseeing and other activities.
By Air: Srinagar can be reached by air. Some of the major airlines like Indian Airlines and Jet Airways operate out of Srinagar Airport, connecting it to cities like Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi.
By Train: The closest railway station to Srinagar lies in Jammu. It is situated at Jammu Tawai. This is a main rail head for the region. It connects Srinagar to others cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh.
By Road: Srinagar is connected by a network of well-maintained roads. It can easily be accessed from Chandigarh, Gulmarg, Jammu, Sonamarg, Delhi and Pahalgam via road.