Srinagar is known as the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is also known as the "Venice of the East" or the "Kashmiri Venice". It is located on the banks of Jhelum in the heart of the Kashmir valley, a tributary of the Indus. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits. It is known for its lakes, which include Dal Lake – noted for its houseboats – and Nagin Lake.
Srinagar also has some renowned Mughal gardens which were laid by the Mughal emperors. Those of Srinagar and its close vicinity include Chashma Shahi (the royal fountains), Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies), Nishat Bagh (the garden of spring), Shalimar Bagh, and the Naseem Bagh. The Tulip Gardens have been recently opened to public by Sonia Gandhi.
A travel to the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is a fairytale panoramic tour through the mountains where nature is both the backdrop and the director. The city has some of the best hiking, mountain biking, river rafting opportunities in India which make Srinagar a paradise for holidaymakers.
Temperature: Summer: 29.5 - 10.6 C and Winter: 7.3 - 1.9 C
Season: Throughout the year, though winter months can be quite cold
Clothing: Heavy woolens with over coats & sports shoes.
Languages spoken: Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, English
STD Code: 0194
How to Reach
Air: The city’s airport is connected to different cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Jammu and Leh.
Rail: The nearest railhead is Jammu Tawi which is connected to all major cities and places in India.
Road: Srinagar is connected by good motorable roads to all major places in India. Some of them are Amritsar (429 km), Chandigarh (630 km) and Delhi (876 km).