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Srinagar Hill Station

Srinagar is also known as the city of lakes. This is fascinating for the tourists from a long time with its amazingly beautiful pictorial Himalayan background, sparkling lakes that are filled by houseboats and the greatness of Mughal architecture. Srinagar is bountiful with the loveliness of the ecstatic Himalayas and scenery.

It is located on the banks of Jhelum; Srinagar is a treasure island of beauty and the major attractiveness of the city are the wonderful gardens and the waterfalls which were made by the Mughals. Various other things like huge mountains, beautiful valleys and chinar trees give the city a fantastic view.

Major Tourist Attractions

There are numerous tourist places in and around the city Srinagar which a tourist must visit. These are:-

Dal Lake

This Lake is well known for its beauty and liveliness. Dal Lake is undoubtedly the largest lake of Srinagar which is connected with a number of lakes. This lake is universally famous for its amazing houseboats.

Mughal Gardens

Mughal Gardens, a very beautiful place, gives you a refreshing and rejuvenating atmosphere. The fabulous green gardens attract large number of tourist due to the beautiful water fountains and flowering plant species in it.

Shankaracharaya Hill

The renowned philosopher Shankaracharya put up at this aesthetic place when he visited Kashmir about a thousand years ago to revive ‘the sanatan dharma’.

Nagin Lake

This is a small and beautiful blue coloured lake which is known as “Jewel in the Ring” and it is considered as a separate lake which is divided from Dal Lake.

Shalimar Bagh

The garden was built by the fourth Mughal emperor named Jehangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan. Later on, this garden was beautified and extended by Shah Jahan.

Availability of Hotels in Srinagar

Srinagar has all type of hotels from luxury hotels to hill resorts and medium priced economy hotels. So, you can visit this beautiful hill station for summer retreat, honeymoon and family vacation.

The Best Time to Visit

This hill station mostly experiences low temperature with heavy snowfall during winters mainly during the time from December to February. You can enjoy on this hill station in the mild climate of summer months from April to June. So, the best time to visit Srinagar is from June to early November and December to February.

How to Reach the Srinagar

By Air

The Srinagar Airport is well connected with the Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu and Leh by regular flights.

By Rail

Jammu is the nearby railway station for Srinagar, which is 290 km away from the station. It is well connected to the major cities of India by railways. Direct train services are available from all the cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Trivandrum.

By Road

It is convenient to go there by taxi, bus or by self driven car from Delhi and Chandigarh.

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