Srinagar : Panorama of Beauty

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Srinagar, the Capital of Jammu and Kashmir is known for its picturesque view, lush green gardens, snow covered mountains, houseboats and Kashmiri handicrafts. It is known as ‘Heaven on Earth’ due to its beautiful environment. It is called as City of wealth as Sri means ‘venerable’ and Nagar means ‘city’.

Lies on the banks of Jhelum river, Kashmir has pleasant climate to enjoy during summer and winters. Winters are very cold and summers are moderately warm. The major tourist attraction of this place is ‘ Dal Lake’ known for unique houseboats. Houseboats are the boats where tourists can spend their day and night enjoying magnificent views of hills covering the area with all the facilities available on the boat.

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Tourists can also get a glimpse of Mughal era over here while roaming around the Mughal Gardens like Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies), Chashma Shahi (the royal fountains), Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, the Naseem Bagh. Rowboats known as Shikaras take tourists to see attractions like the Floating Vegetable Market, and lively community of people who live on the lake itself called Mir Bahris.

Floating Vegetable market in Srinagar Dal Lake
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Cashmere ( Pashmina) Shawls
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Cashmere (Pashmina) shawls, is very popular item of sale in valley. It is handwoven and machine made both.  

Srinagar Garden
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The other cities near to Srinagar which are indeed serene and major tourist attraction are Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg Jammu. The best time to visit and view the panaromic beauty of the place is during the Autumn months from September to November. It is well connected by a network of roads to Chandigarh, Gulmarg, Jammu, Sonamarg, Delhi and Pahalgam. By air, The Srinagar International Airport is well connected to major cities in and outside India and Jammu tawi is nearest Railway station to the city. 

Seema Jain

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