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Srinagar, the Paradise on Earth, is in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India.
Dal Lake – Image Source Wikipedia
Srinagar, the Paradise on Earth, is one of the leading Tourist destinations in India and has much to offer to the tourists. The valley is surrounded by Himalayas on all sides. Climate is mild cold in summer and near zero degrees in winter months, with occasional moderate to heavy snowfall. The avalanches in winter may block the road connecting Srinagar with the rest of India.
Srinagar is believed to have a long history, dating back to the third century B.C. The city was part of the Maurya empire around 2000 years back. Buddhism was introduced to the Kashmir valley of Srinagar by none other than Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.
Shalimar Bagh Gardens, considered to be the finest example of Mughal horticulture, the second century garden, rebuilt by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the 16th century, is the most attractive tourist spot. There are many other gardens also in Srinagar.
The Dal Lake is famous for its house boats, and is another major tourist spot in Srinagar. Nagin Lake is another lake nearby.
How Do I Go to Srinagar, The Paradise on Earth?
Srinagar, The Paradise on Earth, is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. National Highway 1A and NH 1D connects Srinagar to the rest of India.
Srinagar has its own Railway station which connects Srinagar to Baramulla. (Gulmarg in Baramulla district of Jammu & Kashmir is famous for its Skiing Resorts and Snowboarding Resorts.)
Srinagar Airport connects the valley with some of the other major airports in the country. There is also an international terminal, which connects Srinagar with Middle Eastern city of Dubai in United Arab Emirates.
There is cable car facility to those interested in visiting the holy shrine of Sufi saint Makhdum Sahib on Hari Parbat.
Is There any Good Hotels in Srinagr?
There are many good hotels in Srinagr. Kashmir tour packages from any good Kashmir tour operator normally includes the best hotels in Srinagar.