Srinagar, the Paradise on Earth, is in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River in Jammu and Kashmir, India.
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Srinagar is one of the leading Tourist destinations in India and has much to offer to the tourists. The valley is surrounded by the 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.
The Dal Lake is famous for its houseboats, and is another major tourist spot. Nagin Lake is another lake nearby.
Shalimar Bagh Gardens, considered to be the finest example of Mughal horticulture is here. This second-century garden, rebuilt by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in the 16th century, is the most attractive tourist spot in the city. There are many other gardens also at Srinagar.
How Do I Go to Srinagar, The Paradise on Earth?
The Paradise on Earth is well connected by roads to other parts of the country. National Highway 1A and NH 1D connect this city with the rest of India.
There is a Railway station in the city. It 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. It has an international terminal, which connects the city with the Middle Eastern city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
There is a cable car facility to those interested in visiting the holy shrine of Sufi saint Makhdum Sahib on Hari Parbat.
Are There Any Good Hotels in The Paradise on Earth?
There are many good hotels in the city. Kashmir tour packages from any good Kashmir tour operator normally includes the best hotels in The Paradise on Earth.