Srinagar is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is situated on bank of the river called Jhelum. Where the beauty and purity of the nature is clear on its every corner. This is a wonderful destination which is commonly referred as city of beauty and paradise on earth. Covered with huge meadows, surrounded by rich forest of coniferous trees, delightful lakes spread with richly painted houseboats and shikaras, snow roofed mountains, flowery gardens that creates such an awesome effect on its visitors. Srinagar lies in the Kashmir valley and is famous for the dry fruits and handicrafts. The enjoyable climatic conditions and incredible tourist attractions of Srinagar make the town as one of the most visited destinations of India.
Dal Lake is the main attraction of Srinagar and is popularly known for its houseboats and Shikaras .it is the second largest lake in the state. It has many channels that are well linked with each other. It is an ideal destination for enjoying swimming, kayaking, houseboats, Shikara riding , fishing and water surfing. The bright waters of Dal Lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains and orchards gardens all along its coast, undoubtedly that make the lake most beautiful tourist destination. Houseboats are always ready to take tourists to an idealistic and peaceful ride of the lake and offer some of the most interesting views of the impressive scenery of the Dal Lake.
Srinagar is famous for its Mughal gardens. These gardens were made by Mughal Emperor Jehangir in the year 1619 .it is one of the grand places in this city. The Mughal Gardens is combination of three well-known gardens namely the Shalimar Gardens ,Nishat Bagh and Chashm-e-shahi. This garden is constructed in the Mughal style of architecture and design. These gardens are every visitor’s pleasure with beautiful plants, with exciting flowerbeds, terraced lawns and well long stretches of cascading fountains. Its magnificent charm attracts number of travelers from different corners of the world and makes a visit to Srinagar.
Sonamarg situated on the Srinagar-Ladakh Road .It lies in the Kashmir valley namely kolhoi Glacier and Machoi Glacier and the bank of the river Nallah sindh. It lies at an altitude of 2800 metres above sea level. The snow point is far from the place where your vehicle drops you. From there you have to take a horse ride. Amazing views of the Harmukh range overlook at sonamarg and is a suitable place to who enjoy the ice. Sonamarg is a major local attraction during the summer months.