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About Srinagar

Srinagar

 

 

 

Panorama of city in green area near a river and lakes
View of Srinagar and Dal Lake
Srinagar is located in Jammu and Kashmir


 

 

 

 

 

Tourism

 

 

Srinagar is one of several places that have been called the "Venice of the East" or the "Kashmiri Venice" Lakes around the city include Dal Lake – noted for its houseboats – and Nigeen Lake. Apart from Dal lake and Nigeen lake city is also famous for wular lake and manasbal lake to the north of srinagar. Wular lake is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia.

Srinagar has some Mughal gardens, forming a part of those laid by the Mughal emperors across the Indian subcontinent. Those of Srinagar and its close vicinity include 

  • Chashma Shahi (the royal fountains)
  • Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies)
  • Nishat Bagh (the garden of spring)
  • Shalimar Bagh
  • the Naseem Bagh
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in the city, set up in 1969. The Indian government has included these gardens under "Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir" in the tentative list for sites to be included in world Heritage sites.

 

The Sher Garhi Palace houses administrative buildings from the state government. Another palace of the Maharajas, the Gulab Bhavan, has now become the Lalit Grand Palace hotel.

The Shankaracharya Temple on the hill top in the middle of the city, besides the Kheer Bhawani Temple are important hindu temples in the city.

 

 

 

Gallery

 

 

  • Khanyar, Srinagar

 

  • Buying cattle for sacrifice during Eid ul Azha 2014 in Eid gah, Srinagar

 

  • Fly Over in Srinaga


 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Srinagar

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