Srinagar is at the North of Delhi via Pathankot and Jammu. It is on both the sides of River Jhelum and is the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The God has graced this city with such a beauty, that it is often called "Venice of the Orient". Situated amid clear lakes and lofty mountains makes it a valley of joy. The floating gardens of Dal Lake are the famous attraction of city. Enter a houseboat and you are instantly transported to another world.
Area: 103.3 sq. km., Altitude: 1,730 meters, Climate: (deg C)-Summer- Max.29.5, Min.10.6; Winter- Max.7.3, Min.-1.9, Rainfall: 529 mms (Mid June to Mid September), Clothing: Summer- Cottons/Tropical; Winter- Heavy woolens, Best Season: Throughout the year, though winter months are quite cold, Languages Spoken: Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, English.
Places Of Interest:
Pather Masjid, Shah Hamdan Mosque ,Jamia Masjid, Hari Parbat Fort, Nagin Lake, Hazratbal, Nishat Bagh (Garden), Shalimar Bagh, Harwan, Cheshma Shahi, Pari Mahal, Shankracharya Temple, Dal Lake and Shri Pratap Singh Museum at Lal Mandi.
Pampore-13 km. (The only place in the world, where saffron is grown), Mattan- 61 km, Martand- 64 km, Achabal- 58 km via Anantnag, Kokernag- 70 km, Verinag- 80 km, Daksum- 85 km, Yusmarg- 40 km, Kounsernag Lake- 11 km, Manasbal- 32 km, Burzahon- 24 km, Ganderbal- 19 km, Wular Lake- 60 km, Charari-Sharif- 30 km, Dachigam National Park- 21 km.