Scenic Srinagar set in the heart of Kashmir valley at an altitude of 1730 meters above sea level is the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir state. The charming city of Lakes and gardens also known as the 'Venice of the East', sprawl elegantly on the both sides of the river Jhelum, whichis crossed by seven bridges. The idyllic dal and Nangina Lake, linked by a network of backwater further enhance the beauty of Srinagar.
According to Kalahana, the auther of 'Rajatarangini' the city was originally named as Srinagar and was founded by emperor Ashoka (3rd century B.) at Panderethan, about 8 kms.from the present town. The present town was established by Parvarasena and find the mentionin the travelogues of Hiuen Tsang, the most famous Chinese Traveller, who come in Srinagar in 1340. Persian influence over the city' s art and culture was introducing by the Afghan Badshah Zain-ul-Abidin (1420-70). But, most of the city' s formal beauty and its fine mosque are a result of the patronage provided by the mughal rulers. Srinagar was the summer resort of the Mughals, who built gorgeous gardens with waterways ,fountains, traces and pavilions placed between groves of willow and chinar
The city known for its lush gardens, serene lakes, and chameleonic landscape, the best season of Srinagar is summer season. Enjoying a shikhara ride on Dal or Nagin Lake, or snap to your hearts delight with the snow-clad Hari parbat hill in the backdrop.
Things to Enjoy : Rides on shikaras and Houseboats in Dal & Nageen Lake. Mughal Gardens, Old city hills shankaracharya hill, Rozabal shrine jama maszid, Dastgir sahiband Khanquh Etc Are the beautiful places of scenic and architecture view.
Picturesque Pahalgam, an idyllic resort set on the confluence of Lider and Shesnag streams is edowed with enomous natural beauty and scenic vistas. It is the Right place for leisure, relaxation and pleasure. The scenic beauty is so tempting that one feels like having an endless holiday over here. Pahalgam is also an important tyreeking base, the most famous being the holy pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave. Pahalgam is known for woollen products- Gabbas and Namdas, which can be purchased from local shops.
Gulmarg is a picturesque hill station with vibrant flowers contrasted against the backdrop of snow-capped mountain peaks with large green Meadows. A popular picnic spot, Gulmarg has much to offer in terms of beautiful unmatachable natural beauty, and is also famous for the highest and longest cable car system in the entire Asian continent which is really full of enjoyment and adventure.
Adventures to do like Cable Car rides,Snow games up the mountain, leisure walks through the meadows, Horse Riding and skiing.
The 11 kms. Long Outer Ring Road, girdles around GUlmarg, taking you through pine scented foests and providing panoramic views of the Kashmir Valley
Splendid Sonamarg, the 'Meadow of God' is situated at Sindh river. The beauty of the blooming confers with incredible Indus meandering through it and snowy summits in the backdrop is to be seen to believe. Sonamarg has a number of waterfalls and two Lakes- Gadsar and Satsar located nearby. nd is one of the breathtaking views from the very top of the meadow.
The Thajiwas Glacier, 3kms south of Sonamarg is an important attraction during summers. The glacier affords beautiful views of the surroundings. There are several camping sites around Sonamarg.
Sonamarg is an important base for many trekking routes. it is also is the take of station for the drive to Ladakh across the Zojila, a major pass in the Great Himalayan Range, through which the Srinagar-Leh road passes