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Srinagar Tour
56-km From Srinagar, Kashmir, Jammu & Kashmir
Capital Of Jammu & Kashmir
Houseboats & Mughal Gardens
In Summer - June To Early November
In Winter - December To Februar

Dal LakeShalimar Bagh
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Srinagar Tours, Hill Station India Srinagar Tour Packages,Srinagar Tour GuidesSrinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, famous for its lakes and the charming shikaras (houseboats) floating on them. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits.

History of Srinagar:   In the 3rd century bc, Kashmir was a part of the great Mauryan Empire. Later on, this region flourished under the rule of the Kushans in the 1st century ad. In the 6th century, it was a part of the kingdom of Vikramaditya, the ruler of Ujjain. Srinagar was a part of the Mughal Empire in the medieval period. In 1814, it became a part of the Sikh empire, when Ranjit Singh defeated the Pathans. According to the treaty of Lahore in 1846, Gulab Singh became the independent ruler of Kashmir. The descendents of Gulab Singh ruled Kashmir under the British vigilance till 1947.

Tourist Places at Srinagar:
  The Dal Lake is an important tourist attraction of Srinagar. The Dal Lake comprises of a series of lakes, including the Nagin Lake some 8 km from the city center. One can enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains or a ride on traditional Kashmiri boat or the Shikara to explore the intricate maze of waterways of this lake.

The other major attractions of Srinagar are the well laid out Mughal Gardens - The Shalimar Bagh and the Nishat Bagh. The temple of Shankaracharya is another must visit in Srinagar. Jaluka, the son of emperor Ashoka, built it in the 3rd century bc.

 

How To Get There
Air :
Various airlines fly to Srinagar from New Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jammu and there are flights operating from Srinagar to Leh and back. Flights are more frequent during the summer Tourist Season; at that time there will probably be several flights a day between Delhi and Srinagar. Some services are direct, while others operate via Chandigarh, Amritsar or Jammu. Flight time duration from Delhi on the direct flights is about an hour and ten minutes.

Rail:
Srinagar's railhead is Jammu, which in turn is connected to all parts of the country, including Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai and Kanyakumari. The distance is about 876-km from Delhi to Srinagar although almost everybody coming up from Delhi, or other Indian cities, by land will come through Jammu from where the buses run daily to Srinagar.

Road:
Srinagar is connected by an all weather road to Jammu, which in turn is connected to many parts of North India. One can catch buses from Delhi but people making the trip by road should take up the route via Chandigarh, Amritsar or from the Himachal Pradesh hill stations.

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Details of Tour Plan
Tour Code Destination Duration
YHP 16 Srinagar 03 Nts. 04 days
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