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SRINAGAR THE CITY OF BEAUTIFUL LAKES & GARDENS

Kashmir’s beauty attracts millions of visitors throughout the year. The Valley of Kashmir is enchanted with the beauty of all four seasons – spring, summer, autumn and winter, known for its scenic landscape, ancient monuments, shrines, castles and gardens often dubbed “Paradise on Earth”, Kashmir’s mountainous landscape has attracted travellers for centuries

Srinagar located in the heart of the Kashmir valley at an altitude of 1,730 m above sea level. Spread on both sides of the river Jhelum the city is famous for its natural beauty, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats. Srinagar is called the city of lakes and the Venice of the East, fascinating tourists from centuries with its beautiful picturesque Himalayan backdrop, glittering lakes that are surrounded by houseboats and Shikaras and the majesty of Mughal architecture. The very absence of order in the location of the houses and their tumbled down appearance add a peculiar charm to the scenery. It has its own quaint lifestyle, telling a panoramic fairytale tour through the snow-capped mountains and Chinar trees, this unique city also famous for its traditions and culture.

The center of Kashmir Tourism, one of several places that have been called the “Venice of the East” or the “Kashmiri Venice”

Shalimar Bagh a Mughal garden in Srinagar, linked through a channel to the northeast of Dal Lake, on its right bank located on the outskirts of Srinagar city. The Bagh was built by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his wife Noor Jahan, in 1619. The Bagh is considered the high point of Mughal horticulture. It is now a public park. This time it’s also called as crown of Srinagar. Emperor Jahangir built his celebrated Shalimar Bagh, his dream project to please his queen. He enlarged the ancient garden in 1619 into a royal garden and called it ‘Farah Baksh’ (The Delightful). He built it for his wife Nur Jahan (Light of The World)

Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake. It is one of the largest Mughal gardens in the Kashmir Valley. Nishat Bagh’ which means “Garden of Joy,” “Garden of Gladness” and “Garden of Delight. Located on the bank of the Dal Lake, with the Zabarwan Mountains as its backdrop, Nishat Bagh is a garden of bliss that commands a magnificent view of the lake beneath the snow-capped Pir Panjal mountain range that stands far away to the west of the valley. The Bagh was designed and built in 1633 by Asif Khan, elder brother of Nur Jehan. Even though the layout of Nishat Bagh was based on the basic conceptual model of the Persian gardens, it had to be remodelled to fit the topographic and water source conditions at the site chosen in the Kashmir valley

Chashma Shahi or Chashma i Shahi (The Royal Spring) one of the Mughal gardens built in 1632 AD around a spring by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as per the orders of the Emperor, as a gift for his elder son Prince Dara Shikoh. The garden is located in the Zabarwan Range overlooking Dal Lake. In the east of Chashma Shahi the Pari Mahal (Fairy Palace) lies where Dara Sikoh used to learn astrology

Dal Lake, the vast sheet of water reflects the carved wooden balconies of houseboats and the misty peaks of the Pir Panjal Mountains. The effect is truly stunning. The Lake, famous for its scenic location and its floating gardens

Imagine waking up to a quiet morning by the lake with a spectacular flower show, which changes its hues by the minute, Most visitors to Srinagar who opt to stay at a houseboat on Dal Lake look forward to an interesting concept of floating flower market at the break of dawn. The lake covers an area of approx. 18 square kms and is part of a natural wetland which covers 21.1 square kms, including its floating gardens. The floating gardens, known as “Raad” in Kashmiri, blossom with lotus flowers during July and August and During the winter season, the temperature sometimes reaches −11 °C (12 °F), freezing the lake

Small boat or popularly known as Shikara ride is one of the most enjoying experience for tourists visiting Srinagar. A Shikara ride on Dal Lake Kashmir is a thrilling experience and a fun adventure for anyone who seeking a mix of nature and adventure in Srinagar. This ride is a delight and is best experienced at dusk, a Shikara ride on Dal lake will take you to the unknown world of the lake. There are a number of amazing things that will strike your vision on your trip. Floating gardens are the most wonderful of all of them. Ride over the calm water and in a pleasant silence of Dal Lake is an ultimate experience. Regaining the old world charm, the swift movement of a Shikara provides a unique way to experience the eternal beauty of Kashmir

Nigeen Lake (Nageen Lake) in Srinagar, is sometimes considered a part of the Dal lake and is connected to it via a narrow strait. It is also connected to the Khushal Sar and Gil Sar lakes via a channel known as Nallah.

The Nigeen lake is surrounded by a large number of willow and poplar trees. Hence, it has come to be referred as a “Nageena”, which means “the jewel in the ring”. The word “Nigeen” is a local variant of the same word

The Shankaracharya Temple situated on the top of the Shankaracharya hill in the Zabarwan Mountain in Srinagar, Kashmir. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is on the summit of the same name at a height of 1,000 feet (300 m) above the plain and overlooks the city of Srinagar. The temple dates back to 200 BC, although the present structure probably dates back to the 9th century AD. It was visited by Adi Shankara and has ever since been associated with him; this is how the temple got the name Shankaracharya. The Jyoteshware temple rests on a solid rock. A 20-foot tall octagonal base supports a square building on top. The terrace around the square temple is reached by a stone staircase enclosed between two walls. A doorway on the opposite side of the staircase leads to the interior, which is a small and dark chamber, circular in plan. The ceiling is supported by four octagonal columns, which surround a Basin containing a Lingam encircled by a snake

Hari Parbat is also known as Kooh-e-Maran lies on the west of Dal Lake in Srinagar. This Mughal structure was built in 18th century. Surrounded by commendable structures, this fort sits at the top giving a spectacular view of Dal Lake. Still stands impressive with old apartments and tall pillars

Hazratbal Mosque located on the banks of Dal in Srinagar, Kashmir. Its pristine white marble elegance is reflected in the waters of the lake. Hazratbal’s special significance is derived from the fact that it houses a hair of the prophet Muhammad. This is displayed to the public on religious occasions, usually accompanied by fairs

Hazratbal is remarkable for being the only domed mosque in Srinagar; the others having distinct pagoda like roofs. The shrine – mosque complex is situated on the western shore of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh and commands a grand view of the lake and the mountain beyond

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