In & around Srinagar

Jaluka, the son of Emperor Ashoka had built this Shankaracharya Temple around 200 BC. Nestled at an elevation of 1100 feet, the temple is one of the famous sacred sites in Srinagar.

The tranquil atmosphere of this temple fills one with great peace of mind.

Situated at a distance of approximately 60 km away from Srinagar, this magnificent and sensational lake is considered to be the largest fresh-water lake in the country.The Kashmiri sultan Zain-ul-Abidin is reputed to have ordered the construction of the artificial island of Zaina Lank in the middle of the lake in 1444.

The fish from here form an important part of the diet of people living here. It is the lifeline of almost eight thousand fishermen.

In the Lal Mandi area, this museum was established in 1898. One can find precious ancient terracotta heads from the 3rd century to the 5th century. On the other hand, Srinagar has a huge variety of shawls, arms & armory, paintings, ancient coins and handicrafts from Ladakh at the Pratap Singh Museum.

Dal Lake is an alluring place quickly becomes an incomparable part of your holiday. Surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, the lake makes a pleasant picture indeed. The lake is spread over an area of 26 sq. km and is known as 'Srinagar's jewel'.

The place is also quite popular for its house boats as well as Shikara boat rides, angling and canoeing. Poets have written many words on the beauty of this place and many Bollywood movies have been shot in Srinagar.

29 km from Srinagar, Awantipura is one the ancient places in the state. King Avanti Varman was the one who built this place during the 9th century and Awantipura has temples mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva and Vishnu.

Built in the era of the Mughal rulers of India, the Mughal Gardens is one of the splendid places in this city. Moving around in the garden, you will experience the magic of the Mughal style of architecture & design which is based on Koranic concepts of paradise such as the Charbaug. Due its magnificent charm, the garden lures the attention of a number of travelers from different corners of the world and makes a visit to Srinagar.

One will find that the garden is a combination of three prominent gardens namely the Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Gardens and Chashm-e-shahi.

Nagin Lake, a part of the famous Dal Lake, is one of the most beautiful lakes in the naturally mesmerizing Srinagar. Popularly known as 'Jewel in the ring', its blue waters looks stunning against the backdrop of swaying green Poplar trees.

Nagin Lake is separated from Dal lake by a causeway which carries water supply to the eastern part of Srinagar. This causeway is only accessible to visitors on foot or two wheelers.

Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden previously Model Floriculture Center is a tulip garden in Srinagar, India. It is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread over an area of about 12 hectares. It is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range with an overview of Dal Lake.

The garden was opened in 2007 with the aim to boost floriculture and tourism in Kashmir Valley

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