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Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

Hotels in Srinagar:-
»Hotel Centuar Lake View
Address :- Centaur Lake View Hotel, Chasmesahi, Srinagar (J&K) - 190 001.
Location :- 10 minutes away from the city and 20 minutes from the airport.

»Hotel Grand Palace Intercontinental
Address :- Gupkar Road, Srinagar - 190 001.
Location :- 15 kms. from Srinagar Airport.

Introduction:-
Srinagar is located in the western part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in the northern region of India. It is located in the Kashmir valley. Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and is the pride of the beautiful valley of Kashmir. Srinagar is famous for its lakes and the charming rows of houseboats floating on them. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits. River Jhelum passes through Srinagar city. Srinagar is 876 km north of Delhi. It is rightly called the Pride of the Kashmir Valley.

History :-
In the 3rd century BC, Srinagar 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. However, with the decline of the Mughal Empire and the rule of the Pathans, the fortunes of the area gradually dwindled. In 1814, Srinagar became a part of the Sikh empire, when Ranjit Singh defeated the Pathans. However, the British defeated Ranjit Singh and according to the treaty of Lahore in 1846, they installed Gulab Singh as the independent ruler of Kashmir.

Srinagar at a Glance :-

Area

:

105 sq km

Altitude : 1730 m
Temperature : Summer : Max 29.5ºC, Min 10.6ºC.
Winter : Max 7.3ºC, Min -1.9ºC
Rainfall : 529 mm
Languages : Urdu, Kashmiri, Dogri, Ladhaki, Punjabi


Climate :-
The weather in Srinagar is alpine. The best time to visit Srinagar is during summers between April and June. Heavy woolens are required in Srinagar.