The city of '''Srinagar''' is located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the heart of the Kashmir Valley and has been nicknamed '''‘Paradise on Earth’'''. It is the capital city of Jammu and Kashmir and is located at an altitude of 1730 meters above sea level. The Himalayas provide this city of lakes with the perfect backdrop making it one of the most beautiful and attractive tourists spots across the globe.
The past history of Jammu and Kashmir has been volatile since its conception but no one take away the scenic beauty and serene surroundings of the place. It continues to be a paradise attracting people from all walks of life. '''Houseboats''' or '''Shikaras''' can be seen calmly sailing on the waters of Srinagar. It has numerous amount of lakes to its credit. The much celebrated Dal lake and Nagin lake only adds to its beauty and gets tourists to brush shoulders with nature and bask in its glory.
There are some tourists spots around Srinagar which can be visted. '''Shankracharya Hill''', '''Charar-e-Sharief''', '''Hazratbal Mosque''', '''Yusmarg''' and '''Dachigam National Park''' are some of the attractions of the city. Travelers can also go on trips to famous places around Srinagar like Pahalgam, Amarnath, Gulmarg and Sonamarg. From Trekking to boating or from shopping to adventure sports, Srinagar offers everything.
The city is well connected by air, rail and road. The best time to visit Srinagar is during the summer months as winters can get very cold and there is an occurrence of regular snowfall.