Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, is located at an elevation of 1,730 meters above sea level in the middle of the Kashmir valley. The city is known for its natural beauty, gardens, waterfronts, and houseboats.
It is located on both sides of the Jhelum River. Srinagar, also known as the Venice of the East, has been enthralling travelers for centuries with its scenic Himalayan backdrop, dazzling lakes surrounded by houseboats and Shikaras, and the majesty of Mughal architecture. The lack of order in the placement of the dwellings, as well as their tumbled-down aspect, provide a distinctive appeal to the setting.
It has its own charming way of life, taking you on a panoramic fairytale journey through the snow-capped mountains and Chinar trees, while also experiencing the adventurous joys of hiking, mountain biking, and rafting. Traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits are particularly popular in the city.