"The Paradise on Earth"
Famously known as â€˜Heaven on Earthâ€™, Srinagar is located in the union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, on the banks of river Jhelum. AsÂ picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar is known forÂ the stationary houseboats and colourful Shikararas onÂ Dal Lake.
The gondola-type rowboats, ShikarasÂ are used by the tourists to see attractions like the Floating Vegetable Market, and the Mir Bahris â€“ a lively community of people who live on the lake itself.Â Known as the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir, SrinagarÂ is home to some of the mostÂ exquisite Mughal-age gardens in India, with the top draws beingÂ Nishat Bagh,Â Shalimar BaghÂ andÂ Chashm-E-Shahi Garden. Kashmiri cuisine is famous all over the globe, so when in Srinagar, trying out the local dishes, which are rich in unique fragrant spices, is a must.
Heavy snowfall affects the connectivity of Srinagar during the winter months of December to February. Communal tensions also lead to frequent curfews in parts of the city. Make sure to check the situation before visiting.