Srinagar

Located in the center of the Kashmir valley, the district of

Srinagar

towers at a height of 1,730 m above sea level. King Pravarasena-II founded the

Srinagar

city over 2000 years ago. The Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang, who visited Kashmir in 631 AD, found

Srinagar

at the same place where it stands today. The rule of Hindu kings in Kashmir ended in 1339, with the last ruler being Laltaditya Muktapida. From 1420-1470, the valley came under the rule of King Zain-ul-Abidin, popularly known as Budshah. Some time later, Mughal Emperor Akbar annexed

Srinagar

and included it in his own territory. Come and explore some more fascinating aspects of

Srinagar

with us

It was during the rule of Akbar only that the district got the striking mosques and gardens that it now proudly boasts of. The last one of the Muslim rulers of

Srinagar

was overthrown by the Sikhs, under the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the year 1819. With time, the rule of the Sikhs ended and the Dogras gained the control of Kashmir from the British under the Treaty of Amritsar. After India became independent in the year 1947, the state of Jammu and Kashmir became a part of the Indian Union, with

Srinagar

as its capital. Since then

Srinagar

has been a prominent destination on the tourist map of India.

The district of

Srinagar

is situated on either sides of the Jhelum River, making its locales picturesque and beautiful. The major attractions of

Srinagar

travel include Dal Lake and Nagin Lake. Most of the houseboats (Shikaras) in Kashmir will be seen in these lakes only. The Mughal Gardens set up by various rulers of the Mughal dynasty further enhance the beauty of

Srinagar

. Other major draws of

Srinagar

are water sports activities, handcrafted souvenirs, amazing resort nearby etc.




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