“The Paradise on Earth”
Famously known as ‘Heaven on Earth’, Srinagar is every bit the epitome of paradise on earth. As picturesque as the most stunning painting to ever be painted, Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir, lies on the banks of the Jhelum river, and has a cool, pleasant climate all year round, contributing to the perpetual influx of tourists visiting this city which offers a plethora of gorgeous scenic vistas.
Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. The city is known for its natural environment, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats.
Kashmir is very popular for being home to some of the most appealing Mughal-age gardens in India, with the top draws being Nishant Bagh, Shalimar Bagh and Chashma Shahi Garden. All of these gardens boast of terraced lawns, clear fountains and freshly bloomed flowers.
Another garden that also serves as a historic monument is Pari Mahal, which is a multi-tiered seven terraced garden located at the very top of the Zabarwan mountains, and it offers stunning views of the entire city of Srinagar, as well as all of its surrounding meadows, and the mountains beyond it. If you’re a nature lover, don’t forget to visit the Tulip Garden, which is the largest tulip garden in the entire Asian subcontinent. The entire garden is a riot of colors, with thousands of tulips in full bloom, with the picturesque slopes of the Zabarwan mountains and the crystal-clear waters of the Dal Lake as its backdrop.