Srinagar industrial visit is one of the interesting tour itineraries that offer the student an ultimate experience, Srinagar and the surrounding areas serve as collecting points from where fruits and handicraft products are taken to several parts of the Indian subcontinent. Export oriented Orchards are worth visiting, there are few manufacturing setups including cement plants in Kashmir valley and if you are looking for bigger manufacturing plants then you can choose Jammu as a halt and move destination for your industrial visit. Jammu has lots of industrial setups ranging from beverages to textiles, worth visiting. For more information see the state wise list of industries.
Located on the banks of Jhelum in the heart of the Kashmir valley, Srinagar is very much a niche tourism town, attracting a steady flow of tourists from all parts of India and abroad. A travel to the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir is a fairytale panoramic tour through the mountains where nature is both the backdrop and the director. The beautiful placid mountain-backed Dal and Nagin lakes, the unique accommodation in houseboats, the blossoming gardens and the waterways with their own quaint lifestyle make Srinagar a paradise for holidaymakers and nature lovers. The city is also the base to enjoy some of the best hiking, mountain biking, river rafting opportunities in India.
Sights to See
Located on the south-eastern side of the Dal Lake, Chasma-i-Shahi, also called Royal Spring, is the smallest of the tastefully laid out Mughal gardens. Initially planned and laid out by Jahangir, it was completed by Shah Jahan in 1632.
Designed in 1633 by Asaf Khan, brother of Nur Jahan, this picturesque Mughal garden is situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains as a backdrop offering a magnificent view of the lake and the snow-capped Pir Panjal mountain range. Nishat is dotted with chinar trees which are reputed to have been imported to Kashmir from distant Persia by the Mughals.
The largest and the most famous of the Mughal gardens in Kashmir, Shalimar gardens were laid out in 1619 by Jahangir for his consort Nur Jahan. A garden of immense beauty with wonderful vistas and shallow terraces, it is 539 by 132 metres wide and has four terraces one above the other. A canal lined with polished stones and supplied with water from Harwan runs through the middle of the garden.
Nasim BaghSituated on the western side of Dal Lake, Nasim Bagh (The Garden of Morning Breeze) is the first garden built by the Mughals. Laid out in 1586 by Akbar, this garden is known for hundreds of its stately chinar trees.
The Jewel in Srinagar’s Crown, Dal Lake lies at the foot of the Shridhara (Zabarwan) mountain. A vast stretch of water reflecting the carved wooden balconies of the houseboats and the misty peaks of the Pir Panjal Mountains, the lake is divided by causeways into 4 parts.
On the foothills of Zabarwan and just behind the Botanical Garden is Asia’s biggest Tulip Garden. Also known as ‘Siraj Bagh’, the garden has more than 60 varieties of early, mid, late and very late blooming tulips, spreading a rainbow of red, orange, purple, white, pink, parrot and yellow colours.
Situated on the left bank of the Dal Lake opposite Nishat Bagh Hazratbal shrine is one of the holiest of the Muslim pilgrimage destinations in Kashmir. Commanding a majestic view of the lake and mountains, this beautiful white marble shrine has a special sanctity as it enshrines a sacred hair of Prophet Mohammad which is displayed to the public on special occasion.
Hari Parbat Fort
Built in the 18th century by an Afghan Governor named Atta Mohammed Khan, the fort is now occupied by the Indian Army. On the western slope of the hill is a shrine dedicated to Goddess Parvati while on the southern face is the venerated Muslim Shrine of Khwaja Makhdoom Sahib, the famous Sufi saint who helped the spread of Islam in Kashmir.
Situated on a spur of Zabarwan Mountains, Pari Mahal (House of Fairies) initially a garden built by Dara Shikoh, eldest son of Shah Jahan, for his Sufi teacher, Mulla Shah. Pathar Masjid / Shahi Masjid
Facing Shah-i-Hamadan mosque on the opposite side of the Jhelum river, this largest surviving Mughal structure in the state of Jammu and Kashmir is a more conventional stone mosque built by Jahangir’s wife Nur Jahan in 1623.
Situated on the banks of the river Jhelum in the centre of the city this is one of the oldest mosques in the city. Built by Sultan Sikander around 1400, the mosque is built of timber and has fine papier mache reliefs on the walls and ceilings.
Situated atop the forested Takht-i-Sulaiman hill, also known as Shankaracharya Hill, the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva dating back to 11th century. The temple is built on a high octagonal plinth and can be approached by flight of steps.
Shri Pratap Singh Museum
Once the summer palace of the Kashmir Maharajas, the museum has a collection of Mughal papier-mâché work, shawls, paintings, arms and armoury, silver images, copper and jade ornaments, copper & brass utensils and Ladakhi handicrafts. The museum remains closed on Fridays and public holidays.
Manasbal Lake (32 km)
The drive from Srinagar will take you to the calm waters of Manasbal Lake, whose main charm is its deep, clear water with pink lilies. It has some hot springs which never freeze, even in the coldest winters..
- Jammu & Kashmir Group of Industries
- Jammu & Kashmir Industries Limited
And many More Industries for more information see state wise list of Industries
Dachigam (21 km)
Located at an altitude of 2,400 metres, the Dachigam National Park covers an area of 141 sq. km (54 sq. miles). The park is the natural of habitat of a wide array of species including the Hangul, the brown and black Himalayan bear, musk deer and fox. For birdwatchers, the park, now a protected area, offers over 150 species of birds.Khir Bhawani (27 km)
Located in the village Tulamulla near Ganderbal, it is an important Hindu shrine where Goddess Ragnyadevi is worshipped. Devotees fast and converge on the eighth day of the full moon in the month of May when legend has it that the goddess changes the colour of the waters.Avantipur (30 km)
16 km from Pampore is Avantipur, a city founded by great Kashmiri king Avantivarman who ruled from AD 855 to 883. The place is famous for the ruins in the forms of temples of Vishnu known for their impressive carvings.
Yusmarg (40 km)
Located in the small open valley of the Pir Panjal range, Yusmarg is a beautiful meadow. .The place is known for the river Dudh Ganga so named due to its milk white foam. A little further away is a captivating lake, Nilnag, cradled by hills. For serious trekkers, Tatta Kuti and Sang Safed are two of the several peaks, a day away from Yusmarg. Ponies can be hired from the local tourist office.
Aharbal (51 km)
The inviting spot where the Veshnoo River cascades down from a height of 24.4 mts resulting in the creation of Aharbal Falls is a premier travel destination. Kounsernag Lake, which generally remains frozen and covered with icebergs till late in June, is 11 km away. The entire area is a trekkers’ delight.
Gulmarg ( 56 km )
Literally meaning the ‘Meadow of Flowers’ Gulmarg is a pine fringed hill resort. The Alpine landscape captivated the tourists in large number. A poular destination for golfing, trekking and riding, the rsort is home to 18 hole golf course, the highest natural golf course in the world. Here one can have breathtaking view of the 8137 mt. high Nanga Parbat, the fifth highest peak in the world. Khilanmarg, Ziarat of Baba Reshi, Ningle Nallah , Alpather Lake, Lien Marg, Firozpur Nallah, Banibali Nag, Kantar Nag, Circular Walk, are nearby attractions.
Filled with rice fields, fruit orchards and beautiful meadows, it is enchantingly lovely valley where one can experience the rustic charm of the Kashmiri village life set amidst the most picturesque surroundings.
The springs of Kokernag, also known as Papashudhan Nag or sin cleansing spring, are famous for the curative properties. Its healing powers were chronicled by the great Mughal historian, Abul Fazl, author of Akbarnamah.
Verinag (80 km)
Verinag, is one of the largest springs in India. The water of the nearby springs, called collectively, Sapta Rishi, have their confluence at Sangam, where people bathe on festival days. The birth of the river is celebrated annually with a fair. A Shaivite shrine located nearby draws pilgrims every year.
Sonmarg (83 km)
Located at an altitude of 2730 metres, Sonmarg meaning “Meadow of Gold” is a quiet valley, carved by the river Sindhu, fringed by still lakes and jagged awesome glaciers. Meandering through the valley, the river is a fine preserve for trout and mahseer fishing. Thajiwas glacier, Himalayan lakes such as Vishansar(4084 mts), Krishansar(3810 mts) and Gangabal (3658 mts), Baltal are other attractions.
Pahalgam (96 km)
Ideally situated at the confluence of the Lidder and Sheshnag streams and deep in thick pine and fir covered mountains, the valley of Pahalgam is a charming hill resort. There are exhilarating treks into forests and alpine meadows of its side valleys and very good fishing is available in the mountain streams. Pahalgam is also a base for pilgrimage to the sacred cave of Amarnath.
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