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Srinagar

Srinagar – The Lake City

Srinagar is located in the heart of the Kashmir valley at an altitude of 1,730 m above sea level, spread on both sides of the river Jhelum. The Dal and Nagin lakes enhance its picturesque setting, while the changing play of the seasons and the salubrious climate ensures that the city is equally attractive to visitors around the year.

Kalhana, the author of 'Rajtarangini' , states that Srinagri was founded by Emperor Ashoka (3 rd Century BC). The present city of Srinagar was founded by Pravarasena-II , and Hiuen Tsang, who visited Kashmir in 631 AD, found it at the same site as it is today. Laltaditya Muktapida was the most illustrious ruler of Kashmir in the Hindu period, which ended in 1339 AD . King Zain-ul-Abidin (1420-70 AD), popularly known as ‘Budshah' , was a great patron of Sanskrit. Akbar captured Kashmir valley for the Mughals, who endowed Srinagar with beautiful mosques and gardens. The Sikhs overthrew the last Muslim ruler in the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1819. In 1846 the Dogras secured the sovereignty of Kashmir from the British under the Treaty of Amrjtsar, and in 1947 the state of Jammu and Kashmir with Srinagar as its capital, became part of the Indian Union.

Today Srinagar is a resort for the tourist who can experience, at first hand, the peculiar beauty of the valley that has attracted the Chinese , the Mughals and the British to it.

Its waterways with their own quaint lifestyle, the unique Houseboat, the blossoming gardens, water sports activities, shopping for lovingly hand-crafted souvenirs and the nearby resorts make it a cherished spot among those looking for a memorable holiday.

City Information

Area 105 sq kms
Altitude 1,730 m.
Temperature Max Min
Summer 29.5 C 10.6 C
Winter 7.3 C -1.9 C
Rainfall 52.9 cms
Population 930136 (2001 Census)
Best Season Throughout the year, though the winter months can be quite cold.
Clothing Spring and autumn Light woollens.
Summer Cotton/tropical
Winter Heavy woollens
Languages Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, English.

Banks & Money Changing

State Bank of India, Residency Road. Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd., Residency Road. Canara Bank, The Bund. Bank of Baroda, Residency Road

Hospital and Nursing Homes

Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, Tel. 400348. SMHS Hospital, Karan Nagar, Tel. No.451312,452013 Children's Hospital, Hospital Road, Tel. No. 451317 Lal Ded Hospital, Srinagar, Tele No.477527/452017 Jhelum Valley Medical College ,Srinagar Tele.No.490137 Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Hospital, Rainawari Tele.No.452025. Bone & Joints Hospital, Barzulla Srinagar Tele.No. 430155.

Post & Telegraph Offices

General Post Office, The Bund. Central Telegraph Office, M.A. Road (Open 24 hours). Post Office at New Airport, Govt. Central Market; Hazratbal, Lal Chowk, Nehru Park and Tourist Reception Centre.

Police Assistance

A special police force called Tourist Police is posted at all important places frequented by tourists for providing assistance to tourists to prevent them from being cheated, harassed, etc. This force is headed by a Superintendent of Police, designated as Deputy Director Tourism (Enforcement) and is stationed in the Tourist Reception Centre. For safeguarding the interests of tourists visiting the State, the J&K Government has enacted a special legislation called " J&K Registration of Tourist Trade Act " under which some officers of the Tourism Department have been vested with magisterial powers, including the power of compounding, in case of cheating, overcharging, harassment, pestering, touting, etc. faced by tourists. Tourists are urged to contact the nearest tourism officer or the Deputy Director Tourism (Enforcement), with complaints, if any, or for solving problems faced by them.

Deputy. Director Tourism (Enforcement), Tourist Reception Centre, Tel. 477224. Tourist Police Station, Tourist Reception Centre, (Open 24 hrs). phone: 452690/91 extn.26

Foreigner's Registration

Foreigners' Regional Registration Office: Senior Superintendent of Police (CID), Special Branch, Residency (Shervani) Road. Open: 10 AM to 4 PM.

Travel Agencies & Tour Operators

Srinagar has a large number of registered Travel Agencies and Tour Operators for providing the best possible holiday packages to the visitors to Kashmir and other parts of the State, but the more prominent ones are membes of the Travel Agents Society of Kashmir (TASK), the local association that strives to enforce professional ethics among its members. For a detailed listing of the members of TASK go to Travel Agencies and Tour Operators.

TRAVEL AGENTS

Company Name & Address

Phone

Fax

Ali Kadli Travels
Hotel International, Sonawar Bagh, Srinagar

452653, 476190

Anees Travels
Dalgate, Srinagar

453579

 

Athena Tours & Travels
Kohnakhan, Dal gate, Srinagar.

476957

477877

Best Travels
23 Polo View, Srinagar
E-mail : besttrav@tin.it

451703, 474588

478171

Bharat Travels
Lal Chowk, Srinagar

479098, 455977

470889, 457029

Destination Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd. Sonawar, Srinagar

475511, 451584

542579

Debonair Travels
Regal Chowk, Srinagar
E-mail : debonair11@usa.net

472529, 479202

451587, 479202

Dragon Tours & Travels
Old Boulevard, Srinagar

461019

470256

Explore Culture and Tours Pvt. Ltd.
Opp.Kabir Hotal, Gagribal, Srinagar.
E-mail : shnazir@nde.vsnl.net.in

453676, 450777

478909

Float & Fly Tours Pvt. Ltd.
Polo View, Srinagar.
E-mail : floatfly@del2.vsnl.net.in

475418, 476708

 

Great Adventure Travel
Park Hotel, Dal Lake, Srinagar.

477091, 453613

452917

Gemini Travel Agency
Boulevard, Srinagar.

472787, 453741

472787

Gurkha House Boats
Travel Division, Nigeen Lake,
Srinagar.

425229

420655, 421001

High Mountain Adventure
4 Polo View, Srinagar.

474923, 475006

477662

Hill Tours
14-A, Polo View, Srinagar
E-mail: wangnooshraf@hotmail.com

477193, 477190

452477

International Tours & Travels
6/1, Polo View, Srinagar.

474906, 452087

458756

Johnsen Travel Agency
23, Polo View, Srinagar.
E-mail: radudi@yahoo.com

474000

478181

Kai Travels Pvt. Ltd.
Tara Bhaven (Palace)
Boulevard, Srinagar.
E-mail: kaitrvls@del2.vsnl.net

475373, 474366

474180

Kashmir Friends Trls. Agency
Pine Grave Complex, Old Gagribal Road

462434, 479047

457117

Kashmir Vision Tours & Travels
Nagin Lake, Srinagar.

426162

421335

Kashmir Zanskar Trek and Tours
Dal Lake, Boulevard, Srinagar.

453,723,478,752

458115

Khazir Travels
Metro Hotel, Dal Gate, Srinagar.

477126

478256

Magic India Tours & Travels
Hamza Plaza, Abi Guzar, Srinagar
E-mail: magicind@del12.vsnl.net.in

477080, 421940

Del Fax 6926940

Manshah Travels Pvt. Ltd.
Air Cargo Complex,
Sheerwani Road, Srinagar

455128, 452889

472392

Meena Travels Pvt. Ltd.
Boulevard, Srinagar
E-mail: aamir33@nde.vsnl.net.in

454241, 475051

477662

Mother India Travels
Paradise Crafts, Nishat, Srinagar.
E-mail: grguroo@yahoo.com

462323, 462626

461357, 462626

Mike Victor Travels
Near Srinagar Times Office,
Budshah Chowk, Srinagar.
E-mail: mikevictor@usa.com

459988

455276

Prince Tours
Boulevard Shopping Complex, Srinagar.
E-mail: princetour@yahoo.com

471838, 461618

475050, 454280

Rahwan Travels Pvt. Ltd.
Cottage Industries Emporium Building,
Srinagar.

474936, 474937

474937

Reshu Baktoo & Sons
Sulaiman Shopping Complex, Dalgate, Srinagar
E-mail: lateef@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in

452916, 426793

474547s

Royal Tours & Travels
Guroo Manzil, Dal Gate, Srinagar.
E-mail: royaltt@nde.vsnl.net.in

474106, 454947

474106

Ruby Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Sulaiman Shopping Complex
Dal Gate, Srinagar.
E-mail: rubyholidays@vsnl.com

470496, 450024

450024s

Sea & Sky Travels Pvt. Ltd.
14 Polo View, Srinagar.
E-mail: shbashir@del12.vsnl.net.in

473587, 478909

478909

Shah Travels Pvt. Limited
Auqaf Building, Dal Gate, Srinagar
E-mail: holidayshah@yahoo.com

473587/478909

470024

Shalimar Travels
10-A Polo View, Srinagar.
E-mail: guru1@nde.vsnl.net.in

477540, 473651

453760

Shangloo Travels Pvt. Ltd.
New Complex, Boulevard,
Srinagar,
E-mail: shangloo@hotmail.com
Website. www.shanglootravels.com

479275, 453587

452523, 452399

Shiraz Travels
Shrin Mansion, Lambert Lane, Residency Road, Srinagar.
E-mail: shiraztravels@yahoo.com

473696, 455221

473623

Sita World Travels (I) Ltd.
Hotel Broadway, M.A.Road, Srinagar.
E-mail: arauf18@usa.net
E-mail: kashmir_sita@vsnl.com
Website: www.sitaindia.com

477186, 479159

452600

Travel Centre
Nagin Lake, Srinagar.

426782, 423573

420788

Travel Connections
Hotel Akbar, Dal Gate,
P.O.Box : 95 Srinagar
E-mail: lateef@giasdl01.vsnl.net.in

455407, 452916

474547

Wali Sons Travel Division
Boulevard, Srinagar

474315

476345

Whale Travels
Nehru Park Point, Srinagar

474315, 453637

473980

Tourist Reception Centre (TRC)

The Tourist Reception Centre (TRC), Srinagar is a unique, all-inclusive service, providing various tourist facilities within one complex. Besides housing the offices of the State Department of Tourism and those of the J&K Tourism Development Corporation (J&K TDC), it has information counters on almost every activity connected with tourism. These include hotel and houseboat booking counters, Indian Airlines City booking office, booking of J&K TDC accommodation, transport, etc. Also located within the complex are the offices of the Fisheries Department from where fishing permits can be obtained. Next-door are the J&K Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC) booking offices from where bus tickets can be purchased, both for long distance travel and sightseeing trips. The State Bank of India and J&K Bank has a branch each within the TRC where foreign exchange transactions are also made. A post office and a Telecom Centre also function within the TRC for the benefit of the tourists.


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