Srinagar means the city of god's the gateways to the paradise. It lies in the heart of beautiful valley of Kashmir and the summer capital of the state .Srinagar city is spread on the either bank of the river Jehlum. Srinagar has long been Kashmir's most important commercial town. Boats have been a primary means of conveyance in the past. Srinagar is a unique city with breathtaking physical environment, lakes, Mughal gardens, springs, golf course, hills & mountains, cycling tracks, trekking opportunities, angling, water sports.
A charming hill resort, at an altitude of 2653meters and set amidst surrounding mountains, 52km from Srinagar is Gulmarg. Once called gaurimarg in the honor of gauri, wife of lord Shiva this meadow of flower is the highest green golf course and highest ropeway In the world. Gulmarg in winter is an experience of Himalayas spectacular in the blush of dawn.
"The Valley of Shepherds"Situated at the confluence of the streams flowing from Sheshnag Lake and the Lidder River, Pahalgam (2,130 m) was once a humble shepherd's village with breathtaking views. Now it is Kashmir's premier resort, cool even during the height of summer when the maximum temperature does not exceed 25 deg C. A. Around Pahalgam are many places of interest, and because the resort is set between fairly steep hills, it is worth hiring a pony rather than walking. Pony fares are posted at prominent locations.
The drive from Srinagar to Leh, Sonamarg is the last stop of Kashmir District. From here starts the territory of Ladakh. Situated at an altitude of 2743 m above sea level, Sonamarg is absolutely true to its name, which means 'Meadow of Gold'. The moment you enter Sonamarg, the first thing that you will notice will be the snow-covered mountain that forms the backdrop of the town. Covered with alpine trees from all sides, Sonamarg has few of the most loveliest flower collection in J & K. In winters though, the town is covered with snow giving it an altogether different charm of white..Sonamarg is base for the major trek.
A two hour drive from Srinagar (47 kms) will take you to acres upon acres of grassy meadow ringed by forests of pine, and towering beyond them, awesome and majestic snow clad mountains. This is Yusmarg - close enough to Srinagar for a picnic, idyllic enough to make you want to stay for a few days.
Situated the lower of Bringhi valley, Kokernag (2,020 m, 70 kms from Srinagar), is set amidst sprawling gardens fragrant with the bloom of thousands of flowers. The Kokernag spring bubbles at seven places at the foot of the forested mountain.
The spring of Verinag is believed to be the chief source of the river Jhelum. Construction of the octagonal base of the spring and the arcade around it was undertaken by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir and completed during the reign of Shah Jahan. Down the stream to the east lie the remains of a Mughal pavilion and baths
The distant rumble becomes a roar as one approach the waterfall of Aharbal, which crashes down a narrow gorge. Aharbal is more than just a waterfall. There are several places to picnic in the surrounding areas, as well as delightful walks of varying lengths all over the hillsides.