Srinagar, situated amid clear lakes and lofty forested mountains, it has a considerable tourist-based economy. Along its course through the city, the Jhelum River is spanned by several wooden bridges, and numerous adjacent canals and waterways abound with shikara, the gondolas of Kashmir.
Srinagar is well known for its many mosques and temples; the Hazratbal Mosque contains a hair that reportedly belonged to the Prophet Muhammad, and the Jāmiʿ Masjid (Congregational Mosque), built in the 15th century, is said to be the largest mosque in Kashmir.
The Shankaracharya temple just above the Dal lake is a Hindu pilgrimage site.
Dal Lake, with its floating gardens, is a well-known attraction, as are the nearby Shalimar and Nishat Gardens.
Srinagar is famous for Houseboat stay at dal lake, and foods of Kashmiri cuisine.
Shopping in Srinagar is also a unique experience, as the things you purchase here may not be available everywhere.
Srinagar's industries include carpet and silk mills, silverware and copperware manufacture, leatherworking, and wood carving.
The University of Kashmir (1948) is in the city, as is the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Kashmir (1982).
Regular flights connect Srinagar with Delhi and Amritsar.
Not far from Srinagar is the town of Gulmarg, the Meadow of Flowers, at an elevation of about 8,500 feet (2,600 meters). It affords magnificent views of the Vale of Kashmir and of Nanga Parbat, which at 26,660 feet (8,126 meters) is one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas.