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Srinagar Travel Guide

Nestling in the midst of the great peaks of the Karakoram, Zanskar, and Pir Panjal ranges and at a height of 1,730 metres, Srinagar is a truly beautiful city. The summer capital (May - October) of Jammu & Kashmir and the centre of the valley, Srinagar has been eulogised by travellers, poets, kings and saints alike for its scenic splendour and delightful ambience. The Jhelum River traverses the city and serves as a lifeline for its people. Travel to Srinagar, as the place is renowned for its enchanting lakes filled with houseboats and shikharas set amidst forested mountain slopes and is an ideal place for you to spend your holiday.

A floating post office? Yes, its the first in the country and you will find it on the Dal Lake. Besides selling stamps and doing the regular stuff post offices do, letters posted from here carry a special design, which have the picturesque sceneries of Dal Lake and Srinagar city and these pictures reach wherever these letters are posted hence promoting Kashmir as a tourist destination across the world. How's that for smart marketing?

Unfortunately, because of the tension prevailing in the area now, it may not be safe to travel here. Foreigners are at risk and in the recent years have been victims of kidnappings. It would be wise to check with your embassy regarding travel advisories and travel restrictions to the area. If you do go, stay within city limits and do not venture out during curfew hours.

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