Srinagar is a picturesque town located in the Kashmir Valley, and lies on the banks of the Jhelum River. It is also the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Lakes, gardens, and houseboats are some of the main attractions of this heaven on Earth. Tourists can enjoy shopping for dry fruits and traditional Kashmiri handicrafts. Tourism is the main economic activity of Srinagar. Many people call it the Venice of East. There are many large, medium, and small industries present in Srinagar, the total registered units being 4,701. The average numbers of daily workers working in SSIs is over 20,000.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Srinagar Airport is officially called Sheikh ul Alam Airport. It is a domestic as well as chartered airport of Jammu and Kashmir. Some of the recent renovations and additions include improvement of runway, new terminal, air bridges, etc. Seasonal charters, meant for Hajj pilgrims, also operate from here. Airlines operating from this airport are Air India, IndiGo, GoAir, SpiceJet, JetKonnect, and Jet Airways. Popular destinations are Delhi, Mumbai, Indore, Leh, Jammu, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Amritsar, etc.
Some of the basic facilities available in this airport are hi-tech check points; X-ray scanners; trolley services; luggage conveyor belts; shops for foods, beverages, clothes, stationery, reading materials; and duty-free shops. Taxi services are available from the airport. The bus stand and railway station are also located nearby.
More Information on Srinagar
The place is spread over an area of 294 sq km, and the population is 1,273,312. Languages spoken and understood are Kashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, and English. The must-visit places in Srinagar include:
- Pari Mahal
- Pratap Singh Museum
- Dal Lake
- Mughal Gardens
- Shalimar Bagh
- Chashme Shahi Garden
- Wular Lake
- Avantipur Ruins
- Dastgir Sahib Shrine
- Hazratbal Mosque
- Shankaracharya Temple
April to October is the best time to visit Srinagar.