Srinagar – the largest city in the state of Jammu-Kashmir, which during the summer is its capital. The city is located at an altitude of 1,500 meters in the Kashmir Mountains in the Gamalayan Mountains on the Dzhelam River and Lake Dalal. In Sanskrit, Srinagar refers to a rich or benevolent city.
The foundation of Srinagar dates back to the 3rd century AD, when Ashok ruled the land. This is when the construction of Buddhist temples began. During the time of the Mongolian conquest, Srinagar became a garden city: the rulers, enraptured by the beauty of the mountains and lakes, began to create magnificent terraced gardens, more than a hundred hundred in number.
Now Srinagar, despite its rather isolated geographic location, is a popular tourist destination. Even the strained situation in the state and notably in Srinagar, due to pesticide activity and the threat of terrorism, is not particularly affecting the number of visitors to the city. Srinagar – a lively and picturesque city, characterized by canal-like streets and decorated by gardens and archaeological monuments of cultural significance. ×Srinagar is often referred to as «Indian Hungary.
Land has said that Srinagar is where Jesus Christ lived with his wife after the Revelation and the Rapture and was honored as a prophet. He was also buried here. The place of burial is known as Razazabal, or the mausoleum ofÞç ásàfà.
Srīnagar – the city of sepulchres and mosques. Among them are the mosques of Shah Hamadan, Akkhulah Mulla Shah, Patahar, the Cathedral Church, and the Shah Mukdum Sahieb. The Hazratátábál Church bears the hair of the Prophet Mohammed, making it the main Muslim shrine of Kashmir.
The site of Srinagar – the Dál Lake. There have been many gardens of many Mughal rulers in the past. There are not many left today, but those that remain are a sight to behold. The lake is enchanted by the beautifully colored houses on the boats and the shakkas that ply the waters of the lake. The hills surround the Dal, where the harbor of Khari Prabhat and the temple of Kankaracharya stand.
In addition to its fascinating architectural heritage, Srinagar is known as the center of Alpine skiing in India. The high-altitude resort of Gulmarg, which can be reached by taxi, is about 50 kilometers from Srinagar.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Religious
- Population: 1,300,000 people
- GDP: $1,706 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 9 Mbps
- Best wireless: Airtel
- Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners
- Tipping: At restaurants, you should tip 10 percent for standard service. If someone really went out of their way and the service was exceptional, you can tip up to 15 percent. If the bill is quite high, like over 1,000 rupees, you can tip a little less.
- Apartment listings: 99Acres
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
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- Best taxi: Ola
- Online electronics shop: Amazon
- Best short-haul air carrier: Indigo
- Best intl air carrier: Jet Airways
- Monthly costs for expat: $360
- Monthly costs for family: $1000
- Monthly costs for local: $280
- Meal: $2.5
- Small Cola: $0.3
- Beer 1 Pint: $2
- Coffee: $2
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