Srinager is the summer capital of the state Jammu and Kashmir, situated at 1730 meters above the sea level on the bank of Jhelum river. Srinagar is located in the picturesque Kashmir valley a tourist’s paradise and one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. Srinagar, also known as, the city of the Dal Lake. Houseboats on the Dal Lake make this city more beautiful and touristic. Srinagar owes its name to two Sanskrit words, Sri (meaning profusion and wealth) and Nagar (meaning a city).
The beauty of Srinagar is changes daily. In spring when the flowers are in full bloom as if the whole valley is a bed of flowers while in peak winters the white snow just shows the green pine tree tops. As the leaves fall in autumn the whole of Srinagar wears a red - orange look which enhances its beauty.