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Encyclopedia > Srinagar
  ?श्रीनगर/سِرېنَگَر
Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir • India
Nickname: Paradise on Earth
View of Srinagar and Dal Lake
Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°47′E / 34.09, 74.79
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation
105 km² (41 sq mi)
• 1,730 m (5,676 ft)
Climate
Precipitation
Temperature
• Summer
• Winter
ETh (Köppen)
• 658 mm (25.9 in)

• 22 °C (72 °F)
• 4 °C (39 °F)
Distance(s)
• From Delhi
• From Mumbai

• 876 km NW
• 2,275 km NE (land)
Region Kashmir
District(s) Srinagar
Population
Density
Metro
• Sex ratio
Literacy rate
894,940[1] (2001)
• 556 /km² (1,440 /sq mi)
• 971,357[1]
• 1.17
• 59.18%
Language(s) Kashmiri, Urdu
Mayor Ghulam Mustafa Bhat[2]
Settled 3rd century BCE
Codes
Pincode
Telephone
UN/LOCODE
Vehicle

• 190 001
• +0194
• INSXR
• JK
Website: www.srinagar.nic.in
  1. ^ a b Population in the age group 0-6 and literates by sex—urban agglomeration/town. Census of India 2001. Government of India (27 May 2002). Retrieved on 2007-04-14.
  2. ^ "Bhat re-elected Mayor", The Tribune, The Tribune Trust, 30 March 2006. Retrieved on 2007-04-14. 

Coordinates: 34°05′N 74°47′E / 34.09, 74.79 Srinagar pronunciation  (pronounced Sree+nagar) (Dogri: श्रीनगर; Urdu: سرینگر, Kashmiri: سِرېنَگَر श्रीनगर), is the summer capital of the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir in India, and is situated in the valley of Kashmir. The city lies on both banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus River. The city is famous for its lakes and houseboats floating on them. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits. Srinagar is 876 km north of Delhi. The headquarters of the Srinagar District are situated in the city. This article is about the area administered by India. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4086x768, 966 KB) Summary View of Dal Lake and the city of Srinagar from Shankaracharya hill, taken in July 2005. ... sab bakwas hai Categories: India geography stubs | Jammu and Kashmir | Kashmir ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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Origin of name

Etymologically Srinagar is composed of two Sanskrit words, namely, Sri (meaning abundance and wealth) and Nagar, which means a city. Thus, the word Srinagar signifies a place of wealth and abundance. Sri is also the name of a goddess Lakshmi of Hindus. Etymologies redirects here. ... Sanskrit ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... For the business meaning, see Wealth (economics). ... An acronym SRI may refer to one of the following: Socially Responsible Investment. ... Goddesses are an integral part of Hinduism, and the worship of goddesses is a significant aspect of Hindu religion. ... For other uses, see Lakshmi (disambiguation). ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ...


A legend, as incorporated in Nila’s Nilmatapurana, states that the Kashmir valley was a vast lake. A Hindu sage named Kashyapa drained out the water, and there emerged the beautiful valley of Kashmir. For other uses, see Legend (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Lake (disambiguation). ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... This article is about the Hindu god Kasyapa. ... Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley In geology, a valley (also called a vale or dale) is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. ...


History

Jama Masjid Mosque, one of the oldest in Kashmir
Jama Masjid Mosque, one of the oldest in Kashmir

The city was founded by the King Pravarasena II over 2,000 years ago, and the city of Srinagar has a long history, dating back at least to the 3rd century BC. The city was then a part of the Maurya Empire, one of the largest empires of the Indian subcontinent. Ashoka introduced Buddhism to the Kashmir valley, and the adjoining regions around the city became a centre of Buddhism. In the 1st century, the region was under the control of Kushans and several rulers of this dynasty strengthened the Buddhist tradition. Vikramaditya (of Ujjain) and his successors probably ruled the regions just before the city fell to the control of the Huns in the 6th century, and Mihirkula was the most dreaded ruler of the city and the valley. Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 350s BC 340s BC 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC - 300s BC - 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC Years: 305 BC 304 BC 303 BC 302 BC 301 BC - 300 BC - 299 BC 298 BC... The Mauryan empire (321 to 185 BCE), at its largest extent around 230 BCE. The Lion Capital of Asoka, erected around 250 BCE. It is the emblem of India. ... Map of South Asia (see note) This article deals with the geophysical region in Asia. ... Allegiance: Magadhan Empire Rank: Emperor Succeeded by: Dasaratha Maurya Reign: 273 BC-232 BC Place of birth: Pataliputra, India Battles/Wars Kalinga War Emperor Ashoka the Great (Devanagari: अशोक(:); IAST transliteration: , pronunciation: ) (304 BC–232 BC) (Imperial Title:Devanampiya Piyadassi ie He who is the beloved of the Gods who, in... Buddhism, a Dharmic faith, is usually considered one of the worlds major religions, with between 230 to 500 million followers. ... The 1st century was that century that lasted from 1 to 100 according the Gregorian calendar. ... Boundary of the Kushan empire, c. ... The period of prominence of the Gupta dynasty is very often referred to as the Golden Age of India. ... , Mahakal Temple Ujjain Ujjain   (Hindi:उज्जैन) ([[map view : maxujjain dot com]) (also known as Ujain, Ujjayini, Avanti, Avantikapuri) is an ancient city of central India, in the Malwa region of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River. ... The Hephthalites or White Huns were a Central Asian nomadic confederation whose precise origins and composition remain obscure. ... The 6th century is the period from 501 - 600 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Hindu and the Buddhist rule of Srinagar lasted until the 14th century, when the Kashmir valley, including the city, came under the control of the several Muslim rulers, including the Mughals. It was also the capital during the reign of Yusuf Shah Chak, a ruler who was tricked by Akbar when he failed to conquer Kashmir by force. Yusuf Shah Chak remains buried in Bihar in India. Akbar established Mughal rule in Srinagar and Kashmir valley. This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Mughal Empire at its greatest extent in 1700 Capital Lahore, Delhi, Agra , Kabul, Lucknow and Bhopal Language(s) Persian (initially also Chagatai; later also Urdu) Government Absolute Monarchy , Unitary Government with a federal structure Emperor  - 1526-1530 Babur  - 1530–1539 and after restoration 1555–1556 Humayun  - 1556–1605 Akbar  - 1605... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Kashmir (or Cashmere) may refer to: Kashmir region, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent India, Kashmir conflict, the territorial dispute between India, Pakistan, and the China over the Kashmir region. ... For other uses, see Bihar (disambiguation). ...


When the disintegration of the Mughal Empire set forth after the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, infiltrations to the valley from the Pashtun tribes increased, and the Durrani Empire ruled the city for several decades. Raja Ranjit Singh in the year 1814 annexed a major part of the Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar, to his kingdom, and the city came under the influence of the Sikhs. In 1846, the Treaty of Lahore was signed between the Sikh rulers and the British in Lahore. The treaty, inter alia, provided British de-facto suzerainty over the Kashmir Valley, and installed Gulab Singh as an independent and sovereign ruler of the region. Srinagar became part of his kingdom, and remained until 1947 as one of the several princely states of undivided India. Aurangzeb (Persian: (full title: Al-Sultan al-Azam wal Khaqan al-Mukarram Abdul Muzaffar Muhiuddin Muhammad Aurangzeb Bahadur Alamgir I, Padshah Ghazi) (November 3, 1618 – March 3, 1707), also known by his chosen Imperial title Alamgir I (Conqueror of the Universe) (Persian: ), was the ruler of the Mughal Empire from... Events January 1 - John V is crowned King of Portugal March 26 - The Acts of Union becomes law, making the separate Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one country, the Kingdom of Great Britain. ... The Pashtuns (also Pushtun, Pakhtun, ethnic Afghan, or Pathan) are an ethno-linguistic group consisting mainly of eastern Iranian stock living primarily in eastern and southern Afghanistan, and the North West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. ... The Durrani Empire was a larger state that included modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, parts of eastern Iran and western India. ... Maharaja Ranjit Singh (Punjabi: ), also called Sher-e-Punjab (The Lion of the Punjab) (1780-1839) was a Sikh ruler of the Punjab. ... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anthem God Save The King-Emperor The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (1858 - 1912) New Delhi (1912 - 1947) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy...   (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور, pronounced ) is the capital of the Punjab and is the second largest city in Pakistan after Karachi. ... Look up De facto in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Portrait of Gulab Singh Gulab Singh (1792-1856) was the founder and first Maharaja of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir during the British Raj in India. ... A princely state or native state was a feudal monarchy in British India ruled by a hereditary ruler, who was nominally sovereign. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Greater India. ...

Srinagar city and its vicinity in 1959
Srinagar city and its vicinity in 1959

After, India’s independence, certain tribes, mostly Pashtun, actively supported by elements of the Pakistani forces, invaded the valley to wrest control, by armed force, of the city of Srinagar and the Valley. This was done in spite of the then ruler Maharaja Hari Singh having a solemn and sovereign assurance (of the British government) backed by the international law that all rulers of such states were free to remain as independent entities, or to choose to annex either to India or to Pakistan. In view of infiltration by armed forces and the possibility of his kingdom, including the city of Srinagar falling into the hands of the forces inimical to him, his kingdom and to the people of the valley, Hari Singh signed a covenant in late 1947 with the Government of India, which ensured integration of his kingdom into the newly formed Republic of India, conditioned on the requirement of having a plebiscite after any conflict had ended. Various historians, notably British historian Alaister Lamb, dispute the claim that the Maharaja signed any agreement at all. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (909x1158, 142 KB) Summary Srinagar,India city and its vicinity in 1959. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (909x1158, 142 KB) Summary Srinagar,India city and its vicinity in 1959. ... The Pashtuns (also Pushtun, Pakhtun, ethnic Afghan, or Pathan) are an ethno-linguistic group consisting mainly of eastern Iranian stock living primarily in eastern and southern Afghanistan, and the North West Frontier Province, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Baluchistan provinces of Pakistan. ... The Pakistan Army (Urdu: پاک فوج) is the largest branch of the Pakistan military, and is mainly responsible for protection of the state borders, the security of administered territories and defending the national interests of Pakistan within the framework of its international obligations. ... Combatants India Pakistan Commanders General K M Cariappa, Lt Gen S M Shrinagesh, Maj Gen K S Thimayya, Maj Gen Kalwant Singh Maj Gen Akbar Khan Casualties 1,104 killed[1](Indian army) 684 KIA(State Forces)[2] [3] 3,152 wounded [1] 1,500 killed[4] (Pakistan army) The... Major-General H.H. Farzand-i-Dilband Rasikh- al-Iqtidad-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Raja-i-Rajagan, Maharaja Sir Jagatjit Singh, Bahadur, Maharaja of Kapurthala, GCSI , GCIE , GBE The word Mahārāja (also spelled maharajah) is Sanskrit for great king or high king (a karmadharaya from mahānt great... Hari Singh was the last maharaja of the kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir. ... The United Kingdom is a unitary state and a democratic constitutional monarchy. ... Providing a constitution for public international law, the United Nations was conceived during World War II International law is the term commonly used for referring to the system of implicit and explicit agreements that binds together nation-states in adherence to recognized values and standards, differing from other legal systems... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Judiciary Supreme Court of India Chief Justice of India High Courts District Courts Elections Political Parties Local & State Govt. ... Current political map of India showing states and territories. ... The Republic of India is the second most populous country in the world, with a population of more than one billion, and is the seventh largest country by geographical area. ...


The Government of India, in view of its obligation enjoined upon it subsequent to this covenant, immediately air-lifted Indian troops to Srinagar, and the city was flushed clean of the invading forces. In the meanwhile, the matter had been escalated to the United Nations, and a cease fire was imposed under its authority, resulting into certain parts of Hari Singh’s kingdom going out of his hands, which is now called Pakistan Occupied Kashmir by India and Azad Kashmir by Pakistan. The British Historian Alaister Lamb in his book claims that the troops were flown into Srinagar even before the alleged covenant was signed. Army of India consisted of both the Indian Army and the British Army in India between 1903 and 1947. ... UN redirects here. ... Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK or POK) is the name given by India to a portion of Jammu and Kashmir controlled by Pakistan and China. ... This article is about the area administered by Pakistan. ...


The city of Srinagar has thereafter remained administered by India. However, in a joint Indo-Pak poll it was revealed that 87% of the people of Srinigar want independence from India and Pakistan.[1][2]


Tehsils of Srinagar

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Geography

A closer map of Kashmir
A closer map of Kashmir

The city is located on both the sides of the Jhelum River, which is called Vyath in Kashmir. The river passes through the city and meanders through the valley, moving onward and deepening in the Wular Lake. The city is famous for its nine old bridges, connecting the two parts of the city. The Disputed Territory : Shown in green is Kashmiri region under Pakistani control. ... The Disputed Territory : Shown in green is Kashmiri region under Pakistani control. ... The Wular lake is present in Jammu and Kashmir. ...


Hokersar is a wetland situated near Srinagar—the capital of Indian Kashmir. Thousands of migratory birds come to Hokersar from Siberia and other regions in the winter season. Migratory birds from Siberia and Central Asia use wetlands in Kashmir as their transitory camps between September and October and again around spring. These wetlands play a vital role in sustaining a large population of wintering, staging and breeding birds.


Hokersar is 14 km north of Srinagar, and is a world class wetland spread over 13.75 km² including lake and marshy area. It is the most accessible and well-known of Kashmir's wetlands which include Hygam, Shalibug and Mirgund. A record number of migratory birds have visited Hokersar in recent years. An estimated quarter of a million birds have already been spotted at Hokersar in the current season. For other uses, see Lake (disambiguation). ... This article is about marsh, a type of wetland. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ...


Birds found in Hokersar — Migratory ducks and geese which include Brahminy Duck, Tufted Duck, Gadwall, Garganey, Greylag Goose, Mallard, Common Merganser, Northern Pintail, Common Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Red-Crested Pochard, Ruddy Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Common Teal, and Eurasian Wigeon. Subfamilies Dendrocygninae Oxyurinae Anatinae Aythyinae Merginae Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. ... Other uses: Goose (disambiguation) Genera Anser Branta Chen Cereopsis † see also: Swan, Duck Anatidae Goose (plural geese) is the general English name for a considerable number of birds, belonging to the family Anatidae. ... Binomial name Tadorna ferruginea (Pallas, 1764) The Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula is a medium-sized diving duck with a population of close to one million birds. ... Binomial name Anas strepera Linnaeus, 1758 Subspecies (Common Gadwall) (Washington Island Gadwall) - extinct The Gadwall (Anas strepera) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia and central North America. ... Binomial name Anas querquedula Linnaeus, 1758 The Garganey, Anas querquedula is a small dabbling duck. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies Western Greylag Goose Eastern Greylag Goose Domesticated goose The Greylag Goose, Anser anser, is a bird with a wide range in the Old World. ... For other uses, see Mallard (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Mergus merganser Linnaeus, 1758 Common Merganser range The Common Merganser, (Goosander in Europe), Mergus merganser, is a large sized duck, which is distributed over Europe, North Asia and North America. ... Binomial name Anas acuta Linnaeus, 1758 The Pintail or Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of Canada, Alaska and the mid-western United States. ... Binomial name Aythya ferina (Linnaeus, 1758) The Pochard (Aythya ferina) is a medium-sized diving duck. ... Binomial name Aythya nyroca (Güldenstädt, 1770) The Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) is a medium-sized diving duck. ... Binomial name Tadorna ferruginea (Pallas, 1764) The Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. ... Binomial name Anas clypeata Linnaeus, 1758 The Shoveler or Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northern areas of Europe and Asia and across most of North America. ... Binomial name Anas crecca Linnaeus, 1758 The Common Teal or Teal (Anas crecca) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northernmost areas of Europe and Asia. ... Binomial name Anas penelope Linnaeus, 1758 The Wigeon or Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) is a common and widespread duck which breeds in the northernmost areas of Europe and Asia. ...


Climate

The climate of Srinagar may be generally described as warm temperate[citation needed]. The city has warm summers from June through August, and winters from December-February. The city generally gets some snowfall from December to February but seldom accumulates for longer periods. The average temperatures are 24°C in July (ranging between +18 - +29) and +4°C in January (between -2/+7 (night/day), -2/0 and +7/+11 some of local extremes).

Climate chart for Srinagar
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Economy

Srinagar is the most pivotal centre of the economy of the Kashmir Valley, and it has remained a tourist destination for centuries. The valley has attracted rulers from the plains of India for a long time, and they traveled to the valley and the city to avoid the hot summers of the Indo-Gangetic plains. The city remained on the itinerary of the Mughal ruling elite, and several Mughal emperors and their consorts had visited the city, and several Mughal gardens in and around the city indicate their close association with Srinagar. Schematic map of the Indo-Gangetic Plain The Indo-Gangetic Plain also known as The Kathwiarschi plains is a large and fertile plain encompassing most of northern and eastern India, the most populous parts of Pakistan, and virtually all of Bangladesh. ... Mughal Gardens are a group of styles in garden design which originate from the Islamic Mughal Empire. ...


With the colonization of India by the Europeans, particularly the British, the ruling elite as well as the rich Indians used to visit the city and the nearby locations during summers to avoid heat of the plains; and during winters to enjoy the snowfall. It has been suggested that Benign colonialism be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


The hinterland of Srinagar is the most populous part of the Kashmir valley, and crops like wheat and rice are cultivated for local consumption. Orchards produce a number of fruits, particularly apples. Another significant segment of the economy include handicrafts, weaving of woolen shawls and dress materials, and woodcarving. Srinagar and the surrounding areas serve as collecting points from where fruits and handicraft products are taken to several parts of the Indian subcontinent. Handicraft, also known as craftwork or simply craft, is a type of work where useful and decorative devices are made completely by hand or using only simple tools. ...


Tourism

Panoramic view of Dal Lake and the city of Srinagar.

Tourism is the most significant segment of the city's economy. The city of Srinagar is a gateway to some of the most scenic and beautiful places of the Indian subcontinent. For decades, tourism has been contributing massively to the economy of the city for last several decades, but it has been adversely affected on account of insurgent activities by certain elements. Sopore one of the famous Apple Town in jammu and kashmir (Aejaz Ahmed janwari) Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4086x768, 966 KB) Summary View of Dal Lake and the city of Srinagar from Shankaracharya hill, taken in July 2005. ... sab bakwas hai Categories: India geography stubs | Jammu and Kashmir | Kashmir ...

Dal Lake, going from the Mughal Gardens side back to Srinagar.
Dal Lake, going from the Mughal Gardens side back to Srinagar.

Srinagar is well known for its lakes. Dal Lake with its houseboats is famous all over the world. Srinagar is a small and beautiful city with a wonderful climate in the summer. Just outside the city are found the beautiful Shalimar Gardens created by Jehangir, the Mughal emperor, in 1619. Image File history File linksMetadata Dal_Lake. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Dal_Lake. ... sab bakwas hai Categories: India geography stubs | Jammu and Kashmir | Kashmir ... The Shalimar Gardens in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India during the summer The Shalimar Gardens (Urdu: شالیمار باغ) are the largest of the three Mughal gardens built by the Mughal emperor Jahangir, in the lake city of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. ... sab bakwas hai Categories: India geography stubs | Jammu and Kashmir | Kashmir ... A houseboat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... The Shalimar Gardens in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India during the summer The Shalimar Gardens (Urdu: شالیمار باغ) are the largest of the three Mughal gardens built by the Mughal emperor Jahangir, in the lake city of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. ... Nuruddin Jahangir (August 31, 1569 - October 28, 1627) was the ruler of the Mughal Empire from 1605 until 1627. ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ... Events May 13 - Dutch statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt is executed in The Hague after having been accused of treason. ...


Houseboats were introduced accidentally to Kashmir: members of the Indian Civil Service serving in the plains who vacationed in Kashmir were not permitted to build permanent homes because of the then Maharaja's suspicion of a British presence in Srinagar. They thus chose to live in houseboats. The first such, named Victory, was designed by Mr. M.T. Kenhard in 1888. There are now about five hundred on the Lake. Indian Civil Service, popularly known by its acronym ICS, was the elite civil service of the Indian Government. ...


Srinagar has several gardens which are part of the several such gardens laid by the Mughal emperors across the Indian subcontinent, and which are known as Mughal gardens. The Mughal Gardens located in Srinagar and its close vicinity include Chasma Shahi (the royal fountains); Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies); Nishat Bagh (the garden of spring); Shalimar Bagh; and the Nashim Bagh. The Tulip Gardens have been recently opened to public by Smt Sonia Gandhi. The gardens has rows of Tulips of different colurs and shades. Nishat Bagh is one of the three Mughal gardens on the edge of Dal Lake in Srinagar, India. ... The Shalimar Gardens in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India during the summer The Shalimar Gardens (Urdu: شالیمار باغ) are the largest of the three Mughal gardens built by the Mughal emperor Jahangir, in the lake city of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. ...

Market boats on Mal Canal in Srinagar.
Market boats on Mal Canal in Srinagar.
Srinagar, Sunset on Dal Lake.
Srinagar, Sunset on Dal Lake.

Download high resolution version (1162x800, 215 KB)The image is taken from the 1917 book Kashmir by Francis Younghusband. ... Download high resolution version (1162x800, 215 KB)The image is taken from the 1917 book Kashmir by Francis Younghusband. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 240 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Sunset on Dal Lake, Srinagar. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 240 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Sunset on Dal Lake, Srinagar. ... sab bakwas hai Categories: India geography stubs | Jammu and Kashmir | Kashmir ...

Government and politics

The city is run by the Srinagar Municipal Committee (SMC). The Srinagar district contributes 2 parliamentary seats - Srinagar city and Badgam. Current leaders of the city include: A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ...

Ghulam Nabi Azad (born March 7, 1949 in Jammu and Kashmir, India) is an Indian politician from the Indian National Congress. ... Farooq Abdullah (1937- ), the son of Shaikh Abdullah, has served as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir on several occasions. ... Syed Ali Shah Geelani (born September 29, 1929)[1] is a separatist leader from the Indian controlled part of Jammu and Kashmir, who favours the accession of Kashmir to Pakistan. ... Yasin Malik is the leader of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (Yasin Malik). ... The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), founded by Dr. Amanullah Khan is an Kashmiri terrorist organization that seeks the liberation of the Indian and Pakistani segments of the former Dogra kingdom of Jammu & Kashmir as it existed upto August 1947. ... The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), founded by Dr. Amanullah Khan is an Kashmiri terrorist organization that seeks the liberation of the Indian and Pakistani segments of the former Dogra kingdom of Jammu & Kashmir as it existed upto August 1947. ... Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (born January 12, 1936) is the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir since November 2002. ... Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed is the president of the Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Partyy in India. ... Omar Abdullah (born 10 March 1970) is a member of 14th Lok Sabha. ... Sadiq Ali is a senior politician of Kashmir (India), a noted poet and writer and an active environmentalist. ... Mirwaiz Muhammad Omar Farooq is the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, a coalition of disparate political parties in Jammu and Kashmir that wish independence for the state. ... Panun Kashmir is an organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits. ...

Stray Dog Controversy

Srinagar's city government attracted brief international attention in March 2008 when it announced a mass poisoning program aimed at eliminating the city's population of stray dogs.[3] Officials estimate that 100,000 stray dogs roam the streets of the city, which has a human population of just under 900,000. In a survey conducted by an NGO, it was found that some residents welcomed this program, saying the city was overrun by dogs, while critics contended that more humane methods could have been used to deal with the animals - Gautam Raina.


Demographics

As of 2001, Srinagar city had a population of 894,940. The population density in the city is 556 per km² while the overall population density is 99 per km². The languages spoken are mainly Kashmiri,Urdu,Hindi and English. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... For other uses, see Kashmiri (disambiguation) Kashmiri is a Dardic language spoken primarily in Kashmir, an Asian region now split between India, Pakistan and China. ... Urdu ( , , trans. ... -1... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Culture

Like the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar too has a distinctive blend of cultural heritage. Holy places in and around the city depict the historical cultural and religious diversity of the city as well as the Kashmir valley.


Places of worship

Holy places of the city include:

  • Hazratbal Shrine
  • Jama Masjid, one of the oldest mosques in Kashmir
  • Shah-i-Hamadan Mosque
  • Kheer bhawani
  • Dasgeer Sahib Khanyar,Shrine of Saint Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani(R.A)
  • BulBul Saheb Shrine Of another Saint Sheikh Abdul Rahman (R.A)
  • Hari Parbat hill hosts shrine of Sufi Saint Sheikh Hamza Makdoom(R.A)
  • Zestha
  • Shankaracharya Temple,on Sulaiman Hill is possibly the oldest shrine in Kashmir
  • Khanqah Moulla Another Sufi Saint Shahi Hamdan (R.A)Shrine is located in downtown area of Srinagar.

Hazratbal shrine. ... Source: Local tales and stories heard from elders Caption The temple of Kheer Bhawani is situated at a distance of 14 miles east of Srinagar against the background of natural sight near the village of Tula Mula. ... Source: Local Tales and stories heard from elders This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kashmir (or Cashmere) may refer to: Kashmir region, the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent India, Kashmir conflict, the territorial dispute between India, Pakistan, and the China over the Kashmir region. ...

Performing arts

Main article: Music of Kashmir

Performing arts of the city include: The historic region of Kashmir, an area disputed by India and Pakistan, encompasses the modern regions of Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu. ...

  • Bhand Pather, a form of traditional folk theatre art form of play and dance, is performed by a group of about ten to fifteen artists. They depict in a satirical style social evils. Performance is accompanied by light music.
  • Chakri is a major and popular form of Kashmiri folk music.
  • Another form of Kashmiri genre of music called Sufiana music is also practiced in the city. It was introduced in the valley in the 15th century from Iran. Over centuries, it has assimilated a number of Indian Ragas, and has established itself as a classical music of the region. The instruments used in the music include Santoor, Sitar, Kashmiri Saz, Tabla, and Wasool.
  • Hafiz Nagma, a form of dance, is performed to the accompaniment of Sufiana music. The dancer is a female while males play different instruments used in Sufiana music.

Education

  • Government Medical College, Srinagar
  • National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
  • University of Kashmir, Srinagar
  • Sheri Kashmir University of Agrigcultural Science and Technology (SKUAST)
  • Islamia College Of Science & Commerce
  • SSM College of Engineering Parishaspora Pattan
  • Government Women's Polytechnic, Bemina
  • Sikkim Manipal University - LC 1009, Parraypora New Airport Road
  • D.A.V Institute Magarmal Bagh/Jawahar Nagar
  • Govt. Boys Polytechnic, Rajbagh
  • New Era Public School
  • Indian Army School
  • Mallinson School
  • Minto Circle School/Raj Bagh
  • CMS Tyndale Biscoe School (Est.1880)
  • Presentation Convent
  • Greenland School
  • Amar Singh College (Est.1942)
  • Sri Pratap School (Est.1898)
  • Sri Pratap College (Est.1905)
  • Government Women's College - M.A Road/Nawa Kadal
  • Burn Hall School
  • Jhelum Valley medical college
  • Wood Lands House School
  • Iqbal Memorial Institute
  • Oak Hill School
  • Modern High School
  • D.A.V Higher secondary School jawahar nagar.
  • S.M.D. High School - Munawar-abad, Khayam Road, Srinagar
  • Lal Ded Memorial School - Badiyar-e-Balla, Ganpatyar, Habba Kadal, Srinagar.
  • Gandhi Memorial Collage, Srinagar.
  • Dream Land Edu. Inst. Ganderbal

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Media

Four FM frequencies are available in the city. However, only two bids were received by the government. Adlabs is the only FM radio operator in Srinagar (its bid was Rs. 61 lakh). The second bidder South Asia FM did not qualify because its bid was less than 25 per cent of the highest bidder, the minimum amount to be eligible for bidding.[4] FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ...


Sports

Adventure sports are popular among tourists. Dal Lake has potential for canoeing and water skiing. Water trekking is local name for three to four day trip along the Jhelum River to various lakes in a shikara with camping gear. Dachigam National Park (22 km) and Pahalgam (95km) are popular destinations for hikers, trekkers and fishers. The city is home to the Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium, a stadium where international cricket matches have been played. sab bakwas hai Categories: India geography stubs | Jammu and Kashmir | Kashmir ... Canoeing is the recreational or sporting activity of paddling a canoe or kayak. ... // Water skiing began in 1922 when Ralph Samuelson strapped two boards to his feet and rigged a clothesline up to his boat on Lake Pepin in Lake City, Minnesota. ... The Jhelum River is the largest and most western of the five rivers of the Punjab province of Pakistan, and passes through Jhelum City. ... Shikaras are a type of wooden boat found on Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India. ... A national park located in Jammu and Kashmir. ... Two hikers in the Mount Hood National Forest Eagle Creek hiking Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. ... Many beautiful natural scenes are only accessible if one is willing to hike to get to them. ... For the computer security term, see Phishing. ...


Sports like football and cricket are popular among schoolchildren. Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ...


References

  1. ^ '87% in Valley want Independence'. Express India.
  2. ^ 60 years on, Kashmir core issue Srinagar, Jammu poles apart. Dawn.
  3. ^ MSNBC: Indian authorities to poison 100,000 stray dogs
  4. ^ FM radio: Govt to garner Rs 84 cr

External links


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