Srinagar is a beautiful city in Jammu and Kashmir and is well suited for a romantic and pleasurable getaway. There are several places you can visit and activities you can indulge in when you visit Srinagar. These articles on Srinagar will show you why you must visit Srinagar and help you plan your vacation in the best way possible.
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nding the dry spell that lasted over six months, Srinagar received nightlong rain and snowfall on Wednesday, the 4th of January bringing respite to locals. While the higher reaches of the state received moderate to light snowfall, the plains were treated with rain. An official of the MET department further informed that the weather is likely to remain wet with widespread rain and snow till Saturday. The snowfall did interrupt daily proceedings as the Srinagar-Leh highway, Bandipora-Gurez highway and the Mughal road connecting the valley with Rajouri in Jammu region were shut down on account of the snowfall in the mountain passes. Even the ski resort of Gulmarg was not sparred as it was covered with heavy snow creating travelers to extend their stay. ALSO SEE Honeymoon in Srinagar: Your romantic getaway in Jammu and Kashmir
stations of Pahalgam and Sonamarg too received rainfall while Srinagar received rain. Other plains like Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara, Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama and Badgam districts too received some snow during the night creating the minimum temperature to drop to minus 0.1 in Srinagar, minus 3.6 in Gulmarg, 12.1 in Jammu, 11.7 in Katra, 4.1 in Batote, 3.4 in Bannihal, and 3.0 degrees Celsisus in Bhaderwah. The disruptions aside, Kashmir valley turned into a snow heaven thanks to the snowfall. The thick white blanket of now and rainfall in the plains brought cheers to the locals. Children rejoiced as various state governments in the region ordered schools and colleges to remain closed during this bone chilling cold weather. Srinagar, in particular, transformed into a spectacular snowland. Here are some amazing photographs of the how Srinagar looks right now!
A local stands in the midst of the white blanket in Srinagar
The independent 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, Yusuf Shah Chak remains buried in Bihar. Kashmir came under Mughal rule, when it was conquered by the third Mughal padshah (emperor) Akbar in 1586 CE. Akbar established Mughal rule in Srinagar and Kashmir valley. Kashmir was added to Kabul Subah in 1586, until Shah Jahan made it into a separate Kashmir Subah (imperial top-level province) with seat in Srinagar.
With the disintegration of the Mughal empire after the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, infiltration in the valley of the Afghan tribes from Afghanistan and Hindu Dogras from the Jammu region increased, and the Afghan Durrani Empire and Dogras ruled the location for several