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About Srinagar

 

Srinagar is the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is situated in the Kashmir Valley and lies on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus. The city is famous for its gardens, lakes and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits.

Etymologically Srinagar is composed of two Sanskrit words, śrī (venerable) and nagar, which means “city”. One theory of the origin of the name is that a Pandava King Ashoka (not to be confused with the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka) built the city of Srinagari (Srinagar). Another theory is that Mauryan Emperor Ashoka founded the original city of Srinagar, then situated on the site of the present village of Pandrethan, 5 km to the north of the existing capital.

Eating Out  
 

If you thought the best Kashmiri dish in Srinagar was only the Kashmiri Wazwan, Srinagar has lot more to offer. The culture and tradition of Kashmir is evident everywhere in its summer capital. The local delicacies and other culinary offerings of Srinagar are not things that are to be missed.

Here are few famous Kashmiri local dishes of Srinagar:
Wazwan :- Kashmiri Wazwan is the ultimate formal banquet in Kashmir. It is a royal multi course meal with thirty-six courses. In the wazwan, courses between fifteenth and thirtieth is preparation of meat that is cooked overnight by the master chef, Vasta Waza, and his retinue of wazas. Guests are seated in groups of four and share the meal out of a large metal plate called the trami.
Wazwan is popularly served at affluent weddings and parties. The most commonly served items are rista (meat balls) made of finely pounded mutton and cooked in a gravy, seekh kababs, tabak maaz, or flat pieces of meat cut from the ribs an

 
Shoping  
 

Srinagar is well know for handicraft items like pashmina shawls, silk carpets, embroidrey suits and stoles. Also, you can buy very good walnut wood furniture, paper meshi items and saffron.

Best way to go for shopping is to go by your self. There are so many shops at Nishat Garden and at Shalimar Garden. At Nishat Garden, there is Nishat Shopping Complex, which is built by government for the manufacturers of Kashmir art and all the shops are registered with government of Jammu and Kashmir. This shopping complex has many shops selling handicraft items and there is also a society handicraft shop by the name of Heritage. They have fixed price policy, that is good for the tourists.

However, most shops around Nishat Garden and near Boulevard road do not have a price tag and they would quote the price and you could seek a very good bargain of up to 50%. Also, please be aware that your taxi driver may prefer to take you to certain shops and be careful as it generally me

 
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