Srinagar, popularly known as ‘Paradise on Earth’ and ‘Venice of the East’, is situated in the beautiful valley of Kashmir. Located on the banks of the River Jhelum, the city is renowned for its beautiful lakes, houseboats and numerous Mughal gardens. The word Srinagar is a combination of two Sanskrit words, ‘Sri’ meaning wealth and ‘Nagar’ meaning place. Therefore, the literal meaning of the term ‘Srinagar’ is ‘the city of wealth’. Tourist Places In And Around Srinagar are The Mughal Gardens such as Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Achabal Bagh, Chashma Shahi, and Pari Mahal are the popular Mughal Gardens that attract tourists in a large number from all across the world. These gardens add to the natural beauty of this city. The lakes of Srinagar such as the Dal Lake, Nagin Lake, Anchar Lake, and Manasbal Lake are some of the other popular tourist spots. The unmatched natural beauty and beatific surroundings make Srinagar an ideal place for tourists. The Dal Lake is the second largest lake in the valley of Kashmir and is popularly known as the ‘Jewel in the crown of Kashmir’. It is located in the backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas. Srinagar is also known for its house boats and ‘Shikara’ or wooden boats, which are available on the banks of the lakes. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful environment while riding on the ‘shikaras’.