Srinagar .

January 4, 2021 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Srinagar  is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It lies in the Kashmir Valley on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus, and Dal and Anchar lakes. The city is known for its natural environment, gardens, waterfronts and houseboats. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts like Kashmir shawls and also dried fruits. It is the northernmost city of India with over one million people.

Ancient period :

The Burzahom archaeological site 10 km from Srinagar has revealed the presence of neolithic and megalithic cultures.

Coinage of Pravarasena, supposed founder of Srinagar. Circa 6th-early 7th century CE.

Sports :

Royal Springs Golf Course, Srinagar

The city is home to the Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium, where international cricket matches have been played. The first international match was played in 1983 in which West Indies defeated India and the last international match was played in 1986 in which Australia defeated India by six wickets. Since then no international matches have been played in the stadium due to the security situation (although the situation has now improved quite considerably).

Broadcasting :

Srinagar is broadcasting hub for radio channels in UT which are Radio Mirchi 98.3FM, Red FM 93.5  and AIR Srinagar. State television channel DD Kashir is also broadcas.

Education

See also: List of colleges in Srinagar

Srinagar is home to The National Institute of Technology Srinagar, formerly known as Regional Engineering College (REC Srinagar). It is one of the oldest among the National Institutes of Technology that were established during the second Five year plan. Other educational institutions are:

Universities

Schools :

General degree colleges :

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