Srinagar, the city of lakes, nestles in the heart of Kashmir valley and spreads on the both sides of the river Jhelum. Srinagar, the city of charming seasons, never fading in its compelling beauty throughout the year owes much of its fame to its varied faces of beauty. The landscape is full of colors. In the distance is the deep blue of foothills, with above them the pure white surface and serrated crest of lofty mountains still mantled in winter snow, upon which there is a perpetual play of sunshine chasing shadow. It is grit with mighty mountain ranges, many of the peaks which are higher than Mont blanc. These are the pearls which encircle the view of Srinagar. The city of tranquil lakes, fresh bracing air and scenic beauties. The city was built about 960 AD and has been the hub of trade and commerce. Srinagar covers the area of 105 sq. km and is situated at the height of 1,730 meters. Srinagar owes much of its beauty to its tranquil lakes. It was here, the Moughals with great love and care laid Srinagar's many water front gardens collectively known as Moughal Gardens. Houseboats on these placid lakes are novelty of Kashmir. Staying on these luxurious Houseboats is a unique experience of its kind in whole world.