Localities in Srinagar
Although Srinagar is an ancient town it has been rebuilt several times. This is mainly due to the fact the place is prone to natural calamity and has been destroyed repeatedly by earthquakes and floods. It was last built by the British in 1897 under the aegis of E.K. Pauw, the then Deputy Commissioner of British Garhwal. He relocated the city on a higher plane to the southeast of the old town. What is more, he built the city according to grid iron pattern and completed it within three years. However, the city was given the urban status only in 1931.
National Highway 58, also known as Rishikesh Road or Badrinath Road, is the main thoroughfare in Srinagar. The city has grown in east west direction along this road. Following are few of the important localities of this town.
Gola Bazaar in Srinagar
Gola, which means circle, is located in the centre of Srinagar. Roads from different directions meet at this point and that is why it is one of the most happening places in the city. While the Gola Market is located here, the place is also the favorite hangout for the youth. A stroll around this place will introduce you to the culture of the city, especially if you go there in the evening.
Gola Bazaar is also the place where most of the political meetings, public gatherings and other social activities take place. However, let not such mundane chaos deter you from visiting the place. Indeed, it has a charm of its own and you can easily detach yourself from such chaos by looking up to see the green hills and the blue sky.
Chouras in Srinagar
Sri Yantra Tapu in Srinagar
SSB Complex in Srinagar
Other Areas in SrinagarApart from the above mentioned areas, there are few other important localities in Srinagar. For example, places like Uphalda, Anthag Dang, Dang Gao, Rawadi, Ratuda, Srikot etc have their own importance and houses many important buildings. Srikot has many hotels and lodges. In addition, it also houses the HNBS Hospital. HNB Archaeological Museum is located in Rawadi. This area also houses a cinema hall. If you are looking for GMVN Tourist Bungalow, it is located in Daang Gao. As we have already said, each locality in Srinagr has its own importance.
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