No tourist is alien to the beauties and the exotic landscape of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. The entire place is designed so natural that it provides soothing effect to our eyes and we start feeling to stay there for the rest of our life. The entire area seems to have wrapped in the arms of Mother Nature. It provides a chilling effect to the tourists. The land of Srinagar has got blend of people from the Persian to the Tibetans and their influence can be seen in the lifestyle, nature of work and food habits of these people. The basic mode of income is the art and craft of the people of Srinagar. It does not generate income for the families in Srinagar but also helps India to earn foreign income through export.
The localities of Srinagar are involved in the making of articles which are hand woven. They engage themselves in work like pot making, utensils and in some great pieces of art and handicrafts which are artistic in style. Their artistic value can be compared with the clothes prepared from latest machinery used in other parts of north. Srinagar is called the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir where both male and female work in support of each other. Wood work is also admired by the foreign and Indian tourists. It includes wood carvings and furniture. Pashmina and cotton carpet would be available in any region of this state. Nevertheless, their tremendous knowledge of art and unusual designs out of them is endless. For Eg sarees, ornaments, jewelry for the neck , willow baskets and some decorative pieces for the eve of Christmas. These all superb items are terrific and authentic in their approach.
As a traveler, we should not miss the chance of purchasing any of these above mentioned articles because they are costly. So, if any of them are available on discount, feel the privilege of purchasing it there and then.