Located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, the city of Anantnag is part of the district by the same name. The city is a sprawling tourist spot and is visited by several visitors to beat the heat during summers. Part of ‘the paradise on earth,' Kashmir, the city offers picturesque views of the Himalayas, which are sure to mesmerize any tourist. The region is home to some spectacular gardens and thus is rightly labeled as the ‘Garden of Kashmir.' These gardens were built by the Muslim rulers, and members of the royal family came here to stroll leisurely and revel in their abundant natural beauty. Achabel Garden, Akad Park, Sherbagh Park, Lidder view Park, and Aishmuqam Park are some of the notable parks of the area. It is said that one of the many meanings of the word nag is ‘springs’ and in tune with its name, the region has several natural springs which are adorned with beautiful structures, reminiscent of the Mughal era. The Martand Sun Temple is another must-visit tourist spot in Anantnag.
Best Time to Visit Anantnag
Anantnag is a refreshing summer getaway. The best time to visit the place is during the summer months and at the onset of monsoon. The fresh and comfortable weather make sightseeing in Anantnag convenient. The temperature hardly rises over 25 degrees Celsius, which is an added advantage.
Weather Of Anantnag
The city of Anantnag experiences a moderate climate. The average annual rainfall is about 747 mm. Most of the precipitation generally occurs during the winter months. November, with an average rainfall of 23 mm, is the driest month of the year. March receives the maximum rainfall of 124 mm. The average temperature in July is 24.5 degrees Celsius, thus making it the warmest month of the year. The average temperature in January (which is the coldest month) is 2.5 degrees Celsius, but it can go to as low as -10 degrees Celsius.
How to Reach Anantnag?
By Air : The Sheikh Ul Alam Airport in Srinagar is located at a distance of 62 km from the city and can be reached by buses and cars available near the airport premises.
By Rail : Railways are another popular mode of transport to reach Anantnag. The Anantnag Railway Station, which falls under the Northern Railway zone of the Indian Railways, is served by the Kashmir railway which operates from Baramulla to Qazigund. However, express trains do not generally halt here, so you will need to get down at Jammu Tawi railway station.
By Road : Travelling to Anantnag via buses is an easy and convenient option. The city has its own bus station which is located in K.P. Road, Hussainabad. The amazing views of the exquisite Himalayan mountains prove to be refreshing and never for a moment in your journey will you feel bored.