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Following a careful study of the available data, a base map of 130 sq.km, was defined as the limiting boundary for listing of historic properties within the city of Srinagar, with Buchpora (in north), Barzulla (in south), Zabarwan range (in east) and Bemina (in west) This area was selected on the basis of factors like population density and physical features that defined the growth of the city (Shehr-i-Kashmir) in the historic past. The city was divided in 10 x 13 grids, each grid covering an area of 1 sq.km. The entire area was classified in four zones (with zone I and zone II declared as heritage zones)

Aims and Objectives : Comprehensive database of the buildings of architectural and historical interest in Srinagar.Preparation of tourist itineraries.Protection of built heritage 4. Resource material for heritage regulations..............................................

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Methodology :Following a careful study of the available data, a base map of 130 sq.km, was defined as the limiting boundary for listing of historic properties within the city of Srinagar, with Buchpora (in north), Barzulla (in south)....................................

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Architecture of the City : The architecture of Srinagar and by extension of Kashmir is the architecture of stone, wood and bricks. It is the architecture of the kings, the elite and that of common city dwellers. In terms of time, it ..................................................

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Monumental Architecture :The typical wooden architecture of Kashmir takes the form of either a mosque or a tomb. The latter is known as a ziarat or aastan a characteristic feature, often enshrining the remains of some..........................................

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Colonial Architecture : The advent of Colonial architecture in the region can be traced back to the later part of the 19th Century. Its earliest examples were the residential quarters of European visitors at Sheikh Bagh and .........................................

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Vernacular Architecture : The oldest surviving examples of traditional vernacular architecture in the city of Srinagar dates back to early 19th Century. This architectural style is solely represented by the residences of the city..................................................

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