Photographer's Note

It was the hub of the city once, a place where wholesale traders did business and people flocked to visit the nearby shrines. But, in the last 30 years, the Zaina Kadal area in old Srinagar has lost its importance to the dazzle of the new city. The Zaina Kadal wooden bridge, which connects the Bohri Kadal area of old Srinagar with the Nawab bazaar area, is the lifeline of old Srinagar and is one of the most ancient of seven bridges constructed on the Jhelum river in the city. Built by Sultan Zainul Abidin, known as “Badshah” in the year 1427, the 90-metre-long bridge provides a grand view of the old city that has very few parallels. The emergence of Lal Chowk in uptown Srinagar as a new central market in the last three decades has dealt a telling blow to the importance of Zaina Kadal as a trading hub. However, Zaina Kadal retains its importance as the place to visit the Muslim shrines in the old city. On reaching the bridge one can see the Shahi-Hamdan Masjid, where if you are lucky enough to be at the right time you might hear the resonance of ‘azaan’, the call to prayers, which rings out from the top of the masjid. Source :

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  • Copyright: Gueguel Miguel (Miguel82) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 0 N: 6082] (47110)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-00-00
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/0.1, 1/91 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2020-01-03 1:47
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