Soura, Srinagar

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Soura is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Soura is located in India
Soura (India)
Coordinates: 34°8′1″N 74°48′6″E / 34.13361°N 74.80167°E / 34.13361; 74.80167Coordinates: 34°8′1″N 74°48′6″E / 34.13361°N 74.80167°E / 34.13361; 74.80167
DistrictSrinagar district
1,592 m (5,223 ft)
 • OfficialUrdu, Kashmiri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code0194
Vehicle registrationJK
Distance from Delhi858.9 kilometres (533.7 mi)
Distance from Mumbai2,206.7 kilometres (1,371.2 mi)

Soura is a notified area of Srinagar located about 11.1 km north of Lal Chowk on Srinagar-Ladakh Highway.[1] Soura is famous for Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital, a multi-speciality hospital. Besides serving as a Hospital, it is the prestigious medical college of Kashmir valley. Soura is located near Anchar Lake. The whole western side of the area is covered by Anchar Lake.[2][3] It also hosts a famous Muslim shrine known as Aasaar Sharief Jinaab Saahib which holds more than 13 holy relics.[citation needed] Actually it got its name from a Sufi saint whose name is Malik- u-din Suhrawardī Whose shrine is located in suhra.[citation needed]


The area is considered as one of the key education centres in the city. The following is the list of colleges and schools in the area:

  • Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences. The college provides course in MBBS. It has 100 seats which are filled by J&K state board for entrance examination by selecting the candidates which qualify Common Entrance Test.[4]
  • Government Boys Higher Secondary.
  • Government Girls Higher Secondary.
  • S M dedicated high school.
  • Standard Public High School.
  • Ramzan Memorial Educational Institute.
  • Zulfkar Public High School.
  • Mother Land public school.
  • Iqbal Public School.
  • Darul Iqra Public School.
  • Metro Educational Institute.
  • Mahad Al-Lugat-ul Arabia.

Besides these there are several primary and middle schools in Soura.

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Floods in Kashmir, Army called out". The Times of India. 4 September 2006.
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  4. ^ Handbook of Jammu and Kashmir State Board for entrance examination/Medical Colleges.