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
Union territoryJammu and Kashmir
1,592 m (5,223 ft)
 • OfficialKashmiri, Urdu, Hindi, Dogri, English[1][2]
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, (Urdu pronunciation: [sɔːraː]) known as Sovur (Kashmiri pronunciation: [sowur]) in Kashmiri, is a notified area in Srinagar district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located about 9 km north of Lal Chowk, Srinagar on Srinagar-Ladakh Highway in Jammu and Kashmir, India.[3] Soura is noted for Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, a multi-specialty hospital. Besides serving as a hospital, it is the medical deemed university of Kashmir valley. Soura is located near Anchar Lake. The whole western side of the area is covered by Anchar Lake.[4][5] It also hosts a famous Muslim Shrine known as Asar-e-Sharif Jinab Sahib Soura which holds more than 13 holy relics.[6]


The area is considered 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 institute provides post-graduate, doctoral, and post-doctoral courses in multiple disciplines of medicine; and undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral courses in paramedical courses and nursing. [7]
  • 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]


  1. ^ "The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Act, 2020" (PDF). The Gazette of India. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Parliament passes JK Official Languages Bill, 2020". Rising Kashmir. 23 September 2020. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  3. ^ "With a Heavy Hand, India Rides Out Kashmir's Year of Disquiet". The New York Times.
  4. ^ "Floods in Kashmir, Army called out". The Times of India. 4 September 2006. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Soura Medical College - Srinagar".
  6. ^ "Shab-e-Qadr Observed Across J&K". Kashmir Observer. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Training". Retrieved 14 November 2020.