Located in the Kashmir valley at an altitude of 1,730 m above sea level Srinagar is the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The city is famous for its lakes and floating houseboats on them. It is also known for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dry fruits. Srinagar is 876 km north of Delhi. The city lies on the banks of Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus River. The valley is surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Himalayas on all sides. The weather is cool around hare every season, faces heavy snowfall in winter and heavy rainfall in summer season, the highway connecting Srinagar with the rest of India faces frequent blockades due to icy roads, avalanches and flood water. Summers are warm with a July daytime average of 24.1 °C (75.4 °F). The average annual rainfall is around 720 millimeters (28 in). Srinagar too has a distinctive cultural heritage. There are many Holy places around the city depict the cultural heritage and religious diversity of the city.