Srinagar, Kashmir’s legendary city of water, is one of those places travelers are scouring the world to discover. Drifting along in a shikara taking in its lakes and waterways as the echoing call to prayer issues forth from a hundred mosques, it is hard to comprehend that this is usually known as a city of conflict. The cries of eagles and kites intermix with gentle splashing as veiled women paddle by in the shadows of overhanging trees. The colorful markets filled with Kashmiri crafts and the dilapidated perfection of the old city beckon to be explored. It seems far more plausible that this is a city of magic.