Religious Places

Shankaracharya Temple :

Dating back to 200 BC the temple is built on the top of Shankaracharya Hill. Being devoted to Lord Shiva the temple holds a prime significance to the Buddhists as well. The temple involves a little trekking for the devotees and is said to stand on an octagonal pavement. The temple has been renovated a several times and the premises of the temple impart a breath-taking view of the valley below.

Hari Parbat :

Hari Parbat (SHARIKA PEETH) is a popular tourist attraction situated at the periphery of Srinagar city, is an ancient and one of the holiest place of Kashmir. It is the abode of Maha Shakti. The Divine mother of Shri Jagat Amaba Sharika Bagwati also known as Maha TRIPURSUNDHARI OR RAJESHWARI locally called HARIE. The EIGHTEEN ARMED goddess SHARIKA is regarded as the presiding deity (ISHT-DEVI) of Srinagar city. It is the site of several important edifices, which include the Durrani Fort, Parvati Temple, a Gurudwara and shrines of Akhund Mullah Shah and Khwaja Makhdoom Sahib. The earliest fortifications on this hill were established by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1590, when he planned to build a new capital named Nager Nagor. However, not everything went according to plan. The present citadel was constructed in 1808 under the supervision of Shuja Shah Durrani.

Amarnath Caves

Amarnath Cave situated on the Mount Amarnath, derives its name from the Mount Amarnath. The Amarnath Cave are at the height of 5,486 m, where it is located nearly at height of 4000 m. Because of this height, the cave is covered with snow for most of the year. Only for a short period in summer, the entrance is accessible. The cave is an ice cave, it contains a certain amount of ice stalagmites.

The Amarnath Cave is a holy place for Hindu pilgrims. One very characteristic pilar of ice is believed to be an ice lingham, the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. Two smaller ice stalagmite represent Parvati, his wife, and Ganesha, his son. Amarnath Caves, J&K.

Charar-e-Sharif

Charar-e-Sharif in Kashmir is the mausoleum of Shaikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani at Charar-e-Sharif. Kashmir, with its immense beauty and piousness holds the whole world enthralled for its virgin mysticism.Which is to be explored by the world,where brotherhood and communal harmony stood ahead among many ways to attain God.

The Man,a prophet re-incarnation; Hindu by birth and dharma led masses of his followers among Muslims and Pandits in a unique way. In valley there are many shrines and mosques namely; Kaymoh, Chimyr, Hauchpur, Draygam and Roopvan which earned good fame.But Chrar-i-Sharif, remains the most popular.

Chatti Padshahi Gurdwara

Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara, the sixth guru of Sikhism travelled through Kashmir, stopping to preach occasionally. A gurudwara has been built at the exact site of each of these halts. The most important one is Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara near the Kathi Darwaza in Rainawari, Srinagar.

While the summer (June-August) temperatures of Srinagar are between 25°C and 35°C. In Spring (March-May) and autumn (October-November) are cold, with minimum temperatures plunging down to 7°C. The Chhatti Padshahi gurudwara, is situated near the Kathi Darwaza, in Rainawari, Srinagar, which is held in great reverence by devotees of all faiths.

Kheer Bhawani

Located at Tullamula in the Srinagar district, it is a very important Hindu Shrine. The temple is associated with the Hindu Godess, Ragnya Devi. An Annual festival takes place here on Jesht Ashtami ( May-June) when Hindus visit the place in huges numbers to offer prayers to seek the blessings of the diety. Devotees also throng on every Shukla Paksh Ashtami round the year & perform HAWANS to please the Mother.

The Historic Temple of Kheer Bhawani was built by Maharaja Pratap Singh in 1912 & later renovated by Maharaja Hari Singh. Kheer Bhawani lies in the Ganderbal tehsil of Srinagar District.

Hazratbal Shrine

The shrine is located on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar and is one of the most important pilgrim places for Muslims in the state. This is the place where Prophet Mohammad’s hair is kept inside a glass casket. The hair is kept for public display only on auspicious days. The Shrine was built sometime in the 17th century by Muslim Auqaf Trust.

The main reason for its construction was to preserve the hair of Prophet Mohammad. The shrine is also known by many other names like Madinat-us-Sani, Assar-e-Sharif, and Dargah Sharif. The mosque is also famous for the many fairs that are held in the premises which attracts a lot of pilgrims.