Hari Parbat, Srinagar

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Hari Parbat is a hill overlooking Srinagar, the largest city and summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the site of the Durrani Fort and has a notable religious dimension for the Hindus, Muslim and Sikhs alike, hosting a famous Hindu temple, two shrines of locally venerated Muslim saints and a Sikh gurdwara.Durrani FortThe first fortifications on the site were constructed by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1590 who built an outer wall for the fort as part of his plans for a new capital called Nager Nagor. The project, however, was never completed. The present fort was built in 1808 under the reign of Shuja Shah Durrani.Sharika templeThe hill is considered sacred by the Kashmiri Pandits and hosts a temple of Shakti, or Goddess, which is located in the middle part of the western slope of the hill. Shakti is worshipped there under the name Jagadamba Sharika Bhagawati (or simply Sharika) and depicted as having 18 arms and sitting in Shri Chakra, an emblem of cosmic energy pervading the universe.The hill is also called Pradyumna Peeth.On the day celebrated as Sharika's birthday, devotees make a sacrificial offering of taher-charvan to the goddess (taher - rice boiled with turmeric powder and mixed with oil and salt; charvan – cooked goat liver). This day is also called Har Navum.
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  • With all the lighting for the fort Hari Parbat is certain to draw your attention at night and its location makes it quite a view to see. To reach Hari Parbat you will need to drive to the top, there i...  more »
  • Hundreds of years ago, the then ruler of plans to build a new capital, Nager Nagor, Hari Parbat Fort was built in 1590 in the top of the wall, and died. Until 1808, when finally completed the whole building by later generations, leaving just the way. Open 10AM~3PM a day and require TRC to buy tickets in advance. Hari Parbat Hill, there is a quiet mosque visit, there is a huge platform overlooking the Srinagar city view. And walked to the foot of the mountain, there is a small garden called Almond Alcove, planted with almond trees and a variety of flowers, very beautiful, can also be seen near villages and mountains.
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  • The hari parvat is a hill in front of the dal lake and there is a fort on top which is presently controlled by the army and is not permitted for visitors unless you have a special permission. But you ...  more »

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The moderate climate of Srinagar has made it a popular destination for locals during the summer, hence its good range of accommodations. Hotels basic and luxury, great and small, jostle for position alongside the main waterways, and across from the city's many historic gardens. However, staying on a houseboat on Dal Lake remains the most iconic way to ejoy your Srinagar holiday, with options ranging from budget to high-end. If you don't fancy spending your nights on the water, the palatial scale of the main tourist area makes it one of the more relaxing and popular areas to stay in. More cost-effective accommodations sit on the side streets of the residential districts further to the north.
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