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Shankaracharya Hill, Srinagar
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Climb the 250 steps to the top of Shankaracharya Hill to enjoy panoramic views over Srinagar. Take in the peaceful atmosphere as you ascend the verdant, forested hill, on top of which sits a small Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Admire the ancient temple, built in the ninth century from massive grey stone blocks. Military personnel guard the steps, so you’ll have to deposit any electronic devices with them before you start climbing. Use our Srinagar travel itinerary planner to add Shankaracharya Hill and other attractions to your Srinagar vacation plans.
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  • From the top of the mountain Dar overlooking the city of lakes with Srinagar. Can't believe that the city here are very peaceful, and, still in the conflict zone.
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  • Our Blooming Dale Hotel host drove us up here on our first day for the 1000' overview. It would have been astounding if not for the haze(crop/charcoal burning). After the mesmerizing complication of t...  more »
  • The view is amazing from the temple.The traffic going up hill and comming down hill ,it gets jammed as the drivers park it gets difficult for cars to move. Some sort of traffic control needsto be in p...  more »