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. By using our Srinagar sightseeing planner , you can arrange your visit to Shankaracharya Hill and other attractions in Srinagar.
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  • It's located right on hilltop with the best views of srinagar city. The temple is beautiful and has a divine feel around. One needs to climb up 187 steps to get there. Make sure to leave all leather s...  more »
  • According to the owner of the hostel where I stay here if protesters can enjoy panoramic views of the city of Srinagar. I initially enthusiastic yet so notified the use of cameras and mobile phones were banned I had loosened the spirit. But curiosity eventually go well here. Indeed the guardianship by the army of India was very tight here. Cameras and mobile phones must be deposited in the mail. Consequently, the views are quite enjoyed only by eye. Fortunately the prohibition applies only to the vicinity of the temple is dipuncak. However the lower diareal like cabins-cabins on the edge of the cliffs relaxing the ban is not enforced.
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  • The drive up to the hill was long but the sight of Srinagar & Del Lak was marvelous. We walked the 250 steps & had a touching moment with the priest as he prayed for us. The whole experience was magic...  more »

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