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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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  • Its a nice temple with a lot of staris! the view from the temple is amazing. You can see the entire srinagar city and lake from the temple. It gives a birds eye view of the city. The only thigh that I...  more »
  • Abode of peace. You can view the whole of Srinagar from the top. Sad no cameras allowed. About 285 steps climbing up to see Shivalingam. 
  • Located prominently on the hills of kashmir, this temple is one of the oldest and famous temple in kashmir... Lord shiva is worshiped in this temple and regular conveyance is available for reaching th...  more »