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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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  • Well there are 2 check post of Indian army before u can take stair to reach temple. After 2nd check post u hv to walk to reach temple exactly 250 steps. But when we reached pandit also came for daily ...  more »
  • If you are capable of climbing 280 steps, don't miss this temple on the hill. It has an amazing Shiv linga which you will be thrilled to see. Very powerful with a beautiful panoramic view. 
  • The place has a historical significance and commands very good views. However it is not disable friendly. Climb to the top of hill is invigorating.