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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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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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  • You need to climb the steps. More then 100 steps. Although I did not count them. For senior citizens it would be difficult for them to climb the steps & tiring.Once you reach the top of the hill. The ...  more »
  • Shankaracharya Shiva temple is located on a hill top opposite Dal lake. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is about at a height of 1,000 feet (300 m) above the plain and overlooks the city of S...  more »
  • it has a great view of complete srinagar with beautiful Shiv temple and such a calm place to visit..  more »