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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  • Great place. We did not trek the complete hill as we had a flight. but the stairs were indeed a walk and worth for the view.  more »
  • Temple is at top of hill and we'll secured by CRPF. A must visit place at Sri nagar. Taxi will go up to temple at top of hill. Then 250 stepped stairs. Nic e view of Srinagar and Dal lake from this hi...  more »
  • U have to climb nearly 250 stairs to reach the temple. Do not carry mobile or leather inside temple. Lord Shiva temple, Gouri Kund and tapasya sthale of Shankaracharya are the sites of interest.. The ...  more »

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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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