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 a very famous Shiva Temple which is located on the top of the hill. After getting out of your car you hv to climb 150 Stairs. Not recommended if you have joint or breathing issues. Carry...  more »
  • The climb up to this temple is 242 steps (with breaks after every 11 steps), that takes you to the base of the temple from where we get a 360 degree view of Srinagar and all the lakes and mountains...  more »
  • Must visit place in kashmir
  • Nearest hill to stretch your legs on weekends.

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