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Shankaracharya Hill

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Srinagar, India
+91 94191 67939
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5-Day Kashmir Valley Tour from Srinagar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shankaracharya Hills overlook Dal lake on one side and Srinagar city developed around Jhelum on the other side. Known for the Lord Shiva temple which is located at top of this hill, this place gives the best view of Srinagar city for visitors. One can...More

Thank vinit1791
Reviewed 1 week ago

An ancient temple of Lord Shiva built in somewhere 800 AD, But the temple was there even before it. A magical place under army surveillance. Avoid taking Camera, Phone , its not allowed. Its a 5-6 km way from Dal lake, gate 19 OR Nehru...More

Thank Praveen K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this place having great arieal view but unable to take the picture of city because the Indian authority not allowed which was disappointing

Thank Sayed A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic to find a Sankaracharya temple with a great city view. Temple is located on mountain top & needs about 25 mins drive from the city. It is a high security area for obvious reasons but would surely suggest this place for your guys to...More

Thank Bharath K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is near to the srinagar city only and only one thing to understand before going there is that you will have to climb more than 500 steps from where your car leaves you...and at the top complete srinagar will be visible..though we cannot carry...More

Thank travelfreak0001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a 5km up the hill to reach the top of Shankaracharya hill. It is a must visit especially because it is the first mutt established by the Jagadguru with scenic views all-round. One cannot carry mobile phones or camera as the hill lock is...More

Thank svenky1983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place. To enjoy more out of this nature, after security check go to top of the hill to enjoy a view point where you can see complete dal lake and Sri nagar from top of mountain.

Thank Mohammedathaur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shankrayarya hill is located on a hilltop,not very high and can be climbed easily;also motorable. Whether you are religious minded or just a nature lover, you will definitely enjoy visiting this place!

Thank Shreyamun M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of surprises especially the gardens and the old city a place to spend hours walking around and taking in the atmosphere

Thank Jimmy S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aarti was real good. Staircase is slightly steep. The view from temple was excellent. Cold wind. Nice mantra chanting.

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16 October 2016|
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Response from Birthday554 | Reviewed this property |
I would say September to December is good . Things are bad now . Avoid till curfews are lifted . For transport you have to hire a car depending on the number of people you are on a daily basis . It costs around 2000 a day... More
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29 August 2016|
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Response from Biprun S | Reviewed this property |
Just came back from the City. It is absolutely not safe right now. I would say not this year atleast. City has been under curfew from last 80 days and nothing is operating at all.
6 May 2016|
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Response from spgoyalmnit | Reviewed this property |
Dress code is not there. But security check is there at the entrance by Army. No need to worry about it. But be aware from Pujari..He seems to greedy to me. He immediately remove the small bucks from thali to show other... More