Shankaracharya Hill
Shankaracharya Hill
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  • Devendra G
    India942 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place .... must visit
    Shankaracharya temple is one of the most important places to visit in Srinagar. The temple is on the top of a hill and one has to climb around 280 stairs to reach the temple. It takes around 15-20 mins to reach top of the hill. The mail garbh grah has a large shiva lingam. The meditation cave of adi shankar acharya is also in the same premises. Entire srinagar city is visible from the top of the city. Must visit place in srinagar.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 17 March 2023
  • agrharsh
    New Delhi, India161 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit place - mind the steps & timings
    Shri Shankaracharya Temple is a must visit place in Srinagar. While many reviews already describe its beauty and other details, what I couldn't find anywhere clearly were the timings and cost of reaching: 1. Temple parking is located 5.5KM uphill from dal lake. The CRPF allows entry from Dal Lake from 7:30AM to 4PM. Auto/cars have to wait till 7:30AM to enter. Last entry is allowed till 4PM 2. Auto charge Rs. 250 per person, including waiting at Temple parking and return. Reaching in morning is better - it avoids crowd as well as its not warm.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 March 2023
  • Balchand P
    Chennai (Madras), India24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our trip to the Shankarachayra hill Siva temple
    Memorable trip to Shankarachayra hill Siva temple. One has to climb around 250 steps before reaching the base of the temple. Some stretches are steep. The 25 odd steps to the shrine are quite steep. Not advisable for physically challenged people. The photograph shown is not the actual temple which is an old stone structure with a large Shivling inside. There is also a small cave where Sri Shankaracharya meditated. It was raining when we went but fortunately carried umbrellas. Our feet froze when we removed our footwear to go up the last flight of steps.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 8 April 2023
  • Indrani
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A worth visiting place of course
    Very serene and beautiful place. Full view of Srinagar city can be seen. Need to climb up some stairs to reach the shrine but not a difficult task. Climb intermittently by taking some rest. Worth visiting place. Better to go in the late noon hours to avoid traffic jams. But remember that you are allowed to go up till 4.30 pm
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Sokare
    Bengaluru, India20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spiritual & view point from shankacharya hill
    Calm serene spiritual place to must visit from 7:30am to 4:30pm entry , in a decent dress. Birds view of Dal Lake on 1 side & Srinagar on another side of temple. Some food/ Prasad maybe provided. Narrow road up the hill so need few hours due to traffic controlled by good CRPF jawans.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 April 2023
  • Wanderer34141126177
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adishankara divinity thy name.
    Excellent Devine experience. Overwhelmed by the shivaling diety, vibes. Honor to visit n CRPF personnel n their involvement there. Great city view. Loved the experience.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2023
  • kapilkan81
    Modinagar, India37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oldest Hindu Temple facing 360degree Srinagar City
    This temple is situated on the Hill. You will find lot of people visiting to this place. Security is available through out and will keep the count on the vehicle going up with number of people. Might be you have to walk approximately for 400 meters since so many vehicles are there. On reaching to the temple you get the security check check plus need to climb approximately 250 stairs to reach the temple but it's worth to reach and see the oldest temple and the 360 degree view of Srinagar
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2023
  • SeshKomanduri
    Bengaluru, India288 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice temple- definitely worth a visit
    We went on a Sunday of the long Eid weekend. This timing also coincided with the start of the Amarnath Yatra. The combined effect meant that the place was extremely crowded. The road up the hill is very narrow and two vehicles can barely pass. Now, with the crowd mentioned above, people had parked their vehicles on one lane which mean that up and down vehicles had only one narrow lane to negotiate! Why the concerned authorities allow parking on the route up the hill, is beyond my understanding. In any case once we reached the top of the hill, we were rewarded with breathtaking views of Srinagar. Once you reach the temple premises, there is a climb of approx 250 steps. The stone steps are vert neat and clean. The flights of steps are about 10-12 with landings in between. So, you can get frequent and adequate breathers while doing the climb. The temple itself is very old, and thankfully the stone facade has been left as-is without some new age ideas of painting it in all sorts of colours! Thank god for small mercies. It really is a very small but nice temple and worth the trouble. Once you finish the darshan and come down the steps, there is some hot prasadam awaiting. Well, it was actually more like a lunch! Served in steel plates, and accompanied by steel cutlery, the food was piping hot and tasty. Perfect way to round off the visit!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 3 July 2023
  • TrueIndian
    203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the Climb
    Entry hours from boulevard road towards Shankaracharya hill are from 7.30 AM to 4.30 PM. It is better to stick to official entry hours to avoid disappointment. 11 mts drive from base if there is no jam. If you reach early, your car can go upto the point from where the steps start. Car will drop you there and then will be parked on the road and when you return, you have to walk for some distance to reach the car. If you are late then you have to walk both ways as the car can not come near the steps. There are 242 steps to reach the base of the temple. The steps are well made and comfortable to climb. There is shade all through. From the base there are 30 very steep steps leading to the temple. There is ample seating space. Breathtaking views from the top and very good photo ops. Toilet is available although it is not very clean. Nothing is available to eat on the hill. Mobile signal is available. Try to get in as early as possible to beat the rush.if you reach later than 9.30 then you will have to walk up the road quite a distance as there is no place to park the car near the ascent
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2023
  • Bigtownrealty
    Pune, India455 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Ancient structure
    I feel lucky that I was able to visit this temple during my visit to Srinagar in July 2023 . Climbing the steps is itself a good fun & exercise & higher up we go the divine beauty of this temple is sacred & magical to capture your heart & mind ✨️ The view from the top is mesmerizing . With so many senior citizens along the way , it was a happy moment that the strong minds were leading by example If you are in kashmir, then dont miss this place which is part of Incredible Indian Ancient structures what India has been able to showcase the whole world 💕🌈💥✅️
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 29 July 2023
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Praveen S
Noida, India218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
You cannot and should not miss going to Shankaracharya Temple when in Srinagar… this is divine and the location of this temple is icing on the cake. Once you reach here, you can just sit and enjoy the scenery the temple offers from the height… you can have Ariel view of entire Srinagar from this temple area.

Only problem is the 240+ stairs which could be challenging for few travellers… but if you can take the stairs, then nothing should stop you from going here.
Written 25 February 2024
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sethi b
Hyderabad District, India120 contributions
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Jul 2023 • Couples
The place is situated at a height and one needs to climb 200 plus steps do not venture iif you cannot do that
The temple at the top offers both religious and scenic satisfaction
Can volunteer at the base camp of sorts at the base of the ascent on cooking the Prasad
Written 25 February 2024
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Ajit Pai
Goose Creek4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I visited the temple early morning , beautiful temple and a gorgeous 360 view of Srinagar from the top. A must see if you are visiting Srinagar.
Written 3 February 2024
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Ramprakash
Chennai (Madras), India52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A divine place to receive the blessings of Lord Shiva and Shankaracharya. Be prepared to climb the steep steps!... But the hill top offers some amazing view of the city under.
Written 29 January 2024
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Debashis T
Dehradun, India1,711 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family

The temple is on hill top and in the Srinagar city.Taxi will take you almost near to the temple entrance.You have to walk a littlebit before climbing the stairs.The temple is under military control and checking/frisking are done by them.So don’t carry any unnecessary things with you.After checking be prepare to climb stiff stairs of around 48-50.Do take small breaks at intervals and enjoy the surrounding.The view of Dal lake and Srinagar city is awesome climbing the stairs.On top there is a temple of lord shiva and besides that there is small cave type room, where Shankaracharya used to meditate. There is not much things to see there except the views on the way to temple.
Written 24 October 2023
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Amelie9626
Cape Town, South Africa1,578 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Entrance closes at 4:30. Clean and well maintained. Welcomes people from all faiths. We went at 3:30pm and it was not at all crowded. Very serene and relaxing. No entry fee and no fees for keeping shoes. They are allowing mobiles now so we can take lovely photos. Steps up are clean and broad and not very steep. Only the last 12-15 steps which are the original stone steps are steep but we saw many old people who could manage it. Highly recommended for a view of both the Dal Lake side and the Jhelum side of Srinagar.
Written 19 October 2023
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Sanjiv Chopra
Kolkata (Calcutta), India21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Very beautiful temple, well maintained with a lovely view of the Dal Lake.A must visit for any tourist. Steep steps, but there are periodic horizontal steps where you can take rest.The air is so pure and clean .You feel really refreshed when you reach the temple at the top.Enjoyed the visit and felt very nice with the beautiful view and such a well maintained and nice temple.
Written 7 October 2023
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Siddhartha P
Mumbai, India87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Divine place. Serenity. Breathtaking view of city. Blessings for everyone. Must visit for everyone. On Namon Shivay.
Written 21 August 2023
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Bigtownrealty
Pune, India455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I feel lucky that I was able to visit this temple during my visit to Srinagar in July 2023 . Climbing the steps is itself a good fun & exercise & higher up we go the divine beauty of this temple is sacred & magical to capture your heart & mind ✨️

The view from the top is mesmerizing .

With so many senior citizens along the way , it was a happy moment that the strong minds were leading by example

If you are in kashmir, then dont miss this place which is part of Incredible Indian Ancient structures what India has been able to showcase the whole world 💕🌈💥✅️
Written 29 July 2023
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Uma
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Actually no words to say the beauty and tranquility of the place. One has to experience the place and enjoy
Written 10 July 2023
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