Shankaracharya Hill
Shankaracharya Hill
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  • kapilkan81
    Modinagar, India51 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, India286 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
    212 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, India816 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
  • Amelie9626
    Cape Town, South Africa1,615 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful and Clean
    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.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Praveen S
    Noida, India207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Divine and serene
    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.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Darshan D
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best view of Dal lake
    A very nice view of Dal lake and city from here. One can see both sides of the city. A must visit if you go to srinagar. Easy to climb good photo points enroute
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 March 2024
  • Rahul Goyal
    Mumbai, India360 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must place to go - Adi Shankaracharya Hill top
    Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya temple after 270 steps. Opening time at 7:30am when CRPF allows to enter and that 2 kms appx journey reaches starting climbing point. It was scenic view across of Srinagar.. must go and take blessings of Lord Shankar as well
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 March 2024
  • Manish S
    Mumbai, India15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place with 360 Srinagar view
    Amazing old shiva temple with 360 view of Srinagar. These days due to rush, taxis are not allowed to go up unless u go very early in the day. The govt buses ply every 5 mins and charge Rs 35 pp for to and fro. The stairs are little far from the place buses stop so if u have old ppl with u, better to take rickshaw available there which charge Rs 100 for half km. (Yeah) Almost 200+ steps but it’s shaded due to tree is most part. Little tiring for parents but for young’s, it’s fun. View from top is beautiful.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 April 2024
  • kapilrangan
    Bengaluru, India136 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    The Adi Shankaracharya temple at Srinagar was definitely worth visiting. The drive to the Hilltop is scenic, and from the parking lot, the temple can be reached only via stairs (250 of them). The climb is not too strenuous and there are plenty of resting points on the way up. The entire area is secured by the Indian army, and hence feels safe. At the top, the views of Srinagar city and Dal lake are mesmerizing. The temple houses a large Shiva linga which is the presiding deity. There is a small cave for meditation too. The army canteen serves free food to the devotees as well. Overall, a visit to the temple takes about 3 hours, and is well worth it for fitness enthusiasts!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2024
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Rajendra k
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was a great experience… must go place. Also you should go on shikara also. Best time is dec to February.. went to Pahalgam too
Written 25 May 2024
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DJPerth
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Absolutely worth the climb. Able to do this slowly with elderly parents as the stairs upto temple are quite well designed. Temple steps are very steep and need special care. Great spot to also appreciate Srinagar topography. Do it in the morning.
Written 25 May 2024
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Nupoor R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Awesome views from the temple at top.
The climb is not very tasking.
Original architecture and history is unique. Good to know.
Written 21 May 2024
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Raj V
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Srinagar is safe for tourists. Two day sufficient to visit. Place to visit shankracharya temple , dal lake ,botanical garden ,chasme sahi,pari mahal , gardens, polo market , lal chowk.
Written 19 May 2024
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kapilrangan
Bengaluru, India136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Adi Shankaracharya temple at Srinagar was definitely worth visiting. The drive to the Hilltop is scenic, and from the parking lot, the temple can be reached only via stairs (250 of them). The climb is not too strenuous and there are plenty of resting points on the way up. The entire area is secured by the Indian army, and hence feels safe.
At the top, the views of Srinagar city and Dal lake are mesmerizing. The temple houses a large Shiva linga which is the presiding deity. There is a small cave for meditation too. The army canteen serves free food to the devotees as well. Overall, a visit to the temple takes about 3 hours, and is well worth it for fitness enthusiasts!
Written 28 April 2024
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Peter K
Nottingham, UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Shankaracharya Hill provides stunning views of the area around Srinagar. It's a great place to visit and see the scenery. You can also visit the temple at the top for a peaceful experience.
Written 21 April 2024
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Manish S
Mumbai, India15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing old shiva temple with 360 view of Srinagar. These days due to rush, taxis are not allowed to go up unless u go very early in the day. The govt buses ply every 5 mins and charge Rs 35 pp for to and fro. The stairs are little far from the place buses stop so if u have old ppl with u, better to take rickshaw available there which charge Rs 100 for half km. (Yeah)
Almost 200+ steps but it’s shaded due to tree is most part. Little tiring for parents but for young’s, it’s fun.
View from top is beautiful.
Written 9 April 2024
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labal
Chennai (Madras), India355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Offers a great aerial view of Srinagar town. Serene place that requires one to climb up approximately 250 steps. Traffic and parking can be worrisome. Best to visit in the morning.
Written 3 April 2024
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Sightseer65593635043
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We have been stayed here at hotel snow land Srinagar the property is good and the services are very nice and the food varieties are excellent staff is cooperative we recommend everyone to stay in this property specially manager syed Moien is supportive and helpful front office as well
Written 26 March 2024
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Rahul Goyal
Mumbai, India360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Jagadguru Sri Adi Shankaracharya temple after 270 steps. Opening time at 7:30am when CRPF allows to enter and that 2 kms appx journey reaches starting climbing point. It was scenic view across of Srinagar.. must go and take blessings of Lord Shankar as well
Written 17 March 2024
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