This charming forested hill is the home for a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. There are two hundred and fifty steps; the ascent of which will lead you to this ancient temple built in the ninth century A.D. This beautiful temple is made of grey stone blocks and is one of the oldest designs of the country. The best part about this temple is that electronic devices are strictly not allowed there and should be deposited with the military personnel before you climb the steps. This means that you can truly disconnect! The Shankaracharya Hill is regarded as one of the best attractions in Kashmir. This hill offers a pleasant panoramic view over the entire Srinagar!
Location: Shankaracharya Hill, Srinagar
Known for: The ancient temple of Lord Shiva and the breathtaking view of Srinagar from the tip of the hill.
How to reach: 4.4 km away from the central city of Srinagar.
Approximate Cost: No entry fee
Operating hours: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm
Precautions: Make sure you leave your belongings in the cars, as the security check here is rigorous.