Hyderabad - Kashmir Tour
Hyderabad is an another Historical place in India. Hyderabad is well known for its pearls. Places like Paradise, Hyderabad House,Charminar,Golkonda fort,numerous museums, Hussian sagar lake, Ramoji Rao flim city, Nehru Zoological Park.
Kashmir’s beauty will awakens every traveler’s soul, it’s a paradise on Earth located in India. Kashmir is the crown of India. There are places like Gulmarg, Sonamrg, Pahalgam.etc.,
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1. Golconda Fort - Golkonda, also known as Golconda, Gol konda, or Golla konda, is a citadel and fort in Southern India and was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad. It is also a tehsil of Hyderabad district, Telangana, India.
Golconda Fort, located at a distance of 11km from the city is an outstanding example of brilliant engineering and magical architecture, it is the most famous of all Hyderabad sightseeing places and one of the most popular and supreme monuments, which allures every visitor with its unparalleled beauty and grandeur. A Hyderabad Tour is incomplete without a visit to this fort.
Golconda fort timings are from 9 am to 5.30 pm. After that, visitors are not allowed to enter the fort, unless they are going for the light and show in night. With perimeters of around 11 kilometers, the fort has 15 to 18 foot high walls. It has huge gates that have pointed iron spikes on them. This protected the fort from Elephants damaging the fort as well as enemy attacks.
Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: Indians-INR 5/-, Foreign Tourists-INR 100/-
2. Charminar - An amazing blend of Indo-Islamic architecture, that represents the magnificent history of the city which is incomplete without a visit to Charminar. Giant arches width of 11 meters and height of 20 meters opens each side of a plaza, overlooking four major thorough fares. There are 45 prayer spaces in Charminar which is still visited by people, especially on Fridays. On the top floor of Charminar, there is a small mosque.
This majestic monument can be visited anytime during the year can explore the unique beauty during the months of October to March. It looks mesmerizing with lighting in evenings which is a sight one mustn’t miss. There are many more sightseeing while visiting Charminar sach as Chow Mohalla Palace, Shahali Banda, Kali Kaman, Patthar Gatti and Mecca Masjid which are situated nearby.
Entry Fee: Rs.5/- per Person for Indians; Rs.100/- per Person for Foreign Nationals
3. Salar Jung Museum - The Salar Jung Museum is one of the three National Museums of India located on the southern bank of the river Musi, Salar Jung Museum is popularly known for its one of largest one-man collections of the world. This museum is a must visit sightseeing in Hyderabad. It is located quite close to the other tourist spots such as Charminar, Mecca Masjid, High Court, State Central Library, etc. The biggest attraction of the museum is the musical clock that consists of more than 350 parts and dates back to the 19th century.
Salar Jung Museum timings are from 10 am to 5 pm on all days except Fridays. The entry fee for Salarjung Museum is Rs 10 per person, while for children it is Rs. 5 per person. For foreign tourists, the ticket price is Rs. 150 per person.
4. Hussain Sagar - Hussain Sagar is a necklace shaped lake, situated just 2km away from the heart of the city. The largest artificial lake in Asia, connects two parts of the city which is Secunderabad and Hyderabad becomes the most popular tourist places in Hyderabad wchich now beautifies the city gracefully. At the middle of the lake, you will find a huge statue of standing Lord Buddha which has height of 16 m and weighs almost 350 tonnes. Made up of white granite, the statue is on the ‘Rock of Gibraltar’. The Buddha Statue of Hyderabad is a monolith located in India. It is the world's tallest monolith of Gautama Buddha.
Hussain Sagar Lake has plenty of water sports activities including boating, yachting and sailing. In addition to it, the state tourism also provides new and better facilities like speed boats, motor boats 48 seated launches and so on. You can visit the lake throughout the week; it opens on all days. Hussain Sagar lake timings are from 8 am to 10 pm.
5. Chowmahalla Palace - Chowmahalla Palace, a place worth visiting when on a Hyderabad tour, erected around 200 years ago, Chowmahalla Palace boasts of exquisite architecture and magnificence. The heart of the palace is called as Khilwat Mubarak. This grand Durbar hall is undeniably the best part of the palace. Mughal domes, imposing arches and an intricate Persian work creates a masterpiece.
Opening Time: 10:00 AM to 05:00 pm (Closed on Fridays and National Holidays)
Entry Fees: INR 40 (Indians); INR 150 (Foreigners)
6. Birla Mandir - Birla Mandir is a Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala Tirupati Temple which is almost 2000 tonnes of white marbles, was brought from Rajasthan for building this temple. The temple was located on the top of a hill of 280 feet, also known as Naubat Pahad, Birla Temple stands magnificently, drawing admiring glances from every passerby. The view of the city from the temple is worth all the efforts. Birla mandir one of the Top 10 tourist places to visit in Hyderabad.
You can visit the temple at anytime. In mornings, fresh breeze, tranquil environment and chirping of birds greet you as you seek blessing of the Gods. While in night it is illuminated, creating a site that is worth appreciating. One can visit the Birla mandir from 6 am to 12 noon and in evening from 2 pm to 9 pm.
7. Mecca Masjid - Mecca Masjid, is one of the popular tourist spots of Hyderabad attracting not just devotees but almost everyone. Located in the Old City, at a distance of 100 metres from the Charminar which is another popular place for sightseeing in Hyderabad, Mecca Masjid was built during the rime of qutub shahs is one of the largest mosques not just in India but also in the world capacity of 20,000 devotees.
There is also an enclosed pavilion where the tombs of nawabs are located. There are some security restriction and slight dress code to enter. But everything is worth as the mosque is like a beautiful monument. This mosque is believed to have stones brought from Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Mecca Masjid is a must visit in Hyderabad.
8. Qutb Shahi Tombs - The Qutb Shahi Tombs are located in the Ibrahim Bagh, close to the famous Golconda Fort in Hyderabad, India these tombs are a famous landmark in the city. They contain the tombs and mosques built by the various kings of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. Domed structures, terraced gardens, intricate parapets and exquisite ornamentation can all be found at one place. These monuments are not only known for its splendid artistry and sprawling gardens, but is also known for the countless tombs of the last standing royals of Golconda.
Qutub shahi tombs timings are from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. It is open from Monday to Sunday. The entry fee for the tombs is only Rs. 10 per person and for children it is Rs. 5 per person.
9. Ramoji Film City - The Ramoji Film City in India is located in Hyderabad. Spread over 2000 acres, it is the largest integrated film city in Telangana and has been certified by the Guinness World Records as the largest studio complex in the world. It was built by Telugu film producer Ramoji Rao in 1996. With a capacity to accommodate close to 50 film units at the same time, Ramoji Film City offers umpteen numbers of film sets such as London Street, Hollywood sign, Japanese gardens, airport, hospital, etc. , landscapes and buildings as well as laboratories. The self sufficient film city with its facilities and setting is enough to make a complete movie.
Entry Time: 9.00 AM to 2.00 PM only
Entry Fee: Starting from INR 1150/- to INR 2349/-
10. Nehru Zoological Park - Nehru Zoological Park is one of the largest zoos of India and one of the top sightseeing places to visit in Hyderabad, located at a distance of 16 km from Hyderabad near Mir Alam Tank. It is one of the most visited destinations in Hyderabad. The Nehru Zoo Park boasts of almost 1,500 species of birds, mammals and reptiles. Adding to the extensive varieties of wildlife, this zoo park is considered to be the first one where animals have been kept in zoological order.
Various Safaris, such as lion safari, bear safari and bison safari, along with toy train makes the visit all the more exciting. Butterfly Park, Jurassic Park, aquariums, etc., also let you explore the wildlife in a fun yet educational manner.
Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entry Fees: 20/- per Adult; 15/- per Child (below 12 yrs)
11. Snow World - Snow World is an amusement park located beside Indira Park and along the Hussain Sagar lake, within an area of about 2 acres. This place is definetly a summer heaven, worth visiting in summers to get a refreshment. There's also scary house and gokarting available. Snow World is quite popular among the locals and the tourists alike. It is the world's Third biggest and the first snow-themed park in India.
Timings: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Entry Fee: Child-INR 250/-, Adults- INR 450/-
12. Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park - Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park is a deer national park located in at a distance of 15 km from Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is spread over 13,758 acres. It is the largest green lung space in the city of Hyderabad and is famous for being a home to the endangered species of Black Buck Deer. Some of the animals that you can see here are Cheetahs, monitor lizards, wild boars, porcupines and varied kinds of snakes.
13. B.M. Birla Science Museum - Hyderabad has been filled with many interesting tourist spots which have been mesmerizing people of all age groups for many years now. The B M Birla Science Centre is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country for the dissemination of science and has several innovative programmes in the popularization of science and formal and non formal education and research. It is recognized both as an Institute of Higher Education and for R&D. Birla Science Museum is one of the popular tourist attractions in the city it comprises a planetarium, museum, science center, art gallery as well as a dinosaurium which has been captivating not just younger ones but also adults.
Entry Fee: Rs.100/-; Combo (Planetarium + Science Museum): Rs.160/-
14. Chilkoor Balaji Temple - Chilkur Balaji Temple, popularly known as "Visa Balaji Temple'', is an ancient Hindu temple of Lord Balaji on the banks of Osman Sagar. Located almost 30 kilometres from Hyderabad, Chilkur is a small picturesque village which is also a popular pilgrimage. It is one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad built during the time of Madanna and Akkanna, the uncles of Bhakta Ramadas.
15. Wonderla Amusement Park - The loudest, craziest, and the most amazing part of town. This simply is not just an amusement park, but a world of breath-taking charm. It’s a place to celebrate the smaller moments and share big wonders. Amusement park with water rides, roller coasters, kiddie areas & a huge ferris wheel atop a tower. Waterpark is now opened in Hyderabad as well. Other two Wonderla parks are located in Bangalore and Kochi.
Timings: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Entry Fees: Starts from Rs. 410/- to 1590/-
16. Sanghi Temple - Sanghi Temple, located at Sanghi Nagar in Telangana, is about 35 km away from Hyderabad city. The sacred Raja Gopuram, which is very tall, can be seen from several kilometers away. Sanghi temple stands beautifully on the hillock ‘Paramanand Giri’, which attracts a number of devotees. The temple is a place worth visiting, the vast complex of this temple also offers amiable space for visitors to sit at leisure and bask in its beauty.
The Sanghi temple timings are from 8.30 am to 10.30 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. If you are keen on attending the pooja, plan your Sanghi temple visit around 6pm and 8pm.
17. Shri Jagannath Temple - The Jagannath Temple in Hyderabad, India is a modern temple built by the Odia community dedicated to the Hindu God Jagannath. The temple located at the heart of the city, in Banjara Hills, Jagannath Temple is the Hyderabad’s replica of the original Puri Jagannath Temple, which is located in Orissa. However, the size of both the temple differs, but has been built in same style of Puri temple.
Dedicated to the Lord Krishna who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the main temple houses statues of Lord Jagannath with his brothers - Balabhadra (Balarama) and Subhadra. One of the beautifully built , excellently designed and the most spiritual place in Hyderabad are the perfect words for this temple.
1. Red Fort - The Red Fort is a historic fort in the city of Delhi, capital of India. Nearly 200 years, it was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty, until 1856. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. Its prime beauty prevails throughout the year. If you visit during national holidays like Independence Day and Republic Day, you can find many interesting activities and even the Prime Minister’s speech. During winter is the prime tourism season, which starts in October and ends in February. The fort is open throughout the week except on Mondays. The fort is open from 7:00 in the morning until 5:30 in the evening for sightseeing.
Weekdays: INR 60 per head for adult and INR 20 per head for children
Weekends and Holidays: INR 80 per adult and INR 30 per children
2. Qutub Minar - The Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, it is the most popular monument in India. The red sandstone tower of Qutb Minar is 72.5 meter high, tapering from 2.75 meter in diameter at its peak to 14.32 meter at its base, and alternating angular and rounded flutings. This is a truly impressive place. The facilities are quite spread out and include not only the main tower but a mosque and several tomb monuments.
Visit Timing: Sunrise to Sunset
Entry Fee: Indian citizens: Rs. 30/- and for foreign nationals: Rs. 500. Entry is free for children up to 15 years of age.
3. Humayun’s Tomb - Humayun's tomb, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. The reason to build this Tomb to house the mortal remains of Humayun, the second Mughal Emperor of India. The Humayun’s tomb is the starting point of the Mughal architecture in India. This style is a delightful amalgamation of the Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural influences.
Visit Timing: Sunrise to sunset, all days of the week
Entry Fee: Rs. 10/- for citizens of India, Rs. 250/- for foreign nationals. Children up to 15 years do not require entry fee.
4. Jama Masjid - The Jama Masjid of Delhi, is one of the largest mosques in India, was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees. This great mosque is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. The hauz, in the center of the courtyard, is an ablution tank for washing hands, face and feet before entering the main building for prayer. It symbolizes the ritual of baptism needed to enter the community of believers.
Visit Timing: 7am to 12pm, 1:30pm to 6:30pm, all days of the week
Entry Fee: Rs. 200-300
5. India Gate - The India Gate is a war memorial to Undivided Indian Army soldiers who died during World War I, located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the "ceremonial axis" of New Delhi, India, formerly called Kingsway. The burning flame is manned by members from the three Indian Armed Forces 24×7. During nightfall, India Gate is dramatically floodlit while the fountains nearby make a lovely display with coloured lights. Surrounding the imposing structure is a large expanse of lush green lawns, which is a popular picnic spot.
Visit Timing: 24 hours a day, all days of the week
6. Lotus Temple - The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, is built in the shape of a lotus flower was completed in1986 it is set among the lush green landscaped gardens. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. The temple hosts several classes from time to time to spread humanity, peace, affection, truth and courage.
7. Akshardham - Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu temple, and a spiritual-cultural campus in Delhi, India. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
A visit to Akshardham is a spiritually enriching experience. Whether it is in realising the power of prayer, in feeling the strength of non-violence, in being aware of the universal nature of Hinduism’s ancient principles, or just in admiring the beauty of God’s abode on Earth
8. Old Delhi - Old Delhi or Purani Dilli was founded as a walled city of Delhi, India, founded as Shahjahanabad in 1639, when Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor at the time, decided to shift the Mughal capital from Agra. It offers spectacular pieces of architecture, a mouthwatering variety of food, and a living, breathing piece of history.
Chandni Chowk and Chawri have many street joints that offer spicy and tangy chaats, dahi bhalle, tikki, kulle fruit chaat, and phirni (a sweet dish). Karim’s Place is very famous for its kebabs. Moti Bazaar is famous for shawls and pearls and Tilak Bazaar for chemicals.
9. Laxminarayan Temple - Laxmi Narayan Temple, also known as Birla Mandir, is one of Delhi's major temples and a major tourist attraction. Laxminarayan usually refers to Vishnu, Preserver in the Trimurti, also known as Narayan, when he is with his consort Lakshmi. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the condition that people of all castes will be allowed to enter the temple.
10. Rashtrapati Bhavan - The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official home of the President of India located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India.
11. Chandni Chowk - In the heart of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets. Nearby, the vast Mughal-era Red Fort now houses a museum complex, and the 17th-century Jama Masjid is a huge red-sandstone mosque with towering minarets. Located at the western end of Chandni Chowk, Khari Baoli is a street entirely dedicated to all kinds of spices, dried fruits, nuts, and herbs.
12. Jantar Mantar - Jantar Mantar is located in the modern city of New Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1724 and forms a part of a collection of five such observatories located in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura.
Visit Timing: Opens 6:00am to 6:00pm, all days of the week
Entry Fee: Rs. 15/- for Indians; Rs. 200/- for Foreign Tourists
13. Purana Qila - Purana Qila' is one of the oldest forts in Delhi and is an enthralling historical site beholding the majestic history of this city. The premises are almost in a five-mile area and there are three gates to enter the fort and also a moat nourished by River Yamuna. Purana Qila acquires a primary place in the itinerary of travellers exploring the ruling past of Delhi.
Entry Fee: Rs. 5/- for Indian Citizens, Rs.100/- for foreigners, Rs.80/- for Sound and Light Show
14. Lodhi Garden - Lodi Gardens or Lodhi Gardens is a city park situated in New Delhi, was once known as 'Lady Willingdon Park', but was renamed after India gained independence from the British. The soothing greenery of this place is a sight to sore eyes, and you can enjoy a quaint picnic here as well. Lodhi garden houses the tombs of Sayyid and Lodhi rulers.
Visiting Hours: 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
15. Sri Bangla Sahib Gurdwara - Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, India and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the "Sarovar." Gurudwara Bangla Sahib formerly the bungalow-sized residence belonging to Raja Jai Singh, was locally known as ‘Jaisinghpura Palace'. Later, his home was converted into a gurudwara.
Rent for AC room is 1000 INR/day. Non-AC room’s rent is 800 INR/day. No money is charged for staying inside the hall.
16. Safdarjung Tomb - Safdarjung's Tomb is a sandstone and marble mausoleum in Delhi, was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style for Nawab Safdarjung. The monument has an ambience of spaciousness and an imposing presence with its domed and arched red brown and white coloured structures. The actual graves or burial chambers of Safadrjung and his wife Amat Jahan Begum are placed in an underground chamber of the monument.
Entry fees per person for Indian citizens is Rs. 15/- and for foreigners is Rs. 200/-. Entry is free for children up to 15 years of age.
17. National Zoological Park - The National Zoological Park is a 176-acre zoo near the Old Fort in Delhi, India. From biggest cats to the tiniest birds, the zoo has all kinds of animals and birds. It also holds Conservation Breeding Programmes for Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger, Brow Antlered Deer, Swamp Deer, Indian rhinoceros and red jungle fowl. It has canteens inside for the visitors and battery operated vehicles at very reasonable prices which you could use if exhausted. But the real fun is in exploring the place on your feet. Visit this destination to reignite your curiosity in our furry friends!
Timings: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Closed on Fridays and National Holidays
Entry Fee: Indians: INR 20 - INR 40, Foreigners: INR 100 - INR 200
18. Tughlakabad Fort - Tughlaqabad Fort is a ruined fort in Delhi, built by Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq, the founder of Tughlaq dynasty, of the Delhi Sultanate of India in 1321, as he established the third historic city of Delhi, which was later abandoned in 1327. March, April, and May are the best months for touring its enchanting ruins. Otherwise, you may visit this place in cold months of November to February. Visitors avoid coming here during the summer and rainy season.
19. ISKCON Temple Delhi - Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir, generally known as the ISKCON Delhi temple, is a well known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani in the form of Radha Parthasarathi. It represents a very unique form of architecture that will leave you spellbound for the remainder of the trip.
1. Char Chinar Dal lake - Sunset on Dal is a bliss... only seeing is believing when everything turns to Golden, indulge in the view of carved/decorated houseboats at the perimeter of lake and spoil yourself with the cool breeze and sound of Shikara moving in water in the evening or night to enjoy the spectacular Himalayan view surrounding the lake... don't missout on Shikara at Dal.
Dal lake is in Srinagar. This urban lake is second largest lake in the state. It is named ''Jewel in the crown of Kashmir". It is commercial lake for fishing and water plant harvesting. It holds lots of scenic view of Bollywood movies, get yourself clicked like a kashmiri on lake or just enjoy the view. Nice lake and nice place to visit. The lake is vast with lots of Shikaras and House boats available in it. And also nice climate for boating.
Dal Lake is marked by an island which houses ancient and beautiful Chinar trees. The garden is good specially in Summer when the charm of Chinar trees can be felt and enjoyed. It has the biggest floating markets, and u get everything u want there, but need to bargain a lot.
2. Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden - Shalimar Bagh is a Mughal garden located on the right bank of the Dal Lake in Srinagar. This beautiful garden was built in 1619 by Mughal Emperor Jahangir for his beloved wife Nur Jahan, originally named as ‘Farah Baksh’ (The Delightful). However, today it is famous as the name of Shalimar Bagh ‘The Garden of Love’. Shalimar Garden organizes a light and sound show every evening, during the period of May to October, when tourists flock to the city in large numbers. Shalimar Bagh is the largest in size among all three Mughal Gardens in Srinagar, the other being Nishat Bagh and Chashmeshahi. Covering a total area of approximately 539 m by 182 m, it offers an amazing view of lakes and shallow terraces, Innumerable varieties of flowers that blossom in spring and autumn.
This place is usually known as shalimar bagh and is situated very near to tulip garden, It is a big garden with a vast variety of trees and flowers. Just enjoy the splendid beauty of all the gardens in srinagar, they are one of kind to enjoy the beauty and the colourful flowers all around.
3. Nishat Bagh Mughal Garden - Nishat Bagh is a terraced Mughal garden built on the eastern side of the Dal Lake, close to Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is the second largest Mughal garden in the Kashmir Valley. The largest in size is the Shalimar Bagh, which is also located on the bank of the Dal Lake. ‘Nishat Bagh’ is Urdu, which means "Garden of Joy," "Garden of Gladness" and "Garden of Delight." Nishat Bagh located in the Srinagar District is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the city centre. One way of visiting the Bagh is through the Dal Lake using the famous "water taxi" of Kashmir, the Shikara.
4. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden - Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden was opened in 2007, is the largest Tulip Garden in Asia. Your Kashmir vacays are incomplete without a trip to this beautiful garden. This garden is home to several flower species other than tulips like the Daffodils, Hyacinths, Roses, Ranunculi, Muscaria, Iris, etc The Tulip Festival is held at the beginning of spring in Srinagar, between March and May, when the tulip buds are ready to bloom. This festival lasts for fifteen days or a month as different flowers continue to bloom creating a rainbow of colours.
A walk in the Tulip Garden in Kashmir will stay with you longer than you expect.
Open Hours: 9 am to 7 pm Mon-Sun.
Entry Fee: Rs. 50/- for adults and Rs. 25/- for children
5. Hazratbal Shrine
Hazratbal Shrine is the most important Srinagar tourist place to visit as it is flocked by many devotees, irrespective of religion set on the left bank of the Dal Lake. The shrine is considered the holiest Muslim shrine in Kashmir valley. Today, the place is a well known shrine which is visited thousands of people every year. The Hazratbal Shrine takes its name from Kashmiri language where the word ‘Hazrat’ stands for holy and ‘bal’ stands for place. The shrine is considered extremely sacred among the Muslims.
The Khanqah-e-Moula became the first mosque and one of the oldest Muslim shrines located on the banks of the river Jhelum in Srinagar and stands atop the ruins of the authentic Kalleshwari Temple. An important religious destination in Srinagar, was initially built in 1395 and later reconstructed in 1732. Believed to contain "the secret of Allah" - the Khanqah-e-Molla is an excellent example of wood architecture that draws inspiration from Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic styles. The two-storied, two-tiered structure of the shrine has gently sloping pyramidal roofs demarcating each tier. The roofs are further accentuated by heavy woodwork adorning the cornices under the eaves.
7. Pathar Masjid
The Pathar Masjid, known locally as Naev Masheed, is an old and one of the largest mosque that was built by Mughal located in the old city of Srinagar. It is located on the left bank of the River Jhelum, just opposite the shrine of Khanqah-e-Moula. This Masjid was built in 1623 under the supervision of Noor Jahan. It is one of the most famous empresses of Mughal. It is located in the middle of Srinagar, the capital city of Jammu & Kashmir. It is 55 m in length and 16 m in width.
The Pathar Masjid looks unique as it has structural designs and patterns. It is famous for its 9 horizontal arches with a bigger one in the centre. It is one of the oldest structures of Mughal. Many tourists visit this place to see the beauty of this masjid. The tourists can visit this Masjid at any time of year. It is open throughout the year.
8. Zero Bridge
The Zero Bridge is an old wooden arch bridge located in the Srinagar city. It crosses the Jhelum river in a roughly North-South direction connecting Sonwar in the north to Rajbagh in the South. This bridge was constructed by deaf contractor and hence was called "Zorr Bridge" (Zorr in Kashmiri means deaf). Later the name modified into Zero Bridge. It is the iconic bridge that was constructed by wooden planks in 1950's and thus is also regarded as the point of the local heritage. The bridge has been given heritage touch. A traditional houseboat design structure has been built near the bridge.
9. Holy Family Catholic Church
Holy Family Catholic Church is a Roman Catholic church located at Maulana Azad Road, Srinagar. It was established in 1896 by Msgr. Winkley MHM. Before the Curia moved to Jammu on 23 December 1986, the parish served as a cathedral when the Curia was in Srinagar. Holy Family Catholic Church and All Saints Protestant Church are the 2 most important church buildings for the minority Christian network inside the city.
10. Shankaracharya Temple
The Shankaracharya Temple is also known as the Jyeshteshwara temple or Sulaiman Throne by Muslims and Pas Pahar by Buddhists. It is on top of the Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Mountain in Srinagar. It is at a height of 1100 ft. above surface level of the main city on the peak of the hill and dedicated to Lord Shiva is thought to be the oldest shrine for worship in the Kashmir valley.
The temple as it is today has undergone many repairs throughout its life. Ever since under the rule of Lalitaditya and then repairs were undertaken by Zain-ul-Abideen after the temple got damaged in an earthquake. The repairs were also carried out during the Governorship of Sheikh Mohi-ud-Din. Maharaja Gulab Singh, a Dogra ruler, who is credited for the stone steps that form a part of the passage to the shrine. In 1925, the electrification of the temple was done.
11. Pari Mahal
Pari Mahal, also known as The Palace of Fairies, is a seven-terraced garden located at the top of Zabarwan mountain range, overlooking the city of Srinagar and the south-west of Dal Lake. The architecture depicts an example of Islamic architecture and patronage of art during the reign of the then Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.
The Pari Mahal was built by Mughal Prince Dara Shikoh in the mid-1600s. It served as a library and an abode for him. It was further used as an observatory, useful for teaching astrology and astronomy. It is five-minute drive from Cheshma shahi Garden.
12. Chashme Shahi
Chashme Shahi (the royal spring), is one of the Mughal gardens built in 1632 AD around a spring by Ali Mardan Khan, a governor of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as per the orders of the Emperor, as a gift for his elder son Prince Dara Shikoh. The garden is located in the Zabarwan Range, near Raj Bhawan (Governor‘s house) overlooking Dal Lake in Srinagar. In the east of Chashma Shahi the Pari Mahal (Fairy Palace) lies where Dara Sikoh used to learn astrology. The garden is 108 m long and 38 m wide and is spread over one acre of land. It is the smallest garden among the three Mughal gardens of Srinagar; the Shalimar garden is the largest and the Nishat garden is the second largest. All the three gardens were built at the right bank of the Dal Lake, with Zabarwan mountains (Zabarwan Range) at the backdrop.
13. Gurudwara Chati Patshahi
The Gurudwara Chatti Patshahi, Srinagar is one of the most important Sikh pilgrimage sites in Kashmir. It is situated at the heart of the Srinagar city in Rainawari just outside the Kathi Darwaja of Hari Parbat Fort. This historical Gurudwara is counted as the important tourist’s destination in Srinagar. It is named after the sixth Sikh Guru Shri Gurugobind Singh and situated at the very site where Guru Nanak Ji and Gurugobind Singh ji visited.
14. Hari Parbat
Hari Parbat is a hill overlooking Srinagar, the largest city and summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is the site of a fort, built in the Durrani era, and of a Hindu temple, mosques, and a gurdwara. It has the famous Shakti Temple on the western Slope and Muslim shrines of Khwaja Makhdoom Sahib and Akhund Mullah Shah on the southern slope. On the southern side of the outer wall there is a Gurudwara, which commemorates the visit of Guru Hargobind.
The first fortifications on the site were constructed by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1590. He built an outer wall for the fort, and planned a new capital called Nager Nagor to be built within the wall. That project was never completed. The present fort was built in 1808 under the reign of Shuja Shah Durrani.