Tourist Places
(Shrines and Monuments)

Kashmir is famous for Sufism and it is a place known as “Pirwaer”, the alcove of Saints. A huge number of Sufis travelled to Kashmir with the message of Islam and converted the local population to Islam. The Sufi saints who came to Kashmir from Middle East with the message of Islam are revered in Jammu Kashmir by all the people irrespective of religion. It is this love for the saints that people of the state have built great artistic shrines dedicated to their beloved saints. The shrines have become important religious and festival centre in the entire state.
Sufis settled in many parts of the state, particularly on hills, where they found enough isolation to pray, meditate and worship the Lord. The local population, out of love and reverence for their saints, constructed beautiful shrined dedicated to them. Holy Places are found in almost every part of the state. The Sufi shrines in Kashmir are a great architectural treasure. Some of the Holy Places are centuries old. Kashmiris pour all their love and devotion in maintaining and beautifying these Holy Places. There is a Holy place, big or small, almost in every village and town of the Valley.

Shrines and Monuments to visit

Hazratbal Shrine
Hazratbal Shrine
The Hazratbal Shrine is located on the western shores of Dal lake (Bud Dal). Earlier the site was called Bagi Sadiq-Abad, laid by a Mughal noble Sadiq Khan in 1632 AD. It had a beautiful building (Baladari) in the centre having decorative naqash nigari in the walls and was named as Ishrat Mahal. When Emperor Shah-i-Jahan...
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Imam Baras
Imam Baras
Imam Baras Hassanabad is the 2nd oldest shrine and is a world famous place of mourning and worship of one million shia population of J&K is Imambara Hassanabad situated in south west of city centre Lal Chowk. The Imam Bargah is surrounded by world famous Hazratbal shrine one side, Temple of Mata Sharka Devi...
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Jamia Masjid
Jamia Masjid
Jamia Masjid which is popularly called as the Jama Masjid was established on the land of Jammu & Kashmir in around 1385 by Sultan Sikandar. Due to its brilliant Indo-Saracenic architectural magnificence, Jamia Masjid which is in Srinagar, receives record number of footfalls specially on fridays when prayer sessions are organized...
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Shankarachariya
Shankarachariya
The Shankaracharya Temple is also known as the Jyeshteshwara temple or Sulaiman Throne (Takht e Sulaiman) by Muslims and Pas Pahar by Buddhists. It is on top of the Shankaracharya Hill (also called Hill of Solomon)[1] on the Zabarwan Mountain in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is dedicated...
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Hari Parbat
Hari Parbat
If you are in a trip to Srinagar then the sightseeing in Srinagar that you should not miss is the Mughal fort, at Hari Parbat in Srinagar that is situated over the Sharika Hill on the banks of the Dal Lake. It is also known as Predemna Peet or Kohi Maran. According to the history of Hari Parbat in Srinagar, the Mughal fort was built during Akbar reign but it owes its present form to an 18th century...
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