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Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar

·  Summer: 14 to 30° C (Hot)
·  Winter: -2 to 14° C (Cool)
·  Monsoon: July to August

Best time to visit:  April to October

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 08:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Open all days of the week

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Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar is one of the ancient shrines of the valley. Stationed on the hill of Takht-I-Sulaiman at the height of about 1100 ft. the temple offers a gorgeous sight of the Kashmir Valley and snow-decked mountains.

Also popular as Jyesteshwara Temple, this religious site was built in 371 BC by Raja Gopadatya. The first name of the temple was Gopadri, which was later changed to Shankaracharya Temple after the great philosopher Shankaracharya resided here during his visit to Kashmir.

A temple of religious and architectural significance, one of the major attractions of this sacred place is its inner circular cell that offers a spectacular view of the valley beneath. The temple is visited by numerous religious tourists every year. To reach the temple, one has to climb about hundred steps.

Visitors to the temple can also explore nearby attractions like Dal Lake, Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Pari Mahal, Pathar Masjid, Dachigam National Park and many more.

Road: The place is well-connected to nearby cities like Jammu, Delhi, Chandigarh and Leh by tourist buses. Deluxe and semi-deluxe buses are also available to reach the temple from these places.

Railway: Udhampur Railway Station (located about 234 km.) is the nearest railhead to reach Shankaracharya Temple. Direct trains are available from major cities of the country like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi etc.

Airway: Srinagar International Airport (located about 19 km.) is the nearest airport to reach this temple. Travellers can take a taxi from the airport to the temple.