Hari Parbat

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    Location: Nohata, Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir 190003

    Estimated Visiting Time: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

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    Hari Parbat also known as Koh-e-Maran lies on the west of Dal Lake in Srinagar, in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir Surrounded by commendable structures from all religions, this fort sits at the top giving a spectacular view of Dal Lake.


    This Parbat is a popular tourist attraction that is frequented by visitors in large numbers owing to its historical and religious significance. It is the site of several important edifices, which include the Parvati temple Durrani Fort, a Gurudwara grand shrine of Akhund Mullah Shah, and Khwaja Makhdoom Sahib. In 1590 The earliest fortifications on this hill were established by Mughal Emperor Akbar when he planned to build a new capital named Nager Nagor. However, not everything went according to plan and The present citadel was constructed in 1808 under the supervision of Shuja Shah Durrani.



    The Mughal structure was built by Afghan Governor Atta Mohammed Khan in the 18th century.

    The Mughal structure was built by Afghan Governor Atta Mohammed Khan in the 18th century. Later a long wall was constructed in 1590 by Emperor Akbar and this fort is maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). It still stands impressive with old apartments and tall pillars. This Parbat provides a top view of the Makhdoom Sahib shrine.



    Inside/Outside Views

    The Hari Parbat Fort perched on the top of a Hill overlooking the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir.

    There are two mythological legends associated with Hari Parbat and it is also known as Koh-e-Marian. The first one states that this hill was originally a huge lake, where a demon named Jalobhava resided To get rid of his atrocities, the natives prayed to Hindu Goddess Parvati for help. She turned into a bird and dropped a pebble on his head and The pebble kept increasing in size until the demon’s head was crushed. It is said that this Parbat is the same enlarged pebble, which became the abode of all Hindu gods. Another version of the tale is similar but it includes two demons – Tsand and Mond.


    Opening Hours

    9.00 am to 5.30 pm is the visiting time of this place.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee at this place.

    How to Reach

    By air: Sheikh Ul Alam International Airport is the near airport to this place.

    By rail: The nearest railway from this place is the Srinagar railway station.

    By road: You can hire a car or cab to reach this place directly.

    Otherwise, you can take a bus to reach Srinagar first then take a cab to reach this place.

    Tips for Travellers

    You must carry water bottles.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes it’s safe to visit this place.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed inside Muchalinda Lake?

    Ans: Yes it’s allowed and free of cost also.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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