Snuggled in the mountain-ringed valleys of Kashmir, Parihaspira holds a timeless allure with its rich historical significance and breathtaking beauty. This ancient archaeological site, situated near the town of Pattan, whispers tales of a bygone era, dating back to the 8th century. Once a flourishing capital of the Karkota dynasty, Parihaspora served as a hub of culture, art, and learning during its heyday. Its sprawling ruins, now shrouded in mystery and intrigue, bear witness to a glorious past marked by architectural splendor and intellectual enlightenment. Among the notable remains at Parihaspora is the majestic Parihaspora Temple, a magnificent edifice dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built in the distinctive Kashmiri architectural style, the temple stands as a testament to the craftsmanship and spiritual devotion of its creators. Today, Parihaspora stands as a silent sentinel of Kashmir's storied past, inviting visitors to explore its ancient ruins and unravel the mysteries of history. As you wander through its time-worn corridors and crumbling walls, you can't help but feel a sense of reverence for the lives and legacies that once thrived within these hallowed grounds.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to October
  • Ideal Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 27 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Mazhom which is 15 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: The distance between Srinagar and Parihaspora is 20 kms.
  • Travel Tips: Explore ruins, picnic amidst the ruins, learn about history and photography.
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