Hari Parbat Fort

Hari Parbat Fort, perched majestically atop the Hari Parbat Hill in Srinagar, is a testament to the region's rich history and architectural splendour. Also known as “Kooh-e-Maran” and “Sharika Peeth”, this centuries-old fort commands panoramic views of the picturesque Dal Lake and the sprawling cityscape below. Built during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, Hari Parbat Fort stands as a symbol of Kashmir's strategic importance and cultural diversity. Its imposing walls, constructed with local sandstone, enclose a complex of ancient structures, including temples, mosques, and a gurdwara, reflecting the harmonious coexistence of different religious communities in the region. Over the centuries, Hari Parbat Fort has witnessed numerous battles and conquests, changing hands between Mughal rulers, Afghan governors, and Sikh Maharajas before eventually coming under British control in the 19th century. Today, it stands as a proud sentinel, preserving the cultural heritage and architectural legacy of Kashmir for generations to come. A visit to Hari Parbat Fort offers not only a glimpse into the region's storied past but also a chance to marvel at its timeless beauty and significance.

  • Best Time to Visit: March to October
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 15 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Srinagar which is 19 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: It is 4.7 kms away from the main town of Srinagar.
  • Travel Tips: Explore the fort, enjoy the view, picnic, relax and photography
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