Hazratbal Shrine

Tucked away on the shores of Dal Lake in Srinagar, the Hazratbal Shrine is a representation of respect and belief. The people of Kashmir place great historical significance on this sacred site, which is regarded as the most holy Muslim shrine in the area. The shrine is well known for containing a relic believed to be a hair strand from Prophet Muhammad's beard. On special occasions, this relic is on display for the public, attracting pilgrims and tourists from all over. One interesting fact about Hazratbal Shrine is its annual festival, known as Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm. During this festival, the shrine is illuminated with lights, and devotees gather to offer prayers and seek blessings. The flawless white marble structure of Hazratbal Shrine is a marvel of architectural beauty, reflected in Dal Lake's placid waters. There is a sense of peace and spiritual devotion emanating from the magnificent dome and the finely carved walls. The inviting recitations of the Quran and the aroma of traditional Kashmiri cuisine fill the air, allowing visitors to the shrine to immerse themselves in the rich cultural legacy of Kashmir. Lush gardens encircling the shrine provide a tranquil haven for contemplation and reflection. Whether you're a pilgrim seeking spiritual solace or a traveller in search of cultural immersion, Hazratbal Shrine promises a captivating experience that resonates with the soul.

  • Best Time to Visit: April to October (To catch a glimpse of the revered relic at Hazratbal Shrine, aim for a visit during Prophet Muhammad's birthday or the birthdays of his prominent companions: Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique, Hazrat Umar ibn Khattab, Hazrat Usman ibn Affan, and
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 18 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Srinagar which is 19 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: It is 8.8 kms away from the main town of Srinagar.
  • Travel Tips: Explore the shrine, offer prayer and see the relic.
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