Hari Parbat Fort5400 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Hari Parbat fort, Dal lake, Srinagar- 190003, Jammu, India
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Temple, Gurudwara, Garden, View Point, Historical Site, Monument, Family And Kids, Lake, Architecture , Picnic Spot
Hari Parbat is a historically very significant monument situated on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar. The presence of a Temple, A Gurudwara and a Mosque make this beautiful fort a unique destination.
Mughal emperor Akbar dreamt of a new capital Nager Nagor inside the fort on this site. Although his project remained incomplete, a fort was later built by Shuja Shah Durani in 1808.
Many legends are associated with this hill fort. The Hindus, Muslims and the Sikhs have different stories that glorify this fort. A huge pebble thrown by a goddess to crush a demon became this hill according to the Hindu legends.
Sikhism tells the tale of devoted old lady who was cremated here by Gurusahib himself whereas Muslims consider the fort sacred for the shrine of Sheikh Hamza Makhdum that is situated in the fort surroundings.
Known for the unique and spectacular architecture, Persian inscriptions can be still found on the Kathi darwaza. The fort closed for visitors for 26 years, was recently thrown open to public recently.
Mesmerizing lights and huge sprawling gardens, it is a treat to tourists that visit the city. A spectacular view of the world famous dal lake and a soothing evening tasting the local cuisine, Hari Parbat makes your day.
Hari Parbat Fort Travel Tips
- Do not enter the restricted areas.
- Pets are not allowed in the fort.
- Do not consume any intoxicants in the fort area.
- Try the local cuisine
- Maintain the sanctity of the worship places inside the fort.
Entrance Ticket Details For Hari Parbat Fort
- A pass from the tourist department is required to visit the fort.
How to Reach Hari Parbat Fort
- Private cars
- House boats
- Mughal Darbar
- Shamyana Restaurant
- Cafe Robusta
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95% of people who visit Jammu include Hari Parbat Fort in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
40% of people start their Hari Parbat Fort visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Hari Parbat Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hari Parbat Fort