Hazratbal MosqueCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: Hazaratbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190006, India
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Art And Culture, Mosque, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Hazratbal Mosque - Review
The Hazrat Bal Mosque in Srinagar, often called just “The Hazratbal” is the most important pilgrimage sites in the city and perhaps one of the most important for Haj Pilgrims other than the Mecca.
The lovely white mosque is serene and beautiful in every way. Watching the pigeons take flight around the mosque is a lovely and calming experience. Majesty is in the very name of the mosque. “Hazrat means majesty while “Bal” means enclosure. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that majesty is truly enclosed in the lovely place.
A definite must visit for the religious, but art lovers, culture seekers, history lovers and lovers of architecture will also certainly love this place.
Hazratbal Mosque Information
- Phone numbers are not available for most places in Kashmir. You can call the Jammu and Kashmir tourism hotline for any information.Number: 1-800-103-1060.
How To reach Hazratbal Mosque by Public Transport
- Hazrat Bal Lower Bus Terminal
Restaurants Near Hazratbal Mosque
- Hatrick Restaurant
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hazratbal Mosque
95% of people who visit Srinagar include Hazratbal Mosque in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
43.75% of people start their Hazratbal Mosque visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Hazratbal Mosque
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hazratbal Mosque
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Hazratbal Mosque, Srinagar Reviews
Calm and mostly quiet. Nice garden to sit around. The market behind it serves good street food.
One of the best religious places of the valley where there is every facility including parking facility. You can also enjoy the beauty of world famous #DAL_LAKE here at Dargah Hazratbal ........
Mystic, serene, & a small peaceful patch of white land, Dargah Sharif is an amazing mosque, on the bank of the Dal lake. It's beautifully decorated with a perfect integrity of the Islamic gooldasta, & Jafri architecture, with a fusion of the calmness of Sufism. It's made of white marbles & various types of stones. An evening here is an intricate, yet an intriguing happiness, worth for life.
Beautiful and peaceful place. Specially the Mosque, a lots of pegion and the market in front of the darga. There is also a pond where a lots of Eagles always flys over there. It is really wonderful.
Religious place According to legend, the relic was first brought to Kashmir by Syed Abdullah, a purported descendant of Muhammad who left Medina and settled in Bijapur, near Hyderabad in 1635. When Syed Abdullah died, his son, Syed Hamid, inherited the relic. Following the Mughal conquest of the region, Syed Hamid was stripped of his family estates. Finding himself unable to care for the relic, he sold it to a wealthy Kashmiribusinessman, Khwaja Nur-ud-Din Eshai. However, when the Mughal Emperor Aurangzebcame to know of what had transpired, he had the relic seized and sent to the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer, and had Khwaja Nur-ud-Din Eshai imprisoned in Delhi for possessing the relic. Later, realizing his mistake, Aurangzebdecided to restore the relic to Khwaja Nur-ud-Din Eshai and allowed him to take it to Kashmir. However, by that point, Khwaja Nur-ud-Din Eshai had already died in imprisonment. In the year 1700, the relic finally reached Kashmir, along with the body of Khwaja Nur-ud-Din Eshai. There, Inayat Begum, daughter of Khwaja Nur-ud-Din Eshai, became a custodian of the relic and established the shrine. Since then her male descendats have been caretakers of the relic.