Srinagar is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Srinagar one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Srinagar is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Srinagar or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Srinagar. Explore the historical monuments of Srinagar with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Srinagar guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Srinagar page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Srinagar landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Srinagar.
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Shalimar, Rainawari, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Shalimar Bagh is incredibly lovely. These Mughal Gardens belonged to the royal family and are in every way exactly that; regal. The majestic beauty of these gardens is precisely what several tourists, holidaymakers and honeymooners come to witness.
These gardens are the largest in the city. Mughal horticulture which is pretty remarkable already...
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Awantipora or Awantipura is a lovely excursion to undertake while in Srinagar. Around 30 kilometers from the city the place is a historic and scenic getaway. The ancient ruins make for a wonderful, historic, intriguing and surprising attraction not far from the city.
The ruins were once lovely Hindu temples that had been built by King Awanti ...
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Pari Mahal, Srinagar 190001 (Wikipedia- Dal Lake, Zabarwan mountain Range, near Cheshmashahi, Srinagar)
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
The Pari Mahal is a lovely ruin that is known for the stunning views of the Dal Lake, the mountains and hills and Srinagar city that this place provides.The Name Pari Mahal means Palace of the angels and it is quite apt considering the view is exactly what an angel watching over the city would have/
If you have some time on your hands do visit this...
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Lal Mandi, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190008
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This History Museum on the left bank of Jhelum river was built by Maharaja Pratap Singh in 1889. It is basically an Eclectic collection of religious, cultural and ethnic artifacts, some of which are quite old. Highlights of the museum include:
Pandrenthan Sculptures, Awantipura Sculptures, Parihaspora Sculptures.
Ushkar and Buddhist artefacts from...
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Nohata, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190002
Situated right across the river from the architecturally controversial Pather Masjid, this is another uniquely un-Kashmiri Muslim structure. Sultan Zain-Ul-Abidin was hailed Baadshah by the people who loved him for providing one of the most stable of Kashmiri reigns. The name of the place makes people think this is his tomb, but it is in truth the ...
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Hazratbal Road, Rainawari, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190003
The lovely archway is the main entrance to the road leading up to Hari Parbat or Mughal Fort. Though its condition looks somewhat deteriorated there is still a sense of majesty to it. Persian inscriptions adorn the walls of the gate. The two other entrances to the fort are called Sangeen Darwaza and Bachi Darwaza. The gate is one of the last surviving parts of the old city wall.
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Burzahom Srinagar 191202
There is possibly no more significant ancient archaeological site in the entire state. Between 1939 and 1971 various groups excavated Neolithic remnants from this site, an ancient Pleistocene lake bed. These include skeletons, pottery, menhirs, dwelling pits, bone and stone tools, and mud-brick houses. There was crude artwork. One of the skulls eve...
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Astaan Shareef Madin Sahib, Hawal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190023
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
This elegant 15th century mausoleum was built for Syed Mohammad Madani, who, sent as an envoy of Timur to Kashmir, ended up settling here permanently. The buildings used to be covered in glazed tiles but most of those have been vandalised. You’ll find flowery motifs and religious inscriptions on the walls though. The architecture blends Hindu...