Shankaracharya temple

About Shankaracharya temple:

The Shankaracharya Temple is also known as the Jyeshteshwara Temple. It is situated on top of the Shankaracharya Hill on the Zabarwan Range in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is at a height of 1,000 feet above the valley floor and overlooks the city of Srinagar.

The earliest historical reference to the hill comes from Kalhana. He called the mountain Gopadri. Kalhana says that King Gopaditya granted the land at the foot of the hill to the Brahmins that had come from the “Araya versh.”

Jaluka, the son of Emperor Ashoka had built this Shankaracharya Temple around 200 BC. Nestled at an elevation of 1100 feet, the temple is one of the famous sacred sites in Srinagar.

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Very best view of the beautiful city of Srinagar. The shikaras look like a jewel in the lake. Best attraction to visit.
Best Time to Visit: May, June, Summer, July, September, Monsoon
Location: srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Srinagar International Airport

The nearest airport is Srinagar International Airport . The transportation from Srinagar International Airport to the temple can be via an private vehicle. The total distance from the airport is 19.8km approximately

Railway Station: Srinagar railway station

The nearest Railway Station is Srinagar railway station. We need to take an private vehicle and the distance between Srinagar railway station to Shankaracharya temple  is 21.4 km

Bus Stand: Srinagar Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Srinagar Bus Stand. We need to take an private vehicle and the distance between Srinagar Bus Stand to Shankaracharya temple is 8.3 km

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