Makhdoom Sahib Shrine
Mosque of Akhund Mulla Shah
Built in 1649, the mosque of Akhund Mullah Shah is only a chunky stone shell set amid plane trees amid more profundly ruined stone...
Hari Parbat Fort
This prominent hilltop north of centre was briefly fortified in the 6th century and once again by Emperor Akbar in 1590, but most of...
Golden stone gateway through one of the last remnant sections of antique city wall, directly north of the Chetipacha Gurdwara.
Makhdoom Sahib Shrine information
Hindus believe that towering Hari Parbat Hill was the island where Sharika (Durga) defeated the lake demon Jalodabhava, while Muslims pay homage at the vast Makhdoom Sahib Shrine, dedicated to a Sufi saint who helped the spread of Islam in Kashmir. A flight of stone steps climbs up to the shrine and descends towards Dal Lake, passing the ruined mosque of Akhund Mulla Shah, built by Shah Jahan's son Dara Shikoh in 1649.
The hill is topped by the imposing Hari Parbat Fort, now occupied by the Indian Army. Around the base of the hill are the remains of the old city walls, built by Akbar in the 1590s.