About Hazratbal Shrine
Counted among the most sacred Islamic tourist places in Srinagar, the Hazratbal Shrine lies on the peaceful banks of Dal Lake. The name of the shrine is taken from the Kashmiri terms, “Hazrat” meaning “Sacred” and “Bal” meaning “Place”. The major attraction of this majestic shrine is a unique relic called Moi-e-Muqaddas that is basically a holy hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad. The hair is well-preserved inside the structure and is presented before the devotees only on special islamic occasions.
According to history, the Hazratbal Shrine was built by Sadiq Khan as a unique pleasure house. In the later period, the place was used for offering prayers and was eventually turned into a shrine. Today, this marble structure is referred to by many different names like Dargah Sharif, Assar-e-Sharief, and Madinat-us-Sani.
Location: Hazratbal Rd, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190006.
Timings: 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM, on all days of the week.
Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year.