Pilgrimage in Kashmir

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About Pilgrimage Tourism in Kashmir Valley

Home to Baba Amarnath and the mosque of Hazratbal, Kashmir is undoubtedly an important pilgrimage destination in India. Kashmir Region boasts many scenic mosques and tombs for the Muslim pilgrimage tours on one side; and on the other side, it is greatly blessed with Hindu sacred sites of Amarnath, Mount Haramukh and Gangabal Lake along with many temples located at different places like Srinagar, Pahalgam, Anantnag and more. There’s also a handful of churches for Christian devotees and a gurudwara for Sikh believers in Kashmir.

Top Hindu Pilgrimage Sites in Kashmir


For Hindu pilgrimage, the valley of Kashmir boasts many religious sites that of course include Amarnath Cave. There are some temples that are now famous tourist attractions while others are lesser-known and are in ruins. Some of the top Hindu religious sites in Kashmir are:

  • Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar
  • Chakreshwar Temple in Srinagar
  • Mamleshwar Temple in Pahalgam
  • Rani Mandir in Gulmarg 
  • The Khirbhawani Temple in Tulla Mulla
  • Martand Temple in Anantnag
  • Pandrethan near Srinagar

Top Muslim Pilgrimage Sites in Kashmir Valley


Kashmir is dotted with a number of mosques and tombs making it an important pilgrimage sites for Muslims. Some of the top religious sites for Muslim devotees in Kashmir are:

  • Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar
  • Charar-e-Sharief near Gulmarg
  • The Jama Masjid in Srinagar
  • Khanqah-e-Moula Mosque in Srinagar
  • Shrine of Pakharpora near Yusmarg

Christian & Sikh Pilgrimage in Kashmir Valley


Kashmir has a gurudwara for Sikh devotees in the capital city, Srinagar, while there are a few churches in different parts of the region. Some of the Christian churches and Sikh religious sites in Kashmir are:

  • Gurudwara Chatti Patshahi in Srinagar
  • Holy Family Catholic Church in Srinagar
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Baramulla
  • All Saints Church in Srinagar