Dating back to 2000 BC, Shankaracharya Temple is believed to have been built by Ashoka’s son Jaluka. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is perched upon the Gopadari Hill. It is named after the great philosopher Shankarcharya, who once visited Kashmir. Nested high up at 1100 feet, Shankarcharya temple is known not only for its religious importance but its magnificent history as well. Offering visual opulence, this temple is amongst one of the best Srinagar tourist place to visit. The temple is also a vital part of the Jammu & Kashmir tourism as it reflects the rich culture of the state.