The Hazratbal Mosque is situated in Srinagar, the capital of Jammu & Kashmir. This mosque is the most famous and revered Muslim shrine in Kashmir, as it is this place where the sacred hair of Prophet Mohammad is preserved till date and is displayed publically during special occasions. Situated on the western banks of mesmerizing Dal Lake, Hazratbal is the only domed mosque in Srinagar.
The Hazratbal mosque is visited by millions of tourists irrespective of their religion every year due to its historic, divine and natural charm. This religious shrine is a wonderful combination of the Persian and Mughal styles of architecture. The mosque is built using white marble and, dates back to 17th century. It is surrounded by a lush green garden, mountains and Dal Lake at one side, which immensely adds to the beauty and tranquility of this place. Women are allowed to enter only outside the grand hall.
Positioned on the left bank of Dal Lake, the mosque oppositely faces Nishatbagh. Special prayers are offered on Fridays which are attended by scores of devotees. Srinagar, where this holy Muslim Shrine resides, is well connected to all major cities in India via road and air ways. The nearest railway station is Jammu which is 300 kms away from Srinagar. A lot of local transport in Srinagar is available to visit Hazratbal Mosque.