Hari Parbat Fort is among the most prominent buildings in Srinagar, not least because it is perched on a hill that gives it a marvellous view of Dal Lake. The hill itself has many names, from Koh e Maran to Sharika Hill. Both of these names relate to the legendary origins of this geographic feature in the land.
Hari Parbat Fort is said to have been started by Emperor Akbar of the Mughals at the end of the 16th century, who put into motion a project that was originally intended to erect a fresh capital for the area. This may have been the original intent of the walls bounding [Read more…]