Location: Grandly set on the southern slope of Hari Parbat, Masjid of Akhund Mullah is one of the most venerated Sufi shrines in Kashmir.
Description: Renowned among the natives of Kashmir as Akhoon Mulla or Akhund Mullah, the Masjid is considered as one of the most sacred places of worship in Srinagar. Due to the reason that the mosque is situated below the Makhdoom Sahib Shrine, it appears to be a mosque within a mosque. It is actually an isolated mosque which stands apart from the main shrine. Built by Dara Shikoh, the shrine is a magnificent structure carved from grey limestone. While you are inside the shrine, do not miss to notice the gorgeous lotus made from stone over the podium, one of its kind in the entire Kashmir. The lotus flower also has an inscription dating back to 1649, a factual evidence that proves the shrine’s existence a long time ago. Amazingly constructed prayer assembly hall is the main attraction of this shrine. Taxis are available but the best way to reach this shrine is on foot, as you can easily be acquainted with the culture and history of Kashmir valley.
Activities: Hari Parbat fort, where this shrine is actually located, holds many other attractions you can visit.