Situated amidst the Gulmarg hilly region, the beautifully built Maharani Temple is amongst the most divine attractions in the town. This ancient shrine was recognized as the royal temple of the Dogra emperors. This temple houses an idol of goddess Parvati with her beloved lord Shiva because of which it also came to be known as Mohineshwar Shivalalaya.
It was built under the supervision of Mohini Bai Sisodhia, the wife of Maharaja Hari Singh, who is said to have ruled the state till 1915. This shrine is also famous as Rani Temple among locals, as Mohini Bai Sisodhia devoted her complete life worshipping lord Shiva and built this splendid structure.
Positioned on a hill top, this historic shrine of lord Shiva offers tourists a great chance to enjoy trekking in the hills of Gulmarg. In addition, one can also view the splendid valleys made more beautiful with the amazing backdrop of the Himalayas and its serene beauty. Besides, the architecture of the temple and carvings on its walls and windows represent the historical significance of this shrine.