On a hill that stands right on the lakeside Boulevard, reached via a winding woodednepal-trekking-tours road that yields ever lovelier views of the Dal and the city below, the Shankaracharya Hill invites you to a peak thats a good 1,000 ft above the lake. This in itself is an excellent reason to visit; the views of Srinagar from the top are breathtaking. Come here with your camera and capture the most photogenic sights around. Its interesting to learn that this hill was originally called the Takht-i-Suleiman (Throne of Solomon). Later, when AdiShankaracharya, in the course of his travels, stayed here, the hill came to be known after him.