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Located on the west bank of Dal Lake is Hazratbal, the Place of Majesty. The most sacred of shrines in the Kashmir Valley for here is housed and venerated a single hair of the Prophet Muhammad brought a thousand years ago all the way fromdistant Medina.

Made of white marble and screened with intricate filigree work, the shrine has a single dome with an accompanying minarat. The ground around the shrine is paved with stones and several chinar trees growing within its premises enhance its aesthetic appeal. On important religious occasions, the sacred hair is displayed to the faithful

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