Parihaspora is a site of archaeological importance and is located 24 kilometers away from Srinagar in the karewa land on the Srinagar-Baramulla road. The place is a must visit for history enthusiast as it offers an authentic glimpse of the ancient Indian history. During the early phases of Dogra rule, the place was called as Paraspur. However presently it is also known as 'Kane Shaher', which means the city of stones. It was basically a Buddhist site and the ruins of the place are spread mainly over three parts of the karewa land that includes Kane Shahs which is the main stone structure, the Govardhan and the Budhkarewa.
The famous King Lalitadita, who ruled from 695-731 AD, played a major role in development of this area and later made it capital of Kashmir.The archaeologists who studied this are have observed that the karewa land comprises mainly of religious structures and palaces. Within the limits of this ancient city, the prominent structures built by the King are Govardhan, MuktaKeshav, ParhasKeshav, Mahavirah, Raj Vihar and a fort of iron and brick. Also one can see the remains of a Stupa constructed by Chuknan, one of the ministers of the king.
|Visit Duration||30 to 45 minutes|