Parihaspora town, located at a distance of 26 km from Srinagar, is one of the popular attractions of Baramulla. This site once served as the capital of Kashmir during the rule of Raja Shankervarman. Lalityaditya Muktapid, the erstwhile King of Kashmir, found this old town in the 8th century AD. Baramulla is especially popular among tourists for its ancient archaeological monuments, namely Pattan Bazaar and Parihaspora Pattan. Ruins of a Buddhist Stupa and monastery can be also be visited by tourists in this town.Raj Bhawan, a few Vishnu temples and a Chaitya, Buddhist or Jain shrine, were discovered due to an excavation project that was started in Parihaspora in 1914. The structures unearthed represent the architectural style of the ancient period.