Aishmuqam Shrine is one of the most prominent tourist spots in Anantnag, which was built in the 15th century A.D. This shrine was constructed in the honour of Shiekh Zain-ud-din, who was one of the chief disciples of the renowned Reshi, Shiekh Noor-ud-din. The hills in the Aishmuqam town were once home to Hazrat Zain-ud-din Wali. Therefore, this place is considered to be sacred by people belonging to different religions.
According to the popular belief, Hazrat Zain-ud-din Wali had spent his time preaching about Allah. For this purpose, Hazrat Zain-ud-din Wali decided to restrict himself to the cave. Aishmuqam shrine is thronged by thousands of devotees during the annual Urs and Zool festival.
Chapel of John Bishop's Memorial Hospital is located beneath the grounds of John Bishop Memorial Hospital in the town of Mohalla Sarnal in Anantnag. The chapel was built in the year 1982 for the Christian officials and Protestant Christians, who demanded a separate praying ground.
Chapel of John Bishop's Memorial Hospital is the only prayer ground for the Christian and other employees residing in and outside the town. This chapel is known for working towards the benefit of the employees who serve in the hospital.
Masjid Baba Dawood Khaki, built around 600 years ago, is counted amongst the oldest mosques of the town. It is situated in Anantnag’s Mohala Khaki Shaban at Reshi Bazaar. The Masjid was named after Hazrat Sheikh Baba Dawood Khaki, who was the noted scholar of the region. He followed Hazrat Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom Sahib and was considered as the main Qazi of the region.
Hazrat Sheikh Baba Dawood Khaki wanted to spread Islam in the region and, for that purpose, he established several mosques in the district of Anantnag, including Masjid Baba Dawood Khaki.
It is said that Saint Shah Hamdan from Iran came to this mosque when it was only a platform. The ground floor of the temple was constructed in 1397 A.D by Mir Muhammad Hamdani, who was the son of Saint Shah Hamdan. After this, Baba Dawood Khaki constructed 2nd and 3rd floors of the mosque in 1579 A.D and 1582 A.D, respectively. After spending nearly 10 years in Anantnag, Saint Khaki breathed his last in 1587 A.D.
Ziarat Baba Hyder Reshi is a popular mosque that is located in Danter village in Anantnag district. This site, otherwise known as Harda Reshi or Reshi Molu, enshrines the tomb of Baba Hyder Reshi. Upon reaching the shrine, tourists would discover the bodies of Baba Hyder Reshi buried at the site along with his 21 disciples.
People belonging to different religions visit the site to pay their respect to Ziarat Baba Hyder Reshi. During the anniversary of the saint, pilgrims avoid eating meat for one whole week.
Uma Devi of Uma Nagri is set amidst Himalayas in Uttersoo of Anantnag area. According to local belief, Hindu Goddess Uma chose this place as her holy abode. Devotees believe that the goddess has been personified in the temple as a river that forms an outline of Omkar (stands for the whole universe) with the assistance of five springs.
Visitors would notice that two of the five springs merge into one which is believed to be the union of Shiva and Parvati. This place has become a popular religious site where devotees come to seek the blessings of the presiding deity. If time permits, tourists are recommended to explore other famous spots, such as Kokernag, Daksum, Verinag and Achabal, that are located in proximity to the Uma Devi.
Nagbal is a popular Hindu pilgrimage centre in the district of Anantnag. Upon reaching the site, tourists would discover a sacred spring that rises from the base of a hillock. This spring acts as a worship site of Lord Vishnu, also known as Ananta. A big tank along with shady chinnars can be sighted by visitors at Nagbal complex. The fish inside this tank are considered to be sacred by pilgrims. A small temple in a ruined state can be sighted on the left side of the holy spring. This temple was built during the reign of the second Dogra ruler of Kashmir, Maharaja Ranbir Singh. Although this temple is in dilapidated condition, pilgrims can see the statue of Ananta Bhagwan at the site.
The Shiva temple is another religious structure located in the premises of the Nagbal complex. This pilgrimage site is the oldest temple inside this complex, which was constructed during 1885 to 1925 AD during the rule of Maharaja Pratap Singh. Apart from Hindu religious centres, this complex houses a gurudwara, the place of worship for people belonging to Sikh religion. Visitors would also find a sulphur spring at the site that has medicinal properties useful in curing all type of skin ailments.
Masjid Syed Shab is a prominent tourist attraction in the destination, which is situated at the base of Anichteep in Martand Plateau. This mosque was built in honour of Hazrat Syed Mohammed Inayat-ullah Qadri Samnani. He came to Kashmir in 1528 AD from the city named Shaman, which is located in Central Asia.
Hazrat Syed Mohammed Inayat-ullah Qadri Samnani died on 27th January in 1587 AD at the age of 75. His body was buried in proximity to the shrine of the mosque. The site is considered to be a sacred place for the Muslims. According to the Islamic calendar, the 8th of Shabaan, which is the death anniversary of the saint, is considered apt for visiting this place