The Hazratbal Mosque can been seen on the western side of the Dal Lake. The reflection of the white marble in the clear waters is a sight to be seen. The mosque has the unique distinction of housing the hair of Prophet Muhammad. It is the only mosque in Kashmir that has a dome, while others are constructed with pagoda type roofs.
The shrine is believed to be a palatial building built by Shah Jahan that was converted into a mosque in 1634. The holy relic is for public display only on special occasions and is otherwise kept in high security.