Banihal Pass

Travel guide to the top of Banihal Pass

Banihal Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.157m (7,076ft) above the sea level, located in Ramban district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.  Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.

The road to the summit, located within the Pir Panjal Range, is mostly paved. It’s called Srinagar-Jammu Highway. It’s one of the popular mountain passes in the state. This pass is accessible only during summer season and remained closed in winters due to heavy snowfall.
Pic: Valleys of mountains

 

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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.