Sinthan Top

The summer road to Sinthan Top

Sinthan Top is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.792m (12,440ft) above the sea level, located in Anantnag district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The zigzag and uphill road to the summit is mostly paved. It’s called Anantnag-Kokernag-Kishtwar NH1B Highway. It was resurfaced on 2018. The new highway is well-built and secure and almost effortlessly takes you to the top. High risk of rock slides.

Located within the Pir Panjal mountain Range, adverse weather conditions are common. Ice and snow can be on the way. Expect snow even in June. The road up is usually met with snow-formed streams at many places. During most parts of the year, the area remains inaccessible due to heavy snowfall. It is open only during the four summer months.

Hundreds of turns along the way. The drive is definitely worth it. Every bend on the road is a photographer's delight. Don't forget your camera. The area is known for its beauty and wonderful tourist attractions. The place is fast growing as one of the top tourist destination in Kashmir. The journey is in itself an experience and once you reach the top it is 360 degree view.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Shaanz