Peer Ki Gali

The Pir Panjal Pass, also known as Peer Ki Gali or Peer Gali, is a popular tourist destination situated in Jammu and Kashmir's Pir Panjal Range. It is a mountain pass. The Mughal Road links the districts of Rajouri and Poonch ( Jammu Division) with the Kashmir Valley. At 3,490 meters (11,450 feet), it is the highest point on the Mughal road and is located southwest of the Kashmir valley. Peer Ki Gali has a rich history that spans several centuries. Reputable saints are said to have loved this hill for meditation, which adds to the area's spiritual vibe. The ruins of old buildings scattered across the terrain beckon tourists to explore its past by whispering stories of times past. Named after its auspicious relevance, 'Peer ki Gali' holds a significant place. 'Peer' signifies religious devotion in the Muslim faith. This sacred spot sits between Poshana and Heer Pur villages along the Mughal road, often referred to as the heart of the route. Its history traces back to the esteemed Sheikh Noor-u-Din Noorani (RA), known as Alamdaar-e-Kashmir, from 1378 to 1441. Records suggest the name's origin from Sheikh Ahmed Karim. In 1665, Barnier Francios, part of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb's caravan, described the saint residing here since the time of Mughal king Jahangir. Renowned for his miraculous feats, the saint could summon storms, hailstones, and snow. He urged visitors to maintain silence in this divine abode and offered prayers.

  • Best Time to Visit: April to September
  • Ideal Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Distance From Airport: The nearest airport is in Srinagar which is 86 kms away.
  • Distance From Railway Station: The nearest railway station is in Bijbehara which is 68 kms away.
  • Distance From Road: The distance between Srinagar and Peer Kigali is 95 kms.
  • Travel Tips: Nature walk, historical exploration and photography.
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