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Peer Ki Gali

Amir Farooq
Peer Ki Gali is quite an off beat destination of Kashmir Valley. Peer Ki Gali is situated on the newly built Mughal Road in the Shopian district of Kashmir Valley. This is an alternative road that leads to Rajouri and Jammu. It is at the distance of 70 kms from Srinagar and 25 kms from Shopian market. It is the highest point of the mughal road. The road is quite smooth and fully macdamised.  If you ask any travel agent, no one would mention this place in your itinerary. But the beauty that this place offers beats many other famous tourist places here. Being an off beat place, you won't find any restaurant or cafes there, just few snack shacks. So I suggest to pack your meals from Shopian main market than then you can enjoy your meals in the lap of nature. There is also the grave of a famous saint which offers some auspicious relevance. PEER in Kashmiri means - A PERSON DEVOTED TO RELIGION. So the name PEER KI GALI evolved.This place is covered with forest trees and the scenic view and climate that this place offers is hard to miss. I would highly recommend this place to people who want to visit Kashmir Valley and I would suggest them to include this place in their itinerary. Also the people visiting this place can cover another place called tourist place 'Aharbal' as well. Both the places are in the same district and just 50 kms apart from each other.
@diti $rivastava
> Peer Ki Gali: also called “Heart Of Mugal Road” A historical story also attached with this place. A beautiful place to visit and less crowded as well. You will definitely enjoy the story and scenery.
Syed Jazib Ali
After passing through that narrow road we reached Peer Ki Gali and it was then that we realized that it was worth the risk we took.Peer Ki Gali was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen in my life. The road got cleared a little bit after seven long months and we were the first ones to step our feet on the shiny white blanket of the snow which was thick and spread over a vast area. Anywhere our eyes went everything was covered beautifully in snow and the sun shone brightly in the blue sky. That sight was a feast to my eyes, one which I cannot forget in this lifetime. Raw and untouched nature was at its best with the winds caressing our skins. A real paradise or we can say "The Lost Paradise" on which my coming documentary is based is under post production. The place is surely a must visit for nature and adventure lovers as there is more than 5 km of stretched area perfect for skiing and other winter sports