Banihal is a beautiful hill town in the heaven on earth Kashmir. This serene place is surrounded by the majestic snow-laden peaks of the Himalayas and is a traveler's delight. The etymology of Banihal in local Kashmiri language translates into 'Blizzard'. The beauty of this place cannot be described in words.
Hoisted at 5,466 feet above the sea level, Banihal is an alluring destination that remains cloaked under the white snow for a major time of the year. The terrains of Banihal are lofty with scarce vegetation that prospers in its region. The climate of Banihal remains cold throughout the year. The average temperatures, amid the year, scales between -10°C to -16°C. The upper areas remain covered with snow whereas the snow melts in lower areas. Banihal receives a normal amount of rainfall but it causes the situation like landslides.
Banihal is a perfect summer tourist destination. It is blessed with tranquil surroundings that offer a panoramic view of the great Indian Himalayas. Areas like Paristan, Ramban, Pugal Jheel and other small hamlets are the alluring destinations that are frequented by the visitors.