Gurez valley’s breathtaking backdrop, chill air and manificent landscapes the lovely gushing sound of the river makes a heaven on earth. It is situated deep in Himalayas, about 86kms from Bandipore/Bandipura and 133 km from Srinagar in northern part of Jammu and Kashmir.
According to history this place ‘Gurez’ was part of ancient Dardistan, stretching from Sharada Peeth in the west, Minimarg in the north, Drass the east, and Baghtor in the south. The Gurez Valley falls along the section of the ancient Silk Route, which connected the Kashmir Valley with Gilgit continuing further to Kashgar.
You will see sight of shepherds and fields feels like a scene out of Bambi. Its strategic location right below the ‘Line of Control’ makes the valley one of the most protected land in India. And yes, with continuous vigilance and constant patrolling, it is safe to go there.
To visit this place you should in the month of September when the weather and air are most pleasant and welcoming.