Thursday, March 19, 2009

infamous Khooni Nala

Before passing through the Banihal tunnel, one has to pass through a stretch of road simply known as Khooni Nala. Here the human race battles the powerful forces of nature. And you can almost see this struggle. Man maybe winning but once in a while nature lands in a crushing blow.

Khooni Nala got this name because of the alarming number of people who died in road mishaps and accidents at this very spot. It is the "Killer Rivulet".


A steel mesh structure (a rather recent engineering solution) protects the passing vehicles from falling boulders. The steel nets need to be replaced every few months. During winter, this stretch of road becomes avalanche prone.

From the road in this area, you can see mountains that just seem to be melting away, eroding swiftly, mountains turning into sand and stone, mountains flowing down into rivers.

8 comments:

  1. it is really super power of nature .it just has the mystry of barmuda triangle. (aashu)

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  2. It is a haunted place.As you can clearly see an tunnel opening there in the 1st picture,it is the haunted place.People living there believed that about 50 years ago,there was a ghost who is the cause of these killing accidents.They say that the ghost changes into a tiger and scare those people going to Srinagar.Usually these types of activities of ghost happens in night so it is safe to travel in day through this place.One more important thing,the people there say that long time ago this bridge was not there so the cars go through the old tunnel where the ghost was.The ghost changed itself into a policeman and told the truck driver to keep his truck into the left side and it fell in the 2000 feet deep KHAI.

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  3. IT IS HAUNTES PLACE. IT IS BELEAVED THAT THERE WAS A CURNEL WHO DIED IN THAT NAALA THE CURNEL'S GHOST CHANGE HMSELF TO A POLIC EMAN AND ADVISED THE VEHICLES DRIVER TO GO THAT SIDE AND THE VHICLE FELL INTO THE KAHI.

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  4. It is believed that people passing through this place if do not salute the spirit of a curnel who died long ago , they will fall in khuni nala. They will not be able to see the main road and straight forward go in nala.

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  5. its all bullshit.....i am local people i visit many times in night nothing is there.

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    1. That ghost was exorcised by a retired army man in 1993. After that, these occurences stopped

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  6. damn it guys its not 'curnel' its colonel if u dont respect the army ranks at least respect the red line that shows up on screen when u type 'curnel'

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  7. recently i went to srinagar from katra, crossed khooni naala in night. What the most scary thing is not Ghost but absence of light at such roads. Maximum traveller are Trucks which moves one behind the other, if they stuck in a jam then usually they switch off the headlights. The whole thing seems to be so dark that makes it scarier. If you are travelling with family then travel in the day time.

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