Entry to the Indian Wing of the Shanti Path
The Shanti Path is the Kashmiri Border crossing between India and Pakistan over the Jhelum River. The name translates to ‘Peace Path’, bridging the interaction between the two countries and reminding them of their ancient culture that attracted the British East India Company to divide and rule the once unified nation. The Shanti Path replaces the existing Kaman Aman Setu border crossing that consists of a single lane road bridge that connects India and Pakistan. The area surrounding the site is mountainous with the Jhelum River creating a valley that drains into the Indus River located to the north of the border crossing. Lying on the Himadri slope of the Himalayan Range, the region receives seasonal rainfall, leaving the Jhelum dry during the summer, until the Monsoons from June to September replenish its water. In addition, the region is snowbound during the winter.