What’s so unique about the ‘impassible’ Jalori Pass?

The ‘Impassible’ Jalori Pass

A blog by Antra Sinha
Tips before you pass by the Jalori Pass:
  • Prepare yourself and your heart
  • Prepare your vehicle
  • Practice speed control
  • Get your brakes checked
  • The tires of your vehicle must be well treaded or studded
One of the world’s most dangerous and beautiful roads is the Jalori road which has the Jalori Pass which connects from Rampur side of Shimla district to Kullu valley. If you are traveling from Shimla or Narkanda side then after traveling 100 KM (from Shimla) you will reach Luhri junction where you will take a left turn to enter into the Jalori pass road. The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow. From Ghayagi to Jalori Pass, the road is a mix of mud and pebbles restricting the speed of the vehicle to barely 20 kmph. After Shoja, the climb to Jalori Pass is steep and just about 3 km before the pass, road conditions become bad, narrow and steep which makes it more difficult to climb even in first gear. At 10,800 feet, Jalori is the nearest mountain pass from Delhi, approximately 600 km away, and features on every adventure tourist’s map. The adventurously rough condition of the roads at Jalori Pass makes it a lot more of a heroic experience.

It’s an extremely nerve-racking experience for any driver or any biker. It gives you the chills and the thrills of a mountain road experience. No matter how daring you are, if you haven’t experienced the thrill of traveling through this pass you are missing a big experience.
Driving through this pass will test your driving skills and your control over your vehicle.