Banihal Pass (Devanagari: बनिहाल दर्रा Urdu: بانہال درا)is a pass across the Pir Panjal Range at 2,832 m (9,291 ft) maximum elevation. This mountain range separates the Kashmir valley in the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir from the outer Himalaya and plains to the south. Banihal pass remains covered by heavy snow throughout the major portion of the year. In Kashmiri language, "Banihāl" means blizzard.
The road from Jammu to Srinagar transversed Banihal pass until 1956 when Jawahar tunnel was constructed under Banihal pass. The road now passes through the tunnel and the Banihal pass is no longer used for road transport.