Wayil, Jammu and Kashmir

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Wayil is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Wayil is located in India
Coordinates: 34°16′15″N 74°48′10″E / 34.27083°N 74.80278°E / 34.27083; 74.80278Coordinates: 34°16′15″N 74°48′10″E / 34.27083°N 74.80278°E / 34.27083; 74.80278[1]
Country India
State Jammu & Kashmir
District Ganderbal
Community development block in India Ganderbal
Elevation 1,678 m (5,505 ft)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Postal Index Number 191201
Vehicle registration JK16

Wayil is a tourist village[2] in the Ganderbal District of Jammu & Kashmir, India. It is located on the bank of Sind River, around 8 km from Ganderbal, 30 km northeast from Srinagar, at NH 1D which connects Srinagar and Ladakh.


The Wayil village is a picnic spot noted for its scenic beauty, covered with the green lush mountains on the bank of Sind River, it is popular among the tourists for its peaceful environment as it is only one hour drive away from the Srinagar City. The Sind River has a mesmerizing sound a cool breeze all around during the summer.

The village is a base camp for trekkers to the alpine meadows of Mohanmarg and Lalmarg, it is also holds a suspension bridge (18 meters) over Sind River.[3] A number of restaurants and huts are available for boarding and lodging, the popular tourist activities include fishing of trout. Apart from this Wayil serves as a place for swimming for young people because of two river channels flowing there.[4] trekking, water rafting, sightseeing and photography.


  1. ^ a b http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/12/Wayil.html
  2. ^ R. C. Arora (1940). In the land of Kashmir, Ladakh & Gilgit. Unique Literature Publishing House, 1940. p. 94–. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ John Murray (Firm) (1965). A handbook for travellers in India, Pakistan, Burma and Ceylon. John Murray, 1965. p. 526–. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kashmir, Angler's paradise". indiatourism. Retrieved 2012-06-13.