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  • Suru Valley

    Suru Valley

    Suru Valley, a picturesque lowland, lies at an average elevation of 3000 m in the foothills of the Great Himalayas. This valley encompasses the catchment basin of the Suru River, which emerges from the Panzella glacier. Extending from Kargil to Panzella glacier, this fertile canyon is cultivated more than any ...

    Nature Relaxation
  • Karste Valley

    Karste Valley

    Karste Valley is sprawling mountainous lowland that forms an integral part of the bowl-shaped Sankoo Valley. The distinct terrains of this verdant vale are traversed by the Karste River, which originates from glaciers of the Rangdum Pass and meets the Suru River.

    Surrounded with lofty mountains that are carpeted ...

    Nature Adventure
  • Sani Monastery

    Sani Monastery

    Sani Monastery is situated towards the west of Padum, on the road that leads to Kargil. This monastery is a significant shrine of the Drukpa Kagyupa School of Tibetan Buddhism and belongs to its southern branch. A unique thing about this monastery is that it has been constructed in different ...

    Religious Monument
  • Drass War Memorial

    Drass War Memorial

    Drass War Memorial is a small monument that commemorates the historic success of Operation Vijay during the Indo-Pak war of 1999. This war memorial is dedicated to all those martyrs who lost their lives while safeguarding the country against intruders. Situated in the Drass village of Kargil district, this victory ...

    Landmark Museum
  • Karste River

    Karste River

    Karste River is a mountainous water body that traverses the undulating terrains of Kargil. This river is a tributary of the Suru River and merges into its watercourse from the east. Originating from the Rangdum Pass, this river forms the picturesque Karste Valley. Karste-Khar, an old village of the valley, ...

    Nature
  • Lamayuru Monastery or Yuru Gompa

    Lamayuru Monastery or Yuru Gompa

    Lamayuru Monastery, also known as Yuru Gompa, is amongst the biggest and oldest Buddhist shrines in Ladakh. This Kagyupa monastery is situated in Kargil, on the national highway that leads to Leh. Perched atop a big rock, this shrine offers a beautiful view of the Indus River that drains the ...

    Religious
  • Mulbekh Monastery

    Mulbekh Monastery

    Mulbekh Monastery is a revered shrine, which consists of two ancient monasteries – Drukpa and Gelugpa. Situated in Zanskar, this gompa is nestled atop 200 m high hillock that offers a perfect view of the surrounding region.

    Both the shrines constituting this monastery are accessible by an ascending steep ...

    Religious
  • Phuktal Monastery

    Phuktal Monastery

    Nestled in Zanskar's secluded Lungnak Valley, the Phuktal Monastery is an ancient Buddhist shrine that is associated with Gelug – the Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism. This shrine is situated in a cave that was frequented by sages and scholars in the past.

    The present shrine was established ...

    Religious
  • Rangdum Monastery

    Rangdum Monastery

    Rangdum Monastery is an old Buddhist shrine and monastic home, which is situated more than 130 km away from Kargil. Perched atop a mountain, it looks like a citadel that overlooks and guards the serene valley.

    There is ambiguity associated with the origin of this shrine – accounts suggest ...

    Religious
  • Shargole Monastery

    Shargole Monastery

    Shargole Monastery is a small gompa near Kargil, which is perched in the heart of a granite cliff. The monastery follows the lineage of the Gelug that is a Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism.

    An idol of Avalokiteshvara – the Mahayana god of compassion and mercy is present ...

    Religious