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Dras is a very small village in the district of Kargil, which is often tagged as 'The Gateway to Ladakh'. It came into limelight in 1999, during the incursions by the Pakistani army into the state of Jammu and...Read more on Dras

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Jama Masjid, Ladakh (Leh)
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  • Type: Mosque
Jama Masjid is one of the historical mosques in Ladakh, which is situated in the heart of Leh, the capital of the state. It is considered to be the biggest mosques in the region and houses a memorial known as Shahi Hamdan. This memorial is dedicated to a Muslim Sufi Saint named Mir Syed Ali... Read More »
Leh Palace, Ladakh (Leh)
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  • Type: Palace
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Leh Palace is similar in construction to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. This palace was constructed by King Sengge Namgyal during the 17th century. By mid-19th century, this place got abandoned due to the annexation of Ladakh by Dogra forces. This annexation led the royal family living in... Read More »
Sun Temple, Ladakh (Leh)
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  • Type: Temple
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Sun Temple is a very famous temple in Ladakh, which is dedicated to the Sun God, Bhaskar. It is a mediaeval temple, which was constructed by King Lalitaditya for commemorating the Sun God. There is a colonnaded courtyard at this temple along with the main shrine. Visitors can also see around 84... Read More »
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Shanti Stupa, Ladakh (Leh)
Shanti Stupa, Ladakh (Leh)
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  • Type: Monastery
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Shanti Stupa refers to a peace pillar, which was established by a 'Peace Sect' of Japanese Buddhists. This pillar is located in the Leh District just above Changspa, which is famous for its gilt panels that depict the life stories of Buddha. In 1983, the construction of this stupa was... Read More »
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Padum, Ladakh (Leh)
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  • Type: Valley
Padum is one of the largest towns in the region, which is mainly populated by Tibet Buddhists and minority of Muslims. It is the main administrative centre of Zanskar tehsil of Kargil District. This place is around 240 km away from Kargil and has a population of about 1,000 people. It is located... Read More »
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