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7 Reasons To Visit Drass In India - One Of The Coldest Inhabited Places On Earth!

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Drass, also known as the Gateway to Ladakh, is the coldest place in India. HolidayIQ Travellers list down reasons to visit this frosty town.

7 Reasons To Visit Drass In India - One Of The Coldest Inhabited Places On Earth!:

  1. Drass, Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. Dal Lake, Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir)
  3. Shalimar Garden, Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  4. Betab Valley, Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  5. Nagin Lake, Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  6. Yousmarg, Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)

1. The Coldest Inhabited Place In India


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Drass is the coldest place in India, experiencing an altitude-influenced subarctic climate. Winters are cold around -22 °C and as low as -45 °C at the height of winter, which lasts from mid-October to mid-May. Siberia is the coldest place on Earth.

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2. Kashmir's Jewel Dal Lake In Srinagar Is Close By


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The urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the 'Jewel in the crown of Kashmir' or 'Srinagar's Jewel'.

HolidayIQ Traveller K K Goswami from Ahmedabad shares, “Shikara, a unique decorated small boat, ideal for a couple or a small family to go round the lake, enjoy the floating shops, local refreshment etc. Water scooter, motor boat and watersports are main attractions for young. House boat, the floating home are of amazing place with all modern amenities and delicious Kashmiri food, is really keep in your heart for life long. You will desire to go again and again.”

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3. There, Visit The Garden Of Love


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Shalimar Garden was constructed in 1616 by Emperor Jehangir for his wife Nur Jahan. Sprawling over an area of approximately 539 m by 182 m, the Shalimar Garden is also known as the garden of love.  

HolidayIQ Traveller Ashish Sukhadiya from Surat shares, “Great place to visit, specially huge garden that blossom fully in the April-May. We visited it in the Oct-Nov season, but the garden is really a place for selfie lovers. We enjoyed our trip fully with the family and friends.”

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4. Experience Bollywood’s Quintessential Betab Valley


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The valley got its name from the Sunny Deol-Amrita Singh hit debut film Betaab. The valley surrounded by lush green meadows, snow clad mountains and covered with dense vegetation.

HolidayIQ Traveller Ashish Sukhadiya from Surat shares, “The Betab Valley one of the best valley of the Kashmir. We enjoyed a lot and the mountain view is such as picturesque. We visited late in the evening, recommend to go during the day light.”

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5. Visit Nagin Lake - An Affair To Remember


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Although Nagin Lake is referred to as a separate lake, it is actually part of the Dal Lake.

HolidayIQ Traveller Mady Raj from Mumbai shares, “I went to Kashmir last June. I stayed in boat house which was on Nagin Lake. It was a very pleasant time. There were rose gardens and lotus garden and too many selling boat. It was very awesome moment specially sunrise and sunset. Please visit at least once.”

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6. To Experience The Scenic Road Of Yousmarg


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Yusmarg in Kashmiri means The Meadow of Jesus. It is believed by the natives that Jesus came to Kashmir and stayed at Yusmarg for some time.

HolidayIQ Traveller Satyendra Dwivedi from Mysore shares, “We started from Srinagar early morning because to reach early before crowd reaches. It was amazing view, very long meadow surrounded by tall tree. There is cemented path which helps tourist by not sharing walkway with Ponies and Horses. At end of meadow, stream is flowing which looks like milk. We could not see that colour as we went there in April when snow is melting and water from melting snow is blackish.”

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7. To Pay Homage To Martyrs At The Drass War Memorial


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Drass War Memorial, situated in Drass in Kargil District, was built to honor all the officers and soldiers who died in the 1999 Kargil war.

HolidayIQ Traveller Sourav Pramanick shares, “Memories of all great people who lost their lives to save us, to save our country. Their bravery and their sacrifice is beyond words. I salute them and hope they rest in peace. The names of all of them are written with description of how they saved our country. The hill tops including Tiger hill can be seen from the spot. The drass hill spot and Tiger hill whose temperatures became minus 60 degree at the time of the war also includes the list.”

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HolidayIQ Traveller Snehal Raibole

Snehal Raibole is a wandering wordsmith who loves meeting and sharing travel stories with fellow travellers. Being in perpetual love with beer, bikes, books, rock music and sleeping and on the lookouts for adventures, he lives for the adrenaline. Call him a life junkie if you will. Check out his twitter handle.

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