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Kargil Attractions

Suru Valley

Just after leaving the kargil town, you enter Suru valley ladakh popular for its enchanting greenery spread across the long stretch of the valley flanked by snowcapped mountains and the sparkling Suru River. The valley ends with a pass called the penz la. The majority population of Suru valley ladakh comprises Shia Muslim of Tibetan origin which once followed Buddhism before converting to Muslims in the 15th century. One of its villages, kartse, has huge rock cut Buddhist image, which is considered one of the finest rock-carved statues of 7th century Buddhism.

Lamayuru monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist Gompa located in kargil district in Ladakh which is 15 km from Fotu La at a height of 3510m.In past, there were only 400 lamas, but now a report says that the numbers of lamas decreased and at present 150 lamas are living here. Some of other lamas stay and provide education to gompas which are staying outside the villages. Lamayuru monastery is at a distance of 127km from Leh city. Lamayuru monastery ladakh belongs to Red-Hat Sect of Buddhism .There are 150 houses of Buddhist monk in Lamayuru monastery Leh. It was founded by Mahasiddhacharya Naropa during Eleventh century. It is famous for the Largest and Oldest Gompa in Ladakh. An important and interesting story is connected with the Lamayuru monastery ladakh.

Drass War Memorial

Drass Ladakh is about 60km to the west of kargil on the rd to Srinagar. The place has beautiful pasture lands. Drass Ladakh is the second coldest inhabited place in the world where the mercury drips as low at 350°C in writers. Drass Ladakh has become famous in recent years because of Pakistan's misadventure in the Tiger Hill and Tololing areas. One can have a lovely view of Tiger Hill from Drass Village.

Sani Monastery

Sani Monastery is situated in Zanskar in Jammu and Kashmir, 6km to the west of Padum. Sani monastery is also known as Turtot Gyat and it is considered to be one of the eight holy places of the Buddhist. This monastery is situated just nearby the village of Sani where the Stod Valley broadens into the central plain of Zanskar in Jammu and Kashmir. It takes only two hours as it is located at distance of 6km in order to reach there. Dzongkhul Monastery belongs to the Drukpa Kargyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, and it is the only monastery and is the only one of this order in Zanskar in which nuns reside. Sani monastery is to be considered as the oldest religious site of Ladakh and Zanskar.

Kargil Dam

Baglihar Dam is one of the Kargil Dams which is also recognized as Baglihar Hydroelectric Power Project, is a run-of-the-river power project on the Chenab River in the southern Doda district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Baglihar Dam was conceiving in the year of 1992 and it was approved in the year of 1996 and it was begun to construct in year of 1999. The Chutak Hydroelectric Project is on Suru River in Kargil district. The bombardment of the project is at Sarze community and the power house is situated on bank of river Suru.

Mulbek Chamba

Some 40 km from kargil towards leh, there is a rock-cut image of Maitreya leh, there is a rock-cut image of Maitreya Buddha at Mulbek Chamba kargil, popular as Mulbek Chamba kargil on the leh-Srinagar highway it is nine meters in height. There are various interpretations on its date of source, some trace its history back to 7th century, scholars and historians also assert that the image is actually that of Buddha Avalokiteshvara ( Buddha of compassion), which is wrongly interpreted as that of Maitreya- the future Buddha.

Tiger Hill Kargil

Tiger Hill Kargil is a peak in the Drass-Kargil region in Jammu & Kashmir and one of the famous kargil sightseeing. It is situated at an altitude of 3230. The neighboring mountain ridges however range from 16000 feet to 21000 feet. It has become famous kargil sightseeing due to the second coldest occupied places in the world. During winter season, the temperature comes down to less than -60 degrees. And it is recognized as The Gateway to Ladakh. Tiger Hill Kargil is one of the uppermost crests in the area and it is famous for the battle between India-Pakistan during the year of 1999. Its evoke was the most significant purpose for Indian forces during the Kargil War. Strategic importance of Tiger Hill Kargil is one of the uppermost peak in the region, the Pakistani forces who held the peak so that they can simply see the military headquarters of the 56 Brigade, which is the main Indian force in accuse of the area. They can easily watch out the Srinagar to Leh Highway, which is the most important deliver route of the Kargil Sector, and spread information of horde and can bring in actions to their superiors.

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