Hemis National Park, Hemis Monastery

Hemis National Park is the largest national park of India, spread over 4400 square kilometers and is a world renowned high altitude national park, near Ladakh. Its regarded as the best place to see snow leopards in the wild. Hemis Park is situated in Jammu and Kashmir state of India. A Snow Leopard in Hemis…

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Dachigam National Park

Dachigam National Park alias Dachigam Wildlife Sanctuary is located near to Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir state, India. Sarband Lake with Dachigam National Park in the background Dachigam National Park is spread across an area of 141 square kilometers. Dachigam in local language means 10 villages; named in memory of the ten villagers that were…

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Baglihar Dam across Chenab River

Baglihar Dam is a 144 meter high Dam built by India across Chenab River in southern Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir state. Panorama of Baglihar Dam Baglihar Dam’s Stage-I of 450 Mega Watt (MW) Baglihar Hydel Power Project was inaugurated in October 10th, 2008. Construction of this work was started nine years back in…

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Phugtal Monastery

Phugtal Monastery is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh, in Kargil district, Jammu & Kashmir state. Phugtal Monastery is located in the remote Lungnak Valley in south-eastern Zanskar taluk. The Phuktal Monastery is built like a honeycomb around a natural cave, which is believed to have been in existence for more than 2,550…

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Wular Lake, the Largest Fresh Water Lake in India

Wular Lake in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir state is the largest fresh water lake in India. Jhelum River feeds Wular Lake. The size of the lake varies according to seasons; from 30 square kilo meters to 260 square kilo meters (or from 12 sq. miles to 100 sq. miles). Wular Lake was known…

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Ladakh, The Land of High Passes

Ladakh is region in the Jammu and Kashmir state of India. Ladakh is the Land of High Passes, which were used for trade purposes. Zoji-La pass is the gateway of the Ladakh. Taglang La mountain pass in Ladakh. Photo Source : Creative commons Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. Ladakh is a land with very limited…

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Gulmarg Hill Station, Indian Ski Resorts and Snowboarding Resorts

Gulmarg Hill Station (Image Courtesy : Wikipedia) Gulmarg Hill Station is a popular Indian ski resorts and snowboarding resorts center in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Gulmarg is the ideal location if you are planning for your Snow holidays. It is situated  near to the Line of Control between India & Pakistan. This Hill Station was…

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