Leh to Kargil

By Aroona Bhat aroona.bhat@gmail.com | 2016

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A must stop on the way towards Srinagar - GURUDWARA PATTAR SAAB

The history of the Gurudwara, which is maintained by the Indian Army

The spot from where the rock was pushed

The world famous MAGNETIC HILL. We actually tried what was written on the board. The car definitely moved on its own. This place is about 5-7 Kms away from Nimu and about 30 kms away from Leh

The car moving by itself at Magnetic Hill. Note the Innova is moving

And it is still moving on its own.

The BASGO CASTLE - the one time capital of Leh

This stretch is a Cyclists haven

Caves along the way

Hair-pin bends along the way to Fotula Pass

The MOONLAND formation that takes your breathe away

The Moonland formation that happened naturally post the drying up of a lake that existed here some 15,000 years ago, leaving a crater like scoop of the earth

Mountain goats and sheep herd

Bodh Karbu - some of the last traces of Buddhism before you enter the Muslim dominated part of J & K

Posing with a local kid

Two donkeys making an ass of themselves

Maitreya - The Future Buddha, etched on the hills at Mukbek which dates back to the 8th century A.D. You see front entrance of the temple at Mulbek

Along the way you see boards that say `You are under enemy observation`. You see them at quite a few places esp near Drass/Kargil/Zozilla Pass

Memorial`s in memory of our brave Indian soldieres who sacrified their lives protecting India. We saw many memorials along the way.

Along with the Change of terrain, you also see the change in facial features of people.

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