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Nubra Valley - The Orchard Of Ladakh


Nubra Valley, originally known as Ldumra which means 'valley of flowers', is situated at an elevation of 10000 ft above sea level. The region is known as the orchard of Ladakh. During summers, tourists get the chance to see the pink and yellow wild roses that grow in this region.

The history of this destination dates back to the 7th century AD with the Chinese, Mongolians and Arabs as its invaders. Before Islam, Buddhism had dominated the region. In order to reach Nubra Valley, tourists have to take the Khardung La Pass, the highest pass in the world, from Leh.

Tourist Places In And Around Nubra Valley

The Khardung La Pass is covered with snow throughout the year. As a reason, Border Roads Organisation has been given the responsibility for the maintenance of the pass. The village of Panamik, the Ensa Monastery, and the Diskit Monastery are the prime attractions of Nubra Valley.

The village of Panamik lies at a height of 10442 ft above sea level and is renowned among tourists for a hot water spring that lies on the outskirts of the site. Ensa Monastery, otherwise known as Ensa Gompa, is located in the vicinity of the village as well. The 350 year old, Diskit Monastery, is another major attraction that is regarded as one of the oldest and largest Buddhist monasteries of the destination.

How To Reach Nubra Valley

Travellers interested in exploring the Nubra Valley can reach the destination via air and train. The Leh airport is the nearest airbase and the Jammu Railway Station is the nearest rail head.

Best Time To Visit Nubra Valley

Though temperatures remain favourable throughout the year, tourists are suggested to visit Nubra Valley between the months of July to September.

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How to Reach Nubra Valley

  • By Road
    The tourists staying at Jammu who plan to visit the Nubra Valley can first visit Leh, as local buses to the destination are available from the city of Leh. Local jeeps are also great alternative to reach the Nubra Valley. Tourists can also travel by their own car, but the steep slopes at the edges of the roads make it a risky option. Travellers who have scheduled their trip during November to May will be granted access to Nubra Valley in the morning on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. In this case, tourists can return on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday respectively. Roads leading to the destination are closed on Monday for repairs. It should be noted that travellers going towards the Nubra Valley can do so till 10 am, and those returning from the destination can access the road from 1- 6 pm.
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  • By Train
    The Jammu Tawi railway station is the nearest railway station from the Nubra Valley. This railway station is situated at a distance of 5 km from the destination. The Jammu Tawi junction is connected to all the major railheads in the country. Tourists on reaching the Jammu railway station, can take local buses or cabs to reach Nubra Valley.
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  • By Air
    The Leh airport is the nearest airport to the destination and is situated at a distance of approximately 701 km from the Nubra Valley. This airport is connected to all the major airports in India. Tourists can board local buses or taxis to reach the Nubra Valley from the airport.
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