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Sankoo - Scenic Serenity!


Sankoo is a township situated at a distance of about 42 km from Kargil in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Situated amidst nature, this town is popular amongst people as a religious site and a picnic spot. The town is located in a valley, which is shaped like a bowl. Rivers like Nakpochu and Kartse, major sources of Suru river, flow in this valley.

Tourist Places In And Around Sankoo

The place is popular amongst tourist for a shrine known as Karpo-Khar Shrine. This shrine is dedicated to Sayed Mir Hashim, who was a Muslim scholar and saint. He was called to give lessons of Islam to a Buddhist ruler, Thi-Namgyal. In 16th century, Thi-Namgyal changed his religion to Islam. Tourists visit Karpo-Khar Shrine to offer their prayers to the saint.

While on a trip to Sankoo, travellers can explore forests which are situated in proximity to the town. Tourists will found different species of trees, such as deodar and willows. The place serves as a perfect weekend destination.

How To Reach Sankoo

Travellers can reach the town of Sankoo via major means of transport. The nearest airbase to the destination is Leh Airport and Srinagar Airport, which are well connected with Aurangabad, Jammu, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune. Travellers can take buses or hire taxis for Sankoo from the airport.

Travellers coming by rail can board trains up to Jammu Tawi railway station as it is the nearest railhead to Sankoo. This railway station is connected to cities like New Delhi, Bangalore, Trivandrum and Chennai. Regular buses for Sankoo are available from Leh, Kargil and from some regions in the Suru Valley.

Sankoo Weather

The region of Sankoo experiences extreme climate throughout the year. Summers are warm and winters are extremely freezing and harsh. However, the temperature gets quite comfortable between April and September, which is also the best time to visit the town of Sankoo.

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How to Reach Sankoo

  • By Road
    Sankoo can be reached by availing bus services from Kargil, Leh, and places in Suru Valley. Special deluxe buses are available for Leh and Kargil from Srinagar. Travellers planning to visit the destination by bus have to pay a nominal amount as bus fare.
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  • By Train
    Jammu Tawi Railway Station is the closest rail link to Sankoo. The station is well connected with Indian cities such as Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai, and Trivandrum. Tourists can avail bus services or hire taxis to reach the town of Sankoo from the Jammu railway station.
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  • By Air
    Leh Airport is the nearest air base to the destination, which is well connected with major Indian cities such as Delhi, Aurangabad, Jammu, Bangalore, and Pune. Buses and taxis are easily available from the airport to Sankoo. Srinagar Airport is also located close to the town and tourists can get direct buses from here till the destination. Delhi airport is the nearest international airport that is connected with other major airports in the world.
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