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Dear Friends,

I shot this beautiful moment when I traveled Nubra Valley at the first week of July, 2012. This is Hunder (Land of Sand Dunes) a village of Numbra Valley.

Beautiful but remote, Hunder village sits like an oasis in the middle of cold desert in Nubra valley of Jammu and Kashmir. Seven km from Diskit which is known for its Buddhist monastery, Nubra has acquired fame for its sand dunes, the cold desert that surrounds it, Bactrian camels and its breath-taking natural beauty.

Situated close the Siachen glacier and Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir in north India, entry beyond Hunder village is barred as the area ahead is controlled by the Indian Army. Hunder is approximately 160 km from Leh and one has to cross Khardung La, the world’s highest motorable pass to reach the remote village.

The cold desert and sand dunes seem enigma to scores of tourists who come to visit the spectacle.

Bactrian camels are another attraction. Native to the steppes of central Asia, the Bactrian camel has two humps, in contrast to the single-humped camels found in Rajasthan and other parts of India. The Bactrian camels were the main mode of transport when Ladakh was an important stopover on the ancient Silk Routes (trade routes) with Central Asia.

I got an opportunity to visit this place.

best wishes to all,

swapankumarroy

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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 844] (3769)
  • Genre: Miejsca
  • Medium: Kolorowe
  • Date Taken: 2012-07-05
  • Categories: Natura
  • Na¶wietlenie: f/11, 1/1250 sekund
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