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Dras located in the state of Jammu & Kashmir in India is the coldest
place after Siberia during winter, are strategic towns that lie close to the
Line of Control.
Drass is located at an altitude of 3230 m, 60 km west of Kargil on the road
to Srinagar, is a small township lying in the centre of a valley of the same
name. It has become famous as the second coldest inhabited place in the
world by virtue of the intense cold that descends upon the valley alongwith
repeated snowfall during winter. Winter temperature is sometimes known to
plummet to less than-40 C. During the spring and summer, however, the valley
around the township becomes very astonishing as the gently undulating
hillsides turn into lush green pastures splashed with a variety of fragrant
The Drass valley starts from the base of the Zojila pass, the Himalayan
gateway to Ladakh. For centuries its inhabitants are known to have
negotiated this formidable pass even during the most risky period in the
late autumn or early spring.
Its inhabitants are mainly of the Dard race, an Aryan race believed to have
originally migrated to the high valleys of the Western Himalayas from the
Central Asian steppes. They speak Shina which, unlike the Tibetan-originated
Ladakhi dialects spoken elsewhere in Ladakh region, belongs to the
Indo-European linguistic family. Their ancestral sport, `horse-polo' which
the Dards play with particular zeal, resembles our modern polo.
A Convinient Base for Trekkers to Suru Valley
Drass is a convenient base for a 3-day long trek to the Suru valley across
the sub-range separating the two valleys. This trek passes through some of
the most beautiful upland villages and flower sprinkled meadows on both
sides of the 4500 metres high Umbala pass which falls enroute. The trek to
the holy cave of Amarnath in neighbouring Kashmir, which starts from
Minamarg below Zojila, takes 3 days and involves crossing a 5200 metres high
pass. Drass also offers numerous shorter treks and hikes to the upland
Arriving At Dras
By Roadways : Buses plying between Srinagar and Kargil/Leh
touch Drass. Local buses leave Kargil in the morning and afternoon for