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Hemis

, Jammu and Kashmir

  (part of Ladakh region)

(Hemis is also known as Hemis National Park / Hemis Monastery / Hemis Gompa)
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State: Jammu and Kashmir
District: Leh
Famous for/as: Pilgrim, Wildlife
Languages: Ladakhi, Urdu
Best Season: Jun - Nov
Weather: Summer 15 to 25°C, Winter -30 to 0°C
Altitude: 3,300 to 6,000 m
Pincode: 194201
STD code: 194201
The town of Hemis is located 40 km southeast of Leh, in Ladakh and is well known for its Hemis Gompa, which was established in 1672 AD by King Senge Nampar Gyalva. Situated close to Leh, the town is a prominent tourist spot in the entire state. Many tourists flock to this part of Jammu and Kashmir mainly to catch a glimpse of its unadulterated beauty and to go trekking through the unexplored realms. The region of Hemis is also famous for a national park that is located there, which is known as the Hemis High Altitude National Park.

Hemis National Park spreads over 600 square kilometres, and is mainly famous among visitors and tourists for the snow leopard that is present there. Also known as the Snow Leopard capital of India, this national park stands at an altitude of 3,300 m to 6,000 m. You can spot many species of animals like wolves, marmots, red foxes, ibexes, macaques, langurs, urials and deers in the national park in a very unique setting comprising of mountainous terrain mixed with flatlands.

The place is also best known to tourists for its colorful festival held in July. Featuring one of the oldest monasteries in the country, it is a great place to visit.
To visit and experience Jammu and Kashmir hassle-free, view holiday package for kashmir.

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