Suru Valley

Suru Valley Leh Ladakh Tour India
Suru valley the splendiferous land of Ladakh is the recently explored or the re-discovered beauty of nature that has got the admiration of the tourists. The Suru valley Ladakh is located to the west of Zanskar valley stretching towards Kargil town in the south and is adorned with the Panzella glacier as well as Suru River. This Ladakh valley region extension terminates at the point where Suru River merges into the Botkul River rising from the Botkul glacier. The average altitude of Suru valley is 3000 meter with most of the villages positioned at an elevation of 2743 meter.

Some Facts & Information of Suru Valley :-

  • The population of Suru Valley is about 40000 with the natives being Tibeto-Dard descent.

  • The ancestors of Suru Valley Ladakh are pre-dominantly Muslims and have converted from Buddhism around the 15th century.

  • The main source of occupation for the people of this valley in Ladakh is agriculture as the valley of Suru has a long summer with fertile soil.

  • The main corps cultivated by the natives is barley, wheat, millet and bean fields interspersed with willows.

  • The vegetables grown in the region of Suru are turnip, radish, peas and black peas.

  • The two villages of Suru Valley famed as Darchik and Garkoon are inhabited by Drokpa Buddhists. The areas are also famed for producing best qualities grapes, apricots and melons.

  • The summer season being long give an exceptional chance to travelers to explore the charismatic valley. The best time to visit the valley in Ladakh is between months of July and September.
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