Day: November 5, 2016

Once Pakistan, Now in India: Turtuk, a village that should definitely find a place in your Ladakh itinerary

Turtuk village

Turtuk is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Once part of Baltisthan in Pakistan, it was recaptured during Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. This unruffled village is 235km from Leh, lies at the extreme corner of the Indian border and remains unexplored as it was opened to tourists only in 2010 because of perilous roads and sensitive army base camps surrounding it. It is the last outpost in India after which the Pakistan-controlled Gilgit-Baltistan begins.

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