Travel in Ladakh
Tourist Places Ladakh
Sankoo is an upcoming township
with a small bazaar (42 kms south of Kargil) and numerous villages around. Dense
plantations of poplars, willows, myricarea and wild roses fill the bowl shaped
valley, giving it the ambience of a man-made forest tucked within the mountain
ramparts. Two side valleys drained by large tributary streams of the Suru river,
the Kartse flowing from the east and the Nakpochu descending from the west, open
up on either side of the expanse. Sankoo
(42 kms), the next major expanse of the Suru Valley, is a picturesque township
surrounded with numerous villages and colourful rocky mountains all around.
Dense plantation of poplars, willows and wild roses fill the bowl-shaped valley,
giving it the ambience of a man-made forest.
Sankoo is very popular among local picnickers
who throng the area from Kargil town and other places. Locally it is also
popular as a place of pilgrimage to the ancient shrine of a Muslim
scholar-saint, Sayed Mir Hashim, who was specially invited from Kashmir for
imparting religious teachings ot the region's Budhist ruler, Thi-Namgyal of the
Suru principality, following his conversion to Islam during the `16th century.
The shrine is situated in the village of Karpo-Kharon the outskirts of Sankoo
where the Chief had his summer palace.
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