Second Coldest Inhabited Place in the World - Sign - Leh to Srinagar road - Kashmir
Drass (3230 m), 60 km west of Kargil on the road to Srinagar, is a small township lying in the centre of the 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 along with repeated snowfalls during winters. Winter temperature is sometimes known to plummet to less than -40 °C. The record low was -60 °C in 1995.
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Those are photos of my June 2009 Motorcycle road trip in the Himalayas (Manali, Leh, Kargil, Srinagar).
I was riding a Royal Enfield "Bullet" 500cc Machismo, that I rented in Delhi.
Photos of road signs from the BRO (the Border Roads Organisation).
The Border Roads Organisation builds and maintains the roads and bridges in the mountainous border regions of India.
They are famous for their interesting road signs promoting safe driving on dangerous mountain roads.
For more info about the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Border_Roads_Organisation.
Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.