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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.­

For more info about this place, go to:
en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Dras
www.­travelmasti.­com/­domestic/­ladakh/­drass.­htm

border roads organisation BRO cold coldest drass valley HIMANK kashmir road sign

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.­

BRO Road Signs 18 photos

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.­