Suru valley is one of the most beautiful regions of Ladakh where tourists come in large number to spend their vacation amidst serene and scenic natural beauty. This valley is situated on the he north-eastern foothills of the great Himalaya at an average altitude of 3000 meters above sea level. The valley derived its name from the fast and swift flowing Suru River. It is one of the popular tourist destinations of Leh & Ladakh which gives tourists a chance to spend memorable and pleasurable holidays.
The natural and scenic beauty of this valley can be experienced throughout the year. The pleasant summer and harsh winter has its own charm which calls on large number of tourists from across the globe. During summer season the Suru valley bedecked with colourful flowers of different varieties which engross tourists who come here from across the globe. While in winter the thick layer of snow makes it a perfect place to enjoy several winter sports like skiing. The well known tourist’s attraction of Suru Valley is:
Sankoo – This is a beautiful bowl-shaped township where tourists come in large number to enjoy the scenic spell of nature. The unending expanse of poplars, willows and myricarea forests make it a soul stimulating destination. The dense green mountains with snow-capped peak make it awe inspiring destination which engross tourists during their visit to this place. The Imambaras and mosques of this place is known for its architectural beauty representing the blend of Turkish and Tibetan styles of construction and decorations. Sankoo is also the starting point of four days trek to Mulbekh and a three-day trek to Drass. The other famous attraction of this place is the statue of Maitreya Buddha which is situated in the Kartse village 5 km from the Sankoo.
Panikhar – This is another popular tourist’s destination of this place which is located in the centre of the beautiful valley. It is an ideal place for several trekking tour because of the location amidst the valley. A short trek from here takes tourists to the Nun view-saddle from where tourists can get bird’s eye view of the snowy Himalaya peaks and the glacial plateau. The other trekking tours which are available here are trekking to Pahalgam which takes around 5 days and Kishtwar in 6 days. Rangdum: This is an another popular tourist destination situated at an altitude of 3657 meters above sea level. It is renowned across the globe for its scenic landscapes which freeze tourist’s attention that come here for a enchanting holidays. The camping hiking and horse riding are three most popular adventure activities of this place which enthrall tourists who come here from across the globe. This place is also famous for its five day trek tour which takes tourists to Henaskut and Lamayuru through the Kanji valley.