Batalik

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View around Batalik
Road and River near Dah village
A village seen through Chortens

Batalik is a part of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Batalik has been the centre of all Indo-Pakistani wars.[1] Operation Safed Sagar was launched primarily in this region. It was one of the main regions in which Kargil war was fought.[2] Batalik sector can be reached by two sides. Kargil side if you are coming from Srinagar, capital of Jammu and Kashmir. One has to cross high mountain pass named HAMBOTING LA (alt 13580 feet) to reach Batalik. If one is coming from Leh side, Batalik can also be reached by taking diversion at Khaltse (a town located on Srinagar-Leh Highway). Batalik is 56 km from Kargil and is famous for its four villages called Dha, Hanu, Garkon and Darchak, which are famous for its Drokpa tribe.[3] The Drokpa tribe is believed to be directly descended from the soldiers of Alexander the Great. The Indus river can also be seen in its full glory here.

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Coordinates: 34°50′N 76°34′E / 34.833°N 76.567°E / 34.833; 76.567