Nyoma

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Nyoma
city
Nyoma is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Nyoma
Nyoma
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°18′N 78°24′E / 33.3°N 78.4°E / 33.3; 78.4Coordinates: 33°18′N 78°24′E / 33.3°N 78.4°E / 33.3; 78.4
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Elevation 4,115 m (13,501 ft)
Languages
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Nyoma Rap or Nyama (also spelled Neoma) is a town in Leh District, Jammu and Kashmir in northern India.[1] it is 41 km southeast of Chumathang.[2] It is 23 km (14 miles) from Mahe and roughly the same distance from the Chinese border.[3]

There is an Advanced Landing Ground of Indian Airforce, which is proposed to be reactivated. An AN32 landed in this airfield after which it was opened in 18 September 2009.[4][5] Nearby towns are Mahe and Rupshu, the town lies in the Leh - Loma - Hanle road. It lies in the banks of Indus River.

Nyoma's setting as seen from the gompa (Buddhist monastery)

Since 2010 foreign tourists with inner line permits are permitted to visit Nyoma which has a small Buddhist monastery on the hill at the back of the town.

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  3. ^ Ladakh, The Essential Guide with Kashmir and Kulu-Manali. Second Edition 2010. Partha S. Banarjee. Milestone Books, Calcutta, p. 183
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ [4]

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