Upshi

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Upshi
Village
The village of Upshi and road junction at the northern end of the Leh Manali Highway
The village of Upshi and road junction at the northern end of the Leh Manali Highway
Upshi is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Upshi
Upshi
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 33°48′N 77°48′E / 33.8°N 77.8°E / 33.8; 77.8Coordinates: 33°48′N 77°48′E / 33.8°N 77.8°E / 33.8; 77.8
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Leh
Languages
 • Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Upshi is a village and road junction on the Leh-Manali Highway in Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located 47 km (29 mi) to the southeast of Leh along the Indus river valley and Tanglang La on the Leh-Manali highway. Gya is also to the south.[1]

Wish you Safe & Happy Journey. Upshi, Ladakh. 2010

An ancient trading road (right turn while coming from Manali) heads to the east from Upshi towards Tibet. There is a helipad on this road. There is a Customs and Excise department's check post on Leh-Manali highway towards Manali after crossing the river. Goat farming is important to the local economy.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Outlook Publishing (July 2008). Outlook Traveller. Outlook Publishing. p. 35. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Jina, Prem Singh (1995). High Pasturelands of Ladakh Himalaya. Indus Publishing. p. 53. ISBN 978-81-7387-026-2. Retrieved 25 August 2012.