Diskit

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Diskit
village
A monk meditates on terrace of Diskit Monastery, with Nubra Valley and Diskit village seen in the background
A monk meditates on terrace of Diskit Monastery, with Nubra Valley and Diskit village seen in the background
Diskit is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Diskit
Diskit
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Diskit is located in India
Diskit
Diskit
Diskit (India)
Coordinates: 34°33′04″N 77°32′55″E / 34.551210°N 77.548478°E / 34.551210; 77.548478Coordinates: 34°33′04″N 77°32′55″E / 34.551210°N 77.548478°E / 34.551210; 77.548478
CountryIndia
StateJammu and Kashmir
DistrictLeh
TehsilNubra
Population
(2011)
 • Total1,760
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Census code929

Diskit is a village in the Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir, India.[1] It is located in the Nubra tehsil. The Diskit Monastery is located in this village.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Diskit has 344 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 76.57%.[2]

Demographics (2011 Census)[2]
Total Male Female
Population 1760 924 836
Children aged below 6 years 185 102 83
Scheduled caste 3 3 0
Scheduled tribe 1519 737 782
Literates 1206 707 499
Workers (all) 927 534 393
Main workers (total) 889 509 380
Main workers: Cultivators 378 129 249
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 2 0 2
Main workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Main workers: Other 509 380 129
Marginal workers (total) 38 25 13
Marginal workers: Cultivators 16 8 8
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 1 0 1
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 0 0 0
Marginal workers: Others 21 17 4
Non-workers 833 390 443

Tourism[edit]

Diskit is one of the major towns in Nubra region of Ladakh. It is a popular destination for tourists and is situated around 118 km from Leh and 7 km from the town of Hunder. Situated on the banks of river Shyok, Diskit has many home-stay and guest house options that are open throughout the year. The main market is a small place with a few tiny restaurants.[3]

See Also

  1. KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA NUBRA
  2. Sub Division Hospital, Diskit, Nubra
  3. J&K Bank, Nubra
  4. Lamdon Model Senior Secondary School
  5. Govt. Degree College Nubra
  6. PWD Office Nubra

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blockwise Village Amenity Directory" (PDF). Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Retrieved 2015-07-23.
  2. ^ a b "Leh district census". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 2015-07-23.
  3. ^ "Crazy Peaks".