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Drass, also known as ‘The Gate­way to Ladakh’, is the cold­est place in In­dia. It is also the sec­ond cold­est place in the world, af­ter Siberia in Rus­sia. Sit­u­ated at an al­ti­tude of 3,230 me­tres, Drass lies 60km west of Kargil on the road to Sri­na­gar in Kash­mir. Tem­per­a­tures can drop down to about mi­nus 45 de­grees Cel­sius in win­ter. How­ever, sum­mer in Drass is balmy and many trekkers and campers visit the place dur­ing the sea­son.

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