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Alchi – a village and monastery in Leh district of Ladakh region In J&K.

Alchi is a village and monastery in the Leh district of Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. This village is situated on the bank of Indus River 70 km downstream from the capital in Leh. Unlike the other gompas in Ladakh, Alchi is situated on lowland and not on a hilltop. The village is famous […]

Mattan or Martand – Surya Temple and a major Hindu pilgrimage in Jammu & Kashmir.

Mattan is a town and a notified area committee in Anantnag district which is in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Overview

• This pilgrim village is just off the road that leads to Pahalgam. • The word ‘Mattan’ is an abbreviation of ‘Martand’. • It has traditionally been a major Hindu pilgrimage. • […]