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Hanle is a village far east in the Ladakh region of India.


Hanle is known as the "Dark Sky Reserve" of India and one of the most-visited sites of astronomy. The clear sky and zero light pollution in Hanle provide a crystal-clear view of the universe, thus making it a good destination for astronomy in India.

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Fees and permits[edit]

Non-Ladakhi visitors will need a permit to visit Nubra—see Ladakh#Fees and permits.

Get around[edit]

Map of Hanle


  • 1 Hanle Monastery. Hanle Monastery (Q5648583) on Wikidata Hanle Monastery on Wikipedia
  • 2 Indian Astronomical Observatory. At 4,500 m (14,800 ft), it is the highest observatory in India. Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO) (Q251629) on Wikidata Indian Astronomical Observatory on Wikipedia


Further afield[edit]

  • 1 Demchock Hot Spring (right at the border with China).





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