India on a high: highest places on the Earth located in India


That India is a quirky place when it comes to travel and tourism is no news; from a temple where rats are worshipped (Karni Mata Mandir, Rajasthan) and a place known for mass bird suicide (Jatinga, Assam) to the magnetic hill of Ladakh and the living root bridges of Cherrapunjee—India has it all! And if that’s not enough, India scores high, riding the ‘est’ wagon (largest, tallest, highest). Here is a quick view of some of the highest places on the Earth located in the mystic land of India.

Khardung La, the highest motorable road in the world

Despite recent reports doubting the sovereignty of Khardung La as the highest motorable road, this idyllic mountain pass located in Ladakh continues to charm road trip enthusiasts and hardcore bikers. Opened to public in 1988, Khardung La is now a part of pop culture and a constant pull for travellers, who prefer to break free from the ‘safety’ of itinerary-driven trips. At a staggering height of 18,380 ft, Khardung La is all you need to satiate the adventure junkie in you. These roads have tales to tell and there are a few passes that have stories more interesting and gripping than Khardung La!

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