Hanle Observatory Ladakh

HANLE Observatory 


The Indian Astronomical Observatory (IAO), located Mt. Saraswati, Digpa-ratsa Ri, Hanle in south-eastern Ladakh union territory of India around 10 hours drive from Leh in Ladakh, India, has one of the world's highest sites for optical, infrared and gamma-ray telescopes. It is operated by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore. It is currently the ninth (see List of highest astronomical observatories) highest optical telescope in the world, situated at an elevation of 4,500 meters (14,764 ft).

TELESCOPES..It is Located at HANLE Village Which is a Large Historic Village in.The UT of Ladakh and is the Site of the 17th Century Hanle Monastery..Hanle Village is Located at a Distance of 255 kms
From LEH..








At Homestay - with friends from home and from Hanle


At a Home stay - Hanle; nostalgic experience. The silence was deafening.  




En-route (Off-road drive from Pangong to Hanle)

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