Read about information on Drass, the place
with lowest temperature in India. Minimum temperature drops down to
-40 degrees Celsius in Drass.
Coldest Place in India
Drass in western Ladakh is the coldest place in
India. It is also the second coldest place in the world after Siberia.
Temperatures drop down to about -40 degrees Celsius in winters. However,
summers in Drass are balmy and many trekkers and campers visit Drass
during the summer time. Drass has an altitude of 3230 m and lies 60 km
west of Kargil on the road to Srinagar. The Drass valley starts from the
base of the Zojila pass, the Himalayan gateway to Ladakh. Drass is a
convenient base camp for treks to Suru valley. Inhabitants of Drass are
of Dard descent, an Indo-Aryan race believed to have originally migrated
to Ladakh from Central Asia.