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In this article, we tell you about travel and tourism in the Dha and Hanu (Dhahanu) villages in Ladakh, India.

Dha and Hanu

Location: Approximately 163 km to the northwest of Leh
How to Reach: The nearest airport is that of Srinagar, while the nearest railhead is that of Jammu.
How to spend Time/Attractions: Enjoying the beauty of the villages and a glimpse into the life of the Drokpa community
Accommodation: Tents

The villages of Dha and Hanu are situated at a distance of approximately 163 km to the northwest of the town of Leh. In this area, you will find a number of villages. However, tourists are allowed to visit the villages of Dah and Hanu only. Being situated on a lower altitude, these villages experience a climate that is a little warmer than that of Leh. One of the major attractions of Dha & Hanu is a chance to have a glimpse into the life of the Drokpa community.

This community is believed to be the last race of Aryans, confined to the valley. With their pure Aryan features, these people seemed to have preserved their racial purity down the centuries. However, as far as their culture as well as religious practices is concerned, they come up as quite alike the ancient pre- Buddhist religion, known as Bon-Chos. Tourism in Dhahanu, Ladakh, is still not so popular and a tour takes only two days, with the nights being spent in tents.