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Starrimo Monastery

Starrimo Monastery is situated on a hill side at Padum in Kargil District, Jammu and Kashmir. Starrimo is a 10th century monastery and is placed near to a tree-covered ridge above the old town.

This monastery is a branch of the Stakna Monastery. Other branches connected with this monastery are in Sani and Bardan.

Nearby is the old village of Pibiting, dominated by its picturesque hilltop monastery, a superb manifestation of stupa architecture.

Starrimo can be accessed from Kargil on the Kargil-Padum road. This path is open from around mid July to early November. Padum is 5 km away from Karsha.

Updated on 23rd September, 2014
District: Kargil
Location: Padum    


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