A Beautiful and Mesmerizing art of Nature.
Ladakh is a mountainous region and the coldest desert in the world.
In Ladakh the nature has rendered a magical, unbelievable and fantastic landscape
which is extremely breathtaking.
Ladakh lies in the north-east region of India and is surrounded by the world’s highest
mountain ranges, Karakoram and Great Himalayas. The Ladakh district occupied Kashmir
in the west and China in the north. Ladakh is an exotic destination considered as
the highest plateau lying at an altitude of 9, 800 ft. Ladakh is the 3rd province
of Kashmir Valley. The population of Ladakh is about 2, 60,000 which contain a mixture
of many different ethnic groups, predominantly Tibetans, Monpas, Dards and Muslims.
In 1979, the Ladakh District was divided into Leh District (mostly occupied by Tibetan
Buddhist) and Kargil District (mostly occupied by Shia Muslims).
The Ladakh is known for its extreme deserts, blue waters, freezing winds, glaciers
and sand dunes. Ladakh is a region of India which is totally isolated from the modern
world. The main source of water is the winter snowfall on the mountains.
The life in Ladakh is mainly characterized by spirituality because from the beginning
it is being faithful to its ancestral customs and traditions or in other words we
can say that the way of life in Ladakh is simple, as modernity has not touched Leh
town. Ladakh is also known as a mysterious Land which has never ceased its beauty
and nature like its highest peaks, snow capped mountains, flowing rivers. The architecture
in Ladakh exhibits strong and deep influences from Tibet and India which shows great
regional diversity. The architecture of Ladakh can be seen in the various monasteries
and Gompas which are enchanting.
The culture of Ladakh is fascinating, intoxicating and captivating which can give
us a brief idea about the people of the place, their lifestyle and their beliefs.
The culture of Ladakh is quite similar to the Tibetan culture. The most popular
cuisines of Ladakh, mostly of Tibetan origin, are Thukpa and Tsampo. The national
dress of Ladakh is Goncha, which is very effective to protect them from the harsh
and extreme cold weather of the region. The most magnificent costume is the head-dress
or the Perak. Religious mask dances plays an important part of Ladakh's cultural
life. The Traditional music of Ladakh includes the instruments like Surna and Daman
(shenai and drum). Ladakh is a spiritual and religious place. Ladakh is a place
which has no match.
is the valley at an altitude of 4,500 and 5,500 metres, inhabited by the Changpa
is among highest motorable passes at an elevation of 5,328 mtr (17,480 ft).
A medium sized crane weighing about 5.5kg with wingspan around 7.8ft.
A mid sized goose, measuring about 28-30 inch and weighing around 1.87-3.2kg
A small gull, known as a noisy species, especially at colonies.
found in the Himalayan regions ranging in elevation from 300 to 4,500 metres.