Overview Of Ladakh

Ladakh, which means the land of high passes , is situated amidst a series of high Himalayan ranges. On the north, it is bounded by the lofty karakoram ranges, which seperates it from the Chinese district of Kotan.To its west, lies the Indian territory of Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Baltistan. On to the East and south east are the Chinese district of Rudok and Chumurti, while to its south, lie the great Himalayan ranges which seperates from himanchal Pradesh. The southern mountain ranges prevent rain bearing monsoon clouds from crossing into Ladakh,making it a rain shadow zone. Thus, the luxuriant greenery of the kullu valley ends abruptly after crossing the Rohtang Pass and Similarly, the lush green valley of Kashmir gives way to a barren landscape after crossing Zoji la Pass.Ladakh is a mountainous region and the coldest desert in the world.. 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.It is the one of the best tourist destination for the certain duration in a year because of very unique, incredible mesmerizing art of natural phenomenon, and history that seen in the rock carvings and inscriptions found on various parts of Ladakh, state that the history of this place dates back to the Neolithic period. The historical and literary contributions of Herodotus, Megasthenes, Ptolemy and even the Puranas mention about the Mons and Dards, the mixed Indo-Aryan inhabitants of the place. However, the factual history states that around the 1st century. Ladakh was a part of the Kushan empire. Buddhism crept in the place around the 2nd century. During 8th century, Ladakh was involved in a clash between the Tibetans and Chinese. The suzerainty over Ladakh, frequently changed between Tibet and China. In 842, a Royal Representative of Tibet annexed Ladakh and founded a separate Ladakhi Dynasty. He brought in the influence of Tibetan culture, traditions and spread Buddhism in Ladakh. By 9th century, Buddhist kings of Ladakh had established a kingdom extending from Kashmir to Tibet. During the 16th century, Ladakh was also invaded by the Muslims of the west, and finally it was annexed into the Dogra Rajas Kingdom of Jammu. Since then Ladakh has been a proud part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. 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.

Not only a paradise for trekkers, Ladakh is an ideal destination for all tourists. Leh Ladakh Motor bike Tour Packages take you on a trip to the colorful center of Tibetan-Buddhist culture made beautiful by innumerable Gompas and monasteries. 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..




 

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