Leh Ladakh can best be described as India Shangri La. A land that seems too distant to be true, is embedded among the high Himalayas. You in Leh Ladakh means being in “paradise.” And this paradise opens the doors to some wonderful places to visit. The best road trip.
Blessed by nature, this region offers irresistible attractions such as the peaceful Pangong Tso blue, the surprisingly green Nubra valley, the wonder of the lunar lands of the Lamayuru monastery, the meeting place of the snow leopard that is Hemis National Park , the favorite Pangong Tso. from Bollywood and Stok Palace that is watching Leh and more. Add the trekking call Stok Kangri and you will know what will make people fall in love with this land of the Himalayas. A key point of culture, history and religion, Leh and Ladakh surprise everyone, from the most ardent lovers of adventure to the seekers of ancient mysticism.
Life in Ladakh is mainly characterized by spirituality because from the beginning it has been faithful to its ancestral customs and traditions or, in other words, we can say that the way of life in Ladakh is simple, since modernity has not touched the city from Leh. Ladakh is also known as a mysterious land that has never ceased to be beautiful and natural like its highest peaks, snow-capped mountains, flowing rivers. The architecture in Ladakh shows strong and profound influences from Tibet and India that show great regional diversity. Ladakh architecture can be seen in the various monasteries and Gompas, which are charming
Ladakh is located in the northeast region of India and is surrounded by the highest mountain ranges in the world, Karakoram and the Great Himalayas. Ladakh is the third province in the Kashmir valley. The population of Ladakh is approximately 2,660,000 that contain a mixture of many different ethnic groups, mainly Tibetans, monks, darts and Muslims. In 1979, Ladakh district was divided into Leh district and Kargil district.
Traditionally, most Ladakhis were subsistence farmers who mainly cultivated barley and vegetables, or were nomads who dealt with goats and yaks. The opening of a highway in the 1960s that connected Ladakh with the plains brought a large number of army personnel and the spread of the Indian civil administration.
By the early 19th century in the history of Ladakh, the Mughal empire had been deformed and the Sikh government had been established in Punjab and Kashmir. However, the Dogra region of Jammu remained under its Rajput rulers, the largest of whom was Maharaja Gulab Singh, whose general Zorawar Singh entered Ladakh in 1834. Ladakh was under the rule of Dogra and was integrated into the state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1846. It still maintained independence and substantial links with Tibet. During the Sino-Sikh war from 1841 to 1842 in the history of Ladakh, the Qing Empire attacked Ladakh and the Chinese-Tibetan army was crushed.