Ladakh The Land Of Lamas By Faitra
'Ladakh', situated on the banks of Indus River, is a famous tourist destination of Jammu and Kashmir State. It is also known as Last Sangrila, Little Tibet, Moon Land or Broken Moon etc. In addition to the main city 'Leh', there are some major tourist sites like Alchi, Nubra Valley, Hemis Lymourou, Zanskar Valley, Kargil, Ahmed Pangang Tso, and Tso Car and Tso Moriri etc. near this area.
Beautiful lakes and monasteries, fascinating scenes and mountain peaks are attractive features. Common languages spoken in the state include Ladkakhi, Purig, Tibetan, Hindi and English. Ladakh, the world's two major mountain ranges, is situated between Karakoram and Himalayas, at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level. In addition, parallel ranges of Janskar and Ladakh surround the valley of Ladakh.
A look at the history of Ladakh
It is believed that Ladakh was originally a sinking part of a major lake, which became the valley of Ladakh, due to many years of geographical changes. Now it is a major state of Jammu and Kashmir. During the 10th century, Ladakh was under the rule of the successors of Tibetan kings. During the reign of King Sengi Namgyal in the 17th century, the Himalayan empire reached its peak. Later, in the 18th century, Ladakh and Baltistan were included in the area of Jammu and Kashmir. After the partition of India in 1947, Baltistan became part of Pakistan.
Tourist places in and around Ladakh
Buddhism is the dominant religion in this region, monasteries or gompa, are a major feature in the list of attractions of Ladakh. Some monasteries such as Hemis Mutt, Shankar Gompa, Matho Math, Shi Gompa, Spituk Math, and Sukna Mutt are among the most notable monasteries in this region. Apart from this, Hicks Monts and Samo monasteries are also worth a look.
Festivals of Ladakh
The festival of Galdan Namhot, Buddha Purnima, Dosamoch and Losur is celebrated with great fervor throughout Ladakh and during this time the crowd of tourists is over. The festival named Dosmoche lasted two days in which the Buddhist monks dance, perform prayers and perform rituals to keep the unfortunate and evil spirits away from the area. One of the most important festivals of Tibetan Buddhism is the 'Saka Dawa', which celebrates Gautam Buddha's birthday, Buddha and the end of his mortal body. It is celebrated in the fourth month of the Tibetan calendar, usually in May or June, which lasts for a whole month. Tourists can take a taxi or bike rentals to tour this area. Generally people like to visit this place with their own vehicle, which is more convenient.
Some travel information
Due to the rugged, rugged terrain of this area, tourists are advised to keep the spare parts of the vehicle with you, it can be helpful in any emergency situation. Various restaurants and hotels in the entire area offer service to the bot or soup noodles and momo or dumplings.
Best time to visit Ladakh
Tourist can plan for a trip to Ladakh at any time from May to September. At this time the weather here is pleasant and the temperature does not exceed 33 ° C.
Visitors who are planning to visit Ladakh can reach their destinations by air, rail and road.