BHARAT DARSHAN – LADAKH, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA


BHARAT DARSHAN – LADAKH, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA

Bharat Darshan – Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. Red China’s military occupation of Tibet poses major security threat to India’s Himalayan Frontier.

India’s Ladakh region faced unprovoked aggression by Red China in 1962 apart from Red China’s illegal occupation of Ladakh territory known as Aksai Chin. Red China’s military occupation of Tibet since 1950s remains a major security threat to India’s Himalayan Frontier.

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8 Overwhelming Things About Ladakh – Part 1

Written by: Akshatha Vinayak
Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 15:57 [IST]

The thought of life in the Himalayan regions is scary and exciting at the same time. In modernised world, every place is developed into cities with skyscrapers. It is hard to find a place which is not hit by modernisation yet alluring! Somehow, nature has its defence against human strategies; that is why we still have a few regions that are untouched! Among such wonders, Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir is a mystical region which remains pristine even to this day!
Shall we explore some interesting things about Ladakh?!

Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Red China’s military occupation of Tibet poses major security threat to Himalayan Frontier.

A Road Trip in Ladakh. Photo Courtesy: FULVIO SPADA

Ancient Trade Route

Ladakh became famous for its strategic location; it connects China, Tibet and Central Asia. Hence it was one of the prominent trade routes till 1960’s. It was when China closed its interaction with Tibet and Central Asia that Ladakh lost its fame and became only a tourist hub.

Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Red China’s occupation of Tibet remains major security threat to India’s Himalayan Frontier.

Peaks near Pangong Tso Lake.  Photo Courtesy: FULVIO SPADA

Mentioned in Greek Literature

Records suggest that Ladakh region was inhabited from the Neolithic age. Interestingly, it is also referred to in several Greek works of Herodotus, Megasthanese, etc.

Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Red China’s military occupation of Tibet poses major security threat to India’s Himalayan Frontier.

Locals of Ladakh.  Photo Courtesy: PRAVEEN

Indo-Aryan Origin

Indo-Aryans and Tibetans mostly inhabit Ladakh. Indo-Aryans belong to an ethnolinguistic group from the Indo-European origin. After Tibet’s dispute against China, many immigrant Tibetans made this region their home.

Bharat Darshan – Magnetic Hill, or Gravity Hill, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Red China’s military occupation of Tibet poses major security threat to India’s Himalayan Frontier.

Magnetic Hill.  Photo Courtesy: FULVIO SPADA

Magnetic Hill, a Wonder

A tour in Ladakh is never complete without visiting the Magnetic Hill. It is also known as Gravity Hill which creates a unique illusion.

A Place of High Altitude Lakes

Just imagine the water bodies in an almost dry high mountains. Surprisingly, Ladakh is a region with several beautiful high-altitude lakes. Pangong Tso, Kiagar Tso, Mirapal Tso, Tso Moriri Lake are some famous lakes in Ladakh.

Bharat Darshan – Pangong Tso Lake, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Red China’s military occupation of Tibet poses major security threat to India’s Himalayan Frontier.

Pangong Tso Lake.  Photo Courtesy: FULVIO SPADA

Sparsely Populated

Unlike other parts of India, Ladakh is not crowded. In fact, it is one of the main reasons why Ladakh has preserved its original state. You will only find a few communities of people and travellers here.

Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Red China’s military occupation of Tibet poses major security threat to India’s Himalayan Frontier.

Double-Humped Camels.  Photo Courtesy: KARUNAKAR RAYKER

Have you Heard of Twin-Humped Camels?

For Indians can only imagine big humped camels in the desert regions like Rajasthan. However, Ladakh is a home to some unique species of camels – Twin-Humped (Bactrian) Camels. They are rare and much smaller in size when compared to regular camels.

Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Red China’s military occupation of Tibet poses major security threat to India’s Himalayan Frontier.

Maitreya Buddha.  Photo Courtesy: SAURABH KUMAR

Land of Monasteries

Ladakh
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing security threat by Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.

Tibetan Buddhists are one of the primary inhabitants in Ladakh. Hence, the region is full of Buddhist Monasteries or Gompas.
We are sure these interesting facts about Ladakh to make you curious to visit this place. Pack your bags and get set for an unforgettable adventure in Ladakh.
Be on the look out for Interesting Things About Ladakh – Part 2

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Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India faces major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Himalayan Frontier of India faces major security threat due to Red China’s occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himalayan Frontier of India facing major security threat following Red China’s occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier is facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Lamayuru, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threats following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threats following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing major security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier Faces Major Security Threat with Red China’s Military Occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Kargil District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier Faces Major Security Threat with Red China’s Military Occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces major security threat with Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces major security threat due to Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces major security threat on account of Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces serious security threat on account of Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces major security threat due to Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Sculpture near Drass, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier facing security threat following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.

 

Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces daunting security challenge following Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces daunting security threat on account of Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Buddhist Monastery, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces major security threat on acoount of Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.

 

Bharat Darshan – Zanskar River, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces major security threat on account of Red China’s military occupation of Tibet.
Bharat Darshan – Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces major security threat on account of Red China’s military occupation of Tibet. Photo by Rudra Narayan Mitra.
Bharat Darshan – Pangong Tso Lake, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India’s Himalayan Frontier faces major security threat on account of Red China’s military occupation of Tibet. Photo by Rudra Narayan Mitra.

 

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