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Ladakh - The land of high passes

Updated: Jan 14, 2023

Ladakh is a region administered by India as a union territory which constitutes a part of the larger Kashmir region and has been the subject of dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1947.

Ladakh is a union territory in the Kashmir region of India. Formerly falling in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh was administered a union territory on 31st October 2019. Extending from the Siachen Glacier to the main Great Himalayas, Ladakh is a land like no other. Dominated by dramatic landscapes, Ladakh is known as the world's coldest desert.

Stunning Gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries), fluttering prayer flags, whitewashed stupas, Ladakh is a riot of intricate murals and red-robed monks. It is said that only in Ladakh can a man sitting in the sun with his feet in the shade suffer from sunstroke and frostbite at the same time. With a culture similar to Tibetan culture, the people of Ladakh are friendly and welcoming to tourists.

Ladakh is famous for Bike trips, Camel safari and beautiful scenic view of mountains.

Famous Places

Leh palace - Leh market - Shanti stupa - Magnetic hills - Gurduwara pathar sahib - Alchi - Sangam river - Khardung La - Pangong lake - Nubra - Cold dessert - TSO lake & Much more.


The predominant mother-tongue in Leh district is Ladakhi (also called Bauti), a Tibetic language. Purkhi, sometimes considered a dialect of Balti, is the predominant mother-tongue of Kargil district. Educated Ladakhis usually know Hindi, Urdu and often English. Within Ladakh, there is a range of dialects, so that the language of the Chang-pa people may differ markedly from that of the Purig-pa in Kargil, or the Zangskaris, but they are all mutually comprehensible. Most Ladakhi people (especially the younger generations) speak fluently in English and in Hindi too, due to the languages education at school.[Administrative work and education are carried out in English

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