Wonderful photos of ladakh – India

wonderful photos of ladakh – India

Charukesi Ramadurai travels to northern India and returns with these images of the mountainous land and its people.

Ladakh or La-Dags, meaning land of high passes attracts travelers from all over the world, who come seeking glimpses of a life ordered by Himalayan Buddhism. Some go so far as to describe it is as the last Shangri La. A land of ancient monasteries, austere Buddhists, friendly locals, and stunning landscapes, Ladakh remains cut off from the rest of the world during the winter months.

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1. An aerial view of

the Himalayas as the flight from New Delhi prepares to land in Leh.

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2. A vendor of dried fruit and nuts sits at the

Leh market wearing the traditional Brokpa costume and headgear, waiting for customers.

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3. Vegetable vendors display their wares in the main market of Leh. During the harsh winter months, supply of fresh vegetables and poultry to Ladakh is completely cut off.

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Changla Pass, at 5,360 meters, is proudly proclaimed the third-highest motorable pass in the world.

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5. A young Ladakhi woman carries her small daughter in the customary manner.

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6. This little Ladakhi girl smiles from a distance but is shy when it comes to

posing for the camera.

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7. Cloudscapes at Pangong Lake, situated at an elevation of 4,250 meters and stretching 134km only a third of the lake is in India, with the rest in

Tibet.

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8. Reflections of the mountains on a dull grey morning near Pangong Lake.

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9. Young monks in training during an early morning prayer session at the Thiksey monastery near Leh.

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10. A solitary monk walks in for his morning prayers at the Thiksey monastery.

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11. Traditional painter Norboo Sonam works at his home in Likir, a couple hours' drive from Leh.

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12. At the confluence of the Zanskar and Indus rivers, near the village of Nimmo, an hour's drive from Leh. From here the blue green waters flow to

Pakistan.

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13. An old woman wearing protective sunglasses against the harsh mountain light at the main market in Leh.

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14. The other high-altitude lake of Ladakh, Tso Moriri, whose waters change color with the whims of the sunlight.

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15. A Ladakhi grandfather walks with his young grandson on the streets of Leh.

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