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.
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.
5. A young Ladakhi woman carries her small daughter in the customary manner.
8. Reflections of the mountains on a dull grey morning near Pangong Lake.
9. Young monks in training during an early morning prayer session at the Thiksey monastery near Leh.
10. A solitary monk walks in for his morning prayers at the Thiksey monastery.
11. Traditional painter Norboo Sonam works at his home in Likir, a couple hours' drive from Leh.
13. An old woman wearing protective sunglasses against the harsh mountain light at the main market in Leh.
14. The other high-altitude lake of Ladakh, Tso Moriri, whose waters change color with the whims of the sunlight.
15. A Ladakhi grandfather walks with his young grandson on the streets of Leh.