Thrill on Hills

Ladakh

Ladakh is a region in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, situated in the northernmost part of the Indian-administered union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Known for its unique landscape, vibrant culture, and Tibetan Buddhist heritage, Ladakh is often referred to as the “Land of High Passes.” Here’s an overview of Ladakh:

  1. Geography and Landscape:
    • Ladakh is surrounded by the Great Himalayas to the south and the Kunlun mountain range to the north, with the Karakoram Range cutting through its heart. The region is characterized by high-altitude deserts, snow-capped peaks, and deep river valleys.
    • The Indus River, the backbone of the region, flows through Ladakh, providing sustenance to the arid landscape.
  2. Capital and Major Towns:
    • The capital of Ladakh is Leh, which is also the largest town in the region. Other significant towns include Kargil, Diskit, and Padum.