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Home>>History Of Ladakh

 History Of Ladakh

Ladakh was continuously pestered by the periodical attacks of the Kashmiri Muslims in the 16th century until it was finally annexed to their state in the mid 19th century. One can see distinct influences of the different visitors to the place in the Ladakhi culture. Indo-Aryan Mons coming from across the Himalayas brought with them the North-Indian Buddhism to the Ladakhi highlands, Darads hailing from the remote western parts of the Himalayas and Baltis of the lower Indus Valley introduced the concept of farming in the region while the wandering nomads from Tibet brought the skills of herding to Ladakh.

The History of Ladakh, the kingdom attained its greatest geographical extent and glory in the early 17th century under the famous king Singge Namgyal, whose domain extended across Spiti and western Tibet right up to the Mayum-la, beyond the sacred sites of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar.

We provide history of Ladakh with complete information about its appearance. From the middle of the 10th Century, Ladakh was free kingdom, its family descending from the Kings of Old Tibet. Ladakh together with the neighboring region of Baltistan, was integrated into the newly created state of Jammu & Kashmir, just over a century later, this union was disturbed by the partition of India, Baltistan becoming part of Pakistan, while Ladakh stay in India as part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ladakh is a strange land masked in myth and legend. Much of its ancient history is known only through the mythology of its people as its written history is of very recent origin. This Ladakh city has a very good history close on 900 years. As a monarchy, Ladakh was an independent kingdom with the rulers from the family of the Kings of old Tibet.

Most Popular Attractions In Ladakh

Gompas in Ladakh (Ladakh)

Kashmir Hub offers you a exclusive chance to explore the Buddhist pilgrimages in Ladakh. Ladakh is basically a high altitude desert and is one of the most remote regions of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. There are more than 100 Gompas or monasteries in Ladakh.

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In the north east of Poonch Town is located a very old temple of Lord Shiva on the left bank of Pulsata stream. The area is identified as Rajpura Mandi, two kms above Mandi village.

Leh Palace

Lording it over the old town from the peak of a craggy granite ridge is the derelict palace of the 16th century ruler Sengge Namgyal.

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Held by the branch of Tourism, the Ladakh festival showcases the rich culture of Ladakh. The festival is marked by dance performances, music shows and much more. Ladakh is a little known place, and the Ladakh Festivals give outsiders a chance to recognize the culture of this modern day Shangri La.


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