Ladakh & Kashmir 2007


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October 3rd 2007
Published: October 24th 2007EDIT THIS ENTRY

To start off with… First of all, JULEY Well, that’s ‘Welcome’ in Ladakhi. Actually it can be any greeting - hi , bye, good morning, evening, anything really ! BTW La-Dakh means ‘Land of Passes’. Ladakh is a desert mountain with arid terrain in summer and snow during rest of the year. You will find some green or yellow patches of shrubs only in the valleys probably along with some bea... Read Full Entry



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Temple at Khardung La topTemple at Khardung La top
Temple at Khardung La top

Every pass has a temple at it's top. I guess they need all the blessings to deal with such terrain !
Temple at Chang La topTemple at Chang La top
Temple at Chang La top

Jai Changla Baba !
Structure in SumurStructure in Sumur
Structure in Sumur

Not sure what this is, straight in the middle of the road. Very colourful though !
Rock cut statue of Maitreya at Mulbek, near KargilRock cut statue of Maitreya at Mulbek, near Kargil
Rock cut statue of Maitreya at Mulbek, near Kargil

Maitreya is the future Buddha. Mulbek is also the place where Buddhism ends and Islam starts.
Memorial at Khardung La topMemorial at Khardung La top
Memorial at Khardung La top

In memory of those who lost their lives building the roads.
Memorial at Jallianawala baghMemorial at Jallianawala bagh
Memorial at Jallianawala bagh

For the innocents who lost there lives in the firing in 1919.
War memorial at DrassWar memorial at Drass
War memorial at Drass

Has heart rending stories of the martyrs during all the wars. Very emotional experience.
Last point at Hunder in Nubra valleyLast point at Hunder in Nubra valley
Last point at Hunder in Nubra valley

Beyond which it is not allowed for civilians. See the man with the rifle !
River joining from Pakistan near KargilRiver joining from Pakistan near Kargil
River joining from Pakistan near Kargil

Apparently this river is coming from Pakistan from the right side
Near LOC around Kargil Near LOC around Kargil
Near LOC around Kargil

Was exciting to be close to the Line of Control and seeing such signboards !
Village close to Pak in Attari at Wagah border !Village close to Pak in Attari at Wagah border !
Village close to Pak in Attari at Wagah border !

Pakistan villages are just beyond this area ! Attari has an Int'l railway station as there's a train service to Pak !
Wagah Border - Pakistan just a few meters awayWagah Border - Pakistan just a few meters away
Wagah Border - Pakistan just a few meters away

The daily evening parade in progress. While the parade itself is a treat to watch, the rest of the show is bollywoodized.



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