Himalayan India June 17th 2008 Monday 16 June
We walked around central Leh with our Tibetan Lady Guide, Dolma. We looked in various shops in the market & made a few purchases. There are many women & men in traditional costume all around the town. Some women sit at the edge of the road selling their vegetables. The 16th Century Leh Palace overlooks the town from the mountain above.
We visited a monastary in the centre o ... read more
Asia » India » Jammu & Kashmir » Ladakh » Leh The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more