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The Barren Landscape of Ladakh  
   

The Barren Landscape of Ladakh

Gate Way to the Himalayas

February 18th 2007
Pretty keen to head as far away as possible from Srinagar, the next stop was deep within the Himalayas on the Ladakh range to one of the northern town of Leh. The area only opened up to foreigners in the 70’s and has more ties with Tibet than India, with white washed temples and Buddhist monasteries set amongst dramatic mountain scenery. Originally I has intended to travel via to Leh via road, ... read more
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Indian Flag 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
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