History & Culture :

Leh is the main and capital city of Ladakh or you can say an area in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. Situated between the Kunlun Mountain series in the north part and the great Himalayas to the south, this area is surrounded by the most lightly populated areas in the state.

Historic significance

In ancient era, Leh was a significant business center for business of silk yarn, Brocade, Resins semi-precious stones and Cashmere wool. It comes in the center of old ways from Tibet, Kashmir and China. At the times of Dardsettlers, Leh used to be an important stopover Tibetan wanderers and dealers.

Since Leh is extremelyeffect by Buddhist Monks, you can see century old monasteries, tombstones, stupasas well as mosques erected in 16th century by Mughal. It nicely shows the cultural combination of two beliefs.

Cultural significance :

Ladakhi culture is deeply effected by Tibetan culture, actually it is fairlyalike. You can see a large amount of Buddhists than Muslims in specific regions and the ratio changes when we move toZanskar valley. Ladakhi food is common while roaming here, the most significant foods are -thukpa (noodle soup) and tsampa(roasted barley flour).

Tea in Ladakh is usuallyprepared with green tea, butter, and salt. It is combined in a huge churn and familiar as gurgur cha(Butter Tea). In addition,chang is an alcoholic beverage produced and drunk particularly on carnival time.

Ladakh’s people love to play ice hockey when the valley experience snow fallsat the time of January. Archery is also another game where people drinks, dance, and play gamble. Local polo is other old-fashioned sport of Ladakh.

The structural designs in Ladakhare affected from the India and Tibet. The architecture presents anextremely rooted Buddhist style.