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The monasteries of Ladakh (Little Tibet)
A journey to a Buddhist corner of the Indian Himalayas
In the shadow of the high Himalayas, lies Ladakh. Though politically, a part of India, it is culturally, ethnically and in its high altitude mountain plateau landscape, really an extension of Tibet. In fact Ladakh was part of the Tibetan kingdom in medieval times.
I have travelled in Ladakh for over twenty years now and have seen its people change as the modern world increasingly encroaches into this mountain fastness. This is the land where the game of polo was born, a land where Central Asia, Tibet, India and Kashmir all come together, reflected even today in the faces of the Ladakhi people.
Join me in this photographic journey through this dramatic land watered by the Indus River.
a journey through the Himalayas
- A Tale From Ladakh - Growing up in Little Tibet | GORP.com
Ladakh has only recently allowed outsiders into the region, and already the integration of modernization has had positive and negative effects.
- Himalayas - a set on Flickr
The Greater Himalaya - from Kashmir to Bhutan