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SECRETS OF LADAKH LOCALS KEEP THEMSELVES


Ladakh amazes travellers in many ways. The thrilling passes, beautiful monasteries, sky touching mountains and serene lakes are the major attractions of this region. Not missing its hilarious yet thought-provoking road signs push you to drive safely. Ladakh is an untouched beauty with some of the unknown facts, so, here we enlist few interesting facts about Ladakh.

01) More than 100 practicing Kung fu nuns stay and practice at the drukpa Nunnery .The Nuns represent a self-empowered branch of feminist Buddhism . They Are Working to reclaim their position in a misogynistic setup.

02) The Losar festival marks the Ladakhi newyear . The festivities hold the great socio-religious importance for the locals . In 1971, the Indo-Pak war was paused to celebrate Losar in ladakh.

03) At Siachin Base Camp , a shrine is dedicated to deceased Indian soldier OP Baba . In the 1980s, Om Prakash alone secured Malaun Post from enemies . Today, soldiers pay homage at this multi-faith temple before reporting to the duty.

04) The Druk White Lotus School in shey is an internationally acclaimed institution . The school is best known for its ecologically – sustainable design . Almost 200 local students receive world-class education here every day.

05) 18 men lost their lives while building the road to Khardung La in 1976 . A Unique steel bridge here rest on the icy surface of a glacier . It is also the highest kind of bailey bridge in the World.

06) The Indian Army is training locals to build greener homes Ladakh, Promoting rural entrepreneurship and tourism in the region . The army is also helping locals to set up homestays across the region.


07) The Himalayan marmots are found around the Khardung La and Tso Moriri region . These friendly mammals belong to the squirrel family . If you spot a marmot in Ladakh, remember they love cuddle.



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