Interesting Facts about Ladakh
Ladakh is certainly the dream destination of every tourist around the world. The tranquil beauty stretches to the snow clad mountains, lush valleys and secluded country side. The magical environment oozes the mourning peace to the soul from its every nook and corner. Flourished landscape of rugged trail has every colour to charm from white snow to gold sand.
The place beautiful as any has numerous facts associated with it. The place is also known as the ‘land of high passes’, by the local people who reside here. Here, in this article we will tell about various interesting facts about Ladakh.
Ladakh is the highest living habitant of the humans. The region forms a great landscape enclosed by Himalayas for sustenance of life. One could never find any sign of village or town established at such a height as the Rangdum in Suru Valley. It is the highest inhabitant region in the world, after which valley rises 4,400m above at Pensi-la, the gateway to Zanskar. Also, it is the highest altitude region ranging from 9000 feet at Kargil to 25,170 feet at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram. The cultivating field at Korzok, on the Tso-moriri Lake, at 4,600m is considered to be highest field in world.
The highest bridge
In Ladakh, there is a Bailey bridge between Suru River and Dras River, which is the highest bridge in the world, built at an altitude of 5,602 meters above sea level. The bridge is the perfect place to witness the utmost beauty of the magnificent Himalayan region. The bridge is 30m long and was built by Indian army in 1982.
One should know that Ladakh, the most beautiful place in the world is arid. It doesn’t have adequate rain in a year and remains dry. Still, the place is flocked by more than 200 species of bird. These beautiful birds, adds another dimension to the visitors. Finches, Robins, Redstarts and Hoopoe are the prominent species, found in the region.
Twin humped camel
Camel, better known as ‘ship of desert’, is best suited for this vast barren land. Camel ride is a popular activity, experienced by tourists here for almost every season. Interestingly, the Bactrian camel is a large, even-toed camel exclusively native to Ladakh. These camels have two humps on its back, compared to dromedary camel, which offers an exciting ride.
India stores three magnetic or so called gravity hills, two in Gujarat and one is located near Leh in Ladakh. The hill is situated on Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, at the height of 11,000 feet above sea level. Any tourist, who visits Ladakh, can’t afford to miss this unique, unbelievable sight. The alignment of area and surrounding slopes creates an illusion that vehicle on road are rolling ‘uphill’, when they are, in fact, rolling downhill.
Alluring Ladakh tour packages are in high demand around summer due to its suitable climatic conditions. It you are planning to visit Ladakh; do witness these above listed things to make your trip awesome.