Ladakh, the most beautiful and adventurous place of India. It is full of culture and natural phenomena. Today we are sharing some interesting facts about Ladakh life.
Ladakh is the highest settlement in India
The Suru and Zanskar valleys form a great trough enclosed by the Himalayas and the Zanskar Range. Rangdum is the highest inhabited region in the Suru valley, after which the valley rises to 4,400 m at Pensi-la, the gateway to Zanskar. The extreme limit of cultivation is at Korzok, on the Tso-moriri lake, at 4,600 m are widely considered to be the highest fields in the world.
The Bailey bridge in Ladakh is the highest bridge in the world
A Bailey bridge between the Suru River and Dras River in Ladakh, India is the highest bridge in the world at an altitude of 5,602 metres above sea level. It was built in 1982 by the Indian Army.
Only place in India where twin humped camels can be found
The Bactrian camel (two-humped) is a large, even-toed ungulate native. The Bactrian camel has two humps on its back, in contrast to the single-humped dromedary camel, they are rare compared to single hump camels. These camels are one of the main attraction of the Nubra valley in Ladakh.
Ladakh is home to the mystical Magnetic Hill
Magnet Hill is a so-called “gravity hill” located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The “Hill” is located on the Leh-Kargil-Srinagar national highway, about 30 km from Leh, at a height of 11,000 feet above sea level. The alignment of the road with the slope of the background can give the illusion that cars are able to drift upwards.
Yes, you read it right! There is this one lake in Ladakh and quite a few in the entire world that is known to change its colour throughout the day. The Pangong Tso Lake at an elevation of 4,350m flows from India to China; two-third comes under the Chinese territory, it might appear azure blue during the early part of the day. By noon, you can find it changing its colour to green, and then red by the end of the day. Also, a visit to Pangong Tso is included in most of the Ladakh tour packages; so, make sure you don’t forget your camera!
Frozen River Trek River Trek
A hub for the adrenaline seekers, Ladakh hosts one of the most adventurous treks in the world. Known as the ‘Chadar Trek’ or the ‘Frozen River Trek’, this enthralling trek is conducted only during the months of January and February when the entire of the Zanskar River freezes down completely. Also, it is this frozen river that serves as the only mode of communication to the rest of the Ladakh valley during the winters.