Ever since I went to Ladakh in 2010, it is the mere mortal body of mine that has returned and my soul has been lost in that heaven forever. Every day when I close my eyes, my wandering soul in the heaven transmits back the majestic vistas of Ladakh, every day I wish I could go back to the heaven in search of my soul and bring it back.
However, I always overlook the fact that some things in this world are still impossible and bringing back your soul from heaven is one of them.
Each time you visit Ladakh, you will fall more and more in love with the place, people and culture of Ladakh, no matter how rugged the terrain it is, to survive. It is nothing but the MAGIC of the heaven named Ladakh. All my heart says — There is no other place like Ladakh in this world…
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Loosing your soul in Ladakh
I am not the only victim of losing the soul after visiting Ladakh but many alike people visiting this barren place of magical colors have lost their heart and soul up there. I feel it is always better to misplace your soul in heaven when you are alive than to burn it in the hell of modern civilization.
I am sure of my belief that every person in the world must visit this masterpiece of natural beauty once in their lifetime. In fact, I call it a place to be visited #LifeMeinBaarBaar. Ever since I have visited Ladakh about five times in different seasons.
The versatility in geographical and cultural offerings of this place has been responsible for many different names that are given to Ladakh in the past. Some people call it La-Dags meaning “Land of High Mountain Passes“, some call it “Cold Desert in the Skies” and some refer it as “Land of Moon” etc…
Do you have a name for it??
Situated on the eastern side of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is sparsely populated cold desert spanning over 45,000 Sq. miles. Ladakh is surrounded by the highest mountain ranges including the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram.
The mountain ranges present in Ladakh span over the borders of India right into Tibet where they are referred as holy Kailash range of mountains especially for Hindus. Indus is the major river that flows through the Ladakh region. The Indus River along with its many tributaries including Shyok, Zanskar, Dras etc. acts as the lifeline of Indus Valley Civilization.
Apart from the breathtaking natural vistas, Ladakh is also known for its Tibetan culture. The rich cultural heritage of Ladakh is reflected in various aspects of the lives of Ladakhis as well as the architecture (monuments and monasteries), food, festivals, celebrations etc.
The people in Ladakh love to dance with the mask and these dances are the theatrical representation of the fight between good and evil. You can witness the glimpses of this rich culture in one of the most popular festivals of Ladakh named “Hemis Festival”