I was very eager to see and feel this environment from very closely; thus the next morning I moved along with Indus River, which was flowing by the side of the village. The Indus River is the backbone of Ladakh; historically and presently prominent places and Leh, Basgo and Tingmosgang are located close to the river. It is one of the largest rivers in the world in terms of annual flow. The river has historically been important to many cultures of the region.
I had visited Buddhist Monastery on my day first. This Monastery also called Spituk Gompa, is a Buddhist monastery located about 8 kilometers from Leh. One of the most dazzling monasteries in India, it houses one hundred monks and a giant statue of Goddess Kali. It is famous for its collection of Buddhist objects of antique arms, icon, ancient masks and numerous Thangka paintings.
I saw lots of “Panchakkies” first time in my life alongside of Indus River. There was less water in the river at this time; still flow was very high and its width was very vast.
I had seen apple garden there. These apples are different from Kashmiri apples. These were small and green in colour but very sweet to taste, just like the Ladakhi people. Read More…