-- The Land of the Aryans --

  By : Mehul Rai  [on Thu, 17-Mar-2011]    Destination : Dah
The amazing region of Dah-Hanu is around 163 kilometers to the south west of Leh. Leh is always the best option to start your excursion of Ladakh. It is very comfortable to make a choice of a destination in Ladakh that you want to visit; Leh is well connected to every place in Ladakh. The main attraction of Dah-Hanu is the Drokpa community. The history of these people is very interesting. They are Buddhist by faith but they are racially and culturally distinct from the rest of the Ladakhi population. Some believe the Drokpa people are migrants who came to India from Central Asia thousands of years ago. They are known to be the last race of the Aryans and have pure Indo Aryan features. Their culture and religious practices resemble the ancient pre Buddhist religion, known as Bon- Chos. Apart from these distinct people this region of Ladakh is famous for fruits such as apricots, apples, walnuts and grapes. For travelling to Dah Hanu from Leh you need a permit which you can easily acquire with the help of your travel agent in Leh. The road connectivity is quite fine. It is better to halt at Dah than going back on the same day of your arrival. Staying options are good.
 
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