Ladakh literally means a ‘land of high passes’. It is a region that lies in the northern most state of the Indian Republic, Jammu and Kashmir. It is flanked by the Karakoram ranges to the north and the Himalayas to the south.
Being one of the most sparsely populated regions in India, it came to thelimelight after it was open for tourists. Ladakh is greatly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture owing to the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries that are scattered all over the region. The picturesque beauty of this region attracts a lot of tourists. It is also called as ‘Little Tibet’.