History of Ladakh

Ladakh’s primal occupants were migrant yak herders.The permanent establishments were settled forth the Indus by Buddhist pioneers making way from India to Mt Kailash in Tibet. Buddhism soon emerged as the ruling religion, though the minority Brokpa clan still pursues.

Bonism: the religion that predated Buddhism in Tibet.

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Around 9th century, the Buddhist emperors of Ladakh had fortified a kingdom growing all the way from Kashmir to Tibet, guarded by forts and stippled with ample Buddhist gompas (monasteries). Various creeds strived for eminence, but the Gelukpa (Red Hat) form was popularized by the Tibetan settlers Tsongkhapa in the 14th century, and it soon assumed the form of the major philosophy in the valley.

Concurrently, Muslim armies commenced to trespass Ladakh from the west. In the 16th century, the territory fell shortly to Ali Mir of Baltistan, but Buddhism rebounded back beneath Singge Namgyal (1570–1642), who entrenched a new capital at Leh. Ladakh was completely adjoined into the kingdom of the Dogra Rajas of Jammu in 1846.

Since then, Ladakh has been administered as a sub-district of Jammu and Kashmir. In return to anti-Buddhist inequality, the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) was assembled in 1996, urging for the establishment of a Union Territory of Ladakh. Since then, candidates from the Ladakh Union Territory Front have advantage on the field at elections, but with the state government prospering tediously from Ladakh’stourism industry, self determination is likely to remain a distant dream.


More Information About Ladakh  :

1. Introduction About Ladakh.

2. Weather of Ladakh.

3. Passes around Ladakh.

4. Frequently asked question about Ladakh.

5. Demography of Ladakh.

6. Geography of Ladakh.

7. Health and safety precautions to be taken in Ladakh.

8. Best time to visit Ladakh.

9. Things to do in Ladakh.

10. Festivals of Ladakh.

11. Wildlife of Ladakh.

12. Flora of Ladakh.

13. Monuments and Museums in Ladakh.

14. Villages around Ladakh.

15. Adventure Sports in Ladakh.

16. Shopping in Ladakh.

17. Additional Information about Ladakh.


More Information on Leh :

1. About Leh.

2. How to get to Leh ?

3. Connection Of Leh with nearby places.

4. Attractions in Leh.

5. Palaces in Leh.

6. Monastries in Leh.

7. Authentic food of Leh.