Unusual is an understatement: Unearthly landscapes of Ladakh
Nellie of Wild Junket recently wrote a post about World’s most unearthly landscapes. As I read through the post, I was itching to see if there was mention of any places from India. The name I half-expected to see, looking out for with eager excitement, was of the amazing terrain of Ladakh.
I got a glimpse of this beautiful province of India when last year I went on a trip to Kashmir and Ladakh, in the northernmost part of the country. Kashmir is full of greenery, peppered with lakes and snow-capped peaks. In perfect contrast, Ladakh is a semi-arid desert, just that most of it is at heights of 10,000 feet and above! Cold wind blows here all year long, causing continuous erosion resulting in some truly impressive landscapes.
Some of the landscapes could be called strange. Some are definitely stranger. And some are so unearthly, that locals actually call it ‘the moon-land’!! See for yourself..