Ladakh has a unique barren and serene Landscape.
The region is classified as an High Altitude Desert or a Cold Desert.
The vast barren Vista compels you to look inwards.
Buddhism is a Way of Life in Ladakh and seems to blend in beautifully with the Barren, Simple and Tranquil surroundings.
A drive from Leh to Shrey ( a village which is home to Rancho School made famous by the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots) reveals the vast tracts of EMPTINESS.
There are kilometers of Land with nothing but Rocks and Barren Hills, a Land stripped Bare. An unusual but Divine Vista to behold.
An Emptiness that peers into your Soul within.
Flat roofed homes indicate that precipitation( rainfall) is rare or totally absent.
A tiny tot of a Buddhist temple breaks the monotony of the Brown Barren Himalayas laid bare by the powerful Rays of the Sun.
Sunrays are intense in the high altitude Air of Ladakh and quickly melt the Snow on the Hills exposed to the Sun.
Temples and Monasteries are built on Hills and Hillocks and can be seen from miles all around.
The Pagoda style is Strangely seen only on Temples and not on Homes which are largely flat roofed.
I think I surprised the cyclist while taking this picture.
Do read the earlier Blogs CHARMING LEH AIRPORT, SIGNS OF BUDDHA and FROZEN to connect to this absolutely mesmerizing region of India.
Stay on Board as we reach the now famous RANCHO School to celebrate the Birthday of HIS HOLINESS. You will be swamped in a Sea of Maroon.
Watch out for the next post.