The profound clear azure skies, the fluffy white clouds, the gurgling Indus, the strong winds, the endless acres of rugged terrain and lofty mountains making the perfect backdrops,
the windswept ridgeline surrounded by a labyrinth of extremely elevated flurry capped peaks, the Bunch of Chortens, some ornate , some scruffy and uneven, the rarified atmosphere , the dipping mercury and the blinding Sun-where you are susceptible to frostbites and sunburns at the same time! and the priceless views of the valleys – all of which contribute to making it “The Barren Splendor”!
To all from the outside, it is a wild and inhospitable place , As a first timer I felt the same till I learnt , in this high, rugged area of nature’s ever changing canvas, the Ladakhis have for a thousand years not only endured but lived and flourished here. Renowned for its natural beauty and a variety of landscape, Ladakh offered me an opportunity to indulge in Photography therefore the germination of the idea to have a page dedicated to Ladakh Topography as it deserves more attention and a singular status. Thus, decided to make a separate arena to showcase the beauty of an amazing region called Ladakh.