Ladakh is full of such prehistoric rock art (petroglyphs). While most of them are decaying in obscurity, Domkhar remains the best-preserved one and it is only fitting that it overlooks the Indus, the river that sired an entire civilization and lends its name to the country.
The Brokpa people inhabit a secluded area along the Indus River in the Leh-Khaltse-Batalik-Kargil route in Ladakh and are known for their unique culture. Villages like Dah, Hanu, Biama, Garkone, & Darchik still preserve this culture in pristine form.
Photographs of a Ladakhi autumn shot during an impromptu bike ride through various monasteries and villages along the Leh Manali highway. Yellow and orange of poplars and willows standout in contarst to the clear blue Himalayan sky.
Turtuk is a part of the ancient Gilgit-Baltistan province, most of which lies on the other side of the Line of Control (LOC) between India and Pakistan, north of Ladakh. Turtuk was retaken by the Indian army during the war of 1971 and tourists were allowed in Turtuk only in 2010.