Date : 16 Aug 2017
Ladakh is widely known as the Land of high passes located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is a unique place surrounded by snowcapped mountains, mystic lamas, and broken moonland. Due to its arresting nature it has become a main place to the mountain lovers and escapist. Though there are numerous festivals, which have become a hub of attractions to the outsider. Among them, the Ladakh festival is one of the most visited one, being held in 1st to 15th of September, the month itself is a very favorable one with the weather neither too hot nor too cold. Tourists still roam in and around Leh area with full zeal to capture the purest beauty of Ladakh, be it the people, the monastery, the local market or its cuisine. You wouldn’t want to miss it when everything is shown on one occasion. Ladakh festival will introduce you to the beauty and the nature of ladakhi’s tradition in its purest form. No festival is completed without the accompaniment of olden day’s music, songs, dances, drama and games. So, this festival also brings you the pure taste of folk music, theatre exhibit and folk dances. The inauguration of this ceremony in Leh, takes place in a large scale procession of various cultural group, passes from Leh market to Leh polo ground. Bringing more color to this festival with the performance of Mask dance by monks from different monasteries, archery is also played along with ancient social and cultural ceremonies including art and handicraft are the other highlight of the event. Within 15days you will get sufficient inside knowledge regarding Ladakh and its people. Like rest of the other festivals this festival also relive the olden days by promoting it to the younger generation as well as proudly showing its unique culture to the audience across the world.