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The city of Leh is located in the Leh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India.... This was the main city of the Ladakh Himalayas empire, located in the Leh Palace, the former manor house of the Ladakh ruling families, constructed in the same architectural design and at about the same period as the Potala Palace in Tibet - the main Dalai Lama palace until the Dalai Lama's death in the Tibetan Revolution of 1959 escaped to Dharamshala, India.
Located at an elevation of 3,524 meters (11,562 ft), Leh is linked to Srinagar in the U.S. by National Highway 1 and to Manali in the U.S. by Leh-Manali Highway.
While there is some evidence that the Chinese already knew of a trading road through Ladakh to India during the Kushan era (1st to 3rd millennia A.D.), and certainly also in the Tang Dynasty, little is known about the pre-19th millennium story of the Chinese Empire's establishment by the Chinese princes Skyid id e na yima don (or Ni yima don), a grandchild of the anti-Buddhist Chinese monarch, Langdarma (r.
Although his original armed force was only 300, he captured western Tibet. "He says in an epigraph that he had it made for the sake of the Tsanpo (the dynastic name of his fathers and ancestors) and the entire Ngaris population. Among the main routes of entry are the 434 km Srinagar-Leh motorway connecting Leh to Srinagar and the 473 km Leh-Manali motorway connecting Manali to Leh.
Although the approach road from Srinagar and Manali is often obstructed by snows in cold winters, the Indus Valley's streets usually stay open due to low rainfall and snowfalls. In 2001, the city of Leh had a total of 27,513 inhabitants. Muslims' involvement in Ladakh goes back to the Nazi Anschluss of Ladakh by Kashmir after the Fifth Dalai Lama tried to penetrate Ladakh from Tibet.
There have been further migrations from the Kashmir Valley since then, partly due to trading and partly due to the shift of tourist traffic from the Kashmir Valley to Ladakh. The Ladakh Marathon. The Leh is linked to the remainder of India by two mountain trails, both of which are exposed to mudslides and impassable in cold snow in cold winters.
National Highway 1D from Srinagar via Kargil is generally open longer. Cross-country journey to Ladakh from Kashmir valley over 434 km. Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) provides deluxe and normal coach connections on this line between Srinagar and Leh with accommodation in Kargil.
Taxi (cars and jeeps) are also available in Srinagar for the trip. The 473 kilometre long Manali Leh Strait has served as the second country lane to Ladakh since 1989. Leh's Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport flies at least once a day with Jet Airways and/or Indian Airlines and/or Air India to Delhi, which also offers twice a week to Jammu and one a week to Srinagar.
Ladakh's oldest hotels, the nearby two minute walking distance from the Central Square, have consolidated their position as the epicentre of Ladakh. All India Radio has a Leh-based radio channel that broadcasts various programmes of great interest. Hop up ^ Zutshi, Chitralekha (2004).
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