Kashmir is often referred to as heaven on earth. The northern most state of India is surrounded by hills and valleys, crystal clear rivers and green landscapes that are picture perfect. Away from the famous travel destinations like Sonmarg, Pahalgam and the beautiful Srinagar, is the Ladakh region. In the past few years, a lot more people have been exploring various places within the Ladakh valley. Several quaint villages that thrive of rich culture and nature have become tourist attractions. Monasteries and Gompas have been researched, written about and photographed by people across the globe. The beautiful region is home to a mix of Indians and Tibetans that have made the extremely cold and secluded valley their home for centuries now. (DON’T MISS More Photos) Travel photographer Gyaltsen Wangdi has been working on a project related to the tribes of Ladakh and several villages of Kashimir including Gulmarg and Bhoota Patri. You could check out some of his projects here. And while on his escapades to the hills, he had perfectly captured the essence of Ladakh in the most awe inspiring ways. Here are 20 photographs from his travels that will absolutely take your breath away! Also Read - Over 5,000 Chinese Troops Present in Ladakh, Other Areas; India Increases Force

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