Culture Traditions of Ladakh and Kashmir

Indeed, the people of Kashmir have made a significant contribution in the fields of telling stories, poetry, philosophy, science, etc. The craft of Kashmir like pashmina shawls, paper mache products, carpets, silk, wood, etc are admired around the world. Celebrations and festive activities during festivals provide an important diversion from the simple and monotonous lives of these people. The festivals that are celebrated with great fervor include Id-ul-Fitr, Diwali, the festival Hemis, Navratras and Loshar festival. Tours and Travel to the state of Kashmir gives you the chance to see an Indian tradition where people of different religions celebrate their festivals and brilliantly colored enthusiasm.The houses in the region generally have a lot of wood, following the inside are very warm. The brick houses have pagoda roofs and facades picturesque.

The lifestyle of the local population is very slow in the old city. Waterways and Shikara is the best way to go in the interior of the old city. Women are very entrepreneurial, they sell food, flowers and the hand of their articles on the floating markets. Kashmiri willow baskets used for the transport of essential goods from one place to another. There are a number of outdoor markets in the old city. Here, tourists have the pleasure to buy all of Kashmir traditional spices and food. Tours and Travel to the state of Kashmir also tries to store outdoor market in the old city where one is likely to find all the traditional items that are used in the kitchens of these simple people.

Culture of Ladakh

Buddhism is the way of life in Ladakh. There are ancient Buddhist rock carvings throughout the region, even in areas such as ARD and the lower Suru Valley that are now inhabited by an exclusively Muslim population. The gap between Muslims and Buddhists of Ladakh through Leh (on the Kargil-Leh road) and, between the villages of Parkachick and Rangdum Suru in the valley, but there are pockets of Muslim population further east in Padum (Zanskar), in Nubra Valley and in and around Leh. The village Buddhist approach is invariably marked by Mani walls are long chest high face of stone structures carved with the mantra in mane paddle by hum and shortening, commemorative Cairns, as stone-pepper pots. Many villagers have had a Gompa or monastery in May that there will be an imposing complex of temples, prayer halls and monks’ housing, housing a tiny hermitage single and lonely at home Lama. Islam too has come to the west. A peaceful penetration of the Shiite sect headed by missionaries, its success is guaranteed by the early conversion of the sub-leaders of the ARD, Kargil and the Suru Valley. In these areas, Mani and shorten the walls are placed by mosques, often small unpretentious buildings, or Imambaras imposing structures in the Islamic style, topped by domes sheet happily in the glow of the sun.

In Leh area of women from both communities, Buddhists and Muslims, enjoy greater freedom than other parts of the region. They not only work in the home and on the ground, but also to do business and interact freely with men other than their own relationships. In Kargil and its neighboring regions on the other hand, it is only in recent years that women are merging semi isolation and take jobs other than traditional agriculture and home-keeping.Ceremonial and public events are accompanied by music feature ‘surna ‘and ‘daman ‘(oboe and drum), originally introduced in the Baltistan Ladakh Muslims, but only now played by musicians Buddhist known as Mons.


As regards clothing is concerned about the phiran is a commonly worn. It is usually a wool robe and a lot of embroidery work done. These dresses are decorated with floral patterns of colors and designs. Tours of the picturesque and beautiful Kashmir can be a special treatment that most people in the street can be seen on tradition or dress phiran. Men and women find it easy and comfortable to wear these phirans as they are very warm and loose and can accommodate bags of hot water or little earthen pots with burning coal. This arrangement allows them to keep warm in extremely cold climate.

Kashmir is very popular for its pashmina shawls. These shawls are made from the wool textile tradition. The wool textile is obtained from mountain goat. These complexes have shawls thread work done on them. These shawls have been working on both sides. Kashmiri embroidery is known Kasidis. The particularity of the Kasidis work is that it is done so that trends appear evenly on both sides of the fabric. Kashmir, stoles are very popular. Many women of Kashmir following Islam wear the abaya. Tours to the Kashmir region generally tries tourists to go on shopping sprees. Kashmir women have a fetish for silver jewelry. Most women wear Kashmir with heavy silver chains with pendants subtle work done on them. They wear heavy gains money. The Traditional earing is huge, money and generally available in variations in the shape of a bell. Men wear coats of hair, cashmere and brocade.