Zanskar

Zanskar

Things to do - general
Country India
Languages spoken Zanskar Skad,,Kashmiri, Urdu,Hindi,English
Currency INR

Sports and nature

There is no competitor to adventure sports in Zanskar and river rafting is the most indulged activity in the area.

Culture and history

The first traces of human activity in Zanskar seem to go back as far as the Bronze Age. Petroglyphs attributed to that period suggest that their creators were hunters on the steppes of central Asia, living between Kazakhstan and China. It is suspected that an Indo-European population known as the Mon might then have lived in this region, before mixing with or being replaced by the next settlers, the Dards. Early Buddhism coming from Kashmir spread its influence in Zanskar, possibly as early as 200 BC. The earliest monuments date from the Kushan period. After this eastward propagation of Buddhism, Zanskar and large parts of the Western Himalaya were overrun in the 7th century by the Tibetans, who imposed their then animistic Bön religion.

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