Padum

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Padum

Padum is the largest town and administrative center for the Zanskar tehsil. Lately it has become a major trekking base for expeditions into the Zanskar region.
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Padum village

It is largely inhabited by people of Tibetan descent who follow Tibetan Buddhism. There is also a sizable Muslim population (~40%), who have been present in Padum since the 17th century. A mosque was built in the 1990s years to cater the local Muslim population.

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Mosque

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Stakrimo Gompa

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View from Stakrimo Gompa

3 Responses to Padum

  1. Nalini Hebbar September 20, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    WOW!

  2. magiceye September 20, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    beautifully captured sights!

  3. Mohan September 20, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    So serene!!!

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