Ladakh: The India-Eurasia Collision Region

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Ladakh is one of the most scenic regions in the world with towering mountains and majestic lakes. The region, through history, has been primarily inhabited by Tibetian Buddhists.

Abstract: One of the most sought-after tourist destinations, the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh also bears significant geoscientific importance with rock records dating back to the India–Eurasia plate collision. Moreover, the history of the evolution of the Great Himalaya is also enshrined in its varied facies. A heightened effort towards the conservation of these rich geological sites must be made by developing a geopark that can help reveal to the masses the rich, and often overlooked geological history of the region.

The author is Deputy Director General, Geological Survey of India, Hyderabad. The article should be cited as Tripathi S. C., 2019. Ladakh: The India-Eurasia Collision Region, Geography and You, 19(25 & 26): 26-35