Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India
Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of India is part of the Tentative list of India in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The Cold Desert Cultural Landscape comprises parts of Ladakh, Spiti and Kinnaur. The landscape is characterized by very high elevation and very little rain. The inhabitants of its scattered settlements practice their own distinct Buddhist culture, which is visible in the many Gompas. The region is also a retreat for the Snow Leopard, Tibetan Antelope and Himalayan Wolf.
Map of Cold Desert Cultural Landscape of IndiaLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
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Includes FTWHS Hemis Gompa (1998-2015)
Includes former TWHS Buddhist Monastery Complex, Alchi, Leh, known as Alchi Chos-kor (1998) and Hemis Gompa (1998)
2015 Added to Tentative List
The site has 2 locations