In the summer of 2015 I visited Ladakh for the first time. It’s like nowhere else in India, as the barrier of the Himalayan range means it is both dry (because it’s in the rain shadow) and culturally distinct.
The area is much more akin to Tibet in environment, people and culture. Whilst I was there, a Tibetan lama came to the area to give a blessing and sermon. It was a day out and festival for the people of Ladakh.
Have a look at the Flickr album I put together of the festival.