Before visiting this place, make sure to wear glasses on your eyes, because on the full moon night this place shines like the moon.

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Before visiting this place, make sure to wear glasses on your eyes, because on the full moon night this place shines like the moon.


When Neil Armstrong first stepped on the surface of the moon, everyone must have wondered what the land on the moon would be like, whether it would be like the land on earth or different from it. Now it is difficult to tell, but what we are going to tell you, you will not believe it, but it is true. Let us tell you, there is a place on earth which is called 'Moonland', that is, moon-like land. The surface of the land here is very similar to the surface seen on the moon. If you want to see this land and want to become the person to step on the moon-like land, then you have to go to Lamayuru village, 127 km from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir. Let us know about the specialties of this village and why it is important to come here once in life.

We cannot go to the moon, but we can see the earth like the moon

Nothing can be said about when you and I will go to the moon, but you can come anytime to see the earth that looks like the moon, but this small village Lamayuru of Ladakh will make you feel like you are standing on the moon. Thousands of tourists come here every year to see the earth that looks like the moon. If you also want to feel the moon closely, then definitely add the name of this village to your traveling list.

There are about 100 houses in this village

When you go to Lamayuru village, you will find that it is not very crowded. It is a quiet village, known for its monastery and lunar landscape. When you reach this village, you will find Lamayuru Monastery at the highest point of this village. You will find beautiful houses around it. Let us tell you, there are about 100 houses in this village, in which people have been living here for many years. Lamayuru Monastery is a major stronghold of the Drikung Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism, this tradition is famous for its emphasis on meditation and spiritual experience.

There are many stories hidden in every house

There are many stories hidden in every house

The houses built on this moon-like land are quite unique, which tell many stories. Let us tell you, these houses do not look like ordinary houses. These houses have been built inside caves. Whenever you see this place, only one question will come to your mind, “How did this place become Moonland?” When you reach here, you will be able to know many stories from the local people. The more you know about this place, the more surprised you will be.

Why does the land of this village look like the moon?

Why does the land of this village look like the moon?

Local people say that thousands of years ago there used to be a very big lake in Lamayuru village, but many years ago when the water of the lake started drying up slowly, the soil of the lake got deposited at one place. When the water dried up completely, a mountain of soil got deposited. After which cracks started appearing in it year after year and its land became like the land of the moon.

Today geography is like the moon, but there was nothing like this before

Today geography is like the moon, but there was nothing like this before

This natural wonder of Moonland is a perfect example of how a lake dries up and leaves behind a soil structure. According to scientists, the geography of this village is like the geography of the moon. Because when you come here, you will find that there are no trees and plants here and the pressure is also very low here. The land here looks exactly like the moon. However, thousands of years ago it was a lush green place, where there used to be greenery, lakes, etc.


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