In the past, many tourists have received invoices and fines from the Ladakh administration for not following rules near Pangong Lake. The high-altitude saltwater lake attracts thousands of tourists from different parts of the country every year. To maintain the ecological balance of the lake and the place, Ladakh police have strict instructions not to enter the lake with any vehicle.
I am sharing another embarrassing video. Such irresponsible tourists are killing Ladakh. You know what Ladakh is home to more than 350 species of birds, and lakes like Pangong are home to many species of birds. This type of work can endanger the habitat of many bird species. pic.twitter.com/ZuSExXovjp
– Jigmat Ladakhi (ntsnontsay) April 9, 2022
The video shared by Jigmat Ladakhi shows three passengers in an Audi Q3. Two of them came out of the sunroof while the driver was driving with Pangong Soo. The video also contains a table with various alcohols. We’re not sure if this was done under the influence of alcohol.
Although the vehicle registration number is clearly visible in the video, the Ladakh administration has not yet taken any action against the violators.
It is illegal to bring vehicles to Pangong Lake. The locals consider the lake sacred and many worship it.
Vehicles are often stuck in the lake
Numerous vehicles are stranded on the shores of Pangong Lake every year. Although authorities dug in to solve the problem, many tourists moved to secluded areas to suck illegal stunts.
Due to the sensitivity of the area, permanent structures are not allowed on the shores of Lake Pangong. Authorities are keeping a close eye on such constructions along the lake so that the lake is not harmed by human habitation.
Keep Pangong safe
– Stanzin Sonam: (Stanzins) October 23, 2021
Pangong Tso is a high-altitude lake that extends as far as Tibet. To Buddhists, it is a sacred lake, and even the locals of the region consider the lake sacred. So diving and driving along this lake is not allowed. However, there are still many who reject these rules just to enjoy the moment.
This is not just about the Pangong So area, there are many tourist spots across India where visitors regularly make a fuss. Although most of the locals depend on tourists for their livelihood, they are quite dissatisfied with the behavior of tourists.
This is why one should always be extra careful when visiting tourist spots and make sure that they follow all the rules of the area. When tourists do not follow the rules, most locals and authorities take strict measures such as barricading the area or even not allowing people to bring their own vehicles. So everyone has to be a responsible tourist.