About Leh in Ladakh
Ladakh is one of the most fascinating lands on the earth. Snow clad mountains, beautiful hill ranges, the great Himalayan backdrop and the Ladakh Range forms engulf Ladakh and grant its picturesque beauty. Leh is the Headquarter town of Ladakh. Leh in Ladakh is one of the most fascinating locations, one could ever visit. Leh in Ladakh is all about monasteries, hilly lanes, picturesque valleys, colorful markets, wonderful shopping, Ladakhi meal and a typical Ladakhi atmosphere. Leh in Ladakh is also famous for its adventure sport activities like the unlimited trekking options, the Polo game on the arena located on a very high altitude, mountaineering, wonderful river rafting and unlimited wildlife tours.
Apart from all these Leh in Ladakh also offers other activities like Ice skating, skiing and indulging in beautiful white snow. The weather is freezing at times at Leh in Ladakh, yet the hospitality offered by the local community of Ladakh is warm and overwhelming. Leh in Ladakh became an official tourism spot during 1970s. Since then Leh in Ladakh has become one of the popular tourist place for adventure sports seekers and other enthusiastic tourists. Moreover Leh in Ladakh is also visited for the Buddhist monasteries and to capture its spell bounding beauty, which makes Leh in Ladakh an Exotic Destination to be in.
Places of Interest in and around Leh in Ladakh
Monasteries: Leh in Ladakh is most visited for the monasteries which are present all over Leh. Few of the most popular monasteries include the Thikse Monastery and the Hemis Monastery. Hemis Monastery is the largest and popular monastery in Leh. Hemis Monastery at Leh in Ladakh holds the famous Hemis Festival during the month of June, when people from all over Ladakh visit this monastery. Few of the other monasteries present in and around Leh in Ladakh include Lamayurur Monastery, Stok Palace Monastery, Bardan Monastery, the majestic Shanti Stupa, Stongde Monastery and Likir Monastery to name a few.
The Castle of Leh: The Castle of Leh is located near the Leh Valley at the Leh in Ladakh. Leh Castle exhibits some amazing history of ancient Ladakh and is one of the most visited places in Leh. There is a Spituk Monastery located in the center of the Castle which has a very ancient and significant history.
Nubra Valley: Nubra Valley is the fascinating place located in between the Himalayan Ranges at Ladakh. Nubra Valley is also popularly referred as the Valley of Flowers, because of the amazing display of colorful flowers throughout the area. Nubra Valley is situated about 10,000 ft above sea level and has dense vegetation along with huge population of lush green trees.
Tsomoriri Lake: Tsomorir Lake is located around 240 km from Leh in Ladakh. Tsomoriri Lake is a amazing salt water lake which rests amidst huge mountains within the Rupsho Valley. This Lake is located on an altitude of 14000 feet above sea level.
How to reach Leh in Ladakh
By air, the nearest airport for Leh in Ladakh is Leh Airport. Leh Airport is very well connected with regular flights from Delhi and Jammu. Flights like Jet airways and Indian airlines fly daily to Leh in Ladakh from Delhi, Srinagar and Jammu. People who travel from abroad can have a connecting flight from Delhi Airport.
By road, Leh in Ladakh can be reached through the Kashmir Valley, via the Srinagar – Leh Road. This road is open only from June to November. There are regular buses from Srinagar to Leh on this route. The other approachable road for Leh in Ladakh is from Manali to Leh. On this route too, there are many State Transport buses plying regularly for Leh. The buses form a cheap mode of transport as they charge minimal amount and are available after every small interval.
Best Time to Visit Leh in Ladakh
Leh in Ladakh is open for tourists only during March to November as there is a heavy snowfall in the area and the whole area is shut down for outside public. Hence the ideal time to visit Leh in Ladakh is from March to November.
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