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Ladakh (Leh)

The Land of the Mystic Lamas

14.4/5(360 Ratings)

Ladakh (Leh) Tourism

Ladakh (Leh) is famous for

Located in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is the highest inhabited region in India. Ladakh is known for its mystical landscape which is characterized by snow capped mountains, frozen lakes and scenic beauty which also serve as the major sightseeing in Ladakh. With crystal blue water and a beautiful backdrop, Pangong Lake is one of the most popular places to visit in Ladakh. From pashmina shawls to turquoise jewelry to handwoven rugs and carpets, there are plenty of things that tourists can shop for in Ladakh.

Ladakh (Leh) Video Reviews

Phenomenal atmosphere  Video Review

Phenomenal atmosphere

by Rahul Shankar
17th Jul 17
Breathtaking  Video Review

Breathtaking

by Rahul Shankar
17th Jul 17
Calm and serene  Video Review

Calm and serene

by Rahul Shankar
17th Jul 17
Optical illusion at its best  Video Review

Optical illusion at its best

by Rahul Shankar
17th Jul 17
Diskit Monastery - Built in 14th century  Video Review

Diskit Monastery - Built in 14th century

by Mahadev Hiremath
13th Jul 17
106ft Buddha and temple  Video Review

106ft Buddha and temple

by Mahadev Hiremath
13th Jul 17
Hunder Desert with double hump camels  Video Review

Hunder Desert with double hump camels

by Mahadev Hiremath
13th Jul 17
Magnetic hill  Video Review

Magnetic hill

by Mahadev Hiremath
13th Jul 17
Highest motor cycle road  Video Review

Highest motor cycle road

by Mahadev Hiremath
13th Jul 17
Leh Palace - Very old and ancient  Video Review

Leh Palace - Very old and ancient

by Mahadev Hiremath
13th Jul 17

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Reviews (360)

"Leh has an unparalleled ability to mesmerize with its unique topography. From its picturesque valley to Pangong Tso pristine water reflecting three (that my eyes could detect!) distinct shades ."

Arun

Arun4.3/5

3 reviews

Leh, worth visiting around Leh on Bike

Leh is pleasant From 15th July to! 5 th Aug. Ready for Veg Meals, people are honest & overall cleanliness is observed. No need for heavy woolens. Road journey from Manali to Leh is worth for shear beauty of Himalyan Mountains. If young try Biking around Leh. Visit to Turtuk is must to see our jawans defending our Boardes. Visit Hall of Fame in evening in Leh.
  • Leh  , worth visiting   around Leh on Bike
  • Leh  , worth visiting   around Leh on Bike
  • Leh  , worth visiting   around Leh on Bike
  • Leh  , worth visiting   around Leh on Bike
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Jkdhakar dhakar

Jkdhakar dhakar5.0/5

7 reviews

Highly recommended

If you won't visited leh, you won't live in India It's that kind of feeling, when I have visited this part of the world, this is quite. Me & my family won't able spent a single hour without electricity and here we have spent six days, very comfortably & the power available for only 04 hours (1900 to 2300 hours) . We have taken the services of snowman Tours nice friendly person Mr. Norboo and Mr. Sonam (ex service man)

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Ladakh (Leh) Overview

History of Ladakh

Located in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is the highest inhabited region in India. It is referred to by many names such as ‘Little Tibet’, ‘The Land of Numerous Passes’, ‘The Broken Moon’, etc. Ladakh lies at an altitude of 3500 metres above sea level in a cold desert. It is nestled between the greatest mountain ranges of the world- The Great Himalayas and the Karakoram Range.

Ladakh had been ruled by many dynasties, most of which were the descendants of the former kings of old Tibet. Owing to its strategic location, it also served as an eminent trade centre for India. It connected India to Central and West Asia.

Ladakh is known for its mystical landscape which is characterized by snow capped mountains, frozen lakes and scenic beauty which also serve as the major sightseeing in Ladakh (Leh).

People and Culture of Ladakh

The population of Ladakh is a blend of many different ethnic communities among which the Tibetans, Monpas and Dards are predominant. Most of the Ladakhis are either Shia Muslims or Tibetan Buddhists. The population also comprises a small number of Hindus, Sikhs and followers of the Bon religion. Leh is also an eminent Buddhist centre and home to many Tibetan refugees. Tibetan, Urdu, Hindi, Ladakhi, Purig and English are the major languages spoken in the region.

Things to Do in Ladakh

With crystal blue water and a beautiful backdrop, Pangong Lake is one of the most popular places to visit in Ladakh (Leh). It lies at the Sino-Indian Line of Actual Control, at an altitude of 4350 metres above sea level. Among the many Ladakh (Leh) attractions, Leh Palace is a must visit. This beautiful palace sits on top of the Namgyal Hill and is known for its aesthetic appeal and historical significance. Your Ladakh (Leh) tour is incomplete without visiting the Magnetic Hill. It is the only magnetic hill in India. It has an anti-gravitational effect due to which a car will start moving upward on its own.

The Shanti Stupa which was established by Japanese Buddhists is also among the popular Ladakh (Leh) places to visit. In 1983, the stupa was opened by Dalai Lama for spreading Buddhist ideologies. Regarded as one of the highest passes in the world, the Khardung La Pass is an eminent Ladakh (Leh) tourist place. It is the gateway to the Nubra Valley which boasts of a lush landscape and is brimming with wild lavenders, roses and Alfalfa. Apart from sightseeing, there are many other things to do in Ladakh (Leh) such as shopping and adventure activities.

Food and Shopping in Ladakh

After a tiring day of Ladakh (Leh) sightseeing, one can savour some mouth watering local food at the numerous restaurants and cafes. The cuisine of Ladakh has been influenced by many foreign cuisines which include Tibetan, Korean and Chinese. Thukpa, Tsampa and Momos are some of the local specialties.

The markets of Ladakh have a lot to offer. From pashmina shawls to woolen garments to turquoise jewelry to handwoven rugs and carpets, there are plenty of things that tourists can shop for in Ladakh. Tibetan Handicrafts such as thangka paintings, Tibetan silver jewelry, delicate embroidery are also few of things sold at the local markets. Bazaar Road is lined with shops that sell these items and is the best place to go for shopping.Head over to Ladakh Art Palace to for Tibetan handicraft items. Shar Market, Tibetan Handicraft Emporium and Tibetan Market are some of the popular places to shop.

Accommodation in Ladakh

Since Ladakh is well connected by road and air, there are many options for tourists who are wondering how to reach Ladakh. There are daily flights to and from Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar. However, driving is the best way to reach Ladakh since the routes in the region are some of the most beautiful routes in India.

Accommodation options in Ladakh include hotels, guesthouses, lodges and resorts. Tourists can look for hotels in Ladakh that lie in the vicinity of the tourist places to see in Ladakh (Leh).


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Ladakh (Leh), Jammu & Kashmir

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Rati singh

Over all my Leh trip was excellent, owsom weather
Ladakh (Leh), Jammu & Kashmir

Photo by

Rati singh

Over all my Leh trip was excellent, owsom weather

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