The towns of Leh and Ladakh are located in Jammu and Kashmir and are hot spot tourist destinations.
For river rafting or trekking, tourist destination which comes in to our mind is Ladakh. The region remains closed every year between November – June because of extreme winters and excessive snowfall.
Ladakh is also famous for the many lakes and springs spread all over the place. Among the springs, some of the most famous ones are the sulphar springs of Panamic (Nobra), and also those of Chumathankg, Puga and Changthang; famous for curing joint disorders. People of this region believe that the spring water has several healing powers and can cure most of their diseases. Important lakes are Ladakh and Pangong Lake and Tsomoriri Lake (also known as salty lake). People in ancient times used this lake for extraction of salt for human use.
There are two districts under Ladakh: Leh and Kargil; both standing at contrast with each other in terms of climate and geography. The great Himalayan Mountain, guarding the south of this area forms a natural monsoon barrier making the area a cold desert. Indus is the main river that flows through Ladakh and is further joined by other major rivers like Shayok, Zanskar and Suru. Indus enters Pakistan through Ladakh.
A perfect destination for travel, sport and honeymoon
Ladakh, apart from its breathtaking beauty also offers great scope for adventurous sports like river rafting, trekking and mountaineering. People who love adventure sports,
Ladakh is a perfect destination for them.
Buddhist Monasteries and several other cultural, as well as heritage sites scattered all over central Ladakh and Zanaskar are major tourist attractions. Even the fairs and festivals of Ladakh attract a large number of tourists, and they get a chance to explore the rich cultural heritage of this place.
For Honeymoon couples, this place is a heaven. They truly enjoy the natural beauty of this place.
The culture of Leh and Ladakh is quite similar to that of Tibetans because of the regions’ proximity with Tibet. The Buddhist monasteries form the backbone of religion in Leh Ladakh and also a major source of tourist attraction from all over the world.
Though Leh is quite a deserted place, but slowly and slowly it is progressing a lot. It is the home to highest VSAT centre in the world. Efforts to make a technology society are on by the district administration.
For tourists, there is no dearth of amenities and they have an access to hospitals, travel agencies, hotels and much more.
Climate and best time to visit
Ladakh is an isolated cold desert region and sparsely populated. In winters the temperature goes to minus freezing even the water resources.
So, the best time to visit this beautiful place is between June to September. One must plan a vacation trip to Leh Ladakh.
- Nubra Valley
- Lamayuru Monastery
- Pangong Lake
- Zanskar valley
- Shanti Stupa
- Thiksey Monastery
- Alchi Choskor Monastery
- Monastero Likir
- Stok Palace Museum
- Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers
- Magnetic Hill