Leh Ladakh – The remote mountain beauty and reserved culture

Leh Ladakh is a northwestern region in India. It is famed for its remote mountain beauty and reserved culture. It is divided into two districts: district Leh, and district Kargil. It is a haven of scenic landscapes and other amazing tourist attractions. Leh is a city in the Leh district of Ladakh, it is the capital of the Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh, it is the largest city in the region.


How To Reach:

There are two main alternatives to reaching Leh Ladakh: by flight and by road, railway transport is not possible because there is no railway station in the city. By flight, the nearest airport in the city is located in Leh, the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is well connected to the many international airports in India including Delhi, and most other domestic airports such as Jammu, Chandigarh. By road, you will have to go through Manali or Srinagar where you can catch a cab or a bus going directly to Leh. The road trip from Manali to Leh is overwhelmed by beautiful scenes and is usually covered on motorbikes and bicycles, this journey has garnered a lot of attention over time thus it is popularly known as the ‘Leh Ladakh bike trip’. 

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  •  Is Leh Ladakh safe? : Yes. Safe and Secure.

  • What is Leh Ladakh famous for? : Ladakh is known for its scenic beauty, distinctive culture, monasteries of Buddhism and interesting adventure spots.

  • What should I buy in Leh? : Silver and Stone Jewellery, Tibetan Handicrafts, Shawls, Kashmiri Carpets etc.

  • Can we go Leh Ladakh by car? : To reach Leh via Srinagar Leh Highway or Manali Leh Highway, you can hire self-driving cars. Remember, self-driving leased vehicles outside Leh Ladakh are not permitted to do any sightseeing in Ladakh including locations such as Nubra Valley, Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri.

  • What is the main festival of Ladakh? : Biggest and popular festival of Ladakh is Hemis Tse-Chu.

Where To Stay :

Some Leh Ladakh hotels, homestays and guest houses for a comfortable experience in the city include:

  •  Oriental hotel: it is situated in Leh, it features a garden, free wifi, an airport shuttle, a restaurant, a tour desk, a 24-hour front desk, library, laundry and more facilities to make your stay welcoming.

  • Leh Old Town Inn: It is located in Leh, it features a terrace, free wifi, a gift and souvenir shop, mini-market on site, a tour desk, free parking, lounge, etc.

  • The Grand Dragon Ladakh: This 4-star beauty is located in Sheynam, Leh. Catch a luxurious vibe in this edifice featuring great rooms some offering a view of the beautiful surrounding mountains, a fitness center, a restaurant, free wifi, airport shuttle, business center, wheelchair accessibility, free parking, etc.

  •  The Auspicious Hotel: Located in the foothills of the Stok Kangri mountain range, this hotel is just a few minutes' walks from the Leh palace and a few kilometers from the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. It features a complimentary breakfast, free wifi, bar, a restaurant, full-service laundry, etc.

  •  Ladakh Residency:  Enjoy a reserved relaxation in this architecture of wood and polished brick. Just a few kilometers from the Kishok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, this hotel sits close to the tranquil hilltop of Shanti Stupa. It features free breakfast, free parking, free wifi, a restaurant, airport shuttle, full-service laundry giving you overall comfortable experience.

Best Time To Visit :

Leh Ladakh weather is cold and desert-like, with a gradient from pleasant to steeply unpleasant. It sometimes features an extreme in summer and winter. It gets really cold from December through February with a peak period in January, thus Leh Ladakh remains inaccessible in this period. Slightly warmer is the weather condition between March and April, tourists normally start trooping in from April. June is the best month to visit Leh Ladakh and it features hoards of tourists visiting the region. Must Watch Cham dance During Dosmoche festival in Leh.


Places To Visit :

On a tour of Leh Ladakh, be sure to pay a visit to the under listed places to have an engaging experience:

  • Leh Palace: With strong ties to the history of the region, the Leh palace lies in Kashmir, in the town of Leh. Built-in the 17th century under the reign of King Sengge Namgyal for a royal palace, the nine-storied palace was one of the tallest buildings in its time. See the sunrise and set from the ancient walls of this amazing structure. It is host to the local Galdam Namchot festival.

  • Pangong Lake, Leh Ladakh: This clear blue lake Pangong is located in the Himalayas, it has a spectacular characteristic of colour changes from azure to blue, then green and grey as well, it does not remain blue throughout the year. It has featured many film shoots, hence its increased popularity.

  • Magnetic hill: Popularly known as the gravity hill. In these hills, vehicles defy the force of gravity as they move up the hill when parked at a particular spot. The hill is situated some kilometers from the Leh town. To the east of this hill, the Sindhu River flows from Tibet through Ladakh. Besides gravity, this hill magnets hoards of tourists every year from across the globe.

  • Phuktal Monastery: Phuk meaning ‘cave’ and tal meaning ‘leisure’ in the Zankari dialect, this monastery is located in the southeastern part of the Zanskar region in Ladakh.  A monastery of Buddhist, this site is built inside a hollow cave – an amazing scenery indeed.

About Visa :

The government of India has introduced an Electronic Travel Authorization(ETA) through which various country nationalities can apply for a tourist visa which serves for the short term. Along with the visa, itinerants also require an Inner Line Permit from the Office of the Deputy Commissioner at Leh.


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