Ladakh, a picturesque hill station of India, is located at the Leh district. Located amidst the Great Himalayas, this tourist spot brings you closer to nature, rejuvenating your senses.
When nature beckons, its Ladakh
The natural beauty of Ladakh is a treat to the eyes. You can start with a visit to the enchanting Pangong Lake. The mirror like waters of this reservoir is located at a height of 14,270 feet. The reflection of the mountains over the crystalline water enhances the beauty of the place.
Tso Moriri is another fresh water lake here, located at an altitude of 15,000 feet. While you tour from Leh to Tso Moriri, the beautiful green landscape seems refreshing. There is also a hot spring here.
Spend some time at Zanskar Valley, an isolated valley known for its Buddhist population. Peace and serenity is in the air and waters of the valley, located between the Great Himalayas and Zanskar mountain ranges.
If you love flowers, the Nubra Valley is a must visit. The colourful and aromatic flowers of the valley make it a photographer’s paradise.
The magical Ladakh
Nature is mysterious and playful at the snowy Ladakh. You can witness this at the Magnetic Hill, or the gravity hill, located between Kargil and Baltik. This hill can pull any vehicle up its
steep slope without the ignition of the vehicle. There is also a Gurudwara located at the foot of this amazing hill.
Ladakh- the seat of Buddhism
The Shanti Stupa is the most popular Buddhist temple of Ladakh, located at an enormous height of 4267 metres. Get a bird’s eye view of Leh and the mountains from here, along with a mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset.
The Lamayuru Monastry is the oldest Tibetan monastery located at an altitude of 3510 metres. Experience here the simple and serene life of the Buddhist monks. Learn more about Buddhism here, checking out the colourful wall paintings, murals and scriptures.
The Alchi Monastery is located at the banks of the Indus River and consists of precious 11 and 12th century paintings. Near this monastery, is the Shey Monastery, known for the blue haired Maitreya Buddha statue, made with copper and brass and 17.5 high.
The Diskit, Hemis and Thiskey monasteries are other popular Buddhist Monasteries of Ladakh.
Royal kingdom and Adventure of Ladakh
If you are in love with mountains, enjoy a camel safari or Yak ride through the high mountains, the blue waters and the lush greenery. Explore the diverse geography of the place with trekking on the uneven land of Ladakh. Nubra Valley is one of the popular places where you can enjoy trekking.
The Royal Leh Palace is your next destination. This 17th century royal residence is a nine storied building, from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Leh and the sprawling Indus River.
This palace now has a museum where you can check out antiques like royal crowns, dresses, jewelleries and accessories.
Bring back memories from Ladakh with Ladakhi Cuisines
Get various kinds of souvenirs like Buddhist relics, trinkets, copper samovars, prayer wheels and pashmina shawls from the traditional markets of Ladakh.
Besides the staple food of tsampa, meat broth of Shespa, Ladakh is also famous for tasty beer, chhang and butter tea, served along with crispy biscuits, khura.