Do you want to spend your vacation in a land that resembles paradise? Then make it to Leh Ladakh, this Indian region is like paradise on earth with its major attractions that draws numerous tourists every year. Being nestled in the extreme north, Ladakh has many passes and is popularly known as the ‘Land of High Passes.’ It is one of the most exotic travel destinations in India and plays a prominent role in Indian Tourism. With its enriched heritage, adventurous tourism and pristine natural beauty it is regarded as the best tourist destinations of North India. You will have a soothing and enchanting vacaciones en Ladakh with the humming of sacred chants from the Buddhist monks and towering mountain peaks.
Adventurous people will love to spend time in Ladakh, as it is an ideal place for driving and biking. The beautiful landscape includes brown sandy desserts, snow-cladded mountains and diverse weather. Below mentioned are some of the major attractions of Ladakh, you should visit to make your holiday memorable.
Nubra Valley is the valley of flowers. Its original name is Ldumra. The winding channels of the Shyok and Nubra rivers entwined the Nubra Valley to make it enchanting. The valley houses many eminent Buddhist monasteries like Samstanling and Diskit. The statue of Maitreya Buddha, which is 35 feet long, is a worth to visit place. The valley also has popular trekking routes that draw a large number of adventurous tourists every year.
Leh is the largest and most prominent city of Ladakh. The nine storey building or the former residence of the royal family named Leh Palace is a major attraction of Ladakh. Shanti Stupa is another prominent attraction of Leh which is a white dome settled at the top of a hill in Chanspa town. Jama Masjid, Sankar Gompa, Stok Palace, the War Museum and the Victory Tower are some of the attractions that draw many tourists every year.
Zanskar Valley is an isolated rugged Buddhist valley. The inhabitants of Zanskar believe in Tibetan Buddhism and some of the inhabitants are Sunni Muslims, who live in Padum. There are some oldest Buddhist monasteries such as Sani monastery, Rangdum monastery, Bardan monastery and Phugtal monastery.
Pangong Tso (Pangong Lake)
Pangong Tso Lake is situated at an altitude of 14, 270 feet and at a distance of five hours from Leh. The saline water of the lake freezes completely in winters. The lake is very popular amongst the major attractions of Ladakh.
Hemis National Park
One of the important wildlife sanctuaries of North India is Hemis National Park. It is the 2nd largest national park of India. Snow Leopard is the major attraction of this park. Within the boundary of the national park, you can see the 400 years old Hemis Monastery.
Khardung La Pass
Khardung La Pass is an important pass of Ladakh, built and maintained by Border Roads Organization. It is used to carry supplies to the Siachen Glacier. To cross the pass, tourists need to carry with them the Inner Line Permit obtained from the office of Leh’s District Commissioner.
Ladakh is famous for eco-tourism with a motive of keeping the surroundings clean. Plan your tour to Ladakh to have a wonderful vacation this year.