Ladakh is a region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir and not a town. The region is situated in between Kunlun and Himalayan mountains and is blessed by nature has showered all its blessings on this region. The region attracts more tourists than the residents owing to its location and climate.
Location of Ladakh
Ladakh region is about 400 kms. from Srinagar and about 700 kms. from Jammu. The region is full of mountains and valleys which impart a beautiful panoramic view. The region is the highest plateau of Jammu and Kashmir and the weather is chill with frequent snowfall.
Where to start Ladakh Trip from?
You can start your trip from Srinagar by road as the journey unveils beautiful, breathtaking views. You can cover the distance of 400+ kms. in about 8-9 hours. Limited flights are available to Leh from Srinagar, Jammu and Delhi.
Best time for Ladakh Trip
The peak season for a Ladakh trip is from June to October. This period attracts more tourists and Ladakh tourism will be in zoom.
What a Ladakh Tour can offer you
Monastries: Spituk Monastry, Thikse Monastry, Sankar Monastry, Namgyal Tsemo Monastry are the important monasteries.
Leh Palace: The palace built by King Sengge Namgyal is a stone structure consisting of 9 stories, is a stone building. The palace built in 17th Century had got ruined which is restored by the archaeology department. The museum in the palace takes you to yester years with its collection of jewelry, costume and royal belongings.
Shanti Stupa: The stupa has religious importance. The tourists can also have a panoramic view of the surrounding region as it is located on a hill top.
Magnetic Hill: This is a must visit place owing to its location. The hill is around 50 kms. from Leh and is at an altitude of 11,000 feet. The Indus river flowing on the south of the hill imparts a magnificent panoramic look and makes this place worth visiting.
Major Activities during Ladakh Trip
Depending on your age and energy level, you can pick from the following activities:
- Guided Adventure trips
- River Rafting
Where to stay
Generally, tourists stay in Leh. There is a range of hotel starting from budget hotels to star hotels. Homestay’s run by women are also available. You can also pick an eco-friendly guest house to stay.
When you are in Ladakh region, observe the unique and interesting tradition the people of Ladakh follow. It is more influenced by Tibetian and Chinese culture. Observe their colourful traditional costume, taste the regional food. You can also shop for handicraft items, colourful hand embroidered cloth and dry fruits.
A trip to Ladakh region is really rejuvenating to body and soul. You get energized despite spending all your energy. Try it out.