Best Places to visit in Leh-Ladakh
Already much has been said about the enchanting beauty of Ladakh, as we all know the unparallel beauty of Ladakh is just unexplainable. Leh-Ladakh is an amazingly wonderful place, which is a perfect fusion of recreation, experiences and adventure opportunities. Located at an altitude of 3542 meters above sea level in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, it is full of tremendous scenic beauty and is a dream destination for every adventure and travelling lover. Some amazing enchantments including palaces, lakes, and monasteries will grab your attention for sure. There are so many Leh Ladakh Trip Packages provider in India. So, here we have got you a list of some of the best places to visit in Leh-Ladakh.
Pangong Tso Lake: The Blue Beauty from ‘3 Idiots’
Pangong Lake is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft). Pangong Lake is one of the most popular attractions of Ladakh. During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. It is not a part of Indus river basin area and geographically a separate landlocked river basin. The view of this beautiful lake gives you a sense of tranquillity.
Khardungla Pass: The Highest Motorable Road In The World
Khardung La, at an elevation of 5,359 m (17,582 feet) above the sea level, is a high mountain pass located in the Ladakh region, Jammu and Kashmir, India. Khardung La is the highest motorable road in the world and one of the best attractions of Ladakh. It is just 40 km from Leh. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country. Reaching this point feels nothing less than an achievement.
Nubra Valley: The Himalayan cold desert
This high altitude cold desert is a tri-armed valley located to the North-east of Ladakh. The panoramic views of the vast orchards, Bactrian camels and monasteries in Nubra Valley will take your breath away with their scenic vistas.
Magnetic Hill: Defies the phenomena of Gravity
The Magnetic Hill is one the major attractions of Leh-Ladakh. It is a small stretch of road located about 30 km from Leh towards Kargil and known as Magnetic Hill of Ladakh. On this particular part of the Srinagar-Leh highway, you would clearly see the road ahead going uphill. Turn off the engine and let your vehicle stand in neutral, it will slowly start moving and can go up to a speed of 20 km per hour on its own. Mysterious isn’t it? So, when you visit Ladakh make sure you don’t forget to visit this amazing place of Ladakh.
Zanskar Valley: The Buddhist Kingdom
Being amongst one of the most desolate places of the Himalayan Range, Zanskar has its own side of beauty and the views are heavenly. Zanskar is famous for its high beautiful mountains and landscape. Zanskar is one of the most unexplored places in Jammu and Kashmir.
Shanti Stupa: Soul-searching
Shanti Stupa is where you stop for a while for some introspection. A white dome Stupa (Chorten) built on a Changspa, a steep hill, opposite the Leh Palace different in architecture from the Ladakhi style gives a magnificent view at sunrise and sunset; it looks more beautiful at night illuminated in the white light.
Spituk Gompa: Monastery at the hilltop:
Spituk monastery is one of the splendid monasteries in Ladakh. The monastery is located on the hilltop near the Indus River and is at a distance of 18 km from the main city of Leh on Srinagar road. One can witness a bewildering scenic beauty of nature. One can explore this place not only for the monastery but also to cherish the presiding view of Indus River.
Hemis Monastery: The Biggest Gompa in Ladakh
Hemis Monastery is the biggest Gompa in Ladakh and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ladakh. Hemis is nestled on a mountain on the bank of the River Indus. It is situated some 45 km from Leh. The annual Hemis festival honouring Padmasambhava is held here in early June.
Hemis- The High Altitude National Park
If you are a nature lover and fond of fauna, then this one is definitely going to excite you. Hemis National Park is the largest national park in South Asia. This park is protected home for vulnerable mammals like leopards, Tibetan wolf, Asiatic ibex, the Eurasian brown bear and the red fox. The healthy and calm environment surrounding you makes the visit a memorable one.
Leh Palace: The Royalty in Ruins
Situated on the top of the abandoned Tsemo Hill, the palace will take you back in the times of Kings and Queens. From the top, the views of Stok Kangri, Ladakh mountain ranges and the town are awe-striking. The Leh-Palace is slightly ruined in condition. The palace comprises a monastery that features a statue of Lord Buddha. You will witness the wonderful collection of royal jewellery, ceremonial dresses and crowns in the palace. The old paintings and pictures are simply amazing. Some of the paintings here are as old as 450 years and were created using colours that were made from powdered gems and stones. They look as fresh as new to the spectator.
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