If you want a vacation that would intoxicate you and leave you speechless with the bounties of natural beauty, opt for the Leh-Ladhak Tour. At every step you would feel spirituality in the air, well-blended with the purity of nature out there. If you are planning your next holiday at Leh-ladhak, then the article below will give you detailed info on the most visit-able sightseeing destinations in that region. Read on to gather all details.
The largest province within the North Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir is Leh Ladakh. It is bisected and surrounded by some of the highest mountain ranges of the world. The great Himalayan Range separates the valley of Kashmir from Ladakh while running in a generally northeast to the south east direction through Ladakh. The beauties of Ladakh with snow capped peaks attract thousands of travelers since the region has opened up for the eager tourists since 1970s. The rugged beauty of Ladhak dotted with numerous Buddhist monasteries speaks of a unique spirituality in the air, untainted by the chaos and cacophony in the outer world. You will need a full week to explore the unique beauty of Leh-Ladhak.
Culture and History
Culture, economy and society of Leh-Ladakh have been shaped through many years. Its neighbors in east are Tibet, in the north it has China, in the northwest Pakistan, in the west Kashmir and in the south Lahaul and Spiti valleys of Himachal Pradesh and also Central Asia further afield. People of Ladakh are by very soft and plain hearted but their skin is very hard due to the altitude of the place. They are also very simple and cheerful in nature. The climate of the place is a little extreme. Winters can be really cold and summers can get a little harsh with direct sunlight falling at such a high altitude.
Visiting Leh Ladakh can be a great experience because it has a lot of natural beauty. Leh Ladakh has a list of well-known ancient monasteries, various gompas, other religious places, wildlife safaries, mountain peaks, spots for adventure activities and much more. The snow clad peaks, barren terrain and beautiful lakes offer uncountable sightseeing attractions for the tourists. Just read on to learn about what all places you could visit on your sightseeing trip:
Leh Ladakh Palace
This palace was built by the ruler king Sengge Namgyal in 17th century. This palace was deserted by the royal family in the middle of the 19th century because Ladakh was over taken by the Dogra forces. Some ruined portions of this nine storied palace is restored by
‘The Archaeological Survey of India’ You can have an excellent view of Leh Ladakh valley from the roof of this palace.
Pango Tso Lake
This lake is known by the name of the Hollow Lake too. The distasteful water plays with sunlight to produce the different effects and shades of light. This lake is one of the largest Lakes with brackish water in the whole of Asia. The crystal clear water of the Pango Tso Lake straggles over an area of 100 KM across the borders of India and China. The place where the last scene of 3 Idiots was picturized
is located in Leh Ladakh!
Khardung La Pass
Khardung La pass is situated at an elevation of 5,359 meters according to the modern machines readings. Trip of Ladakh is incomplete without paying a visit to Khardung La. It also serves as a gateway to Shayok and Nubra valleys which are also the most popular tourist destinations of Ladhak. On the height of this pass public convenience is also available. To buy the memento of the trip to the ‘highest motor able pass in the world’ there is a souvenir shop.
This monastery is the well-known monastery (Gompa) as well as the largest monastery in Leh Ladakh. An annual function is hosted by this monastery which is also a major tourist attraction. This festival is called Hemis Tsechu. It is a colorful day-long festival which also a state holiday.
So now you have a clear idea of your major sightseeing attractions during your Leh Ladhak trip.