Sightseeing Attractions during Leh Ladakh Tour

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

Ladakh Loal Culture

Ladakh Loal Culture

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.

Sightseeing Attractions
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

Leh Palace, Ladakh

Leh Palace, Ladakh

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.

Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery

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.

Best Tourist Places in India – India Tourist Attractions

India is a country where tourists flock every year. Its diversity in geography and culture is evident in each and every state and worth flaunting. Some come to get a taste of the Himalayas while some visit the desert regions and the sea-side to experience the tropical weather. However, it is the warmth in the people’s hearts that is most appealing and welcoming, showing the unity amidst diversity.

Every part of India has something unique to offer. It is difficult to plan out a tour with the variety available in all the different parts of this country, especially if one has very little time in hand. However, the list below discusses the best places one should not miss while touring India.

Goa

Goa

Goa:
This place has remained evergreen among tourists, both domestic and international. Visitors get attracted to the beaches here but there is much more to see. One can indulge in shopping, adrenalin based activities, view the wildlife and the spice plantations, catch a cab to Old Goa for cathedrals and churches for historical experience. It is a total holiday package here in Goa.

Gujarat

Gujarat

Gujarat:
This place is famous as Mahatma Gandhi’s birthplace and it does have other attractions to offer. Among the famed attractions, one can visit the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad for its historical importance during India’s fight for freedom. The Great Rann of Kutch is Nature’s gift to this place where one can view the huge salt plain extending beyond the horizon. For a wildlife safari the Gir National Park is ideal as it houses lion and other wild animals worth watching. And one cannot get enough of the Garbha dance nights during Navratri if the tour coincides with this festive time.

Rajasthan

Rajasthan

Rajasthan:
Despite being a desert region, Rajasthan has its fair share of tourists every year. The colourful and exotic display of rich culture and tradition attracts people from the entire world. It is also known for its warm hospitality and royal treatment to visitors. There are monuments like Havelis and Forts to visit here with exclusive camel rides. One can also opt for desert camps and interact with the local folks for sumptuous cuisines and get a snake charmer’s show. The temples and lakes here are also worth the watch with luxury hotels next to the water bodies offering a spectacular view. Rajasthan is a truly worthwhile investment for any visitor.

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh:
For close interaction with Nature a fresh breath of mountainous air Himachal Pradesh is the perfect holiday destination. Its site at Himalayan Foothills offers picturesque landscape that keeps the tourists gawking. The snow-capped peaks and valleys with lakes is ideal to escape the city’s heat and surrender to nature’s refreshing outlet here. One can also enjoy the toy train rides along the hilly terrain and learn Buddhism and its philosophy in the monasteries situated at high altitudes or indulge in skiing in the winter times.

Kashmr

Kashmr

Jammu & Kashmir:
Jammu and Kashmir is one of the most controversial places for tourism in India. However, even with all the discomfort and unrest in the region people visit this place for the gardens and the lakes with houseboats, viewing the snow-covered landscapes in cables. The Mata Vaishno Devi temple and Shiva caves are popular pilgrim sites in this place.

andaman nicobar

andaman nicobar

Andaman & Nicobar Islands:
India is not just refrained to mainland. Almost, a 1000 km away from the country’s eastern coast lies the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which falls within the territory of India. It is popular as a honeymoon spot these days with its blue waters and scuba diving. However, foreign tourists will need a permit which will be issues once they arrive in Port Blair.

Kerala

Kerala

Kerala:
Located in southern India, it is often called ‘God’s Own Country’. The coastal stretch makes it popular among the tourists, competing with Goa and Rajasthan. The distinctive culture and traditions with unspoiled natural beauty offers a heavenly treat. Other than the natural beauty, Kerala has to its riches temples festivals, elephants and serene backwaters. It is ideal for a leisurely time and refreshing coconut water.

Apart from these top places there are other states like Maharashtra and West Bengal for a splendid vacation in India.