Leh & Ladakh are one of the most stunning corners of India. These are the amazing lands of freezing winds and burning hot sunlight, cold desert in the rain shadow of the awe inspiring Great Himalayas. Globetrotters get mesmerized in the verdant surroundings of the place enhanced with misty valleys, lofty mountain ranges and fascinating landscapes.
Leh is the largest town, situated in Ladakh, which is known as the ‘land of high passes’, where you encounter some of the best scenery on this earth. The region is full of tourists’ delights with scenic beauty, Buddhist monasteries, rich culture & tradition, adventure sports, trekking trails, historical monuments & places, lush green fertile fields at a stretch backed by the jagged mountains, shimmering streams & rivers actually make this place a coldest desert of India. The region is fondly described as the Land like No Other.
Leh & Ladakh hosts the essence of Buddhism, where you can connect with your inner self, peace, harmony and the essence of Buddhism. The monasteries in the region are the repositories of Buddhist rich culture and religion. Sankar Gompa, Spituk Gompa, Hemis Monastery, Shey Gompa and Thiksey Monastery are some of the popular monasteries here.
Ladakh is called the ‘adventure capital’ of India because The geographical features, pleasant climatic conditions and high ranges of lofty mountains allures adventure enthusiasts to indulge themselves in enthralling sports. This place serves a cocktail of a string of adrenaline-pumping sports.
The thrilling and exciting sports here are simply incomparable. People can go for white water river rafting, mountain climbing, cycling, camel safaris, polo and archery under the guidance of the experts. The place is exactly the dream place for the trekking. Trekking on the breathtaking routes is such a fun loving activity.
In this region there are many breathtaking viewpoints including the Leh Palace, Stock Palace Museum and many low-roofed houses. During the visit the tourists can also enjoy splendid frozen rivers, snow clad peaks and high passes. Tso-Moriri, Tsokar and Pangong Tso Lakes, are the most picturesque elements of the region. The Gorgeous Pangong Lake in Ladakh is the highest salt water lake in the world and is a place of hypnotic natural beauty.
The cultural entourage of Leh & Ladakh, shines in its mosaic fairs and festivals. Don’t miss to participate in the colorful Buddhist festivals including Hemis festival, Sindhu Darshan, Ladakh festival, Losar festival etc. All these festivals are celebrated with great pomp, show and interesting dramas and dances on traditional music.
There are a number of outdoor markets in ladakh where tourists have the pleasure to buy all kind of stuff. One can spend hours in the market. The most popular and selling item in Ladakh are pashmina wool cloths, wall hangings, jewellery, hand woven carpets and rugs etc.
Last but not least there is much more to explore in terms of food in leh ladakh, momos, Chhupri, Tigmo, Butter Tea, Qahwa, steamed dumplings stuffed with vegetables or meat are the main items of ladakhi cuisine. Some famous restaurants offers international cuisine as well – Continental, Italian, Chinese, Israeli.
So be ready to enjoy the next holiday at Leh and Ladakh.