Top Places To Visit In Leh Ladakh
Top Places To Visit In Leh Ladakh
Ladakh is a dream destination for every traveller. If you are planning a trip to Ladakh, Where to go in Leh-Ladakh and what to see; are the very first few questions that will surely come in your minds.
Here is the list of top places in Leh Ladakh for your memorable vacation.
- Pangong Lake
- Zanskar Valley
- Spituk Gompa
- Khardung-la Pass
- Nubra Valley
- Magnetic Hill
- Hemis National Park
- Shanti Stupa
- Hemis Monastery
- Royal Leh Palace
- Chadar Trek
Pangong Lake is known for its enchanting alpine beauty. Situated in the upper reaches of the Himalayan Mountain range. The lake offers an awesome site for camping and is the current hotspot for all people traveling to Ladakh. To avoid the crowd, you can visit this place during the off-season!
2. Zanskar Valley
Zanskar valley is one of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh. Zanskar is a paradise for adventure junkies; a place where they can indulge themselves in fun of trekking, river rafting and paragliding. The steep terrains covered with snow reflect the heavenly skies. The tributaries of the Zanskar River are famous for seasonal white river rafting. Zanskar is best visited between June to September when the road is clear of the snow and the leh temperature is at moderate. It’s closed for a significant time due to snowfall and winter.
3. Spituk Gompa
Ladakh is known as the land of the monks and monasteries. Spituk Gompa is an impressive monastery that dates back to the 11thcentury. Its famous for its beautifully carved location at the top of a hill. An impressive idol of goddess Kali in the monastery is also worth noticing. The winds at the night may chill you to the bones.
4. Khardung-la Pass
Khardungla Pass is a gateway which leads to Nubra and Shyok valleys. One of the highest motorable passes in the world. Besides being a popular tourist site, the Khardung pass plays a strategically important role for the Indian army as this is the only route via which army supplies can be carried to the Siachen Glacier. The pristine air with the surrounding snow-clad mountains is the cherry on the cake.
5. Nubra Valley
Nubra Valley is one of the ‘must-visit’ destinations in Leh-Ladakh. The valley is embellished with Shyok and Nubra river snaking through it and some beautiful monasteries colored with rich shades of golden, red and others. Nubra valley is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Leh Ladakh for its two-humped camels. One of the most amazing places on earth, a trip to Nubra Valley is a lifetime experience for anyone.
6. Magnetic Hill
Ladakh has always been a destination full of mysteries and surprises. From its scenes to individuals to various societies, there has consistently been that appeal of conundrum to this magnificent yet supernatural land that has pulled in a large number of travelers, experience buffs and specialists from various corners of the globe. Talking of yet another mysterious phenomenon of the land, the ‘Magnetic Hill’ that lies at a separation of around 30 km. from Leh towards Kargil, has consistently been on the radars of the visitors to Ladakh who intentionally stop on this route to just witness this marvellous spectacle with their own.
Now, going to the real point, what causes it is the impact called ‘Optical Illusion’ that traps your brain of seeing an extremely slight twist of street that is really going downhill to be perceived as going uphill.
So, when in Ladakh, make it a point to visit this Magnetic Hill
7. Shanti Stupa
Located on a hilltop in Chanspa, Shanti Stupa is pearl-white domed stupa which is a famous tourist destination not only for its religious importance but also for the panoramic view of the surroundings that one can marvel from here. Located at just a short drive from Leh, the stupa stands tall as a symbol of harmony between Japan and Ladakh and also provides breath-taking views of the surrounding snow-capped hills and valleys. This stupa is about 5 km away from the city of Leh and faces the famous Leh Palace.
8. Hemis Monastery
Hemis Monastery is also known as Hemis Gompa, which was built when the reign of King Sengge Namgyal in 1630. Two-day spiritual celebration taking place on Tse Chu (Tibetan calendar). The festival is celebrated in the memory of Guru Padmasambhava, who is believed to be the Gautam Buddha’s reincarnation.
9. Royal Leh Palace
The Leh Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Leh-Ladakh and is visited by numerous tourists to the region. The Royal Leh Palace is situated on a cliff overlooking the charming town of Leh. The stunning statue of Buddha at the back of this palace adds more to the charm of this place. Also revel the sight of victory tower which overlooks the entire Leh city and was built in memory of the Ladakhi soldiers.
10. Chadar Trek
Chadar Trek is one of the beautiful places to visit in Ladakh such unbelievable and exciting experience. The mild blue color changes to light yellow when the sun shines directly on it for a few hours in the day. It looks milky white on a moonlit night. The Chadar Trek journey is said to be one of the most adventurous and toughest trek journeys.
A trip to Leh Ladakh is inadequate without a visit to Kargil. Kargil is the second biggest town in Ladakh, arranged on the banks of Indus River. It is a travel center point with streets prompting Leh, Padum (Zanskar) and Srinagar. Likewise, it is a shelter for experience aficionados as they can appreciate sports, for example, trekking and mountaineering.
There is lot of tourist attractions & things to do in Ladakh. Leh Ladakh Tour is one of the most beautiful and exciting journeys of your lifetime