Leh- Ladakh is one of the most beautiful places to visit in India. It is the most adventurous and challenging place for the tourist. In order to visit these places, it is very important to keep a record of the weather as it may create a blockage, landslides, floods, etc. All highways may be closed due to this. So it is better to plan the trip to Leh – Ladakh for the most suitable weather. Leh and Ladakh are two separate places. Ladakh is situated in the Jammu and Kashmir that extend from Siachen Glacier to the great Himalayas. The culture and lifestyle of the people are related to those of Tibet. It is known for its beauty of the mountain. On the other hand, Leh is a town that is located in Jammu and Kashmir. It is connected through National Highway 1 to Srinagar and Manali via Leh-Ladakh highway at an altitude of 3524 meters. Due to a sudden flood in the year 2010, it was damaged severely. The places to visit in Leh-Ladakh will be discussed in this article
Leh palace is built by a Buddhist king in the year 1553. It has a fun color which attracts a large number of tourists. It is also known as ‘LhachenPalkhar’.The interior of the Leh palace is decorated with pictures, paintings including Tibetan thangka and sooth paintings. It also has a huge collection of jewelry, crowns, and ceremonial dresses.
Shanti Stupa at Leh signifies peace and prosperity. It is 2500 years old. It is a 5km drive from the Leh airport followed by a 500 steps climb. It is divided into a two-level structure where the first level is the dharma chakra and a central image of Lord Buddha and the second level shows different forms of Lord Buddha. The white dome stupa looks more beautiful during the night time and it attracts more tourists because of its natural beauty. In short, we can say, that the destinations of Lah-Ladakh would be the perfect place for a honeymoon!!
Leh Main Market
It is the best place for a shopaholic person. It is the most wonderful place with various stalls selling different handicrafts, Pashmina shawls, and woolen clothes. Apart from these visitors will also find women selling varieties of jewelry. This place looks as if the entire population of Leh has assembled in this market. It also provides the visitors with various locks along with special cravings and artifacts in a Tibetan Refugee Market. It helps the visitor to understand the lifestyle of the people. Whether you buy or not you must pay a visit to this wonderful place.
Jama Masjid is building in 1400 AD by Sultan Sikandar. It is being built in an indoor scenic style and it is located in the middle of the Leh market. It is an architectural masterpiece with 360 pillars which is being destroyed several times by fire and was also restored as well. The last restoration was done by Maharaja Pratap Singh.
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Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame is a museum that contains the history and culture of Ladakh. It mostly tells the story of the role of the Indian Army and its contribution to Ladakh. It has an adventure park with an Aroma Cafe attach to it, in case if you feel like having a cup of coffee or lime soda while visiting the place.
Chang La Pass
Chang La pass is the world’s highest mountain road at an elevation of 17,590ft approximately. It is a perfect place for snow lovers because it is mostly covered with snow throughout the year. It is mostly maintained by the Indian Army because it is situated near the China border. The visitors can experience the beauty of nature in this place.
Pangong Tso Lake
We have all seen this lake in the movie ‘3 idiots’. It is the most famous and beautiful lake in Leh-Ladakh with a height of 14,270ft and 5km wide. It has saline water. It remains frozen in winter. The lake changes its color throughout the day. There are different migrating birds which makes the lake a treat to watch. At sunset or sunrise, the lake looks like a painted picture.
Tso -Moriri Lake is located at a higher altitude of 13,123ft. It is the most romantic place where the sun and the cloud shimmer the water of the lake and makes it more beautiful for the visitors. The lake remains frozen from January to March.
Tso Kar Lake
Due to its salt deposit at its shotes, Tso Kar lake is also known as the White Lake. It is the smallest lake which is the most popular tourist attraction in Ladakh. This lake is a heaven to all the birdwatchers. This place is most popular for the black-necked cranes. The visitors can also see the Kings the wild asses. Khampas a nomadic tribe also stays in the area surrounding the lake. They stay intent during summer and solid stone huts in winter. All of these places are the best places to visit in India!!
The Magnetic Hill is situated on the Leh- Srinagar National highway. This hill attracts cars towards it. It is an unsolved mystery that has not been solved by any effort. Not only the vehicle, but it also attracts water towards it once the water is poured on the ground. It may be a mystery but the visitors will surely have a great experience after visiting the magnetic hill.
The confluence of Indus and Zanskar
When the emerald water of the Indus and cerulean water of Zanskar of Ladakh meets at Nimmu Valley it makes a delightful sight for the visitors. It is the best place for photographers as it allows them to capture some best memories.
So these are the places to visit in Leh- Ladakh. This article will serve you as a guide if you are planning a trip to Leh-Ladakh. These are possibly the most beautiful and adventurous places that the visitor can visit whenever they plan a trip or visit Leh-Ladakh.