Leh, the capital of Ladakh is a dream holiday destination of avid adventurists. Famous for being one of the coldest deserts in the world, Leh is located at a distance of 434 kilometers from Srinagar and 474 kilometers from Manali, the most beautiful hill stations in India.
Numerous trekking trails, valleys and picturesque lakes define the exquisite natural beauty of Leh and Ladakh. Well-known for its ancient monks and monasteries, Ladakh provides a refuge from materialism and worldly feelings.
As per suggestions made by frequent travelers, summers are the best time to visit Leh and Ladakh. But then, even the winter has its own charm. Only a handful of travelers prefer to visit this place during frosty winters, as the land is capped with piles of snow, offering most breathtaking views.
When it comes to visiting Leh Ladakh, it’s hard to decide between summer and winter. Each of the seasons has their unique charm. It doesn’t
Here is a gist of 10 best places to visit in Ladakh:
Stroll among the Giants at Zanskar and Ladakh Mountain Ranges:
The huge mountains looming over puny humans make anyone feel small. Loud rivers rush through these lofty mountains, painting an absolutely beautiful picture, a perfect amalgam of view and sounds. Every point here is an echo point.
Pangong Tso Lake- The unending lake from 3 Idiots:
The lake serves as an awesome site for camping. It’s an adventure hotspot for campers travelling to Ladhak.
Tso Moriri Lake- Where you can stay forever:
The place looks like an artist’s canvas, covered with blue and white skies, blue green mountains with white tops and the tranquil blue waters of the lake. It is not as famous as the Pangong Lake, but still one of the best places to visit in Ladhak.
Khardungla Pass- Highest civilian motor road in the world:
The Khardungla Pass is managed by the Border Roads Organization. A gateway to the north, the pass is a one-stop biker’s destination.
Nubra Valley- A desert among the snowy hills:
The Nubra Valley offers tourists a magical Arabian Nights like experience. This place is famous for two-humped camel, the main highlight of the trip for animal lover.
Magnetic Hill- Defy gravity and feel like a superhuman Here:
It has been observed there that if you leave your vehicle at the base of the hill with the brakes unlocked, it will automatically start moving upwards on its own. That, my friend, is the beauty of Magnetic hills!
Spituk Gompa- Monastery at the hilltop:
Spituk is famous for its beautifully carved location at the top of the hill. With nearby mountains the location is not exactly a vantage point but the view from the monastery is still pretty amazing.
Namgyal Monastery-A Place that guarantees inner peace:
This place has been visited by the legendary monk Dalai Lama himself. Monks and Buddhism enthusiasts gather from all over the country to spend a few days here. Like most monasteries it also allows volunteers to help with daily chores while enjoying a few peaceful days here.
Lamayuru Monastery-The night sky zone:
This place offers a peaceful refuge in the laps of Mother Nature, away from all the hustle-bustle of the city. This place offers you one of the best star-gazing experiences in your life.
Suru Valley-The trek to the Drang Drung glacier:
Being an ideal region for all mountainous adventure sports, the trek through Suru Valley to the Drang Drung glacier is one of the best outdoor experiences, offering a mix of all the possible things one may like to do on the mountains.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel. So what are you waiting for, just go ahead and embrace the thrill!!!