Leh Ladakh is best known as India’s best place to involve in thrill activities and adventure games like Polo, trekking, mountaineering, cycling, river rafting, archery (local game of Ladakh), camel safaris and jeep safaris. However, you will need to take pre-permission from Mountaineering Federation Delhi for enjoying few games such as mountaineering. So, plan accordingly, and must go Leh once in a year to wake up your adventure freaks.
According to the geologists, Ladakh was once the basin of a vast sea. The folding of the seabed due to the collision of two lands caused it to rise to result in the form of the Himalayas and the Ladakh region.
BEST TIME TO VISIT LEH LADAKH
The region was opened for tourism only a few years ago. Best time to visit Ladakh is from June to September. The snow and rigorous winter in Ladakh is much that it is landlocked between November and June.
Major Tourist Attractions in Leh Ladakh:
Zanskar and Ladakh Mountain Ranges
Pangong Tso Lake
Tso Moriri Lake
PLACES AROUND LEH LADAKH
Leh Palace – The palace was constructed in the 17th century and had 9 storeys, Leh has a few exciting places actually on offer.
Zanskar Range – The Zanskar range extends to the North of the central Himalaya. It appears as the backbone of Ladakh south of the Indus River, stretching from the ridges behind Lamayuru in the west across the Zanskar region, where it is distributed from the central Himalaya by the Stod and Tsarap valleys, the populated districts of the Zanskar valley.
Chamba Temple – One of the places worth walking through the putrid-smelling puddles to visit, is the Chamba temple.
Shanti Stupa – A relatively new enhancement to the rocky skyline nearby Leh is the toothpaste white Shanti Stupa above Changspa village, 3-km west of the bazaar.
Alchi – Driving past on the around Srinagar-Leh highway, you’d never guess that this is one of the most notable historical sites in Asia.
Stok Place – Stok Palace is the residential palace of the royal family and descendants of King Sengge Namgyal.
Facts about Leh
Famous for/as Hill Station
Languages: Ladakhi including Balti / Purgi, Shina or Dardic, Urdu / Hindi
Season: June to September
Winter: -5°C – -20°C
Altitude: 3505 m
STD code: 01982
Restaurants in Leh
The Tibetan Kitchen