Experience Leh Ladakh
Whenever we begin to think of the region of Leh Ladakh, we often tend to
think that the place is completely bereft of any activity and that nothing
important ever happened here. More often than not, we are not aware about
the time when King Sengge Namgyal decided to shift his court from Shey to
Leh so that he could be closer to the Khardung La Karakoram corridor.
Soon afterwards, Leh developed into a market buzzing with activity on the
busy silk route. Located on the banks of river Indus, Leh has a population
which is a blend of predominant Buddhists, Argons and a small Christian
community. Ladakh is a vast region surrounded by mighty mountains such as
Himalayas, Karakoram, Ladakh and Zanskar range and Leh is only a part of the
Visiting Leh - Ladakh
It is the headquarters of the Ladakh region and is located at an
altitude of 11000 feet. Leh is very popular among the trekkers and the place
can give you access to some of the most astounding locations for trekking.
Another attraction here is the Leh Palace which is a nine storeyed building.
Leh is the main business centre of Ladakh.
» Central Ladakh :
As is the case with the rest of
Ladakh, this region is extremely beautiful and it has in its fold many
attractions such as the Palace Museum of Stok, Hemis, Thiksey and Chemrey.
» Nubra Valley :
Known as the valley of flowers,
world's highest road is located in this region. The place also has a
monastery located atop a hill. Other places that you'd like to visit are
Trith, Sumur, Tegar and Panamik.
Staying in Leh - Ladakh
Ladakh is home to an ancient civilization secluded behind mighty peaks.
Accessing the once unreachable region is no more a feat though we know that
even you don't want it to be difficult for you to reach Ladakh. You want
your stay here to be nice and easy and that's exactly how it is in Ladakh.
If there is something that hasn't changed in Ladakh, it is the undiminished
beauty of the place which never fails to enchant you. The hotels in Ladakh
are located very conveniently and almost all of them afford you with a nice
view of the valley along with the modern facilities so as to make your stay
in Ladakh a pleasant one. The prominent hotels of Ladakh are Hotel Dragon,
Hotel Shamba La, Hotel Laser Mo, Lotus Hotel and Mandala Hotel.
Shopping in Leh Ladakh
offers you with curios and memorabilia that will remind you of the place
long after you are back from this tour. The popular items that the tourists
shop for at Ladakh are the Pashmina shawls, stoles and woolen garments among
other things. Those interested in the handicrafts of Ladakh may buy the
prayer wheels, Buddhist masks and thangka paintings. Some of the prominent
markets at Leh are Tibetan market off Leh road and Moti market near bus
Reaching Leh - Ladakh
Directly connected to Delhi, there are regular flights that operate daily
between Delhi and Leh. There is a weekly flight between Leh and Srinagar and
a bi-weekly flight between Leh and Jammu. Kalka is the nearest railhead from
Leh. You can take a bus or a taxi to Manali and from there you can take
avail any of the Tata Sumo or bus service to reach Leh.