Leh Ladakh
Also known as: -
Shopping: Carpets, paintings, woodcrafts, metal crafts and precious stones
History of: over 1200 years
Population: 1.17 Lac
A land of freezing winds and burning hot sunlight, Ladakh is a cold desert lying in the rain shadow of the Great Himalayas and other smaller ranges. Little rain and snow reaches this dry area, where natural forces have created a fantastic landscape. Surrounded by rugged mountains this land is completely different from the green landscape of many parts of the Himalayas. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karokaram, it is a land which has no match.
Major Attractions
Sculpture at Drass
Rock Cut Sculpture at Mulbekh
Lamayuru Monastery
Likir Monastery
Alchi Monastery
Phyang Monastery
Hemis Monastery
Leh Palace
Old Castle Tsemo Hill
Stupa at T- Suru
Shey Palace
Fun Festives
Spituk Gustor - 2, 3 Jan
Leh Dosmochey 2, 3 March
Stok Guru Tsechu -13, 14 March
Math Nagrang - 17, 18 March
Hemis Tsechu - 9, 10 July
Distance from major cities
Jammu - 470 Kms
Srinagar - 434 Kms
Shimla - 674 Kms
How to reach there
Indian Airlines and Jet Airway cater to the need of world class Air services for the tourists.
By road it takes two days to reach Leh from Srinagar via Kargil. The distance is 434 km.