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Leh Ladakh

''Leh, the capital of Ladakh district, is a fascinating hill station. It is one of the favorite tourist destinations located in the northernmost parts of the country. Leh has been the center of Tibetian-Buddhist culture since ages.
It's Gompas have attracted devout Buddhists from all over the world. Besides, it is also a favourite trekking and hiking spot and is known for some of the best hikes and treks in the country.Ladakh is a land like no other. Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalayas and the Karakoram. ''

Ladakh/Leh is best known as the India’s best place to involve in thrill activities and adventure games like Polo, trekking, mountaineering, cycling, river crafting, archery (local game of Ladakh), jeep safaris, and camel safaris. However, you will have to take pre-permission from Mountaineering Federation Delhi for enjoy few games like 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 sea bed due to collision of two lands caused it to rise resulting in form of Himalayas and the Ladakh region.


The region was opened for tourism only 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 the months of November and June.


Leh Palace - The palace was built in the 17th century and had nine storeys ,Leh has quite a few interesting places on offer.

Zanskar Range - The Zanskar range lies to the North of the main Himalaya . It forms the backbone of Ladakh south of the Indus River , stretching from the ridges beyond Lamayuru in the west acrossthe Zanskar region, where it is divided from the main Himalaya by the Stod and Tsarap valleys, the populated districts of the Zanskar valley.

Chamba Temple - One place definitely worth walking through the putrid smelling puddles to visit, however, is the Chamba temple.

Shanti Stupa - A relatively new addition to the rocky skyline around Leh is the toothpaste white Shanti Stupa above Changspa village, 3-km west of the bazaar.

Alchi - Driving past on the nearby Srinagar-Leh highway, you'd never guess that this is one of the most significant historical sites in Asia.

Stok Place - Stok Palace is the residential palace of the royal family and descendants of King Sengge Namgyal.


The weather in Leh tends to be extremely arid, with only 90mm of rain annually, and cold. There are only two main seasons in Leh: summer (March to September) and winter (October to February).


Air: Nearest airport is in Leh, from where one can take flights to Delhi, Chandigarh and Srinagar.

Rail: The nearest railway station is in Kalka.

Road: There are two overland routes to Leh-the roads from Srinagar and Manali.

Fast Facts about Leh

State:  J&K

District:  Ladakh

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

Pincode: 194101

STD code: 01982

Distance Charts to Leh

New Delhi to Leh  1,270 KM

chandigarh to Leh 773 KM

Shimla to Leh  735 KM


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