Ladakh is a high altitude desert state of India embark with its natural beauty and distinct culture. Situated between two of the world’s mightiest mountain ranges namely “The Himalayan and Karakoram”, Ladakh is the mystical land to become the tourist favourite destination year by year. Still being the undiscovered terrain of land, Ladakh is famous for its picturesque locations, hidden natural treasures, distinct culture and beautiful monasteries. These qualities make it a perfect gateway for adventure lovers. Its beautiful natural beauty, clear weather and untouched destination make it a perfect choice for tourists to tranquilize themselves. Some of the popular tourist attractions to experience the undiscovered part of your soul are Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Zanskar Valley, Magnetic Hill, Tso Moriri, Khardung La, Lamayuru.
- Leh: Being the capital city, Leh is the biggest city and only airport in Ladakh. Some of the famous tourist attarctions and most of the monasteries are located in Leh region. They are Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Magnetic Hill, Khadunga La, Spituk Monastery, Stok Palace, Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Likir Monastery, Hall of Fame.
- Nubra Valley: At a distance of 140 Kms from Leh, situated Nubra valley. Being to part of ancient Silk route, it is situated next to Shyok and Nubra rivers. It is famous for its monasteries and Bactrian double hump camels. It is also famous for its Hippophae shrub, popularly known as Leh Berry.
- Pangong Lake: Situated at an altitude of 4350 mts. In Hemis, Pangong Lake is one of the dream destinations for tourists to visit. The climax scene of Bollywood Film “3 Idiots” was shot on this location, which also attracts many of the Indian tourists these days to this location. A unique feature of the lake is that it does not remain blue throughout the year or even the day, and changes colours from azure to light blue to green and even grey.
- Zanskar Valley: Being located in Kargil district of Ladakh, Zanskar valley is a semi- desert region flanked with snow- capped mountains and clean rivers with distinct flora and fauna. Zanskar often called as Zahar or Zangskar by the locals, is famous for its raw landscape and mostly loved by trekkers and river rafting tourists.
- Magnetic Hill: Lies at a distance of 30 Kms from Leh, Magnetic hill is Cyclops hills. Due to optical illusion, the vehicles seems to move upward when parked in neutral. But actually they move downwards the slope. Optical illution is said to be occued due to the surroundings.
- Tso Moriri: Tos Moriri is a lake situated between Ladakh and Tibet in Changtang region. It is said to be the largest high altitude lakes in India, at an altitude of 4,595 Mts. It has been declare a Ramsar site where no tenting or construction occurs near the lake. A number of bird species like the bare-headed goose, the great-crested grebe, the Brahmin duck and the brown-headed gull can be spotted here. It is also known as the “Mountain Lake” due to its surrounding peaks and definitely offers you a scenic place of peace and tranquillity flanked by mountains.
- Khardung La: Crowned as the highest motorable road in India, Khardung La is a high mountain pass near Leh and serves as the gateway to Shyok and Nubra Valley. Built in 1976 and was opened for public in 1988, Khardung La is a perfect getaway for adventure enthusiasts, peace seekers and mountain biking aficionados.
- Lamayuru: A tiny village often known as Moonland of Ladakh, Lamayuru is popular for housing one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Ladakh.
Delicacy: Ladakh’s cuisine has been influenced by the combination of Tibetan, Chinese, and Continental and Korean dishes. And dishes themselves prove the amalgam to give the distinct taste and experience. Some of the popular dishes are Chutagi, Gur Gur Cha/ Butter Tea/ Tsaza, Thukpa, Ladakhi Pulao, Tigmo, Khambir, Skew, Cholak.
How to reach: Leh is the major airport which has the flight connecting from Delhi. One can drive to Ladakh from Srinagar and Manali to reach Ladakh. Special Permit is required to visit some major places in Ladakh.