Ladakh is one of the most spectacular places on earth. It is covered with the beautiful landscape of Himalaya range and peacefulness of Buddhist monastery. It is one of the top tourism destinations in India. A cool breeze touches the mind like the sensation of heaven.
The place is so photogenic that it will remain in one’s mind vividly for years. Even with a simple camera, the pictures come perfectly stunning. Certainly, you feel like staying in the place forever.
Ladakh (“land of high passes”) is a region in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. The largest town in Ladakh is Leh, followed by Kargil. Ladakh is the highest plateau in the state of Jammu & Kashmir with much of it being over 3,000 m (9,800 ft). Ladhak is a favorite among adventure sports enthusiasts, offering unique adventures in trekking, mountaineering and white water rafting.
Places to visit in Ladakh
At an altitude of 4350m and a five-hour drive away from Leh, is Pangong lake that leaves all its visitors enchanted, fascinated and in nothing but awe at its sheer expanse, sparkling colour and backdrop.
Shanti Stupa is one of the magnificent Tibetan structures that has ever been built. The architecture and the beauty of this place are inexplicable. Shanti Stupa is a white-dome structure dedicated to Buddhism. Located on the hilltop of Chamspa in Leh, it is one of the major tourist attractions of Ladakh not only for its religious significance for also for its splendid views of the surrounding mountain ranges that it has to offer. This marvelous structure is an example of the ties between Japan and India.
Forget the biggest of fortresses but a king’s residence couldn’t be any better than Leh Palace with the view of the surreal Himalayas standing abreast. Leh Palace is one of the most historically rich edifices of Kashmir located in the town of Leh.King Sengge Namgyal built the palace in the 17th century and was his former residence. Palace offers the marvelous view of the of the whole Leh town and as well the mighty Himalayan ranges of Stok Kangri and Zanskar mountain ranges giving this palace a strategic position.
Khardung La Pass
One of the highest motorable passes in the world, Kardung la pass is the gateway to Nubra Valley. Kids can make their snowman or even ride a yak. However, due to the low oxygen content, make sure you do not over exert yourselves.
With anti-gravitational effect, this is the only magnetic hill in India. Landmarked by a yellow notice board that spells out instructions and asks you place your car on neutral gear right on the spot marked by white paint, this one will leave you in awe as your car will begin to move uphill on its own, baggage and all.
Tso Kar Lake
Tso Kar is called the white lake, and unlike its counterparts Tso Moriri and Pangong Tso, Tso Kar is the most peaceful and calm of them all and also the smallest of the three.