Leh – the capital of Ladakh
Leh is the second largest area in Ladakh after the Kutch. Leh is the capital of Ladakh and is located at the height of 3524 mtrs above the sea level. Leh is situated towards the eastern direction of Jammu. Leh district was ruled by the royal family in Ladakh. Leh district is connected through the air and road by NH 1 and Leh – Manali highway.
Leh was declared as capital at the time when the region was ruled by Graspa Bum who ruled from 1400 to 1430 AD. Leh also develop into the silk trade center in the Asia. Leh has a tourist destination where a person will explore Namgyal Palace and Namgyal Tsemo victory peak. This palace was built by king Tashi Nagyal on the eve of conquering the upper and lower Ladakh.
Leh is situated in between the sturdy mountain ranges of great Himalayas and Karakoram. This place has totally different ambiance related to the other hilly areas. Leh has dry areas with unsmooth weather. Leh is moistened by the Zanskar and Indus river. Leh in spite of strange atmosphere is tourist destination in India. Leh is well known for its Buddhism culture. Leh’s rich culture is displayed through the monasteries and Gompas. These monasteries and gompas attract the tourists a lot.
The monasteries which are tourist destination in Leh region are Alchi monastery, Stok monastery, Shey monastery and Spituk monastery. But the nearby monasteries which you can go and explore are Thiksey monastery, Stakna monastery, Matto monastery, Hemis monastery, Likir monastery, Lamayuru monastery, Ridzong monastery etc.
In the Leh district, you can accommodate hotel of any category. Hotels in Leh Ladakh are categorized in 4 parts, i.e. A B C and D, where A being the top category hotel and D being the lowest one. A and B category serves you 4 options of
AP (room with all day meal service)
MAP (room with breakfast and dinner)
CP (room only with breakfast)
EP (room only)
The hotels which come in this category are the grand Dragon and the Caravan center. The hotels in B categories are hotel Shambhala, Lotus hotel, Shangrila hotel, hotel Lasermo, Spic N Span hotel, Dragon Hotel, Royal Palace and Singge palace. The hotel in category C is Mandala Hotel, Hotel Kangla Ladakh, Hotel Hill view, Hotel Naro Ladakh, Hotel Dreamland Ladakh and Hotel Saser Ladakh.