Places to visit in Leh Ladakh
There are few places in Himalayan region, which is not explored much by tourists. One of them is Ladakh, which is still not known much by others. Ladakh is a place which receives no rain but receives heavy snowfall from November to late May. The temperature in Ladakh is hot in day but very cold in night, even in summers. The Ladakh resembles Tibet so much that it is also known as “Little Tibet.”
The person who visits Ladakh for the first time will be stucked by the beauty of the location. The person will fall more in love with this place during the adventure activities like trekking, river rafting, motor biking etc. In spite of high altitude, you can reach Ladakh easily by air or road from Srinagar and Manali. The places which are well known to explore are
Destinations and Tourist Places in Ladak
- Leh – Combination of Simplicity!
Leh – the capital of Ladakh is the 2nd largest district in India. Leh lies on the east direction of the Jammu and Kashmir. Leh is the place which is most explored by the tourists and is situated on the Indus river bed. Leh is known for the “Leh Palace” which was the home for royal family and now it has become a ruin. Leh is surrounded by the monasteries, which is approx. 40 kms away from the main town. Leh is famous for the adventure activities like trekking, river rafting etc. Leh is 434 kms away from Srinagar and 474 kms away from Manali. There are only 112 villages in the Leh.
- Tso Moriri Lake – Lake Surrounded By Snow Mountains!
Tso Moriri Lake, also known as Mountain Lake or Lake Moriri, is the lake on the highest altitude in India. This lake is located in Rupshu Valley, in between the three districts i.e. Ladakh in north, Zanskar in west and Tibet in east. The lake water source is none other than the snow peaks in Changthang plateau. Lake is fed by two main streams, one from north direction and other from south direction. Lake is 19 kms long and 7 kms wide which has no drainage system. The Lake water is crystal clear deep blue in color but salty in taste. Lake is a good place to relax and visit nearby monasteries or gompas.
- Pangong Lake – Most Beautiful Lake in the World!
Pangong lake is the largest brackish lake in Asia. This lake is located in India and China. The longest part lies in China and the 40% lies in India. This lake is 134 km long and 5 km wide at its broadest point. This lake has salty water and still it freezes in the winter. This lake has no marine life and still it serves as a home for migrating birds. The lake also holds many other minerals which are created by the snow. It is seen that this lake changes its color with every season. Lake sprinkles the color of green, purple, violet and blue.
- Kargil – Zanskar Gateway!
Kargil is located at the line of control to Pakistan’s Baltistan in west and Kashmir in south. Kargil is 204 kms away from Srinagar and 234 kms away from Leh and is located at the Suru River. Kargil people follow the Buddhism religion. In the past, Kargil was the center for Pan Asian trade work. Kargil has many mosques with Arabic inscriptions on all. Kargil can also be visited for adventure activities like trekking, camping, river rafting etc. The main attraction in Kargil is Mulbek which has a 9 mtr tall rock carving. Kargil also has many places near river bank or on the hills side to take a good stroll.