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Ladakh Travel Guide


Ladakh Travel Guide

Ladakh comes before you with a complete package of entertainment and enthralment. From trekking to mountaineering, from river rafting to cycling, from camel safari to yak safari, from touring places of attraction to shopping, Ladakh provides it all. It is rightly referred to by the name of ‘Lama Land’ or ‘Little Tibet’. Lying at an altitude that ranges between 9,000 feet and 25,170 feet Ladakh happens to be one of the largest of the ten regions in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is edged by the Karakoram ranges of mountains in the north and Himalayas in the south. It has two administrative districts, Leh and Kargil and covers an area of about 59,000 sq km. Major attractions here are the monasteries which are seen in multitudes.  The pristine natural environs lend a unique charm to the place transforming it into a paradise worth a sojourn.  Here you can experience complete solitude in a cocoon of beautiful natural surroundings that is delivered by the majestic mountain ranges, glistening waters of Lake and Rivers, snow clad peaks, beautiful mountain flowers and unfathomable valleys.

Ladakh is definitely an ideal choice when it comes to searching a holiday destination in India. The influence of Buddhist and Tibetar pervades every nook and corner of the place. This can be envisaged from the number of Buddhist monasteries that it houses in its province. The most dominant religion in Ladakh is Buddhism though there is also the presence of Islam and Hinduism. The major tourist attractions comprise of a number of Buddhist monasteries, the Leh Palace, the Hemis Wildlife Sanctuary, the Pangong Tso, Kyaghr Lake, Tsomorari Lake, Nubra Valley, Lamayuru, Zanskar Valley, Sarchu and above all Leh.

Of the monasteries in Ladakh, the Alchi is considered to be one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. The date of its construction goes back to the 11th century. There is an exquisite painting of Lord Buddha in the Hemis Monastery which is one of the largest monasteries in Ladakh.  The most popular and frequented of all the tourist places in Ladakh is the Leh Palace. The palace has a history that dates back to the 17th century. The Nubra valley is considered to be the most fertile land in Ladakh. The valley is packed with different flowers the beauty of which draws a large number of tourists in its vicinity. Another striking valley of Ladakh is the Zanskar valley known to receive snowfall all through seven months. 

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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