Leh is located in Ladakh of Jammu and Kashmir. If you love adventure activities, this is the best place to visit. The nature will be at prime beauty throughout the year making it a rejuvenating place in the country.
Once inside Leh, you need to spend a day for getting used to the altitude. You can start sightseeing after a good meal and a long sleep.
Top attractions to enjoy here are
Palace of Ladakh –sightseeing, exploration, Buddhist prayer hall and panoramic view
Old town – walking tour, photography, architectural sightseeing and others
Buddhist temples like Soma Gompa, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Karma Dupgyud Choeling, Shanti Stupa and others
Leh is at prime beauty throughout the year. During summer season, the snow melts away allowing vegetation to cover the place in colorful flowers. All the trails will be open to tourists and all activities will be available. If you are visiting during monsoon, the slippery land makes exploration and sightseeing easier. Winter makes the place more aesthetically pleasing. However, the risk of landslide and snow blockage are very high during this season. The routes to the place are also blocked during the peak winter season.
How to reach Leh
There are two routes to reach Leh; one from Srinagar and one from Manali. Both the routes are aesthetically pleasing. People prefer to reach the place by road route from Manali or Srinagar in bikes. Avoid winter season as the route and many trekking trails will be blocked due to risk of landfall or snow. You can also choose jeep or bus to reach Leh for a different experience. The nearest airport is in Srinagar.
Enjoy the culture of Leh
Culture of the land is linked with Buddhism in Leh. Top festivals to enjoy in Leh are
Shopping in Leh
There are many bazaars in Leh. However, the main shopping spot is the Main Bazaar. Top souvenirs to buy from Leh are
Pashmina Shawls (costly item that can cost between INR 5,000 to INR 7,000)
Carpets and rugs
Cuisine of Leh
You ought to try the authentic butter tea of this place. People drink this tea to avoid cracking of lips due to the cold weather. Not many restaurants serve this tea. If you get visited to any of the local’s house for dinner, you get to drink this tea. Apart from the tea, the top foods to enjoy here are momos and thukpa (noodle soup). You can also find Chang, a local beer in many restaurants.
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