Ladakh is a type of destination that would create unforgettable experience in the minds of traveller. This is a land that satisfies both young travellers who want to explore and have adventurous time and, old people who want to relax and rejuvenate. Here are the top reasons to why you should visit Ladakh.
Ladakh is located in the Himalayan range of Jammu and Kashmir. It is encapsulated by Himalayas and Karakoram mountains. The land is filled with crystal sands of varying colours. The rivers in this area are crystal blue in colour. The background of this place is filled with snow capped mountains, silhouette of monasteries, perennial streams and patches of vegetations. This is the right place for nature lovers, photographic enthusiast and those who would appreciate a serene scenic environment.
Have you ever tasted pink tea? Ladakh is the right and only place in India where you can taste pink tea, traditional momos and thukkpas. You would have eaten momos in a lot of local shops. But, here you can enjoy the traditional taste of Tibetan, Nepali and Indian styled flavours in one Ladakh’s cuisine. There are a lot of unique dishes with strong flavours for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian people.
The best time to visit Ladakh is during any major festival. There are a lot of auspicious days like Dosmoche, Phyang, Tak, Losar, Hemis and others. Each festival is associated with different events like colourful dances, unique styled celebration and drama performance. You can also find a lot of different musical instruments at work. The best of all is the Masked Lamas dance during Hemis festival.
There are a lot of outdoor events for you to enjoy in Ladakh. There are a lot of places for trekking. If you are not into trekking to Mount Everest, you can trek to other mountain peaks or trek to some popular monasteries. The top peaks to trek are Nun-Kun, Jang Yatse and Stok Kangri. You can find interesting panoramic views, wonderful villages and valleys on your path. You can ride in the mountain passes here. The world’s top three highest mountain passes are found in Ladakh. A lot of people from various parts of the world visit Ladakh in summer for enjoying motor rides in these passes. Top passes are Kardung La, Namshang La, Chang La, Tanglang La and others.
You can find a lot of ancient monasteries and gompas here. You can trek to certain monasteries and stay there for a few days for free. You can take part in rituals there or just explore these monasteries. Many monasteries have ancient manuscripts, antiques, old décor elements and others. Many festivals are celebrated in these monasteries only. The top monasteries in Ladakh are Thikshey, Hemis, Stakna, Matho, Spituk, Alchi and others.
No matter which place you choose to visit in Ladakh; relaxation is guaranteed. You can relax, enjoy nature and rejuvenate yourself. There are a lot of monasteries which help you meditate and gain inner peace. You need not stick to monasteries alone. A lonely walk in early morning in Ladakh would chill you off within a few minutes.
Do you want to see the snow leopard? Do you want to drive in the world’s highest mountain passes? Do you want to do some river rafting or trekking? Are you an adventure lover? Ladakh is the best place to have some adrenaline pumping and great adventurous time.
The lakes here are extremely serene and breathtaking. The best lake to visit is Pangong Lake. This lake changes its colour throughout the day. It is a wonderful lake where you can camp near it too. During winter, this lake becomes a thick land of ice. People play cricket or drive their car on the lake. The temperature would be -30 degree Celsius there and you might have to go with preparation from that.
If you visit Ladakh during winter, you might not be able to enjoy trekking or mountain passes. You can enjoy a whole new world of Narnia here. You will find snow leopard, blue sheep, magpies, mountain wolf, wild hare and a lot of other Himalayan animals and birds here.
It might be due to the extreme cold climate, serene place or excitement in air. This is one of the romantic places that are chosen by people to have some romantic time. A lovable week in the coldest region of the country can kindle love and churn magic like you never knew.
There are a lot of reasons to visit Ladakh. It is one of the most wonderful, exciting and calm places in the world. This is the place for all. Your teenage child, wife and everyone else would find this place interesting. Are you looking for a magical and entertaining weekend? Ladakh is the place for your next vacation.