Located in Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh is a must visit destination in India. Surrounded by two majestic mountain ranges, this beautiful land attracts many tourists every year. Ladakh tours also beckon adventure lovers from all over the world. With Ladakh attractions, you can also enjoy cultural tours, trekking and the cold desert expedition, river rafting, monastery visits and lots more.
Inviting tourists from far and wide, the beautiful attractions of Ladakh include:
|Monastery in Ladakh|
Known as 'Gompa', monasteries are among the most popular attractions of Ladakh Tour. Many tourists visit Ladakh to see the well-retained Buddhist cultural heritage in these historic monasteries. These offer a deep insight on the Buddhist religion as well. A rich collection of Buddhist artifacts is available in these Gompas. Besides artifacts, visitors can also have the glimpses of sculptures, murals, Buddha idols and Thangka paintings. Some of the most famous monasteries in Ladakh include Lamayuru, Lekir, Thiksey, Alchi and Rizong.
Ladakh is a home to the beautiful lakes, which make it a perfect place for honeymooners. As highest temperature hovers near 50 degress at a time, everything in Ladakh freezes. Major valleys like Indus and Zanskar become extensive highways of ice. The wonderful lakes like Pangong, Chandertaal Lake, Tso Morari and Tso Kar-White Lake also freeze to a depth of several meters. Tourists visiting Ladakh for the first time will surely get a mesmerizing experience.
The unique festivals of Leh and Ladakh are the highlight of Ladakh tourism. To witness these events, tourists reserve a place in advance. These festivals are lively and colourful. Many festivals take place in winters. The monastic festivals are the heart of these festivals. Performed by monks, wearing colourful silk clothes and facial masks, these colourful events are a part of the living art of Ladakh. Celebrated in May, Hemis Gompa is the most popular festival of Ladakh. Tourists can enjoy vibrant dances in this festival.
Adventure in Ladakh is a great fun. Endowed with an impressive geographical location, the land has a rocky terrain, higher mountain passes, vast expanses of grasslands and mountain streams. Its topography makes it a popular destination to enjoy different adventurous activities like rafting in Ladakh. During your Leh Ladakh travel, you can enjoy camping, trekking, cycling, river rafting, mountain climbing, motor biking, camel safari and even yak safari. Trekking in Ladakh ranges from short as well as day long mountain treks.
Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Zanskar Valley and Nubra Valley are the other must-visit places in your Ladakh sightseeing.