Ladakh, situated on the border of Tibet, is geographically and culturally different from any other region of India. Rugged and extremely high desert, which lies between the Karakoram and the great Himalyas. Ladakh is famous for trekking and there are many trekking routes in Ladakh which are present for every class of people.
After the separation from Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh remains the main topic of discussion. Ladakh, one of the major tourist destinations of India, has been a center of attraction among tourists for a long time. If you are planning to go to the new union territory of Ladakh, then it can be reached by road, by rail, and by air.
How to reach
There are two routes to reach Ladakh, first from Srinagar to Leh and second from Manali to Leh. From Srinagar, Ladakh passes through Zojila Pass, while from Manali, Ladakh reaches through Rohtang Pass. You can go here via bike or car. Apart from this, direct buses run from Jammu, Srinagar and Delhi to Ladakh.
The nearest railway station to Ladakh is Jammu Tawi, which is about 700 km away from Ladakh. To go further, you have to travel by taxi or bus. It takes about two days to reach Ladakh from Jammu Tawi and the taxi fare comes to around 9-10 thousand rupees.
You can reach Ladakh in a very short time by airplane. The timing of flights to go here are fixed differently in winter and summer. The Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the nearest airport. To reach here, you will have to pay around two to three thousand rupees.
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Best time to visit
There is such a tourist place in India where before planning to visit, you should especially get information about what is the best time to visit Leh-Ladakh.
From April to July
Summer is the best time to go to Leh Ladakh. During this time all the routes are open for the tourists. The sky remains clear and the beauty of Leh Ladakh is clearly visible. During this you can go trekking, ride a jeep or bike and enjoy visiting Leh Ladakh. The temperature during this season ranges from around 150C to 300C. Summer is also the best time to do Leh Ladakh bike trip packages as the roads are clear.
July to September
During this period, irregular showers of rain occur in the adjoining areas of Ladakh. However it also depends from region to region. During this also you can go to Ladakh. The temperature here during monsoon ranges from around 30C to 170C.
October to March
During these months the entire area of Ladakh remains covered with snow and most of the roads remain closed. Due to which it is not possible to go to Ladakh.The temperature in this season remains between 0oC and 15oC .
Places to visit
If you are planning to visit Leh Ladakh, then let us tell you that there is a lot to see, visit and do here. If you have enough time you can enjoy everything.
- Pangong lake
- Tso Moriri
- Tso Kar
- Khardung La Pass, Baralacha La Pass, Lachung La Pass, Zojila Pass, Tanglang La Pass
- Hemis Monastery, Thinki Monastery, Bardan Monastery, Jangla Monastery, Spituk Monastery
- Shanti Stupa
Things to do
- Jeep safari
- Camel safari
- Mountain biking
- River rafting in Zanskar River
- Bike ride to Tso moriri Lake
- Paragliding, Mountaineering, Heli-Skiing, Ice hockey, Horse polo
Apart from this, you can do Chadar trekking in Leh Ladakh, see Ladakh palace, and can also do shopping.
Where to stay
The hotels and guest houses of Leh Ladakh are very beautiful. There is good accommodation here. Rooms ranging from seven hundred to thousand rupees are available here. You can choose the hotel and rooms as per your convenience. Apart from this, you can also enjoy breathtaking views from the balcony or room of the hotel.
If you want to stay in Ladakh, then you can stay at hotels like Hotel Nalana, Then Zen, Hotel Ladakh Himalayan Retreat, Sia-La Guest House. But if you want to stay in Leh then you can stay at Jal Guest House, Bharath Hotel and Hotel Moonland.
Some additional facts
Most of the people are constantly confused about the difference between Leh Ladakh, so let us tell you that the state of Jammu and Kashmir is divided into three parts: Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. Ladakh is divided into two districts: District Leh and District Kargil. Leh district itself has a popular town “Leh” and is a center of attraction for its beautiful monasteries, picturesque places and interesting markets.
Apart from this Leh is additionally the capital of Ladakh. Tourists from all over the world come here for Leh Ladakh’s tough routes, snowfall, trekking and even adventurous activities.