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The Mystic Land


 

Leh and Ladakh

Did you know the first time this Mystic and mesmerizing land was first open to tourists way back in 1970’s.. Trivia! Since then it has continued and attracted more and more wanderers from across the lands and seas to visit this phenomenon place and keep it alive in their hearts for a life time

 

The rugged terrain and the majestic mountains around, make an exotic cocktail for an adventure sport lover. But before you decide to fly away to the land of Buddhist monasteries and brave people, it is imperative to understand that you need at least a week to enjoy your tour to Ladakh. Since, acclimatization itself needs at least a few days in Ladakh.

RELIGION AND CULTURE

This is perhaps what keeps going an ordinary Ladakhi in most inhospitable conditions. At a place where the mercury plummets below zero degrees Celsius in winters and the rainfall during the year is as scant as 50 mm,

one needs to be little more than fit to lead a healthy life. Buddhism is the way of life in Ladakh, though there are people of other faiths in Ladakh who live in harmony with each other.

 

 

LIFE STYLE

Simplicity is the way of life in Ladakh, as the modernity has not touched the town as it has happened in other cities and towns of India. Cut-off from rest of the world, Ladakh is barren yet beautiful. Ladakh comes alive during the fairs and festivals as one can see Ladakhi people in their traditional dress. Ladakhis are the brave people who are industrious and cheerful. Perak, the headgear worn by traditional Ladakhi women is the striking feature of womenfolk of Ladakh. This is a common sight during the festivals. The other feature that is noticeable is the precious stones that adorn a woman's neck in Ladakh.

MONASTERIES

 

 

 

Monasteries in Ladakh either belong to Mahayana or Hinayana sect of Buddhism. Hemis Monastery is one of the largest and most popular monasteries in Ladakh Travel. The monastery is quiet popular among tourists and most travelers visit the monastery during Ladakh Travel. The Hemis is center of action during the annual Hemis festival that takes place in June-July. The festival is held to commemorate the birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. This is the best time to see the cultural side of Ladakh. During the festival, locals from remote corners of Ladakh converge on the Hemis monastery

 

 

REACHING LADAKH

Leh is the nearest airport, which is connected to Delhi, Chandigarh and Srinagar. The nearest railway station to Ladakh is Jammu. From Jammu you can head to Srinagar by road and then to Ladakh, which is some 434 kilometers away. It is about a two-day journey from Srinagar with a night halt at Kargil.On the road from Srinagar to Leh you will cross the high Zoji La Pass, and travel past Mulbek where there is a giant image of the Maitreya Buddha. The Namika La and Fotu La Passes and the Spituk Gompa are scenic attractions on the road from Srinagar to Leh. You can also approach Leh Ladakh from Manali. On the road from Manali you will cross the Rohtang Pass and the Baralacha La Pass. Stop overnight at Sarchu Serai and on the next day travel through Tanglang La and Lachulung La passes to Upshi and onward to Leh. Along the way you will see many ancient monasteries and Buddhist structures.

 

 

Things one can do in Ladakh


 

Attractions in Leh

  • Leh Palace
  • Stok Palace
  • Leh Palace
  • Leh Palace
  • Leh Palace
  • Tsemo FortSankar Monastery
  • Wanla Gompa
  • Drass War Memorial
  • Tiger Hill
  • Drang Drung Glacier
  • Nimu

 

 

 


When to visit Ladakh


Ladakh in summer - From April till July

Summer is the best time to visit Leh & Ladakh. This is when the passes are open for the tourists. The sky stays clear, offering a splendid panorama. You can trek, board a jeep, ride a bike and wander through this gem. Some of the most magnetic spots of Ladakh are Thiksey Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Nubra Valley, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Pangong Tso Lake and others. Temperature during this season ranges approximately between 15 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius.

Ladakh in winter - From October till March

Winter is not a recommended time to visit Ladakh. The area during this time is covered with snow and most of the passes stay closed, also many roads are inaccessible through vehicles. You can check out some other winter destinations of India. Temperature during this season ranges between 0 degree Celsius and 15 degrees Celsius.