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Places to visit in Ladakh

Introduction

Ladakh is a place found in India and is located in the northern region and also it is considered one of the coldest places. It is full of fun with a variety of adventurous places and alluring scenes. These scenes attract photographers all over the world to visit India.

Ladakh is the most preferable, admirable and adventurous place for people all around the world. The glamorous beauty of lakes, mountain passes, monasteries, villages and their cultures and the different changes over of the climate and look of Ladakh during the morning, evening and at night are the things to enjoy in Ladakh. There are many places to visit in Ladakh, but some of these places are very special and alluring to visit in Ladakh.

 

The best places to visit in Ladakh for various purposes are as follows-

KHARDUNG LA PASS

 

Khardung La Pass is the world’s highest motorable road which is located on the way to Nubra Valley in Ladakh. It takes you to the top of the world where your oxygen level will be low and it makes you feel like you are in another world of snow-filled wonderland. No one can skip without visiting this place.

SAND DUNES AT HUNDER

One of the villages which gives an adventurous experience is Hunder village in Ladakh. It seems impossible to believe that there are sand dunes that are surrounded by golden brown mountain valleys. As an unforgettable experience, you can find double humped camels which is one of the rare species found here. 

Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso Lake is the lake where  Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots shooting has been done and it is without a doubt deserving of a spot on any Ladakh travel itinerary. Pack a tasty picnic basket and travel to the lake with your family, perhaps even camping next to it, to savour every moment of quiet and tranquilly.

Pangong Lake, located at a height of 4350 metres on the Indo-China border, is one of Ladakh’s most famous tourist destinations. This saltwater lake, also known as Hollow Lake or Pangong Tso, is one of Asia’s biggest. It has a radius of around 105 kilometres. One-third of this lake is in eastern Ladakh, while two-thirds is in Tibet (Chinese territory). It is about 160 kilometres from Leh city and is surrounded by magnificent scenery. During the winter, the lake freezes over and is transformed into an ice skating rink. A modest cost is required to get an Inner Line Permit from the deputy commissioner of Leh.

TURTUK

Turtuk is located in Nubra Valley which is one of the closest villages situated on the borders with Pakistan Country. The only village on the border where you are permitted to visit is Turtuk village. It is a land for cultivating apricots and peaches. And you can see the balti culture of the village people. You can also taste the freshwater of the river Shyok.

Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

The Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, which was founded in 1430, is situated in the background of the Leh Palace. The monastery is one of the most popular locations to visit in Leh Ladakh because of its beautiful surroundings. The plains, as well as the neighbouring snow-capped peaks of the Zanskar mountain range and the Indus River, provide breathtaking vistas. The 3-story high pure gold statue of Maitreya Buddha is the main attraction. Avalokitesvara and Manjushri sculptures are very popular. It also contains a large number of beautiful frescoes. The assembly hall’s walls are covered in colourful artwork.

Royal Leh Palace

The old palace of the formerly royal family of Leh, Leh Palace, was built in 1553 AD and is located on the summit of the abandoned Tsemo Hill. The palace looks a lot like Lhasa’s Potala Palace. It is made of stones, sand, wood, and mud and is slightly smaller in size. It is open from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is also known as Lichen Palghar (every day). This 9-story building currently houses a museum containing royal artefacts. The fort is in a bit of a state of disrepair, but the views from the top are breathtaking. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is now in charge of this building. It was assaulted by Dogra troops in the second part of the nineteenth century and therefore abandoned by the inhabitants.

Summary

So, these were the best places in Ladakh that one should visit in India. These places provide thrill and adventure in life which create a huge impact on the mind and soul. These places provide knowledge as well as satisfaction and also lots of adventure to the tourists all over the world.

 

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