Amazing Places to Visit in Leh Ladakh

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Ladakh is one of the most beautiful places in India is visited by thousands of tourists every year. The Tourism Department of Ladakh makes sure that everyone who comes to Ladakh gets to visit Here we give you an insight. These are just two places from many amazing places to visit in Ladakh, which you can choose from when you come to Ladakh.

 

Stok Palace

The Stok Palace is one of those places that should feature on any tour of Leh Ladakh. The palace was constructed with a design that reflects its Tibetan roots, but also has Chinese and Central Asian influences. Many of its original fixtures are still intact including decorations, walls, and furniture. It is an incredible place to visit Ladakh especially if you are interested in architecture, interior designing, or the history of Ladakh.

 

Suru Valley

The Suru Valley has located 50km from Leh, in a picturesque valley formed by several mountain streams. Suru Valley provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and camping trips. This is also one of India’s most popular rafting destinations, as it offers excellent river rafting amidst the magnificent scenery of alpine mountains and gushing rivers. The season for white water rafting is typically between June and October. Apart from white water rafting, trekking and camping are other popular activities here.

 

Lamayuru Monastery

Situated a 30 minutes drive away from Leh city, Lamayuru is one of those ancient monasteries that has been attracting monks for several centuries. Well, why don’t you take a trip there and witness their timeless rituals? Trust us, Lamayuru is one of those places you wouldn’t like to miss while traveling through Ladakh. It will be hard not to fall in love with such an isolated yet beautiful place.

 

Likir Monastery

The Likir Monastery is located above Leh, at a height of 3045 meters. Being one of the most ancient temples and monasteries. The monastery has unique architecture and many remarkable structures like prayer wheels and ancient weapons are also present inside it. This place truly deserves a visit from anyone planning a trip to Leh Ladakh.

 

Rizong Monastery

The Rizong Monastery is one of The famous Gompas (Monasteries) located in Leh and it is on a hilltop that offers panoramic views of almost all of Leh. The monastery has been named after its founder Lhachen Rizong Namgyal who was a Saint, scholar, and visionary.

 

Hemis Monastery

Hemis is probably one of Leh’s most visited attractions, partly because it is home to one of the holiest Buddhist shrines in India. Both Tibetan Buddhists and Hindus alike make their way here each year to pay homage at Hemis Monastery, which dates back some 600 years. If you visit during a festival like Losar or Thikse, it might be worth your while to stick around for a few days—Hemis is busy with festivities throughout these times.

 

Thiksey Monastery

The Thiksey monastery is located about 8 km from Leh. Built-in 1430, it is one of 2 surviving Saivite temples built by King Tashi Namgyal and his son Sengge Namgyal. During its prime, several important religious ceremonies were held here including one marking the conquest of Bhutan by King Singge Namgyal.

 

Pangong Lake

Known as the most beautiful lake in India, Pangong Lake is located on the Leh-Ladakh region’s boundary with Tibet and China. The lake is also situated at a height of 15,000 feet above sea level and it makes for a stunning site.

 

Stakna Lake

Amidst some of Leh’s most awe-inspiring snow-capped mountains, Stakna Lake is a beautiful setting and one of our favorite places to visit while traveling in Ladakh. Lying at a height of 3,600 meters above sea level, it offers stunning views of glaciers and Mount Khardung La, India’s highest motorable road.

 

Driksunglow Glacier

A glacier is any large mass of ice that is solid enough for at least one day per year. The source of all glaciers is located on land, often in mountainous areas where snow accumulates and compacts under its weight. Over time, glaciers flow due to gravity. This movement causes cracks and crevasses (sometimes mistakenly referred to as crevices) along their surface, which are a major distinctive feature of glaciers.

 

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