A land of scenic beauty and amazing recreations
Leh, the capital of Ladakh, is one of most beautiful and fascinating tourist destinations
of India located in Jammu & Kashmir.
Leh is the largest province in Jammu and Kashmir, covering approximately 60,000
square miles. It is surrounded by the highest mountain ranges in the world. The
region is blessed with beautiful landscapes, sky-kissing monuments, tranquil lakes
and evergreen forests which cast a magical scenic beauty. Apart from that, a Leh
tour offers the tourists plenty of recreational and adventurous activities like
hiking, trekking, river rafting, polo and archery to get engrossed with.
The region is surrounded by the alpine desert and beautiful landscapes. The dry
barren landscape of Leh is full of historic Buddhist monasteries which gives it
an incredible sight to behold. Leh’s Buddhist monasteries and historical monuments
are the main attractions for the visitors. The most imposing and must visit place
in Leh is the Leh Palace, which is a nine multistory residence used to be occupied
by the royals in the seventh century. The wooden balconies of the Palace truly fill
the heart of an individual with pleasure and joy.
One may also climb up the Shanti Stupa, located just outside the town, to get a
better view of the neighboring exotic locales. The various monasteries which are
located in this region also add to the beauty of the region. The rocky realm of
the region offers a number of bizarre and striking places which are worth visiting
at least in a lifetime. The beauty of Leh is incomparable, and no other place can
quite match the deep cloudless blue skies here, the barren, multi-coloured mountains,
the jewel-like lakes and the ancient Buddhist gompas (monasteries) of Ladakh.
A Buddhist white-domed stupa (chorten) on a hilltop in Chanspa
Overlooks the Himalayan town of Leh, modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa.
A three-story high gold idol of Maitreya Buddha and ancient manuscripts and frescoes.
A relatively modern, attractive cluster of buildings set amongst trees above the town.
Arguably the most crowded place of Leh, having almost every kind of shop.
A museum constructed and maintained by Indian army.