Everyone wishes to visit Ladakh at least once in their life. It is one of the dream destinations for travelling enthusiasts. Not only is Ladakh famous for its top attractions and amazing weather, but this place has Gompas and Buddhist Monasteries too. The landscape, atmosphere, mountains, and the overall Tibetan environment are extremely appealing. Located at a whopping height of 3,000 meters above the sea level, Ladakh has amazing surprises for all its tourists. The place is a dream vacation spot for people who want to explore the natural beauty of the mother earth.
Ladakh is mostly visited in summer. Though winter or monsoon isn’t the bad visiting time, it is better to play safe since roadblocks are common in Leh-Ladakh during monsoon. Read on to know about the best places that make Ladakh the most pristine tourist destination.
Leh Palace – The Royal Mansion Built by an Ancient King
Commonly known as Lhachen Palkhar, Leh tops the list of Ladakh’s most popular tourist places. Located in Leh, this beautiful structure was constructed by Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century. The building is a Royal Palace that holds a great history. The builder of this Royal Mansion i.e. the King Sengge Namgyal along with his family was the first-ever residents of the palace.
Leh Palace is one of the tallest Tibetan buildings. The height of this mansion makes it a viewpoint for tourists who want to admire the beauty of the whole of Ladakh from a height. If you get a chance to visit Ladakh, head to Leh Palace in the evening and watch the sunset view from the top. This Royal Mansion looks more magnificent when the locals light up the entire palace during special events and festival seasons like the Galdam Namchot festival. In this festival, people living around Leh and Ladakh gather near this Palace and celebrate the occasion.
You might have heard of the major Kashmir attack in the 9th century? Well, it damaged the significant parts of Leh Palace. However, this Royal Mansion still looks wonderful.
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You can avail a car rental in Leh with a driver to explore Magnetic hill and watch some magic happening around the place. As soon as the vehicle is parked, it moves up towards the hill (opposing the force of gravity). At a height of 14,000 ft and a distance of 30 kilometres from Leh, you will find this Magnetic Hill – which is known for its magnetic power that catches the attention of tourists from different countries.
The Frozen River Expedition is a 6-day trekking trail that begins during the end of January and ends in February. The people residing in and around Leh take the Zanskar road in summers. However, the Zanskar River cannot be explored in the winters as a strong layer of ice is formed over it. The frozen lake looks like a white blanket, which is also called Chadar in the local language. Hence, the name Chadar trek.
The trek route looks like the most difficult of trails, but it only involves a flat stroll. The trek is perfect for tourists who want to explore tall mountains covered in snow and Zanskar River. The only mode of transportation to Leh is by flight. Since a considerable part of the city is covered in snow, there is no way a train or local bus can take you to this heavenly destination. But, the city and its amazing attractions can be explored via roadways. Avail a reliable Leh taxi service and visit all the beautiful places in Ladakh.
This 100 ft deep lake is identical to the Pangong Lake in Ladakh. Tso Moriri is not a popular tourist destination, but the scenic view and tranquillity are top reasons that make it a must-visit place. The background features snow-covered mountains and the surroundings boast of the beautiful hills.
As it is a less-popular destination, Tso Moriri does not receive a lot of crowds. To explore the picturesque mountains of Ladakh and the serene atmosphere of the hill station, this can prove to be a perfect destination.
Located at a height of 4,350 meters, Pangong Lake is a popular tourist destination in Leh-Ladakh. The length of the lake is approximately 12 kilometres. Pangong Lake is especially famous for its length that connects India to Tibet. Roughly two-thirds of the Pangong Lake is in the Tibet region. The speciality of Pangong Lake is the colour of its water, which keeps on changing every hour. It turns from blue to light blue, green, and grey. The water changes colour several times, making it a magical lake for Ladakh tourists.
Considering the height, the temperature around this area is -5 degrees to 10 degrees Celsius. Pangong Lake is not open for tourists in winter since heavy snowfall and a freezing temperature freezes the lake. The place garnered the attention of the tourist after getting featured in many movies.
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