A land like no other with superabundance of attractions to visit and phantasmagoric and fabulous landscapes, amazing people and culture, Ladakh is truly a heaven on Earth.
Bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, it lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. Ladakh is mystical in all the spheres it covers, from nature, geography, sceneries to the modest cultures that it fosters. Right from gompas to the sensational momos, the superabundance of attractions to visit makes this city make it heaven on earth. It is said that only in Ladakh can a man sitting in the sun with his feet in the shade suffer from sunstroke and frostbite at the same time.
For those of us living in the constant confusion about the difference between these twin locations, Leh-Ladakh, here is something that might help you. The state of Jammu and Kashmir is divided into three parts: Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. Ladakh, further is divided into two districts: district Leh, and district Kargil. The former district has a popular town “Leh”and is a great tourist attraction because of its beautiful monasteries, picturesque locations, and interesting markets defining the culture of the place.
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I travelled to Ladakh in October. The weather was ideal and I witnessed snowfalls. Since Ladakh is at a high altitude, to avoid breathing problems take proper medication. The monasteries are a must visit. I visited Pangong Lake and was awestruck by its beauty. Do not leave without visiting this lake and try to spend a night in the tents near it.
Leh- Ladakh is one of the most exquisite places to visit in India. The place provides a beautiful view and a challenge for explorers and adventurers almost throughout the year. While planning a trip to this vast land, timing is the most important. Keep a tab on the weather and accessibility around the time you plan to make the trip to Leh- Ladakh. During many months the weather often creates blockages, snow slides, floods, etc. This may also lead to some highways being closed. Also, decide the time of the trip according to the places you wish to visit as some places are inaccessible in a few months.
Adventure destination. Snow clad mountains throughout the year with beautiful scenery in the backdrop.
Climatic conditions and travel are a bit rough. Infants and older people may have some breathing problems. People living at low altitudes may take time to adapt to places at such heights.
A superb destination for adventure freaks, bike riders, a group of friends seeking some activities and adventure. Not for leisure or relaxing.