It is a heaven on earth with its hypnotic beautiful exquisiteness and is consecrated with imposing snow burdened Himalayan ranges, lavish green landscape, glittering blue waters and profound chasms. Leh makes you come into entire new world where you can relax, revitalize and sooth your senses. It fascinates many travellers not only from India but from the across the world.
Shanti Stupa, Alchi, Thiksey Monastery (Gompa), Shey Palace and Monastery, Pangong Tso (Pangong Lake), and Sindhu Ghat are few places to be visited when you are here. Taste the local dishes like Thukpa, noodle soup, Tsampa, known in Ladakhi as Ngamphe (roasted barley flour), and Skyu which is a heavy pasta dish with ample of vegetables and the popular Momos.
If time permits, plan to celebrate local festivals namely Losar, Hemis, Dosmoche, Sindhu Darshan etc. to get to more about Leh culture and traditions.
Best time to visit Leh:
The best time to visit Leh would be April to July when summers are here and temperature goes from 15 – 30 degree Celsius. Very less people plans to go Leh during monsoon time when temperature varies between 3 to 17 degrees Celsius. Avoid planning in winters i.e. from October to March as the temperature falls from 0 – 15 degree Celsius.
How to reach Leh:
- The Leh Airport is connected to Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and various other major cities of India.
- Pathankot and Chandigarh are the neighboring railway stations to Leh, yet a 3-days bus ride away. This is one route that most vacationers to Leh avoid.
- The bus route is little uncomfortable as the roads aren’t good. Get the bus from New Delhi. Most travelers prefers to visit Leh on bike because it’s adventurous and amazing.
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