Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, also known as the land of the mountains passes is a famous tourist destination in northern India. The region of Ladakh is surrounded by the beautiful and alluring snow-clad mountains of the Himalayas. The region of Ladakh extends from the Siachen glacier in the Karakoram range to the north to Great Himalayas in the south. Ladakh stands at an elevation of 7742 meters above sea level.
Ladakh has occupied a total area of 59,146 km2. Leh is the largest town in the whole Ladakh region. Besides the beautiful Leh valley, other river valleys include the Suru, Zanskar, and Dras river valleys.
Ladakh is famous for its beautiful Tibetan monasteries. Every year, a large number of people come here to witness the beauty and the richness of the region. Ladakh is dotted by these beautiful, some little and some big monasteries all around. It is also known as Little Tibet, for the similarity in the culture and art.
Ladakh is known for being self-sufficient besides being the most visited tourist place in recent years, for it provides its own fuel, food, and water. Ladakh is so versatile in its nature of tourism that needs more promotion. The monasteries that are the prime attraction of this place are so beautifully maintained and run by the monks of these gompas. The half population of the Ladakh is comprised of Muslims and Buddhists. Other religions are also present but in a small percentage.
Ladakh is nowadays famous for being the host to the Bollywood industries. After the famous movie 3 idiots shooting at Pangong Lake, many other films and series have been shot here for the beautiful and alluring surroundings here. Ladakh mostly comprises the snow-clad mountains and the dusty hilltops that surround the area. Green vegetation can be rarely seen in any place on your
While traveling to Ladakh, one can feel the shortage of oxygen. Ladakh is located at an elevation of 11,480 feet above sea level. Due to the highness of this place, most visitors feel AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). The oxygen level in the blood gets dropped due to the high altitude range. There is no such way to predict who will get sick or who will get not. AMS affects all kinds of people, sick and healthy, old and young.
The best time to visit Ladakh is from April to September, as the weather remains moderate here during this time. Visiting during winters is not a good idea to enjoy the
Ladakh Trip, as the roads remain blocked most of the time. During the summers, the vibrant and colorful festivals make this place more attractive.
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How to reach:-
You can reach Ladakh by road or by air, as there is no railway access to this region. There are daily flights that run from Delhi and Srinagar via different airlines.