It is as if nature took it's time to create a
pristine painting, so magical that one look and it is etched in your memory for
a lifetime. Snow-capped mountain ranges look into the mirror of crystal clear
rivers and the skies join in to add some more hues. Ladakh... it sure is a
A dream destination of every avid traveller,
Ladakh is located in Jammu & Kashmir and it borders Tibet to the east. The
beautiful place has acquired many nicknames like The Last Shangri-La, The Little
Tibet and The Rooftop of the World. We must be thankful to Bollywood for taking
us through the place though briefly in various movies, and also facilitating
the rise in tourism in the region. Did you know that parts of Rang De Basanti, 3 Idiots (the part where
the secret of Phunshukh Wangadoo is revealed) and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (the training scene) were shot in Ladakh! Also,Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's upcoming film Mirza
Sahibaan (in which Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan will make a debut) will
also be shot in Ladakh.
Coming back to details about Ladakh, its
capital and the largest town Leh is blessed with the beautiful Indus, Shayok and Zanskar rivers. The ideal time to visit Leh is
between the months of May and September. There are two ways to reach Ladakh by
road - Srinagar to Leh and Manali to Leh. You can also reach the Kushok Bakula
Rimpochhe Airport in Leh, which is one of the highest airports in the world
above the sea level.
In addition to
getting mesmerized by the picturesque beauty, there are a host of activities to
do in Ladakh. Trekking, camping, river rafting, attending the local and
international festivals or simply watching the famous archery competition will
leave you spellbound.
AWESOME PLACES TO
VISIT IN LADAKH
3.Royal Palace of Leh
4.Tso Moriri Lake
5.Magnetic / Gravity Hill
10.Khardung La Pass
THINGS YOU MUST KNOW
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO LADAKH
Languages: Ladakhi, Hindi
Ladakh is located at a very high altitude, you need to take care of altitude
sickness and acclimatize yourself. It involves ensuring a gradual increase in
altitudes. After reaching 10000 ft, you need to stay overnight, get your system
tuned to the climate and lower oxygen levels and then proceed. Again, you need
to take a day's break after crossing another 3000 ft. also, you need to keep
yourself hydrated and avoid smoking.
Festivals: You might want
to make the most of your Ladakh trip by visiting it during the festivals like
Ladakh Festival, Losar Festival, Hemis Festival, Ladakh International Film
Festival (LIFF), Dosmoche Festival, Sindhu Darshan Festival, Ladakh Festival,
Tak-Tok Festival, etc.
So start making plans for visiting the awesome
place today and you will treasure the memories forever. And if you been to
Ladakh already, we would like to hear about your trip here!