The Wonderland called Leh Ladakh
Leh Ladakh is the one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. The place is visited by all kinds of travellers such as nature enthusiasts, adventure lovers, photographers, and tourists from all over the world. The region of Ladakh was earlier part of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. In the year of 2019, the region of Ladakh was declared as a Union Territory of the country. The region is of strategic importance as it lies between India, China and Pakistan.
Due to this reason, there is a lot of military existence in the region of Ladakh. Ladakh is very close to the land of Tibet. As Tibet lies beside the region of Ladakh, the local Ladakh culture is influenced by its neighbours’ culture as well. This can be seen in the various monasteries that are located in the region of Ladakh.
Along with the monasteries, the local food as well as the local culture and traditions have a touch of the Tibetan culture. The region of Ladakh has also held important places in the major trade routes of the past, such as the Silk Route.
The region of Ladakh is divided into two major districts. One is Leh, and the other one is Kargil. Leh is the largest city of the region of Ladakh. The city of Leh was the former capital of the Ladakh kingdom.
The mighty Leh palace is testimony to the legendary and prosperous royal rule of the Ladakh kingdom. Along with being a strategically important place, the region of Ladakh has unique geographical features as well. The region of Ladakh is situated on the highest plateau in the country.
The region of Ladakh stands at a height of 3,000 meters (9,800 feet). Ladakh is also called as the land of high passes. Ladakh is surrounded by the Himalayan range, which further enhances the beauty of the region. The mountains that are situated in the region of Ladakh are collectively known as the Ladakh range.
The Ladakh mountain range stretches between the Indus valley and Shyok river valley. The Ladakh range is 370 kilometers (230 miles) long.
There are several important and beautiful valleys in the region of Ladakh. The beautiful valleys of Ladakh is one of the attractive features of Ladakh. The valleys that are there in the region of Ladakh are Indus valley, Ripchar Valley, Nubra Valley, Zanskar Valley, Suru Valley, Markha Valley, and many more valleys.
The road leading to Ladakh also goes through the stunning Spiti valley, Kullu valley, and Lahaul valley. Experiencing the picturesque beauty of the valleys is a lifetime experience.
Exploring the valley on foot that is trekking through the valleys is one of the major activities that is done in the valley. There are several activities that can be done in the valleys. The most prominent one being sightseeing and relieving the natural beauty of the region of Ladakh.
The region of Ladakh is also home to many beautiful and shining jewels called lakes. The lakes situated in the region of Ladakh are some of the highest lakes in the country.
The lakes that reside in the region of Ladakh includes: Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Tso Kar, Chagar Tso, Mirpal Tso, Kiagar Tso, and other several Tsos. The lakes are called Tso in the region of Ladakh. Hence every Lake name has the word Tso attached to it.
The Pangong Tso is one of the most famous lakes of Ladakh. The credit goes to the Bollywood movie called 3 idiots, as the climax scene of the movie was filmed at the Pangong Tso.
The changing colours of the lakes adds to the appeal factor of the lakes. The lakes of Ladakh are one of the most attractive things that exist in the region.
There are several attractions in the region of Ladakh. The geographical features of the region makes it one of the prominent places for adventure activities.
A trip to Leh Ladakh is on the bucket list of many people in the world. One of the most famous things about the region of Leh Ladakh is taking a biking expedition to Ladakh.
Doing a bike expedition through the region of Ladakh is one of the most enchanting and amazing experiences in life.