Saturday, 18 August 2018

Best things to do in Leh-Ladakh

Are you like traveling to different places, if not even, you should travel in Leh-Ladakh once in your life with your best buddies. Today we will tell you about Ladakh, did you know that Ladakh is a very beautiful place situated at an altitude of 5000 meters above sea level in India.

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Leh Ladakh attracts many tourist with its attractive form of ancient beauty, this place is famous for its ancient monasteries, religious sites, royal palaces, various beams, mountains, wildlife safaris, place of adventure activity and many more. Ladakh is a mixture of Indian, Tibetan and Buddhism which reflects the character of Ladakh.

Best things to do in Ladakh

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River rafting
You may have enjoyed river rafting in Manali or  Rishikesh, but you can also enjoy it in the sindhu river of Ladakh. This is a best place to take photographs, surrounded by scenic views, the majestic mountains and valleys will make your journey memorable. Here are the many parts of rafting: Fhey to nemo, Upshi to kharu, fhey to saspol, Kharu to spituk and saspol to Khaltsi. The level of difficulty here is from moderate to challenging, depending on which part you choose. The distance of each part is approximately 25 kilometers.

"Stakna Monastery on the banks of the Ind" (CC BY 2.0) by lensnmatter
Stakna monastery
Stakna Monastery is situated on a deserted rock at an altitude of 60 meters. This place is situated 25 kilometers from Leh, whose beauty is unmatched. The monastery was founded by Od-Ide in the 11th century. This monastery still shows the tradition and culture of the 11th century and it is also known as the Tiger nose monastery because the stone on which it is located is seen to be like a tiger's nose.

"Hemis festival in a Ladakh monastery" (CC BY 2.0) by Amiya.Postcrossing
Festivals
Ladakh is the land of snow mountains. Various festivals are celebrated in this area, one of which is Loser, is celebrated in the month of December. Also here is the main annual festival of Hemis Gompa, which is called Hemis Tsechu in Ladakh. The Hemis festival is celebrated in the fifth month of Buddhist calendar every year at the Hemis Monastery, which located on approximately 45 kilometers from Leh. The center of attraction in this festival is mask dance (dance by wearing a mask). This mask dance is mainly presented by Chams. This colorful fair, where also exhibited some beautiful handicrafts attracts lots of people.

"Enfield Bullet - King of Roads" (CC BY 2.0) by Kamaljith
Bike rides
Ladakh is a perfect place for you if you are interested in bike rides and want to experience biking on the rugged roads. The world's tallest street here is near Khardunga La, on which biking is considered the most challenging task, here you can feel the Thrilling Bike Ride.

"Nubra Valley" (CC BY 2.0) by t3rmin4t0r
Nubra Valley
The Nubra valley, which was originally known as the 'Valley of flowers', which is located at a height of 10,000 feet above sea level. This area is known as the garden of Ladakh. During the summer days, tourists get a chance to see the pink and yellow roses, which grow in this area. To reach the Nubra valley, tourists must take Khardung La Pass road from Leh, which is the highest point in the world.

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Leh palace
The Leh Palace is a former royal Palace of Ladakh was built by the King Singe Namgyal in the 16th century. Here you can see pictures related to the life of Lord Buddha. The palace building is like the Potala Palace in Lhasa, which is in Tibet.

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