Located in the vast mountain ranges of the Great Himalayas, Ladakh, is the most scenic place in Jammu & Kashmir in India. It offers an amazing opportunity to adventure lovers.
What to See in Ladakh:
Ladakh has a rich heritage and has been under monarchical rule since the first century, when it was a part of the Kushan empire. Consequently, Ladakh has a fair number of heritage properties including palaces, forts and other private premises of erstwhile rulers. The Leh Palace and the Stok Palace are the two most popular palaces in Ladakh and are a regular feature on most Ladakh itineraries.
Drass War Memorial: Dras War Memorial, across the Tiger Hill, is a tribute to the war heroes of the 1999 Kargil War between India and Pakistan. The memorial commemorates the Indian victory in “Operation Vijay” and bears the name of all Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the war.
Confluence of Indus and Zanskar River: Indus and Zanskar together are the most important physical lifeline of Ladakh. Besides being the primary source of freshwater, the two rivers also provide plenty of camping opportunities on their banks. The rivers’ confluence at Nimmu, Ladakh is a popular tourist landmark and the perfect camping site.
How to Get There:
By Road: Srinagar to Leh highway (414 Km), which opens June to November and Manali to Leh (474 km) opens mid June to early October are the two highways to Leh Ladakh region.
Distances by road:
• Srinagar - Leh : 414 Km
• Manali - Leh : 474 Km
• Srinagar - Kargil : 204 Km
• Delhi - Leh : 1047 Kms
• Leh - Kargil : 234 Km
• Kargil - Padum (Zanskar) : 240 Km
• Leh - Deskit (Nubra Valley): 118 Kms.
By Air: You can also reach there by taking flight, as per your preferences.
When to Go: Summer (June to September) is the best time to visit in Leh Ladakh. The most of the passes opens during April to May.
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