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the headquarters of Ladakh district, nestles amidst the snow capped hills of
the Himalayas and is famous as the center of Tibeto-Buddhist culture and
study. This mesmerising place is strewn with colorful gompas which are
thronged by the Buddhist devotees from all across the globe. Besides being a
Buddhist center, Leh is renowned for adventure sports like hiking, trekking,
river rafting (at the Zanskar river), polo and archery. One should not miss
out the soul cleaning meditation at the Mahabodhi Meditation center.
» Sightseeing :
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This cold desert has
majestic sights for its visitors. Besides, there are numerous prime
attractions in Leh like - Leh Palace, monasteries and stupas.
» Shopping :
For regular shopping, Leh has several
markets. The local handicrafts and clothes are very popular among tourists.
» Adventure Sport :
One can engage oneself in
trekking and hiking, as Leh has some very popular trekking and hiking
destination. The picturesque surroundings will make the treks absolutely
» Leh Palace :
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Leh Palace is one of the
major attractions of the place. The palace was built in the 17th century. It
was the home of the royal family till 1830s. Above the palace, at the top of
the Namgyal hill is Victory Tower which was built to commemorate Ladakh's
victory over the Balti Kashmir armies.
» Namgyal Tsemo Gompa :
Built in 1430, the Gompa
contains a three-story high Buddha image. There are also many ancient
manuscripts preserved at the place.
» Sankar Gompa :
The Sankar Gompa belongs to the
Gelukpa order and has an impressive impression of the Buddhist deity
Avalokiteshwara Padmahari or Chenresig. The deity has 1,000 arms and equal
number of heads.
» Shanti Stupa :
This stupa was built by a Japanese
order. The inauguration was done by Dalai Lama in 1985. From the place, a
breathtaking view of Leh is available. It is worth mentionable that Leh is
also a popular hiking destination. Many hiking expeditions are organised
from time to time in Leh.
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you have extra time with you can cover certain unbelievably beautiful
destinations around Leh. The two most recommended places are Suru valley and
Kargil. So, add thrill to your visit and let it fill your memory with
colours of joy and ecstasy.
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Leh lies on a very high altitude so during winters, it is freezing
cold with temperatures going below 0°C. The winter temperature touches
as low as minus 30 C. During summer the maximum temperature increases from
20 C to 38 C in July and August. The relative humidity is low and ranges
from 31 to 64 percent.
June to August is the time which will make your trip to Leh perfectly
» By Air :
There is an airport at Leh, which
is at a distance of 7 km from Leh. Regular flights operate between Leh and
Delhi. Taxis are available in the airport to drive into the city. Jet
Airways links Leh to Delhi with a daily flight and Indian Airlines/Alliance
Air link Leh to Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar. From June to August,
Alliance Air flights link Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar with Leh, capital of
Ladakh, but the layer of cloud over Leh airport sometimes cause flights to
be delayed or cancelled, in which case additional flights have to scheduled
the next day.
» By Trains :
The nearest railway station is Jammu
at a distance of 739 kms. There are train services to Jammu from many
different destinations of India. Taxis and buses are available at the
airport to reach Leh.
» By Road :
There are two overland routes to Lehthe
roads from Srinagar and Manali. The Leh-Srinagar road is usually open from
June to October, while the Leh-Manali route is open from July to September.
The 434-km Srinagar-Leh road, which remains open for traffic from early June
to November is the main land route to Ladakh. The most dramatic part of this
road journey is the ascent up the 11,500 feet /3,505 m high Zoji-la. The J&K
State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC) operates regular Deluxe and
Ordinary bus services between Srinagar and Leh on this route with an
overnight halt at Kargil. Taxis, cars and jeeps are also available at
Srinagar for the journey. Groups can charter deluxe and A-class buses for
Leh, Kargil or Padum (Zanskar) from the J and K SRTC at Srinagar. Recently,
the 473-km Manali-Leh road has been serving as the second land approach to
Ladakh. The Manali - Leh road weaves in and out among the mighty snow-clad
peaks of the Western Himalayas over a stretch of nearly 485 kms. The road is
open from mid-July to mid-October every year, depending on weather
» Private Vehicles :
You can contact us for this, as
we are well established with an extensive number of cars and coaches
(ranging from luxury to budget and between) for the tourists from all over.
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is an outstanding destination which is visited by tourists from all over the
world for various reasons. Even the rough weather conditions throught the
year never intimidate the tourists to visit the place. The tourists dont
find the accessibility to the city cumbersome. The snow falls here extends a
great treat to our eyes. The most popular and most frequent mode of
transport is by road and trekking. Leh owns an airport (7 km), in order to
provide frequent services to the travellers. The passengers who come by
rails, Jammu is the nearest railway station and from there one can hire taxi
or a bus to reach Leh. The public transport is accessible with basic
amenities. One may also carry the elementary things that one might need
during the course of the trip.
So if you are looking for comfort and convenience book with us as we are
always ready with are wide range of cars and coaches to make your journey
within and around the city memorable and one of its kind. You can contact us
either at the time you plan your trip or at the Leh airport or the Jammu
railway station once you reach there. We would be more than happy to make
your visit cherishable for a lifetime.
Accommodation options are available in plenty at Leh. There are
several hotels and guesthouses that mostly open in the peak season from June
to mid August. Budget lodging is available in three main areas- the Old
Town, Fort Road and Changspa.