PLACES TO VISIT IN LADAKH


PLACES TO VISIT IN LADAKH

LADAKH

Visiting Leh Ladakh can be a great experience as these places have a lot of natural
beauty. There are a number of attractions in Leh Ladakh that are filled with
extreme pristine beauty, the list is inclusive of well- known ancient monasteries,
other religious sites, palaces of the royalty, various gompas, mountain peaks,
wildlife safaris, adventure activity spots and much more. Ladakh with a unique
characteristic that is a blend of Indian, Tibetan as well as Buddhism linings makes it
a place that is worth paying a visit to.

This beautiful hilly region, every year, is visited by a large number of local as well
as foreign tourists. It is both a popular summer as well as a winter holiday
destination. Its untouched beauty, snow-clad mountain peaks, lush greenery, and
secluded spots attract a lot of honeymooners too. That is not all. With the range
of adventure activities that it has to offer such as trekking, mountain biking,
rafting, mountaineering, and so on, it is well-known amidst adventure enthusiasts
too.

DISKIT MONASTERY

The list of sightseeing places in Ladakh can never be complete without the
mention of the Diskit Monastery. Dressed down in white, the gompa is Nubra Valley’s
oldest and largest monastery. It just takes one visit to feel enlightened as the aura
is soothing and healing. Diskit Monastery was founded in the 14th century by
Changzem Tserab Zangpo, an ardent disciple of Tsong Khapa, founder of
Gelugpa. Visit this Monastery with Best of Ladakh Package.

PANGONG LAKE

Placed at a height of 4350 m on the Indo-China border, Pangong Lake is one of the
most popular attractions in Ladakh. Also known as the Hollow Lake or Pangong
Tso, this is one of Asia’s largest saltwater lakes. It covers an area of approximately
100 km. While two-thirds of this lake is in Tibet (Chinese territory), one-third of it
lies in eastern Ladakh. During the winter season, the lake turns rock solid and
becomes the venue of the ice skating festival.

ROYAL LEH PALACE

Leh Palace is a former royal palace overlooking the town of Leh, Ladakh, in
The Indian Himalayas.
The palace was constructed by Sengee Namgyal. The palace was abandoned when
Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in the mid-19th century and forced the royal
family to move to Stok Palace.
It is nine storeys high; the upper floors accommodated the royal family, while the
lower floors held stables and storerooms. Much of the palace is in a deteriorated
condition, and little survives of its interior decorations. The Palace Museum holds
a rich collection of jewelry, ornaments, ceremonial dresses, and crowns.

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