There are very few places on the planet where you can be more in touch with yourself and with nature. Ladakh is one of them. The mystic charm of Ladakh tourism is difficult to describe in words. It is the land of the thrill seekers and the peacekeepers (monks). This high-altitude desert has captured the hearts of thousands of tourists with its scenic rugged terrain, picture perfect monasteries and the crisscross mosaic of Rocky Mountains. Its picturesque mountainous landscape is dotted with colorful flags that flutter in the breeze. They are relics left by devotees who share spiritual messages on them with the universe. Tourists from all over the world, flock to Ladakh to breathe in the untainted mountain air and to witness the grandeur of the Himalayan landscape. If you are planning a trip to Ladakh, you are in for a stunning visual treat. To ensure that you experience the ultimate rendezvous with the Stunning Ladakh, here’s a tailor-made list of the most breathtaking places you must not miss.
Located at a dizzying altitude of 11,562 feet, Leh is the capital city of Ladakh. The serene mountain framed landscape of Leh is dominated by the ruins of the Leh Palace, which once belonged to the royal family. The Stark blue sky, gushing streams, snow-crusted peaks are too easy to fall in love with! Your trip to Ladakh is incomplete without a trip to Leh. So make sure to include Leh in your Ladakh Tour Packages.
Everyone knows Kargil as the battleground of the India Pakistan war. Regardless of its dark past, Kargil has now transformed into a serene and beautiful valley. It is also a haven for thrill seekers who enjoy activities like mountaineering and trekking. Major attractions at Kargil include the Sani, Rangdum, Zongkhul and Stongday monasteries, among which Sani is believed to be built in the 1st century.
The Nubra Valley is counted among the most stunning parts of the Indian Himalayan ranges. The heavily glaciated peaks of the Nubra Valley, flow into rivers down the plains. What makes Nubra more interesting are the colorful prayer flags that dot the landscape and settlements.
Drass is a breathtaking highland which is also known as the “Gateway to Ladakh”. It is widely known for being the second coldest inhabited place in the world. However, regardless of the harsh weather, tourists flock to Drass to witness its natural beauty. The Mushko Valley in Drass bursts into a riot of colors during the summer season due to wild flower blooms along the mountain slopes. Drass in the summers is a sight for sore eyes!
This majestic monastery establishment can be spotted from afar as it is built on a mountain. The Stongdey monastery, also called Stongdey Gompa is the oldest and the second largest monastery in Zanskar. Travel back in time, as you observe the exquisite paintings and statues that decorate the monastery interiors. The monastery also hosts an annual festival which is celebrated with much vigour and enthusiasm.