The hill station of Leh is the most important town in Ladakh. Nestling in a side valley of the Indus, the town spreads over dusty mountainsides with a main street and narrow winding by-lanes. The distinguished character of Leh has the capability to take you back in time.
Flights to Leh
Leh is connected by flight service that comes in to the airport from Delhi. The travelers can take a bus or shared jeep-taxis to reach the town. The flights depend largely on the prevailing weather conditions in Leh and can get cancelled at a very short notice.
Leh has a wide array of accommodation options to stay in. these options include not only luxury hotels but also budget guesthouses. All of these places promise a comfortable stay with basic and luxury amenities at your service.
Activities and Sightseeing
Sightseeing tour in Leh revolves around soaking the essence of the place, visiting the museums, palace, and exploring the traditional Tibetan Architecture.
The key attractions around the place include:
- Leh Palace
- Main Bazaar Street
- Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
- Leh Mosque
- Mani Walls
After you have explored the various places to see in Leh, go for some fun activities like trekking, white water rafting, mountaineering, and river rafting. Yak and camel safari are other ways to explore the arid town of Leh.
Shop for souvenirs like handicrafts and Ladakh’s traditional dresses like kashmiri shawls and the most exquisite and expensive pirakh. Other specialties t shop for include local household items like knitted carpets, cups, butter churns, chang vessels, semi-precious stones, jewelry, musical instruments and dance masks.
Pack a comfy pair of walking shoes. Take along some warm clothes and a jacket for evenings can get a bit chilly. Sunglasses and an effective suntan lotion is a must to protect the eyes from glare.