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Prominent Attractions of Leh and Ladakh Tourism

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 88

Ladakh, the land of high passes, is the most exotic region in the northernmost Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is sandwiched between the great Himalayas to the South and the Karakoram mountain range to the North. It is famous for stunning landscape, amazing serenity, snow-clad mountains and fantastic natural beauty. The region is composed of two districts - Leh and Kargil. Leh is India's largest district and famous for beautiful landscapes and Buddhist monasteries.

Ladakh tourism is very popular among tourists because of many things; such as Buddhist monasteries, historical places, cultural objects, snow-capped mountains, lofty peaks, gorgeous gorges, deep valleys, mountain lakes, scenic trekking trails and adventure sports. It has been one of the most sought after destinations for adventure tourism in India. It offers exciting activities such as mountaineering, mountain biking, jeep safari, camping, cycling, trekking, hiking, river rafting, wildlife viewing, birding, fishing and boating.

There are a number of tourist places which have made Ladakh very popular among tourists coming from different parts of the world. Leh, Kargil, Nubra Valley, Zanskar, Rangdum, Padum, Drass Valley, Suru Valley, Zangla, Phukthal, Sani Monastery, Shayok Valley, Salt Valley, etc are prominent tourist places to visit in the region.

Leh, the capital town of Ladakh, is a gateway for tourism in the Ladakh region. It is considered to be the main attraction of the region. It is home to many Buddhist monasteries and cultural objects. It is also base destination for many treks. Hence it is very popular among trekkers and hikers. Major tourist attractions in and around this stunning town include Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Jama Masjid (Leh Mosque), Stok Palace, Sankar Gompa, Zorawar Fort, Victory Tower, Chamba Temple, Leh Trekking Trails, War Museum, Jo Khang Gompa, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Hemis Gompa, Thiksey Gompa and Shey Palace.

Alchi Monastery, Lamayuru Gompa, Likir Gompa, Diskit Monastery, Karsha Gompa, Matho Gompa, Phyang Gompa, Spituk Monastery, etc are some other prominent Buddhist monuments to visit on Ladakh tour. Tso Moriri Lake and Pangong Lake are also popular among tourists. Pangong Lake is the highest lake in the world. Motor biking on Khardung La Pass (the highest motorable road in the world) is a unique experience that can be cherished for lifetime.

Thus you see that Leh Ladakh tourism will provide you a wonderful opportunity to see many Buddhist monasteries and treat your eyes with superb natural beauty.

Adventure sports are also attraction of Ladakh tour packages. A number of thrilling adventure sports and activities can be enjoyed here. So, embark on Ladakh tour, explore stunning landscapes, serene beauty; and treasure a unique experience of lifetime.

Rajesh Kumar is an expert writer primarily focusing on travel and tourism related topics. He has contributed many travel related articles to different travel magazines, newspapers and online journals. To know more about Ladakh tour packages, visit the site - www.indianluxurytours.net.

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