Ladakh – the land of crystal-clear lakes, monasteries, mountains, and snow. A land of exorbitant culture sandwiched between the Himalayas. A sight to be seen and felt. A place that is sparsely populated yet filled with one of the most vibrant cultures one could ever find. Filled with valleys and mountains, winding tarmac, and unforgiving yet so calm weather Ladakh is a place one could find the inner peace that they search for.
The crystal clear water of Pangong Tso, the white sand-filled Nubra valley, the oldest monastery in Ladakh Lamayuru, the world’s highest Umling La along with other beautiful places and cultures and wonderful yet so down-to-earth people, promises to quench the thirsts of any traveller. The otherworldly terrain, the mountains, and the land barely brushed with the sinister hands of industrialisation will make us wonder about the never-ending rat race we are in. Ladakh will show us a place we never believed could exist and make us feel an inner peace we never found before.
This little Tibet is becoming wildly popular among millennials, especially bikers. Scenic routes only accessible by roads gives a feast for the eyes of a traveller. Ladakh is now an unavoidable part of the bucket list of every traveller. Ladakh gives something or other to every traveller who touches her. For the adventurous ones, she has a few of the most famous treks in the world. The frozen chadar lake is also a place to trek unlike another. For the ones who find peace in the remotest places, she gives incredible camping experiences by lakes and valleys. For the ones who love being among people, she gives lands filled with beautiful souls. For the ones who capture life in their stills, she gives one of the most magical sights one could find. For the ones who believe in a magical world, she gives them the magical sight of the convergence of the Zanskar and Indus rivers. For the celebrant ones, she is the perfect place filled with festivals like Hemis, Losar etc. Finally, for the ones who conquer the roads untravelled, she offers everything the world could offer them, all in one place.
Some of the best places to visit while you are in Ladakh are Pangong Tso lake, Thiksey Monastery, Khardung-la pass, Chadar Trek, Shanti Stupa and Nubra Valley. Tourists usually say the place is really beautiful for simple walks around the cities as well. Among these spots, Pangong Tso lake will have a special place in our minds as a few scenes from the Amir Khan’s movie ‘3 Idiots’ was shot here. Considered to be one of the most beautiful monasteries n Ladakh, Thiksey Monastery is a 12-storey complex which hosts over 500 monks. Khardung-la pass is a getaway to the Nubra valley and is one of the most elevated motorable terrains worldwide. Ever wanted to walk on a frozen river? Then Chadar Trek will fulfil that dream of yours. One can walk on the frozen Zanskar River. The view from Shanti Stupa makes it unique from every other place as it gives you a whole view of Leh. Do not miss visiting Nubra Valley as it is covered in white sand deserts and double-humped camels will be found there.
If you and your loved ones are planning to visit Ladakh, then the best time is during the summer. And if you are a lover of extremely cold climates, then the second half of the year will be the best time to visit the place as one will experience long winters in Ladakh.
Known as one of the top tourist destinations in India, Ladakh is one of the favourite getaways for young minds because of all these reasons.
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