Leh, Jammu and Kashmir
Leh is situated in Jammu and Kashmir, it is a famous city of North India.
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Leh,the ancient Capital of Ladakh region is perched at an altitude of 3,350 meters amidst starkly beautiful mountains which gently blend into an oasis of lush fields . the breathtakingly beautiful town is laden with palaces and monasteries .it was a flourishing carayan trade centre between Punjab and central Kashmir and Tibet . Today Leh has emerged as an important tourist destination providing an unusual holiday it is an ideal base for trekking ,mountaineering , camping and white water rafting. The region of upper Indus valley around Leh is the cultural heartland of ladakh and is studded with a number of Buddhist monasteries and magnificent palaces.
Diferent rulers rule in the Ladakh. In the 8th century the ruler of Kashmir,Laltadita conquered Ladakh.And later conqured by Arabs and conquered Kashghar and established their control over Central asia which embraced Islam .then this city come under the dominace between Tibet and china and between 17th century 1949 Ladakh is principal town Leh was the hub of the bustling caravan trade between Punjab and central Asia and between Kashmir and Tibet.The large Main Bazaar with its broad kerbs was clearly designed to facilitate the passage of horses, donkeys and Camels and to provide for the display and storage of merchandise.
Leh Ladakh is an oasis of nature and serenity. Arid Leh features a unique Buddhist lifestyle. The Buddhist monasteries built centuries ago bring global tourists to Leh and Ladakh. The ancient rock carvings, large pillars and peace in the monasteries still leave a deep impact on the hearts of travelers. Apart from the signthseeing options, the culture and lifestyle of Leh Ladakh is one of the reasons why tourists love to flock here. Indian Holiday gives you information on the ethnicity, culture, and lifestyle of Leh Ladakh to help you plan your India travel.
Ladakh culture has become the backbone that supports tourism in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The solitary mountain ranges and extreme climate have influenced the culture and lifestyle of Leh Ladakh to a great extent. The stronghold of Buddhism has led to cultural diversification, while a sparse population has promoted tranquility in this region.
Leh is famous for its Monasteries Palaces and the natural beauties,
Leh Palace: The nine stories majestic palace was built by Sengge Namgyal. The ruler of ladakh during the early 17th century. it is said to have served as the model for the famous Patola palace in Lhasa. With in the palace are old wall paintings depicting the life of Lord Buddha the small corridors have over 100 years old tankas or painted scrolls, statues and other armaments.
Leh monasteries: it is perched high above the valley crags and dominates the Palace and the town symbolising the supremacy of the Spiritual king. The monasteries has a solid golden statue of Buddha, painted Scrolls, ancient manuscripts and wall paintings.
Namgyal Tsemo:Another hill rising above Leh town is occupied by a small fort and manastery comp-lex of Namgyal complex of Namgyal Tsemopesk .it was built in the 16th century by king Tashi Namgyal and is belived to be the earliest royal residence in leh .Nearby is a Gonkhang ,the shrine of the guardian deities and a temple dedicated to Maitreya .Both the shrines house excellent murals.
Leh Mosque:The magnificent mosque is a fine example of Turko Iranian architecture.
Ladakh Ecological Centre: it lies on the western edge of the town and is engaged in developed o f Agriculture , solar energy , health , and environment awareness in the region . there is also a small library and a shop selling local handicrafts.
Shanti Stupa: The splendid Shanti Stupa or the ” peace Pagoda” atop hill was built in 1980, with the help of Japanese Buddhists.
Changspa: This settlement on the outskirts of Leh is known for its exotic scenic beauty and colorful bazaar. the Moravian church lies on the way to Changspa.
Leh is the city is well connected By rail, By road and By air
Airport: Leh can be reached by air from Delhi,Srinagar,Jammu and chandigarh.
RialHead: The nearest Railhead is Jammu railway station.
Road:The most exciting way of reaching Leh is by road from Srinagar.it takes about 2 days time to reach Leh from Srinagar.Visitors normally rest for a night at kargil which is a midway point.
Don’t forget to carry Passport Inc. Visa, Cash Card, Credit Card, Health Insurance Card if any, Vaccination Booklet, Program Booklet, Important Phone Numbers and Extra Passport Copy.
Carrrying the warm Clothes with them. Carry your Sunglasses,
Carry your sun cream, hand sanitisers, soap/Shampoo, personal medicines and antidiarrheal medicines.
In terms of Electronics, must carry your phone+charger, photo-video cam, E-banking.
Other miscellaneous things to carry are travel guide, books/magazines, playing cards, neck-pillow, sleeping mask, towel and money belt.
Plastic is banned in leh and and take permission before taking Photograph of the local.
During trekking do not litter the area and while touring a national park, make sure that you do not disturb the animals.
Don’t miss carrying a sanitizer as hygiene can be a concern in Leh and Ladakh.