Leh Ladakh Travel Guide | Places to Visit in Leh & Ladakh


Leh Ladakh is one of the wonderful destinations for nature lovers and tourists in India. Located in Northern India and recently become one of the Union territories of India after separated from Jammu & Kashmir state. There are many peoples want to visit Leh Ladakh once in lifetime and also want to do biking in Leh Ladakh the movie “3 Idiots” show us a lake of this place and after that it also emerge in the travelers to visit this amazing place. This is the Leh Ladakh Travel Guide and knows here about the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh.

It is an amazing picturesque place with highest mountains in it and known for its lake and cold temperatures. It is also known for Buddhism because you will see here the Buddhist peoples mainly and monasteries.

Leh and Ladakh are two different names in which Ladakh is union territory and Leh is capital and district of Ladakh region in India. Leh is located at the elevation of 3500 meters above from sea level, so make sure about high sicknesses while your trip and keep oxygen cylinder if required.

There are many amazing places to visit in Leh Ladakh you can enjoy in your holiday trip to here. Check out below the list of Places in Leh Ladakh and Things to do in Leh Ladakh.

Leh Palace

It is a 1700 century palace made with great medieval Tibetan architect located in the hills of Leh. It is made with Wood, mud, stones and sand and the walls of this place provides cool in summer months and warmth in winter month. It provides amazing views of mountains from there and you should add this place to your list while planning a trip to Leh Ladakh. You can reach Leh Palace by taking a car from Leh Airport.

Entry Fees: – Rupees 15 for Indian Citizens and 100 for Foreigners.

Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso Lake is located at the height of 4350 meters above from sea level and its surrounding goes to Tibet from India. It’s the lake you have seen in Bollywood film “3 Idiots” located at the distance of 160 Km from Leh town but completely worth to visit here.  The crystal blue water of this lake will make your day. Visit this place during summer because in winter the lake freezes and temperature goes very low of this site.

You can see the Migratory birds there and do some photography in this area.

Shanti Stupa

The term Shanti means “peace” so the Shanti Stupa is a symbol of peace. You can see their golden statue of Buddha and images of his birth and death. It was built by Gyomyo Nakamura (a Japanese Buddhist Monk) and locals to celebrate the 2500 years of Buddhism.  The Stupa offers great views of the Landscapes and mountains. It is located at the height of 4267 meters above from sea level and one of the prime attractions to visit in Leh city.

You can reach by drive of 5 Km or by climbing the 500 step from Leh city.

Khardung La Pass

Khardung La Pass is a mountain pass located in one of the highest motorable roads in India. It is one of the toughest roads as well because of land sliding, muds in roads, melting snow and more. So be careful while driving there.  It is also known for biking adventures you can see the flags of Buddhism here in the pass.  To reach Khardung La Pass you can drive from Leh City which is located at the distance of 39 Km.  An entry fee for this mountain pass is 20 Rupees per day.

You can do biking and photography here.

Magnetic Hill

The hill is called magnetic hill due to if you park car at the marked spot car automatically move upwards without engine start. This is the wonder tourist comes to visit here. You can also enjoy the wonder while in your trip to Leh Ladakh. It is around 30 Km from Leh city. You can also enjoy here Yak Safari and trekking to mountains.

Leh Market for Local Shopping’s

While entering to Leh you can see the market which offers various types of local items like Pasmina Shawl, Small Tibetan Bazzar with old items, prayer wheels and more. As well as enjoy the local dishes of Leh in the nearby cafes.

Hemis Monastery

A must visit places in Leh Ladakh.  You can see the painting of Buddha, prayer flags and beautiful architect along with Buddhist scriptures in this Monastery.  It is located at the distance of 49 Km from Leh City. You can also visit the Hemis monastery during June-July for the Hemis festivals and enjoy the Folk dance, local cuisines and local music here.

Hall of Fame Museum Leh

This museum was built in the memory of the Indian soldiers who laid their lives in Kargil war between India and Pakistan. You can see many things related to soldiers here like biographies of brave soldiers and their uniforms and other things related to them.

Hall of Fame museum can be reach by car which is around 4 Km from Leh City.

Sangam at Nimmu

You can see the confluence of two rivers at Nimmu which are Indus and Zanskar. The different color river waters merge in one here. So it is also one of the best places to visit in Leh Ladakh. To reach here you can drive 33 km from Leh Market.

Shey Monastery

It was built in the year 1655 within the Shey palace complex, the former palace of Tibetan royal family. There is a Buddha copper statue of 12 Meter height in the Palace coated with Gold which covers the whole three story building. You can pay tribute here and see the beautiful painting on the wall of palace.

Shey Monastery is located at the distance of 15 Km from the Leh City.

So these are some of the best places to visit in Leh City and there are many other places nearby of Leh City you can explore during your trip.

Things to do in Leh

  1. See the Snow Leopard

You can see the Snow Leopard in the Hemis National Park. It is said that there are more than 300 Snow leopard can be seen from different locations in Hemis Park.

  1. Witness the Hemis Festivals

Witness the amazing local Hemis festival during June-July month.

  1. Highest Caferia

Enjoy the Maggie noodles at the highest cafeteria in Khardung La Pass.

  1. Try Yak Cheese and Momos

Its Yummy, try some Yak Cheese and Momos in the Leh. It will make your trip unforgettable.

  1. Biking in Leh

If you are a bike riding lover enjoy the biking in different area of Leh town.

  1. Trekking

Trek to mountains and different valley near Leh City.

  1. Enjoy the Company of Buddhist Monks
  2. Prayers at Monastery
  3. Drink Local Brew Chang.
  4. Zanksar Valley tour

There are many other things to do in Leh Ladakh but can only do once your reach there. So what are you waiting for just book an amazing trip to Leh Ladakh from us and enjoy the memories of great escape of India.

Best time to Visit Leh

April to June is the best time to Visit Leh Ladakh because of summer season and the temperature start to rise more during these days otherwise its very cold there. You can also see the Lakes of snow which start to melt in water during summer. For Biking June is best month to Visit Leh Ladakh.

How to Reach Leh:-

The Distance of Leh from Delhi is around 1258 Km by Road. So it’s better to book a flight from New Delhi to Leh Airport which takes 1 hour and 15 Min.

To reach here by Trains you need to reach Jammu Railway Station and then take a Flight or Bus from there to reach Leh City.

So this is the Leh Ladakh Travel Guide and Places to visit in Leh as well as Things to do in Leh during your trip.

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