Places of interests near LEH are Kargil, Pugtal, Rangdum etc | Route map and driving directions to LEH from Srinagar, J&K, India
Highest mountain ranges, covered with white blanket of snow, vast green Nature, beautiful blue rivers, lakes and deep valleys. Leh is in between them. This beautiful town is a heavenly abode for the foreign tourists. It is a great destination for home tourists also. This village attracts the customers with its beauty.
Leh is at an altitude of 11,500 kms , and is located in Jammu & Kashmir near the Indian border. This is a district head quarter. Not only that, this is the largest district in India. Half of the area of Jammu & Kashmir is in this district. When British ruled India, they were very much interested in visiting Leh. Nearly 18,000 national and international tourists visit Leh annually. Tourists are also attracted to the Buddhist culture.
The Buddhist memorials in Leh are a treat to the eyes. Many tourists visit the Shanti Stupa which is outside the town. In the middle of the town there is a Kali mandir which is 800 years old, on a hill which mesmerizes the tourists. Tourists can also visit Leh palace belonging to 17th century and is built in the Tibetan architecture tradition. Most valuable and most ancient of all the places, is the Hemis gompa monastery.
Many foreign tourists come to Leh to climb the mountain Nanukun, which is in the Himalayan mountain range. Availability of transport facility is one of the main reasons for the tourists to visit this place. Para Gliding facility is also arranged for the adventurous tourists. July and August months are suitable for swimming and rafting in the rivers Indus, Zanskar and Shyok (in Nubra valley). Camel riding is available at Nubra region. This place is suitable for trekking as the surroundings are pleasant.
It is not an exaggeration to say that there are no words to describe the beauty of river Indus. This river originates in Tibet and flows through Kashmir, Pakistan and discharges into the Arabian ocean. A festival with the name ‘Sindu Darshan’ is organized by the government of India every year in May and June months. The journey of this river starts from the holy Manasarovar in Tibet. So devotees consider this river a sacred one. Many devotees throng to this place during the festival. Devotees from various parts of India bring water from their nearest rivers and mix the water in Indus during the festival .
Drass is another place of interest which is at a distance of 60kms from Leh. This is the second most coldest place on earth. Winter snow fall can be enjoyed here. In winter – 40o temperature is also recorded here. Kargil, Phugtal, Rangdum, Sani and Suru valley are the other interesting places.
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