Leh - Ladakh Information | Visiting Leh

Visiting Leh-Ladakh during the summer months in India is an opportunity tourists should not miss! Leh is the capital city of Ladakh. This mountainous region has exemplary beauty of the landscape of the Himalayan mountains and offers tourists a chance to escape from crowded cities of India. Places to See when visiting Leh-Ladakh Choglamsar Choglamsar was supposedly given to Tibetan refugees by the Indian government and is a flourishing part of the Ladakh capital Leh. Choglamsar is for a children’s village and a handicraft center devoted largely to carpet weaving and is situated 9 km from Leh. Popular places here are: 1. The Central Institute of Buddhist Studies is a main training place for Buddhist monks in Ladakh. 2. The Dalai Lama's prayer ground, known as Jivatsal 3. Monasteries of Spituk, Sabu and Sankar

Beacon Highway

Beacon highway is said to be one of the highest road in the world, this highway leads from Leh into the Nubra valley over a pass at 5,606 meters. The road is open only during the months of September and October.   Foreigners tourists kindly note that Nubra Valley is a restricted area, foreigners cannot travel on this route. A special permit is required by foreign tourists if they wish to visit Nubra.

Leh Khar Palace

The Leh Khar Palace dates back to the 16th century and is carved into a rock-face. The palace stands like a sentry overlooking the town. Inside there are old wall paintings said to be centuries old, depicting the life of Buddha.

Leh Monastery

The monastery houses a solid golden statue of the Buddha. Monasteries in Leh are popular tourist attractions.

Leh Mosque

Leh Mosque is a Sunni Muslim mosque built in 1661 and stands impressively in the main bazaar. This mosque is open only to men. The mosque is green and white in color.

Namgyal Tsemo Gompa  

The Namgyal Tsemo Gompa is named after its founder King Namgyal. It stands behind the Leh Palace. It said to have been built around the 15th century in the year 1430. Tsemo Gompa, is known for its two storied statue of Chamb Buddha in a sitting posture. Tourists can get a full view of the town of Leh from here and see some fabulous visuals of the town. Gompa, for your information also refers to a Monastery. Other monasteries here are known as Sankar Gompa and the Spituk Monastery.

Travelling to Leh

You can travel to Leh Ladakh by air and road. There are regular services from Jammu, Delhi, Srinagar, and Chandigarh. There are flight services from Shimla as well taking hardly 40 minutes. By road to Leh:  there are two routes to reach Ladakh. From Srinagar, it is around 434 km travel open to tourists visiting the place between June to November. Another way to tread up the place is via Manali. The Manali-Leh road is a stretch of around 485 km and is open from July to October. In December and January, because of the extreme temperatures, landslides hamper tours to great extent.    The government of India has declared following historical monuments in Ladakh as national importance under Archaeological Survey of India. 1. Sculpture at Drass 2. Rock Cut Sculpture at Mulbekh. 3. Lamayuru Monastery. 4. Likir Monastery. 5. Alchi Monastery 6. Phyang Monastery. 7. HemissMonastery.Monastery. 8. Leh Palace. 9. Old Castle Tsemo Hill. 10. Stupa at T- Suru. 11. Shey Palace How to reach Leh-Ladakh By Air: Leh airport is connected by flights with Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar. By Train: The nearest railway station is called Jammu Tawi connected with all major cities and towns in India.  Traveling by train from Delhi to Jammu Tawi, the best option is to take the Jammu Rajdhani train. This train is identified as train number 12425 and runs every day from Delhi. The train schedule is provided below: The Jammu Rajdhani train #12425 leaves from New Delhi station at 8:40 pm and arrives at Jammu Tawi station at 5:40 am. Train Fare Fare for Second Class Air-conditioned coach is Rs. 1240. For First Class Air-conditioned coach the fare is R. 2085.

Festival's in Leh-Ladakh

The best time to visit is probably when the locals have festivals. During their festivals the locals dress up in their traditional costumes and jewelry.

Hemis Festival

Held in the months of June-July, the Hemis festival is a two day festival in the Hemis Monastery. During this stalls are setup by people from various parts of Ladakh to sell items such as handicrafts. Hemis Festival dates for 2012 is June 26 and 30. For 2013 the dates are June 18, 19 and for the year 2014 the date is July 7, 8.

Ladakh Festival

The Ladakh festival is celebrated early in the month of September will be held from September 1 to 15 in 2012, 2013 and 2014.The Ladakh festival is organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism to showcase Ladakh culture. Visitors can enjoy folk dance s and music in a festive atmosphere. There are also some unique sports competitions such as archery.

Losar Festival

The Losar festival is celebrated during the winter months. For those planning their trip to Leh, the dates for this festival for the year 2012 is December 14, for the year 2013 the date is January 2. For Leh Ladakh Festival dates see next page >>
nubra valley road
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Distance to Leh by road: 1047 km from Delhi 434 km from Srinagar 230 km from Kargil 494 km from Manali 380 km from Keylong 118 km from Deskit (Nubra Valley) 690 km from Jammu

Driving distance to Leh

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Leh - Ladakh Information | Visiting Leh Visiting Leh-Ladakh during the summer months in India is an opportunity tourists should not miss! Leh is the capital city of Ladakh. This mountainous region has exemplary beauty of the landscape of the Himalayan mountains and offers tourists a chance to escape from crowded cities of India. Places to See when visiting Leh- Ladakh Choglamsar Choglamsar was supposedly given to Tibetan refugees by the Indian government and is a flourishing part of the Ladakh capital Leh. Choglamsar is for a children’s village and a handicraft center devoted largely to carpet weaving and is situated 9 km from Leh. Popular places here are: 1. The Central Institute of Buddhist Studies is a main training place for Buddhist monks in Ladakh. 2. The Dalai Lama's prayer ground, known as Jivatsal 3. Monasteries of Spituk, Sabu and Sankar

Beacon Highway

Beacon highway is said to be one of the highest road in the world, this highway leads from Leh into the Nubra valley over a pass at 5,606 meters. The road is open only during the months of September and October.   Foreigners tourists kindly note that Nubra Valley is a restricted area, foreigners cannot travel on this route. A special permit is required by foreign tourists if they wish to visit Nubra.

Leh Khar Palace

The Leh Khar Palace dates back to the 16th century and is carved into a rock- face. The palace stands like a sentry overlooking the town. Inside there are old wall paintings said to be centuries old, depicting the life of Buddha.

Leh Monastery

The monastery houses a solid golden statue of the Buddha. Monasteries in Leh are popular tourist attractions.

Leh Mosque

Leh Mosque is a Sunni Muslim mosque built in 1661 and stands impressively in the main bazaar. This mosque is open only to men. The mosque is green and white in color.

Namgyal Tsemo Gompa  

The Namgyal Tsemo Gompa is named after its founder King Namgyal. It stands behind the Leh Palace. It said to have been built around the 15th century in the year 1430. Tsemo Gompa, is known for its two storied statue of Chamb Buddha in a sitting posture. Tourists can get a full view of the town of Leh from here and see some fabulous visuals of the town. Gompa, for your information also refers to a Monastery. Other monasteries here are known as Sankar Gompa and the Spituk Monastery.

Travelling to Leh

You can travel to Leh Ladakh by air and road. There are regular services from Jammu, Delhi, Srinagar, and Chandigarh. There are flight services from Shimla as well taking hardly 40 minutes. By road to Leh:  there are two routes to reach Ladakh. From Srinagar, it is around 434 km travel open to tourists visiting the place between June to November. Another way to tread up the place is via Manali. The Manali-Leh road is a stretch of around 485 km and is open from July to October. In December and January, because of the extreme temperatures, landslides hamper tours to great extent.    The government of India has declared following historical monuments in Ladakh as national importance under Archaeological Survey of India. 1. Sculpture at Drass 2. Rock Cut Sculpture at Mulbekh. 3. Lamayuru Monastery. 4. Likir Monastery. 5. Alchi Monastery 6. Phyang Monastery. 7. HemissMonastery.Monastery. 8. Leh Palace. 9. Old Castle Tsemo Hill. 10. Stupa at T- Suru. 11. Shey Palace How to reach Leh-Ladakh By Air: Leh airport is connected by flights with Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar. By Train: The nearest railway station is called Jammu Tawi connected with all major cities and towns in India.  Traveling by train from Delhi to Jammu Tawi, the best option is to take the Jammu Rajdhani train. This train is identified as train number 12425 and runs every day from Delhi. The train schedule is provided below: The Jammu Rajdhani train #12425 leaves from New Delhi station at 8:40 pm and arrives at Jammu Tawi station at 5:40 am. Train Fare Fare for Second Class Air-conditioned coach is Rs. 1240. For First Class Air-conditioned coach the fare is R. 2085.

Festival's in Leh-Ladakh

The best time to visit is probably when the locals have festivals. During their festivals the locals dress up in their traditional costumes and jewelry.

Hemis Festival

Held in the months of June-July, the Hemis festival is a two day festival in the Hemis Monastery. During this stalls are setup by people from various parts of Ladakh to sell items such as handicrafts. Hemis Festival dates for 2012 is June 26 and 30. For 2013 the dates are June 18, 19 and for the year 2014 the date is July 7, 8.

Ladakh Festival

The Ladakh festival is celebrated early in the month of September will be held from September 1 to 15 in 2012, 2013 and 2014.The Ladakh festival is organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Tourism to showcase Ladakh culture. Visitors can enjoy folk dance s and music in a festive atmosphere. There are also some unique sports competitions such as archery.

Losar Festival

The Losar festival is celebrated during the winter months. For those planning their trip to Leh, the dates for this festival for the year 2012 is December 14, for the year 2013 the date is January 2. For Leh Ladakh Festival dates see next page >>
Distance to Leh by road: 1047 km from Delhi 434 km from Srinagar 230 km from Kargil 494 km from Manali 380 km from Keylong 118 km from Nubra Valley 690 km from Jammu Driving distance to Leh

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