If you are a travel enthusiast then you must have Leh Ladakh in your bucket list, if you haven’t visited it already. Dotted with snow-capped mountains, breathtaking landscape, mesmerizing meadows that are sparsely populated, exotic and whimsical lakes and rivers, challenging high altitude passes and that never-ending starry night skies. You reach Ladakh traveling through rough terrains but Ladakh is every bit worth the efforts you make.
Bangalore is blessed with pleasant weather and buzzes with the city life. For the people from Bangalore who wish to break free for a few days from this busy city, a trip up the north would surely be a treat. The hassle of traveling is what often discourage people from traveling to Ladakh. If you wish to travel to Ladakh then book our Leh Ladakh Tour Packages from Bangalore. Our packages are put together by people who know the area thoroughly and hence can help you arrange your travels and lodging in your budget. We make sure to optimize our tourists budgets and make them experience the best of Ladakh in the most convenient way possible.
Features of Leh Ladakh that attracts the people of Bangalore
A trip to Leh Ladakh is a storehouse of experience for any traveler. Encapsulated by the Himalayas, the place attracts several tourists each year from all over the world. The place has land that is decorated with crystal sand of rainbow colors. The rivers are crystal blue complementing the clear blue skies. Silhouettes of monasteries and gompas on the high hills and the perennial rivers make this an ideal place for people who love the serene scenic environment.
Ladakh transports you to a world much different from the ones people of the city are used to living in. Against the backdrop of snow-capped mountains and harsh climatic conditions, the small cafes and food stalls, homestays, make people comfortable and exotic. Nature lovers will cherish this opportunity as you would feel closer to nature like never before. Photographic enthusiasts will marvel at the splendid sceneries that adorns each corner of Ladakh.
Speaking of monasteries, you can trek to certain monasteries and explore the culture there. Many monasteries have ancient manuscripts, antiques, and old decor elements. The monasteries celebrate many festivals which are also a major tourist attraction. Spituk, Hemis, Thiskey are some of the famous monasteries in the region. Monasteries in Ladakh are a great place to be by yourself, relax and find that peace inside yourself in search of which you have traveled to Ladakh.
The lakes of Ladakh are another stunning feature of the region. The best lake to visit in the area is the Pangong Lake. The lake is said to change colours all day long. If you have ever seen the movie Narnia as a child and wished to visit it. Well, Ladakh could be your Narnia. A visit to Ladakh during the winter season can enable you to enjoy some amazing treks and mountain passes. Chadar trek is one of the most famous treks in the region.
The Hemis National Park in Ladakh is one of the largest parks in South Asia, and is home to about 200 snow leopards, Asiatec ibex, Eurasian brown bear, Tibetan wolf, and the red fox. The park houses some of the most rarest species of birds, and is a major tourist attraction in the area.
If you are a momo lover then surely you would relish eating the famous South-Asian dumpling with its traditional authentic Tibetain and Nepalese flavours. The cuisine in Ladakh is influenced by the traditional taste of Tibetain, Nepali and Indian styled flavours. Ladakh has a lot of unique dishes with strong flavors for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Some of the famous dishes of Ladakh are thukpa, pink tea, Ladakhi pulao, Tingmo, Khambir, and Phirni.
The best time to visit Ladakh is during any major festivals. Each event is associated with different events like colorful dances, unique styled celebration, and drama performances. You will witness the traditional Ladakh music and dances. The best is the Masked Lama dance during the Hemis festival.
Best time to visit Ladakh
Summers in Ladakh is a time of tourist outburst in the region. Autumns and early winters too have their charm. Usually, the period from April to June and September to October are considered ideal for visiting Ladakh.
Late April or Early May marks the opening of the famous Leh-Manali Highway and the Srinagar-Leh Highway. Many tourists traveling to Ladakh choose to visit Ladakh via Leh-Manali Highway owing to the scenic beauty it has to offer. But, due to the high mountain passes, new travelers not used to high altitudes are advised to take the Srinagar-Leh Highway while visiting Ladakh and while returning they can take the Leh-Manali Highway.
Monsoon is a little risky in Ladakh. New travelers are often advised to avoid this month. November to February is also not an ideal time to visit Ladakh for new travelers. The temperature is extremely low during these months and acclimatization can prove to be difficult during these months. However experienced travelers and hardcore trekkers choose to visit Ladakh in these season as many amazing treks take place during this season including the Chadar Trek. .