It is an old saying that the one reason why heaven envy the land of high passes is that even on the darkest nights, the sky doesn’t let the light die down. A drive out of the city, a vacation in the lap of Himalayas, open ways to top attractions and off-beat places like Leh Ladakh.
Endowed with two mightiest mountain ranges- the Himalayas and the Karakoram, motorable roads like- Chang La, Khardung La, and Tanglang La, gorgeous night skies and rainbows, peaceful Tibetan monasteries, flowers and lakes, and the most stunning landscape. Ladakh is not just a destination, but an epic journey that must be undertaken at least once in a lifetime.
The pictures on Instagram or the blogs on the internet must have triggered your appetite for this place. If you are planning a trip to Leh Ladakh then you have landed on the right page. Our Leh Ladakh Tour Packages from Kolkata takes care of everything, from travel to accommodation. Whether you are traveling alone, with friends or with your family, our carefully crafted, keeping people’s budget in mind, include the best accommodation available in the range, several fun-filled and adventure activities, varying according to the number of days you have in hand.
Planning a trip to Leh Ladakh is more of a generic question than can be further broken down for better understanding. If you are planning a trip to Leh Ladakh from Kolkata then the information mentioned below can be of some help.
The answer to this question would depend on what you wish to experience in Ladakh. Ladakh, unlike many other tourist locations, remains closed for most of the year. The Srinagar-Leh Highway opens by the end of April or early May. While traveling in these months you might still encounter certain rough patches. Not many hotels, restaurants, and public transportation are open during these months. You might not encounter snow falls but the weather remains cold. You might end up paying more for accommodations due to a lack of options. Early May marks the beginning of the tourist season in Ladakh. If you travel in this season then you would have to go via air or through Srinagar-Leh Highway.
Manali-Leh Highway opens by June. The tourist season is in full swing by then, all hotels and guest houses are completely functional in this season. This is an ideal time to plan your visit if you wish to catch some snow passes on Manali Leh Highway. The first half of the monsoon hits the Himalayan region in July. The roads are as perfect as they could be and all of Ladakh is open for visitors. If you are planning for a budget holiday then booking Leh Ladakh Tour Packages in the period from July to September will be ideal. All the guest houses and hotels all remain open in this period and public transportation are also operational.
How to travel to Leh Ladakh from Kolkata
If you are planning on traveling by train then you can follow the route:-
You can take the Sealdah-Jammu Tawi Humsafar Express (22317) which takes around 34hrs and 30 mins. If traveling to Chandigarh then you can take the above train or Durgiana Express (12357) which takes around 24 hrs 35ms.
If you wish to travel by air then you can take connecting flights from Kolkata airport to Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh, with a layover at New Delhi. The flights will take around 8-10hrs depending on the layover time.
If you wish to travel by road then you can take the route Kolkata-Delhi-Ladakh. While traveling from Kolkata to Delhi you can stop in cities like Varanasi, Lucknow and Agra. The trip to Delhi will take approximately 22hrs. While traveling from Delhi to Ladakh you can stop in cities like Chandigarh and Manali. The Leh-Manali Highway is one of the most popular and picturesque highways in the country. This route will take another 24hrs. There are a number of eateries and stopovers on the way. You must have two weeks in hand to enjoy this route to the fullest.
Another way is that you can fly to Delhi from Kolkata and then do a round trip Delhi-Jammu-Srinagar-Kargil-Leh-Manali-Delhi and then fly back to Kolkata.
Things to Carry on a trip to Ladakh
A number of cotton T-shirts, Jeans, Thermals, light woolen clothes, heavy wind and waterproof jackets. If traveling in winters then heavy woolen clothes.
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Gloves, Caps to cover your heads.
Cold creams, lip balms, lots of moisturizers.
You might need instant energy on your way so carry dry fruits like almonds, raisins, cashews, glucose and lots of chocolates.
Carry a few basic medicines like Diamox, if you are not allergic to sulphur, other basic medicines for cold and cough, nasal drops, Band Aid, crepe bandage, Dettol, Pain balms, and antiseptic cream.
Cash as find ATMs in Ladakh can be a Hercules task.
Lots of copies of inner line permits once procured it in Leh and passport size photographs.