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Many travelers opine why to waste money on entry tickets of the monuments and museums. But Leh Palace is a vantage point from where you can see and make pictures of seven landmarks while you are acclimatizing in Leh. Today’s photo essay shows you these landmarks as seen from the…
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Acclimatization is necessary before exploring Ladakh. But acclimatization does not mean sitting idle. Roam around in Leh (3,452 meters). For example, you can visit Ganglas / Gangles during acclimatization period in Leh, the entry point to Ladakh. Ganglas (3,800 meters), about 12 kilometers from Leh , sits by the side…
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Today I will take you to Changspa Road, a popular tourist location in Leh. The road is littered with travel service providers, including eateries, money exchangers, rooms, shops, and travel agents. Mentokling, one of the eateries, houses a small office of Indian Mountaineering Foundation. However, the nondescript road lacks sites…
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Young woman dancers from Kukshow (Koksho) village located in Shakar-Chiktan block in Kargil performed thali dance during Ladakh Festival 2013. They picked a simple daily use item, a deep food plate of metal, as a prop. The women sang and danced. They clapped the plates as if playing cymbols. The…
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For many of you, history classes are boring. But you can travel and visit cultural festivals to beat boredom associated with cultural history classes. For example, Ladakh Festival presents a number of folk dances that re-narrate cultural practices of the mountain dwellers every year in Leh. The festival presents snow…
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Shanti Stupa is not only a popular religious Buddhist spot in Leh town but also is a vantage point affording 360 degree views of Leh. Watch Serene Shanti Stupa, a slideshow, to preview of the attraction.
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Since one of the roads to Leh, Srinagar-Leh highway, has opened after a long winter, today we will take you to the Zorawar Fort in Leh. After browsing through the photo story, you will be able to decide whether you want to stop at the fort or not.
Labor serving the industry is not always local. It would not be an exaggeration if I say a large chunk of labor hails from different parts of India and Nepal. The tourism rupee generated in the district is, thus, shared with workers from far and wide.
Leh, the capital of Leh District, has more than 200 guesthouses and hotels. Only seventy nine (79) properties have web presence. There are no known hotel chains in the town. There are no hotels of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation (J.K.T.D.C.) that offers accommodation in other parts of the state either. Luxury hotels (3 star or Deluxe A class) are very limited in number. Mid-end and budget accommodation options are plentiful.
Walking to Tsemo Castle Complex in Leh is a good option, as the short hike is not only good for acclimatizing for longer high altitude treks in Ladakh but also unfolds lovely scenery. Three trails from different parts of the town end at the foot of the complex.