6 Attractions along ATS W-39 Followed by Delhi-Leh Flight

Delhi-Leh flight, a destination in itself, follows air traffic service (ATS) route W-39. The route between 77 and 78 degrees of longitude passes over 4 Indian states: Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir. While covering aerial distance of about 856 kilometres, the aeroplane flies over the plains of Delhi, green foothills of the Himalayas, snow covered peaks, glaciers, windswept valleys dotted with hamlets, lakes, dun landscape…

The aeroplane window affords views of a number of these beautiful Himalayan landforms. For example,


  • Kyagar Tso
  • Tso Moriri


  • Indrasan
  • Mulkila
  • Nun Kun
  • Many more


  • the Chenab
  • the Indus

Let’s take a look at these photographs taken from the Jet Airways’ Delhi-Leh Flight on September 5, 2017.


Aerial view of Tso Moriri, Ladakh
Attraction 1: Tso Moriri (4,595 meters) in Rupshu, Ladakh



Himalayan Vistas Seen from Delhi-Leh Flight
Attraction 2: Aerial view of Kyagar Tso, a saline water lake at 4,705 meters



Photography from Delhi-Leh Flight
Attraction 3: (Left corner) A lake in Ladakh mountains



Hamlets along the Indus in Ladakh
Attraction 4: Villages at the bank of the Indus river in Ladakh



Photos from Delhi-Leh Flight
Attraction 5: Glaciers in Ladakh



Valleys of Ladakh
Attraction 6: Inhabited valleys of Ladakh