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Visit North India’s snowy diadem with a Trip to Ladakh

By Sofia Jennie Subscribe to RSS | April 19th 2012 | Views:

Leh tour packages promise a fabulous trip to Ladakh, a heavenly hill station in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The majestic beauty of India cannot be completely experienced without visiting the northern part of the country. If Delhi & Agra are renowned for their monuments, Jaipur is famed for its royal palaces and Srinagar for its shimmering lakes. But it is the snow-crested Ladakh that sits atop at a staggering height forming the diadem of the country. Ladakh’s beauty is to be seen to be believed. The charming hill station has become a hot tourist spot in the summer months (the place is frigid cold in winter and not conducive for tourism). Both Indians and foreigners rush to Ladakh for having a whale of a time in the summer.

The natural beauty that God has bestowed upon this region is immaculate and divine. A trip to Ladakh will transport you to a world that is inhabited by glaciers, the melting snow and the hilly ravines. The awe-evoking height at which the place is nestled between the Himalayas and the Karakoram adds to the mystic charm of the place and makes it a perfect holiday getaway. It’s a world away from the world!

Leh tour: Ladakh’s chief town is Leh which is thronged by tourists & traders throughout the season. The place boasts of some spectacular scenic beauty, dazzling lakes and sedate Buddhist monasteries. With Leh tour packages, you can enjoy Leh sightseeing with complete satisfaction and convenience. At Leh, you can also stay at some of the best Ladakh hotels and experience a riveting culture.

Adventure destination: Ladakh is known as an adventure destination because it offers an array of excellent adventure sports & games. During your trip to Ladakh, you can dig into

• Trekking

• River Rafting

• Mountain biking

• Jeep safari

• Rock climbing

• Kayaking

• Angling or fishing

• Paragliding

• Hiking, camping, mountaineering

Where to stay: There are many Ladakh hotels where you can check in. You can also find cheap budgeted hotels, inns and guest houses. Also, in order to avoid last minute hassles, it will be better if you visit Ladakh under Leh tour packages.

Major Ladakh attractions: Some of the popular attractions of Ladakh include:

• Thikse Monastery

• Spituk Monastery

• Hemis Monastery

• Shey Gompa

• Likir Gompa

• Alchi Gompa

• Sani

• Karcha

• Stok Palace Museum

• Jama Masjid

• Royal Palace

• Prayer Wheel

When to visit: Best time to visit Ladakh is between May-September when the climate is perfect for stay & sightseeing. Winter is quite harsh in this part of the world and doesn’t experience too many visitors. But if you can brave the icy chill, you can enjoy winter sports like skiing.

Local festivals: Ladakh festival, Hemis Festival, Monastery festival, Metukba festival, Nagrang festival

Sofia Jennie - About Author:
There are many Ladakh hotels to choose from Hungry Bags. Other accommodation options here include cheap budgeted hotels, inns and guest houses. To enjoy Ladakh tourism fully and to avoid last minute hassles, you would be better buying Leh Ladakh tour packages.

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