Known as the land of high passes, Ladakh is a natural beauty abounded with spectacular landscapes as it lies under the shadow of the beautiful Great Himalayas and various other ranges. As a cold desert located in Jammu & Kashmir, the rain and snow does not touch the landscape much. Ladakh is a combination of the two administrative districts. One is the Leh District, located at Leh, and the other one is Kargil District, located at Kargil. The temperature remains windy throughout the year, as it is a cold desert. However, the temperature can go down to as low as -30 degree Celsius, especially in Kargil and Leh. The travelers should carry medium woolen clothes for summers and heavy woolen clothes for winters.
Ladakh: General Information
- Ladakh - The Land of High Passes
- Area: 98,000sq km
- Altitude: 7,500m Max.
- Population: 250,000
- Religion: Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism
- Geographical Status: Cold Mountain Desert
As one of the administrative headquarter of the Ladakh District, Leh boasts of the beautiful Namgyal Tsemo and Namgyal Palace that are built by Tashi Namgyal. Owing to the Namgyal palaces and other such heritage places, Leh attracts a lot of tourists' attention throughout the year. One can reach Leh via two routes; the first one is approaching Ladakh from Kashmir Valley by the Kargil route and the second route is reaching Ladakh via Manali-Leh road.
- Srinagar-Leh 434 Km
- Manali-Leh 473 Km
- Srinagar-Kargil 204 Km
- Delhi-Leh 1047 Kms
- Leh-Kargil 234 Km
- Kargil-Padum (Zanskar) 240 Km
- Leh-Deskit (Nubra Valley) 118 Kms
Tourists can book their air tickets for Leh from Delhi on any day of the week. However, Air India operates four times a week for Jammu-Leh flights and thrice a week for Srinagar-Leh flights. The main language of Ladakh is Ladakhi. However, you will find people speaking other languages such as Changshat, Brokshat, Shina, etc. Indian tourists do not need permit for traveling to Leh. Only foreigner tourists need to register themselves at Rumtse, Drass, or Serchu.
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