There is no place like Kashmir on Earth. And there is no place like Ladakh in Kashmir. So, one can say that there is no place like Ladakh on Earth! Full of excellent and icily cold milieu and some rib-splitting adventure sports, this place is fast zooming into the number one adventure destination in India. While you can always enjoy rafting, paragliding and mountain cycling on its hilly tracks, the place is also teeming with plenty of attractions.
Here are some of the best attractions offered under a Leh Ladakh tour package:
Pangong Lake is rapturous, beautiful and extremely photogenic. It is a blue lake and dominates the Himalayas at an astounding height of over 14k feet. Its big USP is the fact that it is the planet’s highest lake which is salty in nature. So, you can understand that it is a highly coveted attraction and can really make your Kashmir tour a truly memorable affair. But it is not easily accessible due to its height. There are vehicles available and you can hire jeeps that would drop you there. Once you reach the place, you will be really mesmerized by the sight on offer.
Zanskar region is extremely cold, frigid and sparsely populated. In fact, the amount of snowfall it receives is so high that the area is out of access to tourists for a major part of the year. But one must admit that the beauty of the region is beyond compare. Even the Zanskar River is a great attraction and offers some lovely sports like the White River Rafting.
Leh Palace is one of the most popular sightseeing buildings in Leh. It is a piece of history and has a mark of royalty. Once it housed royal families but is now reduced to a tourist attraction. Its walls have that aged look and pieces are falling out in places. The area may wear a desolate look, but its history remains solidly intact.
Hemis Monastery would feature in almost every Leh Ladakh tour package since it is the most popular monastery in the state. In the summer month of July, a special festival is held here in which locals dig into revelries and some cultural rituals. The festival is a big draw for the tourists. But festival or no festival, Hemis is always a must-visit attraction which you cannot remove from your list.
Shanti Stupa is a very serene landmark which is extremely popular amongst the backpackers. It is a holy place and has lots of history and mythology associated with it. The mere sight of the pristine white building of peculiar shape will raise your eyebrows in wonderment. Most people going for a Kashmir tour make sure to tread over to its sedate premises.