How you can spend a day being at Leh!!
Posted on April 9, 2017 by ghoomophirosisters
The dream of almost every other travel fanatic in the country, Leh is a snow-capped region in the north most part of the country. Brimming with the great Himalayan range as its backdrop, Leh is a dreamland having some most astonishing visuals one can have.
How to reach
Shimla and Manali are two entry points where the access to Leh becomes easy. Although the Srinagar airport is the nearest to the place, so a road trip from Srinagar to Leh (434 Km) is advised to be the safest medium of approaching the place. One can hire the taxi as well as take the state government bus to reach there. Those who prefer to reach here by flight can go for Indian Airlines which operates 3 flights in a week between Leh and Delhi and Jet Airways which operates six flights in a week between Leh-Delhi.
Best season so visit
While rest of the country is facing the hard blows of heat waves, it is the best time to have a trip to Leh. The months between May to September are considered the best.
Leh being one of the dearest tourist destinations in the country offers some great sights one can have the good fortune of visiting. A few of them have been mentioned below.
Leh main bazaar– The best place for the tourists and the locals where they could shop is Leh main bazaar. One can gather woolen clothes, accessories and other souvenirs from the market which also happens to have some stalls of delicious local cuisines.
The Khar– Since the early parts of the 17th century; this magnificent monument named the Khar has been the best landmark in Leh. Missing the visit to the Khar is something you might regret later on.
Shanti Stupa– Built on a decent hilltop in the Changspa region of Leh, the most popular monument in the entire region came into existence in the year 1991. The entire Leh town is somehow visible in a panoramic view from the altitude of 14k feet.
Hall of fame– The museum like settlement will fill the heart of the patriotic Indians with a feeling of immense pride and joy as the settlement basically, honors the Indian soldiers who died in the notorious Kargil war.
Sankar Monastery– The very popular monastery is a few minutes away from Leh and given the fact that it only allows visitations from the tourists in evenings and mornings, a brisk walk to it is advisable.
Datum Sahib– Datun Sahib is a meswak tree is located right behind the Jama masjid situated in the Leh main bazaar. The tree is said to have been planted by none other than Shri Guru Nanak sahib Ji and holds a great significance to the religious people of Leh.
Sindhu Ghat– Soothing and calm place where you can sit down on the banks of the Indus River amidst the beautiful surroundings and thank the gods for making you visit the place. The place is ideal for some lazy and calm picnics away from the rustle and chaos of the main city.
Although Leh is quite cold a place and won’t suit everybody, but there is no denying the fact that this place is what they call- The dream of a mad traveler coming to life.