Leh is the first pit stop for those boarding flights to explore the magnificence of Ladakh. This region is home to numerous attractions that entice travellers from all walks of life. Book tickets and fly to Leh to explore a differentiating facet of India.
Serenity of nature bundled with sanctity of spiritual allurements is just one facet of Ladakh, rugged yet astounding mountainous landscapes in India. This region is a prominent highlight of Jammu & Kashmir, the northernmost Indian state. Emergence of Ladakh as a popular destination for avid bikers in the last decade, add prominence to this remote region. Its capital Leh is one of those places that must be visited at least once in your lifetime. Holidaymakers book tickets aboard flights to visit Leh to explore the uniquely hidden charm of India. Here’s a list of notable attractions in this district enticing travellers from across the globe.
This magnificent white spiritual structure is one of the most iconic edifices in Leh. Travellers disembarking flights at the Ladakh capital can ill afford to miss out on visiting this site. The pearly white stupa features incredible scenery in the backdrop. It is connected to the main city by well-constructed road. Gyomyo Nakamura, a Japanese Buddhist monk, built Shanti Stupa and he chose the location which is visible from every part of Leh. This dome features love levels. At second level, one would come across several images of Buddha. Spellbinding sunrises and spectacular sunsets mark another significance of this dome. Trekkers and hikers investing in tickets to fly to this Ladakhi region add a memorable stint to their travel diaries while walking to Shanti Stupa.
This majestic hilltop structure was built in 16th century and used as a residence by the royals. Today, it is being restored as an archaeological site by the Archaeological Survey of India and a must visit attraction for those boarding flights not only to admire the natural beauty of Leh but also to peep into its rich past. Entry tickets for this old structure also include a visit to the in-house museum, which boasts an incredible collection of various items such as jewellery, crowns, dresses of royal family and Chinese Thangka paintings that are around 450 years old.
Namgyal Tsempo Monastery
Located adjacent to Leh Palace, this monastery is known for offering dazzling views of surroundings which include Zanskar Mountain Range’s pearly white peaks and Indus River. Spiritual souls netting tickets aboard Leh bound flights must spend some time at this monastery to take a look at centuries-old Buddhist manuscripts and golden statue of Maitreya Buddha, sitting at around three storeys high.
Although located around 40 kilometres from Leh, it is must to mention whenever top attractions in the district are being discussed. It is the highest motorable road not only in India but in the world. Also, it is an important gateway to reach Nubra Valley. Several adventure seekers don’t buy air tickets rather drive motorbikes through this pass on their way to Leh or Nubra Valley. While driving, captivating views of valleys, mountains and lakes are sure to give flights to the fancies of travellers.
Hall of Fame Museum
There is one place in Leh where holidaymakers can know details about the region’s war history as well as natural richness. This museum is maintained by Indian Army. While walking around, one would come across photographs and documents explicating the chivalry of Indian Army. Anti aircraft gun and other weapons that were used during wars are also on display.