Leh, the second most expansive city of Indian is situated in the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir. The city is located in the district Leh. The area of the city is 45100 sq. Kms. It is one of the largest districts of our country. Leh is situated parallel with three ranges the Himalayas, the Zanskar, the Ladakh, the Karakoram. The city Leh is located at the valley of river Indus. Travelling to Leh without guidance is bit difficult. The place is famous for its scenic landscapes, Buddhist temples and the calm environment.
Leh Palace is one of the major attraction of the city. The palace was constructed in 17th century. Till 19th century the royal family was staying there. Buddhist temples are another attraction here. NamgyalTsemoGompa, Sankar Gompa, Shanti stupa are some of the Buddhist temples here. The view of the city from the NamgyalTsemo is really breath-taking. The Shanti stupa was built by Japanese order and opened by Dalai Lama. From the top of the stupa the city is clearly visible. Choglamsar, an important centre for Tibetan Buddhism and the study of Tibetan study and culture is located near to Leh.
Leh is also a good place for adventure activities like river rafting. One can take various cycling tours organized by the travel agents. The best time to visit Leh is during summer from the month of May to October. During summer the weather is pleasant. One can enjoy sight seeing and the festivals here. During winter season the view of the city is stunning. During winter the city will be covered with snow. The snowy roads are really beautiful. Nubra Valley is another destination near to Leh. One can hire a taxi to visit Nubra Valley. Leh is one of the favourite destination in northern part of India.
Jun-Sep is the best time to visit LehLadakh.
By Air: Flights to Leh are available for booking all year round, even in winters. The Leh Airport is a military airport and security checks are a little more stringent than usual.
By Train: Pathankot and Chandigarh are the closest railway stations to Leh, still a three-day bus ride away. This is one route that most travellers to Leh avoid.
By Road: From Jammu and Kashmir or from Manali, if you’re planning to approach Leh in a bus, get ready for an adventurous bumpy ride.