When you decide to go to Leh Ladakh, you certainly have with you a list, full of places to visit on your Ladakh tour. Many places in Ladakh deserve a visit, but some of the sites are must-visit sites. All the Leh Ladakh packages by default include those attractions in their itinerary. Several monasteries can be visited on your Ladakh Tour for peace of mind. Learn more about top sights of Ladakh, below:
The first place that comes to mind while planning a Ladakh tour is Pangong Lake. One-third of the lake is in the Indian Territory, and the rest in Tibet. The lake can be witnessed best in winter when the temperature falls to -5°C and the lake freezes completely. The unusual thing about the lake is that its colour frequently changes from azure blue to green. The hills in the background add to the beauty of the lake. Two streams coming from small hills contribute to the blue waters of the lake.
Magnetic Hill is one of the natural wonders of the world. Here gravitational force is defied, as the vehicles move upwards without starting the engine. The hill is 14,000 ft from the sea level.
The Leh Palace is one of the most noteworthy historical sites on the plateau of Ladakh. The palace was built in the 17th century as a place of residence for the royal family. The palace has nine stories, from where the sights of entire Leh can be seen. The mansion offers beautiful sunrise and sunset views. The whole castle is lightened up with decorative lights on special occasions. The palace houses ancient utensils, old paintings and historical artefacts.
Located at 5,602 metres from the sea level, Khardung La is the highest motorable road in the world. It is an outstanding pass and a gateway to Shyok and Nubra valleys. The unspoiled and pure air and the beauty of glaciers give you a heavenly experience. At some points on the pass, the road is too narrow.
By passing Khardung La, you step into the masterpiece of a valley. As you step into this enchanting valley, particularly in a village named Hundar, you will notice the famous Bactrian Camels rides. The Bactrian Camels has two humps. You can also buy Tibetan and Kashmiri handicrafts, apples, Pashmina stoles and other specialities of Kashmir at Nubra Valley.