Leh is a town in the Leh district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas, camping, camel safaris and games of polo are the best things to do in Leh. It was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, the seat of which was in the Leh Palace. The massive Leh Palace, modelled on Tibet’s Potala Palace which was the Dalai Lama’s former home is a must see, among other monasteries and Hot water springs which are part of the best tourist places in Leh.
Foodies must try local Ladakhi food, like Thukpa, Sku and Khambir which is nourishing and usually mildly flavoured. If you love shopping then visit the shops in the local markets for curios and souvenirs. Khardung La, Magnetic Hills, Nubra Valley, Shanti stupa and Tso Moriri are some amazing places to visit in Leh.
Leh has a cold desert climate with long, harsh winters from October to early March. The minimum temperatures can go well below freezing for most of the winter. You can also enjoy occasional snowfall during winter. The weather in the remaining months is generally fine and warm during the day. If you want to get away from the extreme heat of the plains then Leh is the best place to visit. If Kashmir is the Paradise on earth then Leh too is not to be left behind. Nestled between the Himalayas and the Karakoram Range, Leh attracts tourists with majestic snow covered mountain tops, lush green landscape and sparkling blue waters of its lakes.
Leh is connected to the rest of India by two high-altitude roads - The National Highway 1D from Srinagar via Kargil and the Leh-Manali Highway. Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport has flights to Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar. You are sure to get lured to the place once you visit and try out all the best things to do in Leh.