Ladakh, situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, shares its borders with Lahaul, Tibet and Spiti in the South. The picturesque Kashmir Valleys towards the east also make for a breathtaking view.
Often considered as the Land of passes, it also flaunts a large number of springs and lakes. Ladakh is situated between Himalayan Mountains in the south and the Kunlun range of mountains in the northern direction. Situated in one of the strategic locations in the country, it is constantly under the control of the Indian Army.
The entire region is dotted with snow clad mountain peaks, meandering rivers and clear blue skies which attract a large number of tourists. This land is a hot spot for the mountaineering and trekking fanatics. The rugged terrain of the mountains provide a picturesque view of the landscape that can truly be considered an abode of serenity.
Amongst the various interesting towns to visit, Sankoo, a small town surrounded by mesmerising mountains; Drass which is a valley town, Padum which houses a monastery at the top of the hill; Suru Valley which is one of the most beautiful spots in this region; Alchi which is a gompa situated on the Indus River banks; Zanskar valley which is the isolated valley located in the region and Hemis which is the wealthiest monastery are worth visiting.
Ladakh is well connected with Manali, Shimla and Leh with a well-maintained system of roads. The region is open for tourists all round the year. However, a few connecting roads, may remain closed due to snowfall during the month of May and February.