Situated at a height of nearly 9,000 meters, Leh is often considered as one of the most visited hill stations of India. It is located in the northernmost corner of the country closer to Indus valley in Jammu and Kashmir. In fact, the city is also called ‘Little Tibet’ due to the heavy influence of Buddhism.
The breezy weather and scenic landscape act as a backdrop and also provide a mystical experience to all. Adventure is smitten with the soul of this city as adventure sporting activities like mountaineering, rafting, and polo are also conducted here. The most enticing part of the adventure here is trekking, rafting and mountaineering. In fact, most treks usually start from Leh such as the Nubra valley trek and the zanskar valley trek.
Some of the most famous attractions of leh include the numerous buddhist monasteries, Shanti Stupa, and Leh Palace. The intricate architecture of the monasteries and monuments also deserve notable mention.
The city of Leh has a well knit transportation system. It is connected by air from Srinagar, Jammu and Delhi. There are highways which also connect the city but they remain closed for a period of six months due to excessive snowfall. A rented vehicle is the best travel option here.