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Leh Ladakh Tourism

Here we provide the detailed information of Leh Ladakh Travel Guide. Leh was once the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh and now the Leh District in the northern most, Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. With a total area of more than 45,000 sq.km, it is the second largest district in the country in terms of area.

The Leh Ladakh town is still dominated by the ruined Leh Palace and built in the same style as the Potala Palace of Tibet. Its elevation is approximately 3555 meters and the National Highway 1D connects it from Srinagar. Weather in Leh Ladakh has a cold desert climate with long winters from October to March and various tourist comes here for ladakh treks . The minimum temperatures dip below freezing points during most part of winter and gets occasional snowfall. Ladakh weather during rest of the months is generally warm during the day. The average annual rainfall is less than 100 mm but the temperature can range from −28 °C in winter to 33 °C in summer. Only one crop a year can be grown due to the weather conditions.

Leh Ladakh by Road is well connected to the rest of India by two high altitude paths. The National Highway 1D is generally open longer. From the Kashmir valley, Leh is commutable with the help of a 450 km long Srinagar-Leh road which is open for the traffic from June to November. The Jammu & Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation (JKSRTC) operates regular deluxe as well as ordinary bus services between Srinagar and Leh with an overnight stop at Kargil. Taxis are also available for the same.

There are also numerous high passes among which the highest one, called the Khardung La or Khardung Pass is the highest motor able pass in the world. Leh's Leh Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport has regular flights to the capital city of India, Delhi on Kingfisher, Jet Airways and Indian Airlines. If one wants to go further, one can consider connecting in Delhi. Leh is located at the crossroads of the old trading routes from Kashgar, Tibet, and Kashmir in the Indus river valley. But the following development of the Manali-Leh highway has made Leh Ladakh best time to Visit become a bustling tourist town. Ladakh Travel Guide is a small town which is easy to get most places by foot. The old town has mud brick houses and narrow lanes in Main Bazar. The road from Manali to Leh is a Biker's Paradise especially Enfield and many bikes are available for rent.