|Attractions of Jammu & Kashmir
- Dal Lake
Ladakh, also called as ' Little Tibet ' is located in the state of
Jammu & Kashmir. It is made up of two administrative districts - Leh and
Kargil and is spread in an area of 59 ,000 sq.kms. Ladakh is bounded by two
of the world's mightiest mountain ranges - the Karakoram and the great
Himalaya. The Buddhist culture and the beauty of the mountains are the major
crowd pullers of Ladakh. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions of
India and mostly is dwelt by the Tibetans. The centuries old monuments,
monasteries and fairs & festivals add to the cultural diversity of
The land of Ladakh is a perfect delight for the adventure enthusiasts from
worldwide. Trekking, Jeep safari and mountain climbing are the major sports
of the land.
Monasteries in Ladakh
- There are a number of Buddhist monasteries in
Ladakh which are the major attractions of the land. The monasteries are
popular worldwide, names of some of them are:
- This is the biggest monastery of Ladakh.
- This monastery was constructed by a Japanese
organisation and was inaugurated by his holiness Dalai Lama.
- This monastery houses rich collection of paintings,
robes and artifacts.
- A huge collection of Buddhist artifacts are found
in the Spituk monastery.
Drass is a villgae, famous as a pasture ground and also as the second
coldest inhabited place in the world. The village offers great scenic beauty
and spectacular sight of the Tiger Hills.
The nine storey Singhee Palace is a major crowd puller of Ladakh.
The markets of Ladakh are very colourful. You can shop for a wide variety
of curios and trinkets from here. Locally made Pashmina shawls, stoles,
woolen garments, socks and sweaters are of great demand by the tourists.
Even Tibetan silver jewellery and traditional turquoise jewellery of Ladakh
is really a must buy for the tourists. The famous markets here are :
Government run craft emporiums and the open markets.
Some of the other good venues for shopping are:
How To Reach
- Ladakh Environment and Health Organization on the Main Bazaar Road
- Tibetan Handicraft Community Showroom in Choglamsar
- Cottage Industries Exposition in Changspa
- Ecology Centre in Changspa · Women's Alliance in Changspa
The nearest airport is Leh. It is well connected by air from Delhi,
Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir. It is also easily accessible by roads.
Frequent and various transport facilities like state transport buses, mini
coach buses and taxis are available to reach by road.