Jaw-Dropping Views, Tranquil Settings, and Heartwarming Hospitality Welcome you to Leh - Ladakh.
Leh is where your adventure in Ladakh begins! The capital city of the recently formed union territory is the right reflection of what this venturesome North Indian destination is all about. At first, you might find Leh to be a quiet destination, but with further exploration you’ll find, Leh to be quite an exciting place to be for everyone. Be it a nature lover, a cultural aficionado, a history lover, an adventure enthusiast or even honeymooners, there’s certainly something special for all in Leh tourism.
Inside Leh City, for history & culture lovers are some must-see places like Leh Palace, seated atop a mountain; Shanti Stupa, perched on a mountain and is widely acclaimed; Leh Market, an ideal place for shopping in Ladakh; and the War Museum that gives you a detailed insight into the wars in India and the role of Indian Army. Around Leh also sit some of the most amazing places for sightseeing in Ladakh. The confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers in Nimmu; the sacred Sikh gurudwara, Patthar Sahib; Magnetic Hill, known for its optical illusion; are some of the major places to visit for tourists.
In Leh, between March and June, temperature ranges from -1°C to 15°C. The city is covered in snow which starts to melt by the month of May.
The months between July and September are considered the best time to visit Leh. The temperature is between 15°C and 35°C, it does not receive much rain.
From the month of October, Leh starts to receive snow and the mercury dips 0°C and even less. If you enjoy snow, winter is the best time to visit Leh.
Enjoy the thrill of river rafting at the Nimmu Village a short distance away from Leh.
Leh is the base for many mountain biking & cycling expeditions in Ladakh and is the ideal place to buy all your biking gears.
Buy the traditional Ladakhi artefacts like beaded jewellery, thangkas, prayer wheels at the bustling Leh Market.
The oldest and largest monastery in Nubra Valley, Diskit Monastery is the major attraction.
Known for its high-altitude cold desert and Bactrian Camels, Hunder Village is a must-visit in Nubra.
The second-largest monastery in Nubra Valley, the 19th century Samstanling Gompa is a must-see.
A remote village in Nubra Valley, Panamik is known for its hot water spring that has medicinal properties.
Noted for its resemblance to the Potala Palace in Tibet, Thiksey Monastery is the largest gompa in Ladakh.
Leh has its own airport, Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport that has good connectivity to many destinations in India.
The nearest railway station to Leh is in Jammu, which is around 680 km away. From Jammu, one can hire a car to reach Leh.
NH1 via Zoji La connects Leh with Srinagar. From Himachal side, Manali-Leh Highway is the way to reach Leh.
Leh, the most-visited destination in Ladakh offers a plethora of accommodation options for its visitors. The area around its market has a large number of hotels & resorts in a variety of budget ranging from pocket-friendly to luxury hotels.
In Leh, one can also choose to stay in homestays that offer an authentic staying experience. Around Leh, one can also opt for staying in tented accommodations. Near Thiksay Monastery, adventurers can enjoy camping against a stunning background.
We at Bonafide Holidays are associated with the best hotels and resorts in Nubra Valley in order to ensure you get your kind of accommodation. We also offer the best deals and best prices to book your hotel in Nubra Valley.
Leh is the base for many adventure activities like mountain biking, motor biking, trekking, and peak climbing in Ladakh. From the city, many adventure tours start after acclimatisation, training, and shopping/renting of all the necessary gears.
Amongst the top activities in Leh is white water river rafting that can be enjoyed from the nearby Nimmu Village. Camping is another activity that you must not miss out in and around Leh. There are a number of stunning places where camping becomes a memorable experience. A homestay experience to learn about the Ladakhi culture and lifestyle is one of the best things to do in Leh.
The picturesque Leh City is where the tourists can find a number of places to visit and be at awe of. It is home to a beautiful Shanti Stupa that sits atop a mountain overlooking the beautiful city. History lovers can enjoy visiting age old Leh Palace that offers detail into the glorious past of Ladakh and the War Museum that has a large collection on the wars in India.
There are a number of sightseeing places around Leh that are a must-visit. The jaw-dropping view of the Indus-Zanskar confluence at Nimmu Village; the optical illusion at Magnetic Hill; the sacred Patthar Sahib Gurudwara; the famous Hemis and Thiksay Gompas are some of the tourist attractions that should be included in your travel itinerary.
There are two ways to visit Leh: airways and roadways. Leh has its own domestic airport where flights from major cities of India ply on a regular basis. Leh is connected well by roads and can be easily reached from the neighbouring state of Jammu & Kashmir via NH1 and Himachal Pradesh via Leh-Manali Highway.
Leh is the largest town in Ladakh. It houses the only airport in the union territory. It is a base town for all the travellers visiting Ladakh with a number of attractions in and around it.
No, a permit is not required to visit Leh.
Leh is situated at a height of 3500m, which is a high altitude location where one needs a day or two for acclimatisation. One need not to be physically fit but at least has to be physically well to travel in a high altitude region.
The scarcity of oxygen at a great height (above 3000m) is what causes altitude sickness in Ladakh where the air pressure decreases. When one scales such heights, the body may not immediately adapt to the change in the surroundings, and thus, altitude sickness occurs. Since Leh is situated at a height of 3500m, it is quite common for visitors to get altitude sickness.
Yes, We offer the best sightseeing tours in Leh that include the top attractions like Hemis Monastery, Sangam, Magnetic Hill, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and many other sites.
Yes, we have all kinds of trekking and climbing tours in and around Leh.
Yes, you can take your personal vehicle to Leh, however, it will not be allowed for the local sightseeing and visiting other parts of Ladakh.