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Leh is the Capital of the Ladakh, and the largest town of the region. It is located to the north of the Indus River at an elevation of 3600m above the sea level. The town is dominated by the nine-storey Namgyal Palace and Namgyal Tsemo (victory peak), built by Tashi Namgyal on his victorious in reunification of the Upper and Lower Ladakh.

In the later period, Leh became an important center for trade in Central Asia. Leh remained merely a headquarter of Ladakh district until 1974, when Ladakh was opened for foreign tourists. Since then period Leh became the centre for tourism related activities in the region.

Best Time To Visit : May To September, November To February

SrinagarAs far as adventure sports are concerned Leh is popular for river rafting, mountaineering and trekking. Polo and archery are favorite pastimes in the Leh region. Tours to Leh, Ladakh have other attractions such as cycling trips and of course mountain climbing. Jeep safaris can also be arranged for tourists eager to enjoy the natural beauty of Ladakh.

You can enjoy mountain bike tours, wild life treks and Yak safaris.
One of the most attractive tourist destinations in Leh is the Leh Palace. This nine storeyed palace was constructed in the 17th century. This palace was the ancestral home of the royal family till the 1830's. Ever since the palace has been deserted.

Just beyond the Leh Palace, atop the Namgyal hill, stands the Victory Tower that is also an attraction for those who travel to Leh, Ladakh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. There are a number of monasteries in and around Leh. Some of these are the Shey monastery, Thikse monastery and Tak-Thok monastery.

By Train Jammu is the nearest railway station, which is about 734 km from Leh. Jammu to Leh via Srinagar costs about Rs. 1000/- and takes more than two days by bus.
By Road The 434-km Srinagar-Leh road, which remains open for traffic from early June to November is the main land route to Ladakh. The most dramatic part of this road journey is the ascent up the 11,500 feet /3,505 m high Zoji-la.

The J&K State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC) operates regular Deluxe and Ordinary bus services between Srinagar and Leh on this route with an overnight halt at Kargil. Taxis, cars and jeeps are also available at Srinagar for the journey. Groups can charter deluxe and A-class buses for Leh, Kargil or Padum (Zanskar) from the J and K SRTC at Srinagar.

Recently, the 473-km Manali-Leh road has been serving as the second land approach to Ladakh. The Manali - Leh road weaves in and out among the mighty snow-clad peaks of the Western Himalayas over a stretch of nearly 485 kms. The road is open from mid-July to mid-October every year, depending on weather conditions.
By Air Airline service operates regular scheduled flights to Leh from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu and Srinagar. From Jammu there are two flights in week and from Srinagar one in a week.




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