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Indian Monuments » Leh Palace

About Leh Palace

Kashmir Hub introduces you to the pleasures of travel in Leh, Ladakh. Leh is the capital city and is the chief town of this Himalayan area of Ladakh. The Great Himalayas and the Karakoram Range flank this region. Ladakh is situated in the rain shadow region of the Himalayas. Winter snowfall is the main source of water for this area. Leh can be best described as a cold desert. Leh is very popular among tourists for its adventure sports. Kashmir Hub provides information for you on convenient ways to travel to Leh and also arranges tours to Ladakh.

As 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.

In the ancient times Ladakh was an important trade route. This region is very popular for pashm, that is, cashmere. The villages here have their own cultural importance. Women in Leh, whether Buddhist or Muslim enjoy a lot of freedom. Animals commonly sighted in this region are the yak, nyan that is the world's largest sheep and urial, the world's smallest sheep.

A tour to Leh, Ladakh as organized by Kashmir Hub is perhaps the most pleasurable and enjoyable experiences you can enjoy. Kashmir Hub offers complete information on the geography, culture, tourist attractions and hotel accommodation in Leh and Ladakh.

Leh Palace is an excellent example of the medieval Tibetan architecture. It features colossal inclined buttressed walls and protruding wooden balconies. It has suffered massive destruction being at the receiving end of the Kashmiri cannons and one has to be careful while walking through the ruins, watching out for the gaping holes in the floors and dark staircases. The highlights of the place are flaking murals trying to let the visitors glimpse the erstwhile glory and splendor of the ruined royal apartments and its roof terrace offers picturesque views of the town and the snow-capped Stok Kangri Mountains. Also worth of note is the gloomy Dukhar temple housed on the fourth storey with a thousand armed image of its deity, Goddess Tara, along with some wonderful and peculiar masks, musical instruments and weapons used once as props, to accompany the occasional recitals and religious ceremonies held in the courtyard of the palace outside.

Climate

Kashmir has erratic climatic conditions. All around the state of Jammu & Kashmir the climate changes along with various geographical conditions. Near the middle mountains winter is cold and lasts for a long time. The monsoon brings a lot of rain at this part of the region. In the higher mountain regions around the valley, there is often a snow fall. Summer in Kashmir is mild and much shorter than winter. Altogether the climate of Kashmir is either very chilling or pleasant through out the year.

In the valley of Kashmir, winter is chilling cold and lasts from November to March. There are strong wind, snowfall and rainfall during this period. Warmer weather starts in the middle of March and lasts till the end of July, but at this period of the year there is a lot of rain leading to landslides.

As the state of Jammu & Kashmir is dotted with lakes and waterways, the atmosphere becomes damp which covers the valley with a mist & fog.

The climate of J&K is just the opposite from the rest of India. While the mercury reaches the breaking point in the foothills in the summer time, people of Ladakh and Kashmir wait for the snow to melt for there daily normal use. From October onwards, Jammu becomes a much more pleasant destination. However, the best time to enjoy the beautiful valley of Kashmir and the adventures of Ladakh region is between the months of May and September.

Transportation

For you to explore the land of Leh-Ladakh with ease, Indian Holiday provides you information about how to reach Leh-Ladakh. One the finest tourist destinations in Jammu and Kashmir, Leh-Ladakh are nestled in the snow-clad Himalayas. Since ancient times, Leh and Ladakh have been the centers of Tibeto-Buddhist culture. Dotted with uplands, barren cliffs and plateaus, Leh-Ladakh is ideal for trekking. A major attraction of Leh-Ladakh is the vibrant Ladakh Festival, comprising of mask dance and peacock dance.

There are several places worth a visit in Leh-Ladakh while on a tour to Jammu and Kashmir. The most popular tourist attractions of Leh-Ladakh are the 17th century Leh Palace, the imposing Victory Tower, the 15th century Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, etc. To visit these tourist attractions in Leh-Ladakh, you need to know how to reach Leh-Ladakh.

You can reach Leh-Ladakh conveniently by air, rail, and road. You can avail of the following transport options to reach Leh-Ladakh

  • Air: The Leh Airport is a domestic airport, which connect you directly to important cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, and Srinagar. Major airlines like Indian Airlines, Jet Airways operate regular flights to and from this airport.
  • Rail: The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawai in Jammu, about 690 km away. It is the prime railhead for the entire state, being linked to several major cities across India.

    While on board the ship, a representative of 'TOURISM' who has been specially designated to assist you. In case of any difficulty, please avail of his services.
  • Road: Leh-Ladakh is well-connected by an extensive network of roads to Srinagar and Manali. The 434-km Leh-Srinagar road is operative from June to October, while the 473-km Leh-Manali road remains functional from July to September.

For you to know all about How to Reach Leh-Ladakh, Indian Holiday can help you with information about How to Reach Leh-Ladakh. Just get in touch with us for more information about How to Reach Leh-Ladakh.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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