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With barren mountains, a part of ancient trade routes between Tibet and Kashmir, Leh is still considered Ladakh's destination of choice. Hoards of backpackers and bikers head to Leh throughout the year, and tourism is today Leh's greatest source of income. Pass travellers of practically every nationality as they wind their way through the markets here, past traditionally dressed Ladakhi folk selling vegetables and original handicrafts. From the mosque to the enormous Royal Palace, there's much to visit here in Leh.

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Things to do

Bonfire by the lake-Yes, the Pangong Tso looks beautiful throughout the day but is just as spectacular under the starlit sky. Chilly winds tend to have the night temperature drop rather drastically, and there's no better way to spend the evening than by a bonfire.

Leh Heritage Walk-A walk through the city, the heritage walk explores the corners and crevices, traces history and art across this ancient town with frequent stops to sample local flavour. Clearly the Namgyal dynasty's last holding before the Dogras took over in the 19th century, walk through the old city and old residences of ministers and artisans of the king.

Rafting-Zanskar-Essentially cut off from the rest of the world in winter (thanks largely to unreliable road access because of the weather), Zanskar is a huge must-visit if you're here in Summer. Rafting, anywhere in the world, is a super adrenaline-charged activity that nobody can get enough of. Rafting on the mighty Zanskar, however, takes this to a whole new level.

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Best time to visit June to September

Between late June and mid September, high snow-bound passes remain open and temperatures are pleasant enough for a couple of hours without a sweater.Expect regular snowfall intervals by the end of October right through to March.Winters, however, are harsh with most places inaccessible thanks to abundant snow.

How to reach

Air

  • Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) is the nearest airport located at Leh. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is well connected to Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh and several other cities in India. From the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee airport, you can take a cab to reach your destination. Leh city has several accommodation options. Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is one of the highest airports located at an elevation 3256 m.

Rail

  • There is no railway station near Leh. The closest railway station you will find is Pathankot railway station in Pathankot Punjab. Pathankot railway stations is well connected with Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and many more. You can take a cab or bus to reach Leh from Pathankot.

Road

  • Leh is located 802 kilometre from Srinagar on Leh Manali Highway. You can take a cab or bus to reach Leh. You can also go for a bike trip to Leh from Srinagar, Manali or Chandigarh. During winter seasons highways connecting Leh valley are shut due to heavy snowfalls.

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