Ladakh, land of high passes is a region in Jammu and Kashmir that extends between two mountain groups Himalaya and Kunlum mountain ranges. District Leh is one of the drean destination of many and it is located at a distance of 434 km from Srinagar and 474 km from Manali. Leh district is an area of 45,000 sq km and it is the largest district in the country. Ladakh is a very beautiful and famous tourist center in India.
 Topographically, the whole of the district is mountanious with 3 parallel ranges of the Himalaya, the Zanskar, the Ladakh, and the Karakoram. Between the river, the shayok, Indus and Zanskar river flow and most of the population lives in the valleys of the river. It is one of the sparsely populated regions in Jammu Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet. By road there are 2 routes to reach Leh. From Srinagar travel is open to tourist visiting place from June to November. Manali - Leh road is open from July to October.
Leh-Manali highway is one of the most popular among the bike riders as the road involves crossing many very challenging and high mountain passes. It accessible only from late May to early October as during winter high mountain passes will be covered by heavy snowfalls. There is one airport in Leh, from where there are daily flights to Delhi and weekly flights to Srinagar and Jammu Kashmir. Leh is backpackers haven with numerous trekking trails, valleys, picturesque lakes. Leh is renowned as the land of monks and monastries. There is a lot to see in this amazing piece of land. Ladakh is where you will see life come to a standhill and witness a true communion with nature. The stillness of this place can make anyone go nostalgic.

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