Local Sightseeing in Leh!

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Local Sightseeing in Leh

Leh, the most mystical and magical place of India. This post caters to our Local SIghseeing day in Leh, Ladhak. Read more to know what all to explore in Leh #Leh #Ladhak #local #market #sightseeing #pangong #nubra #India #traveltales #FOTW

Continuing from our Leh Travel tales, this post is dedicated to Local Sightseeing. Words can never do any justice to the beauty of Leh. It has been so aptly said that ” Study Nature, Love Nature, stay close to Nature, it will never fail you”. You will never find a landscape where you won’t be exclaiming, Wow, when exploring Leh.

Read out our most amazing experiences at Leh :

Leh encompasses lot many tourist attractions & monasteries few of which are absolutely astounding & with rich cultural heritage.

Local places to visit in Leh (Ladhak) :

Shanti Stupa : White for Peace

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It is a huge white dome designated for world peace as the name signifies, with lovely life stories of Lord Buddha carved all around. It is also known as the Peace Pillar & was inaugurated by Dalai Lama in 1985. Covered with snow capped mountains in the backdrop & surrounded by traditional villages, this place is a must watch & demands a stay for that must needed peace of life.

Hall of Fame : To enliven Patriotism

It is a beautiful museum, maintained by the Army and built in the memory of soldiers who lost their lives during Indo – Pak wars and Kargil Wars.This museum is absolutely scintillating and creates a sense of pride for our warriors. One of the halls play an AV depicting the war, which is worth watching. Being a soldier, who protects the country at every step is not easy, and this AV gives you the real chills of their life, their sacrifices and much more. So much sacrifice, a life in harsh conditions, but patriotism is what you’ll get to feel. My eyes were dampened and all I could do was salute our Army men. This museum also encompasses the war artefacts, many missiles & other weapons, various medals & a complete fact file.

Leh Palace :

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Although this palace has been ruined & restoration was going on, when we visited. So for us, it was nothing more than a 9 storey palace. But the valley view from the roof of this 9 storey palace was breathtaking. Few of the floors had paintings showcased.

Magnetic Hill:

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Engine Off. Still vehicles moving up on a steep mountain? Can’t imagine, right? Try on Magnetic hill /gravity Hill located on Leh –Kargil –Srinagar highway. Its one side is flat sand bed surrounded by huge mountains and Indus River on the south of it. Not just picturesque, it is a place where scientific logic is defies, although research on the same will give many stories, but none of it is certified & correct to be written off.

Gurudwara Patthar Sahib :

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A holy place where Guru Gobind Singhji had meditated for a long time, but it is quite a peaceful religious place to be. History speaks of a very interesting story of “Pathar” kept for display which is said to have an imprint of the body of Guru Nanak & footprint of the demon who tried to kill him.

Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers :

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A scenic view at Nimu, where Greenish Indus originating from great Himalayan ranges meets bluish River Zanskar originating from Zanskar Ranges. This confluence provides ample scope for a great photography, a perfect treat for Nature Lovers and quite a beautiful place for Instagrammers. All India Rafting expeditions also happen in Indus valley, so incase you are excited for it, keep a tap on the dates. Due to our itinerary, we had less time and reached the spot by 5pm in the evening as a result we could not enjoy rafting. But do plan rafting in the icy cold Zanskar for an added adventure and reach the spot max by 3pm.

Alchi Monastery :

Leh, the most mystical and magical place of India. This post caters to our Local SIghseeing day in Leh, Ladhak. Read more to know what all to explore in Leh #Leh #Ladhak #local #market #sightseeing #pangong #nubra #India #traveltales #FOTW #alchi

We had heard of huge almond and apple trees at Alchi village in Leh and nothing could stop us from visiting this little, mesmerizing hamlet. It has an old yet very famous Alchi monastery which was built in 10th century. Having amazing wall paintings of Buddhism & Kings who reigned during that era can be quite fascinating & captivating. With gigantic Buddha statue in the centre & some brilliant wood carvings, this monastery is a worth a visit for history and nature lovers. Outside the monastery lies a lovely garden with peach & apple trees, kids will have fun plucking few.

Leh, the most mystical and magical place of India. This post caters to our Local SIghseeing day in Leh, Ladhak. Read more to know what all to explore in Leh #Leh #Ladhak #local #market #sightseeing #pangong #nubra #India #traveltales #FOTW #alchi

We returned back in late evening ad this day passed out in a cool & composed manner. The next day which was scheduled for “Pangong” –The most awaited day of the trip which has made countless memories in our lives forever.

Keep Exploring and embrace the natural beauty!

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73 thoughts on “Local Sightseeing in Leh!”

  1. I visited Leh a couple of months back and followed the same route that you have written here. This is a great way to see one side of Leh. Did you go to Lamayuru monastery from Alchi? It’s a good way to see Moonland as well. Loved your post. It relived my memories of our wonderful time in Leh.

    1. No we did not cover Lamayuru monastery, shall google it out and keep it for next trip:). Leh is a place which will always remind us of the amazing times. Thanks Dipali

  2. Somehow, that Leh trip hasn’t happened. Neither with my family, nor a solo one on my Enfield. Your post makes me want to plan one soon. Well written with good pictures. Nicely done #FOTW

  3. You have a beautiful blog with gorgeous pictures. My husband and I have been planning Leh for a while now. But with a soon to be 3 year old, we are worried about the feasibility of the trip. Any suggestion on that?

    1. Hey Sonia, since it is a high altitude place, we would suggest that you explore it once your child is more than 5 years.A person needs a day to acclimatise to the low oxygen there and while going Nubra and Pangong, you touch the highest altitude levels freezing and with very low oxygen levels. DO wait for few more years:)

  4. These pics are really giving me some serious vacation goals! Leh and Ladhak are on my travel list too. I find the place better than any places abroad. Just waiting for the right time to visit it when my daughter will turn 5.

  5. This was a treat to my eyes. Beautiful pictures. I must say Nature at it’s best. You have made the travelogue seemed so real through your writing and stunning pictures.

    #MothersGurukulreads #MyFriendAlexa

  6. Chandresh, Leh has been on our travel bucket list since the past 8 years.

    However, the climatic conditions terrify my idea of getting our daughter along with us too. Plus the thought of surviving the harsh climate makes me worry of dry skin as well. Any suggestions about all these & the kind of food there?

    By the way, I loved your blog.

  7. Leh has been on my travel bucket list since I was in school. I wanted to visit Leh on my bike, I had planned it twice with friends but unfortunately both the times it got canceled. Now, we are waiting for our son to grow a little old so that can plan a family adventure trip. Keeping fingers crossed.

  8. I would love to explore The Magnetic Hill. Reminds me of a story from Enid Blyton. Leh is definitely on my bucket list but not right now with 2 really young kids

    Namratha from #firstgreenstep #MyFriendAlexa

  9. I’ve never been to Leh, but it’s in my checklist. Your post will definitely come handy to keep a note of all the beautiful places there. Thanks for sharing this amazing post Chandresh☺️

  10. Hey there.
    I must say I like your post a lot.
    And I have read countless posts and seen thousands of pictures but have never been there.
    It’s just another dream destination on my list and I wish to visit this place by the next year.

  11. Hello , The picture & text about Leh , are always mesmerising. You have described all features of Leh quite wonderfully. I wish , I could plan a Leh-Ladakh trip soon with my family.
    #MyFriendAlexa #SujatawdeReads

  12. Leh is on top of my travel wishlist and will be travelling soon. Good to pin this one refer later. Taking cue from personal experience is always better as information is so fragmented and confusing now a days on Internet.

  13. One of my good friends visited Leh some time back. And she told such mesmerizing stories that I really want to visit there. The pic were simply adorable. But I have heard that it is not safe to visit there with young kids. My son is 4 now and I fear breathing issues for him. Do you also feel any breathing trouble there? What is the best time of the year to visit Leh?

    See I have many question as I really wish to visit Leh -Laddakh soon. Great post this is. #MyFriendAlexa #vibhuandme

    1. 4 year is ok .. Just keep first day of your itinerary free to get accommodated to weather . Also Keep an strip of ” DIAMOX ” medicine in case you face any breathing issue .. Best time is May – July when roads are open and you have chance to catch up with some snow too !! Still Except from Dec – March , all months are good to go !

  14. Leh has become so much more commercially visible in the last few years. Waiting for kiddo to grow up a little more before we plan Leh. 🙂

  15. God, everytime i read about Leh and look at the amazing pictures, I can feel the air of LEH calling out to me. Bookmarking this post, to keep a tab on the route we follow, whenever we visit. I hope its sooner than soon

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