Ladakh the Land of Passes and the Roof of the World is one of the popular tourist destinations located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This beautiful place is situated between at an altitude of about 9,000 feet and 25,170 feet above sea level. Karakoram chain of mountains in the north and Himalayas in the south gifted this place with a number of serene and scenic ambiences that calls on a number of tourists from across the globe.
Ladakh is the most sought after destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Scores of tourists from several parts of the world come here to spend pleasurable and memorable holidays amidst serene and scenic natural beauty. Tourist attractions in Ladakh revolve around its pristine beauty, monasteries, variety of adventure sports activities like trekking, hiking, canoeing and rafting.
Some of the well-known tourist places in Ladakh are:
Monasteries are one of the most popular attractions of Ladakh Tour where large numbers of tourists come to see the preserved Buddhist cultural heritage. There are many historical monasteries in Ladakh, which provide deep insight on Buddhist religion and culture. Ladakh monasteries belong to the Mahayana or the Hinayana sects of Buddhism where monks live, study and practice their religious philosophy and faith. The rich collection of preserved Buddhist artifacts at monasteries throws deep light on various aspects of Buddhist religion. Murals, Buddha idols, sculptures, scriptures and Thangka paintings are some of the popular artifacts that are found in every monasteries of Ladakh. There are number of monasteries in Ladakh and some of the world famous are Lekir, Thiksey, Rizong, Alchi and Lamayuru.
The geographical location blessed this state with a rocky terrain, high mountain passes, mountain streams and vast expanse of grasslands. This topography makes this place a popular destination for adventure sport activities, which thrill and excite tourists during their visit to this place. The rocky terrains of Himalayan Mountain make Ladakh a heaven for trekkers. At this place, many trekking tours are offered, which ranges from short, daylong and trans-mountain treks, which involve weeks of walking and camping. Along with this the other popular adventure sports activities of this place are river rafting, mountain climbing, cycling and camel safaris.
This is another famous tourist attraction of Ladakh where tourists come in large number to explore and experience the preserved legacies of yesteryears. The architectural glory of this palace is renowned across the globe. The design and decoration of this palace resemble the Potala Palace in Lhasa. It is a nine-storied palace which was built in the 17th century for the King Singge Namgyal. The palace is known across the globe for its traditional tangkhas (painted or embroidered scrolls), Buddhist scriptures, Buddhist wall paintings, frescos, murals and a massive statue of the Maitreya Buddha (future Buddha).
Tourist attractions in Ladakh revolve around its pristine beauty, monasteries and variety of adventure sports activities. A large number of tourists from across the globe prefer Ladakh Tour to feel the jubilance of pristine nature and rich cultural heritage of Buddhism.
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