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Ladakh is a top draw in the Indian tourist circuit. It is fascinatingly foreign for Indians and visitors alike. It is also a place of which very little is known within India. Except the pictures of lunar mountainscape that a few movies have depicted, most Indians do not have much of an idea on what to expect. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Ladakh Travel Guide


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Ladakh Travel Guide
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  • Ladakh is a top draw in the Indian tourist
    circuit. It is fascinatingly foreign for Indians
    and visitors alike. It is also a place of which
    very little is known within India. Except the
    pictures of lunar mountainscape that a few movies
    have depicted, most Indians do not have much of
    an idea on what to expect.

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  • This region is closer to Tibetan Mongolian
    culture than to any other. It has had a colorful
    history witnessing ambitious rulers crisscross
    its territories in the race to hoist their flags
    on this land. Since the Indo Chinese war, this
    region is now a lot more integrated with Indian
    mainstream economy.

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  • Leh is the capital of Ladakh, situated at a
    height of 11,000 feet above sea level. Its a
    daunting altitude for people to live. Most of its
    touristy attractions are a bit higher than Leh,
    which makes the region a bit more daunting for
    the average tourists aspirations. That is all I
    knew, when I planned by 7 nights in Ladakh and
    started on Diamox two weeks before the trip was
    to start.

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  • We chose to fly into Leh, than drive, which is a
    bit scarier from the point of getting
    acclimatized. As we embarked on our Leh flight
    from Delhi, I was nursing a sick stomach, our
    dinner the previous night at Airport Centaur
    being nothing to write home about. We cautiously
    stepped out of the airport into the car park at
    Leh anticipating how a rarefied atmosphere
    would affect our lungs.

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  • Thankfully, we felt the same, and a lot of our
    apprehensions vanished. Yes, Leh is higher than a
    lot of places we travel to, but a day of rest and
    taking it slow, works wonders for almost
    everyone. Sipping in more water, and avoiding
    caffeine and alcohol is even better for your
    wellbeing. We chose a moderate budget hotel
    slightly off the main town center. We could
    afford to pick the spacious suite there. While
    the Hotel Grand Dragon is more comfortable and
    almost very close to the town center, we perhaps
    couldnt have afforded the place then.

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  • There is a huge list of hotels to choose from,
    and finding accommodation has never been a
    challenge. For the first timer at Leh, the to-do
    list contains Leh Town and its local hotspots
    like magnetic hill, the confluence of Indus
    Zanskar, Shey Thiksey monasteries, Khardungla
    and Pangong Tso. You will find 99 of tourists
    following this trail 99 of the time. Basis my
    experience and keeping in mind the average Indian
    typeset, I would recommend the following

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  • Keep a day for Hemis National Park. Snow
    Leopards, if spotted, add to the beauty of this
    place which also abuts the more scenic of all
    lakes in Ladakh the Moriri Tso (Tso Lake).
    Depending on your start or end time, you can
    perhaps couple this outing with a visit to the
    Hemis monastery the biggest in India which is
    on the route. Folks, who drive down from Manali,
    may do this before even entering Leh.

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  • If not traveling during the winter months of
    Chadar Trek for Zanskar, taking an overnight
    road trip for Leh is the second best way to
    experience Zanskar. While culturally Leh would
    seem different to average Indians, Zanskar is
    different from Leh. The road following the
    aquamarine river is a treat to be on, and each
    glance at the river calms your mind. The Indus in
    comparison is mightier, roaring and with a lot of
    muddy brown waters.

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  • A day trip (with an easy drive) can be achieved
    in visiting the splendid monasteries of Lamayuru
    and Alchi. While Lamayuru is more known for its
    setting, Alchi is more for depiction of earliest
    Buddhism in this valley. Alchi has splendid
    murals, Lamayuru has splendid views.

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  • Accommodate a rest day, if these back to back
    trips enervate you. That day is well spent in and
    around Leh with visits to Stok Palace, Leh
    Palace, Sindhu ghat, Namgyal Tsemo monastery,
    Shanti Stupa and yes, the Leh Bazar.

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