Best Tourist Places to visit in Leh & Ladakh

By Bhawna Sharma

A harmonious blend of nature and culture, Nubra Valley is renowned for its sand dunes, Bactrian camel rides, and the mesmerizing confluence of two rivers. Apart from its natural attractions, the valley is dotted with orchards, scenic vistas, and ancient monasteries.

Nubra Valley

Perched atop the town of Leh, this ancient palace offers a panoramic view of the entire town and its snow-clad mountains.  The palace is open throughout the year, but for a comfortable experience, consider visiting between May and September.

Leh Palace

A symbol of peace and harmony, Shanti Stupa offers an overwhelming view of Leh. Constructed by Japanese monks, the stupa is beautifully illuminated at night, making it a sight to behold. Best visited during the months of May to September.

Shanti Stupa

Another high-altitude lake, Tso Moriri, is less frequented than Pangong but equally enchanting. To experience this untouched beauty, plan a visit between May and September.

Tso Moriri Lake

This is not just Ladakh’s largest monastery but also one of its most historically significant. Known for the annual Hemis festival that celebrates Ladakh's rich culture, the monastery is adorned with beautiful murals and houses a stunning statue of Lord Buddha.

Hemis Monastery

Famous for its lunar-like landscapes often referred to as "Moonland", Lamayuru Monastery is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Ladakh.  Travelers can best explore Lamayuru between May and September

Lamayuru Monastery

Claimed as the highest motorable road in the world, Khardung La Pass is a gateway to the Nubra and Shyok valleys. With its challenging terrain and breathtaking views, it's an adventurer's paradise

Khardung La Pass