Magnificently rough and arid, Ladakh is all about exceptional delights! Surrounded by dramatic mountains, it is a land of charming lake, picturesque Buddhist Gompas adorned with murals, fluttering prayer flags spreading the spiritual messages, fascinating trekking routes, ancient civilization, traditional houses, lovely people, and glacier-melt mountain streams. Whether you wish to sit pretty in the lap of Mother Nature or plunge into adventure activities, Ladakh is the perfect choice. It is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir which is known the world over for its extraordinary beauty. Ladakh derived its name from the high altitude mountain passes. “La” means passes and “Dhak” means many, hence, Ladakh means a land of many passes.

Cuisine of Ladakh
When you are in Ladakh do try its local food which is nutritious and mildly flavoured. The meat dishes are usually accompanied with vegetables such as potatoes, pumpkins, beetroots, and beans cooked in different ways. Thukpa, a thick soup with vegetables and momos stuffed with vegetables or meat are the popular dishes.

Shopping in Ladakh
Explore the markets of Ladakh for a variety of amazing handicrafts such as Pashmina shawls, stoles, woolen garments, Thangka paintings, Tibetan jewellery, traditional Ladaki jewellery, Buddhist masks, prayer wheels, carpets, rugs, etc.

How to reach
The airport is located in Leh which operates flights to major cities of India like Srinagar, Delhi and Chandigarh. The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi (700 km from Ladakh) which is well connected with Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Ladakh can also be reached by road through two main highways, one is Manali – Leh highway and the other is Srinagar - Leh Highway.

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