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Wonders of Leh Ladakh


The region of Leh Ladakh is filled with wonders. The amazing vistas, the unexplained phenomenons, the scent of nature, the serenity of monasteries enhances the appeal of the region. Leh Ladakh is one of the most amazing and stunning places to visit in India. The spellbinding beauty of the region is sure to leave it’s visitors speechless and enchanted.
The geographical makeup of the region makes it an strategically important place for India in terms of trade as well as nature and rare flora and fauna. The region has always been of interest to adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers and travellers. The region experiences a large footfall of travellers during the peak season each and every year who visit Leh Ladakh for a variety of reasons. Leh Ladakh is one of the crown jewels of the tourism sector of the country. The majority of the income of the region of Leh Ladakh comes from the tourism sector. The land of Ladakh has so much to offer to each of its visitors. There are plenty of places that one can visit when visiting Leh Ladakh. Each and every place is very different from each other and have a vibe of their own. Every place in Ladakh can be called a wonder. They have a unique charm of their own. The amazing places that one can visit when on a trip to Leh Ladakh includes:

Diskit Monastery
The stunning Nubra Valley is home to the serene Diskit monastery. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa group (yellow hat) of Tibetan Buddhism. The Diskit monastery is known as  "The orchard of Ladakh". The serene atmosphere and peaceful surroundings of the monastery attracts many people throughout the year. The monastery also has a school which is runned along with the help of an NGO. The monastery hosts the festival of Dosmoche which is the festival of scapegoat. In the festival the monks perform dances to show the triumph of good over evil. There are other famous places which are located nearby such as Hundur Monastery, Lachung temple and Maitreya Buddha.

Stok palace
In the year 1820 the King Tsepal Namgyal built the Stok Palace as the summer home of the royal family. The place is named after the village where it is located, the Stok village. The village is at a distance of 15 kilometers from the city of Leh. The Stok palace is the testimony to the rich history of the royal family of Ladakh. The palace is made up of Stok Monastery, a huge library containing literature of lord Buddha and several aesthetic gardens. In present day, the Stok palace has been converted into a heritage hotel where the visitors get to experience the taste of royalty.

Chemrey Monastery
Chemrey Monastery is a four  hundred year old Buddist Monastery which was not discovered until recently. The monastery was built by Lama Tagsang Raschen in 1664. The monastery was built as a memorial for King Sengge Namgyal. The outstanding feature of the monastery is the statue of Padmasambhava. The other attractive feature of the monastery is the collection of manuscripts with the gold embroidered letters and Silver embroidered titles. The monastery also hosts a sacred dance festival which is known as the Chemrey Angchok every year. The Chemrey monastery also offers a studding view of the nearby surroundings. The beauty in and around the monastery adds to its popularity.

Dha Hanu
Dha Hanu is made of two villages namely Dha and Hanu. These villages are few of the places where the people belonging to the Drokpa tribe reside. The Drokpa tribe is quite different from the other tribal groups found in the region in almost all the areas such as language, culture and traditions. One can experience the unique cultures of the people of the Drokpa tribe upon visiting the villages. The village is also a hub for photographers as several photographers visit the villages to click the unique ornaments and headgears of the people of the Drokpa tribe.

This is a sneak peek into the amazing land of Leh Ladakh. The wonders of Leh Ladakh cannot be summed in words. It is something that one must experience themselves. Leh Ladakh is a must visit destination once in a lifetime.

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