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May 20, 2011
Leh: The Roof of the World
Location of Leh
Leh, one of India's most sought after travel destinations can be found nestled in a side valley, just north of the Indus. Leh has an abundance of scenic beauty; a stunning combination of desert and mountain landscape. Here you will find cosy restaurants and cafes that will help you enjoy the natural beauty of this rugged landscape. One of the most prominent fixtures in the town is the dilapidated nine storey Leh Palace that was home to the Ladaki royal family, before they were exiled to Stok in the 1830's.
Tourist Attractions in Leh
Tourist Attractions in Leh
Also known as the "Roof of the World" thanks to its high altitude, travel to Leh is a truly rewarding experience and here are a few places in this little town that one should not miss.
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Leh Map
Leh Map
The Leh map provides information about places on interest in Leh, hotels in Leh, road and railway networks in Leh, thus helping visitors who wish to visit Leh..
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Popular Tourist Attractions in Leh
Being one of India's most popular tourist destinations Leh has a lot to offer tourists, right from adventure tourism to spiritual healing. Some of Leh's star attractions are:
Leh Palace
Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
Soma Gompa
Sankar Gompa
Shanti Stupa
Hall of Fame
Hotels and Accommodation
here are a wide range of hotels and guest houses to choose from when in Leh, whether you're a business traveller or on a budget vacation, Leh has a hotel just for you. Even hotels that are relatively inexpensive are immaculately maintained, ensuring you get value for...
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Air: Jet Airways along with India Airlines have regular flights to Leh, though security at the airport is usually very tight and hence travellers are recommended to get to the airport a few hours before their departure time.
Road: There are regular bus services to Leh from Manali, Srinagar, Nubra Valley and local villages around the Indus Valley. Though taxis can be on the expensive side, they are also a good way to get to Leh, as well as stringing together a day of sightseeing. Motorcycles are a very popular and adventurous way of getting to Leh and motorcycles can be hired for the same.
Railways: The nearest railway station to Leh is Jammu Tawi. The Jammu Tawi railway station is well connected to cities like Delhi and Chandigarh. From the railway station...
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