Ladakh - Up Above The Sky
- a land like no other. At Ladakh Listen to the winds chanting the words of Buddha.
Mounting to the restful land of monks and Buddha. A must for all those seeking peace and calm. Once here, you would come face to face with a gold plated Buddha statue. And the next moment, you will find yourself soaking in the serenity around. Come and experience nirvana in the largest gompa of Ladakh.
Ladakh, the 'mountain desert', has miles of barren desert swept by icy-cold winds and blinding sun-light, blue lakes, stark landscapes, monasteries precariously perched on steep slopes and multi - hued mountains is a must visit. The main attraction of the place lies in the Buddhist monasteries and the exclusive Buddhist Festivals. Adventure is one factor that drives immense tourist participation to this perched valley. While in Ladakh there are myriad options of adventure to choose from, trekking and rafting are the main sports that keeps the tourist in high spirits among the mysterious and shrouded land of Ladakh. Rafting tours will take you to the most remote and unexplored areas of the world, and it is worth a visit. Indulging in adventure sports is the best way to explore the scenic land of Ladakh. This high altitude desert is also known as the small Tibet, due to the presence of the Buddhist culture that is embellished in the beautiful monasteries of the region. Primarily a Buddhist pilgrim destination, one should visit these monasteries. Do not miss spinning the bells in the monasteries that are believed to bring good luck. The amalgamation of the Buddhist and Tibetan culture is exemplary, as they are the masterpiece showcasing the architectural splendor of Buddhist era. Trekking your way to these Gompas is a unique experience, the Hemis monastery homes Trithankaras, which forms an important attraction too. Ladakh also makes an excellent excursion to famous Siachen Glacier, which is often reflected to be the third pole, a recently opened trekking adventure for the tourist. While in Ladakh, there is beauty to be cherished, in every step that you take towards your destination.
Where Monasteries Shines From The Distance
The best time to visit Ladakh is during the Hemis Ffestival in the month of June, when all the areas of the province is filled with religiousness and it is also the time when all Ladakhi people come together to celebrate the rare festivities. Other than merry making, people indulge into archery and polo besides the open-air parties that are accompanied by dance and song. This is the best time to make a travel to this destination when the whole environ is drenched in festive mood. Shop for the traditional handicrafts that are displayed during this time. It is a great view to find these people working on their artifacts. Some of the items that are an excellent for shopping are the wool garments, thankgas paintings, hand-woven rugs and carpets. The friendly yet restrained people of Ladakh are very much different from the rest of the country, even their costume seem to merge with the dry and arid background of the mountain at the backdrop. Leh, the capital of Ladakh is an important tourist destination, while on your visit to Ladakh, don't forget to savor Chang - the local brew made from Barley, it is quite refreshing and rejuvenating in the cold weather of Himalayan mountains.
Take a tour of Ladakh valley, though at a very high altitude, the land is full of surprises, then missing it while touring India will be losing a chance of a lifetime. When you will visit this patch of brown you can't help but wonder at the diversity of God's creations.