Majestic mountains chat with the clouds while mystic lakes reflect their hidden beauty; the magic of Ladakh invites a wanderer into an unknown world! Continuing the tales, let us know a few more intriguing facts about Ladakh!
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The Highest Salt Water Lake
The mystical Pangong Tso lake is the highest salt water lake in the world.
Coldest Region in India
Dras, located near Pakistan border, in Kargil is the coldest place in India. Dras, which is also known as the 'Gateway to Ladakh', is also a popular base camp for trekkers.
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As said earlier, Ladakh was a prominent trade route because it shares its borders with Tibet, China, Baltistan (Pakistan border) and Kashmir Valley.
The Highest Plateau
Ladakh is the highest plateau in Kashmir Valley. It is also known as the 'Land of High Mountain Passes'!
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Ideal for Astronomy
The high mountain passes is a research ground for Astronomy. Hence, Ladakh serves as a prominent Astronomical Observatory.
At an altitude of 5,602km, the Bailey Bridge is said to be the highest bridge in the world. It was built by the Indian Army over the Suru River and Dras River in 1982.
Tso Moriri Lake
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Tso-Moriri, the Largest
Tso Moriri Lake is not only a wetland conservation reserve but also the largest high-altitude lake in India.
Human Settlements in the Highest Altitude
Rangdum in the Suru Valley is said to be the highest human settlement. The region of Korzok is also the high altitude fields found in the world.
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How to Reach Ladakh
Ladakh is quite far from all other regions in India.
Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport is the Interenational Airport in Leh.
By Air : You can either flight from Delhi , Srinagar or Jammu to Leh. You can travel by road to Ladakh from Leh.
By Road: Various buses are available from Srinagar. The route from Srinagar passes through Kargil; it is around 434 km and the route is open from June to November.
In Ladakh, it is better to hire taxi or cabs to commute. Public transports are also available for a few spots but only at fixed time.
Are you ready for an adventure in the mystical Ladakh?!