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Best Places to Visit in Ladakh

By: Akshatha Vinayak

In recent times, Ladakh is one of the most favoured tourist destinations. Usually, it is known for adventure travel. The lofty mountains, high altitude lakes and colourful monasteries make it one of the most desired places. Here are some best places which you can visit during the Ladakh tour.

Ladakh is also a unique destination and tourists just love the scenic landscapes here. A travel here is a must atleast once. Ladakh with other bordering regions is one of the prominent attractions in Jammu and Kashmir.

Let us go around some important places here!

Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery

Thiksey Monastery is known to be a replica of Potala Palace in Tibet. It is one of the beautiful monasteries located in Thiksey village in Ladakh. It is also called as Tiksey Gompa which houses many artifacts, religious books and stupas related to Buddhism.

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Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso Lake

Pangong Tso is one of the popular lakes in Ladakh. It is also one of the famous Bollywood film shooting locations in India. The picturesque Pangong lake is worth a visit.

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Chang La

Chang La

Changa La is a mountain pass , it is said to be the 2nd highest motorable mountain road in the worls. It is situated near Pangong Lake that looks enchanting with the backdrop of mountain landscapes.

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Dras War Memorial

Dras War Memorial

Dras War Memorial is dedicated Kargil War soldiers. It is situated in Dras in Srinagar-Leh National Highway. There is also a gallery named Manoj Pandey War Gallery.

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Tso Moriri Lake

Tso Moriri Lake

Tso Moriri Lake is a mystifying high altitude lake in Ladakh. It is located in Changthang Plateau and one of the best places you should visit on your Ladakh tour.

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Stok Palace

Stok Palace

Stok Palace was once a royal residence but now it is a monastery. Stok Monastery is known for its huge library and annual Dance-Mask Festival in Ladakh.

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Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery

Hemis Monastery is one of the popular monasteries in Ladakh. It is said to be founded during the 11 century. Many records suggest that monastery was there even before that time. Hemis Festival is one of the major festivals that is celebrated here.

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Zojila Pass

Zojila Pass

You'll be amazed by the lofty mountains surrounding Zojila Pass. It is one of the motorable mountain passes in Ladakh. Zojila is near to Sonamarg and a beautiful place.

Photo Courtesy:Basharat Alam Shah

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