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7 Secret Destinations in Ladakh That'll Amaze You!

By: Akshatha Vinayak

The region of Ladakh has become popular as an adventurers' paradise. The mountain desert landscapes have a mystic charm and that attracts many visitors. Here are some secret destinations that're not just picturesque but also unique in Ladakh.

All places in the list might not be famous but they're worth exploring during your Ladakh tour. The town of Leh and other surrounding valleys are some of the most beautiful spots in Jammu and Kashmir tourism.

Have a look!

The Town of Basgo

The Town of Basgo

The ancient hill town of Basgo flourished during the 15th century. Now Basgo Monastery and the ruins of the fort are some of the prime attractions. The whole town has a rustic look which is worth exploring in your Ladakh tour!

Photo Courtesy: Elroy Serrao

Leh Palace

Leh Palace

Do you want some mind-blowing views of Leh or the Zanskar ranges?! The roof top of Leh Palace is one of the best places for you.

Built during the 17th century, it was once a royal residence. This palace in Leh is now a heritage site and a museum.

Photo Courtesy: fro3enfire

Turtuk

Turtuk

The village of Turtuk is in the Indo-Pakisthan border and the northen most point in India. This enchanting valley is also known as the 'Gateway to Siachen Glacier'.

Photo Courtesy: Rajnish71

Lamayuru Monastery

Lamayuru Monastery

Lamayuru Monastery or Yuru Monastery belongs to the Bon Monasteries. Bon is another sect which differs from the traditional Tibetan Buddhist ideologies. It is also one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh.

Photo Courtesy: Kondephy

Tso Moriri Lake

Tso Moriri Lake

You'll be surprised by its undescribable beauty! Tso Moriri Lake is the largest high-altitude lakes in India. You can see the mystic surrounding just in the clear reflection of the lake. It one of the must visit secret destinations in Ladakh.

Photo Courtesy: Michael Scalet

Khardung La Pass

Khardung La Pass

The Khardung La Mountain Pass is the gateway to Nubra and Shyok Valleys. It is also the highest motorable pass in the world. Hence, Khardung La Pass is known for several mountain biking and motor biking expeditions.

Photo Courtesy: kamaljith

Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill

Magnetic Hill or the Gravity Hill is a very unique one. The hill actually creates an optical illusion; a car driving down the hill actually looks like it is climbing up. Isn't interesting to visit such a Gravity Hill?!

Photo Courtesy: Fulvio Spada

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