The authentic Tibetan flag that everyone wants to hang in their car can only be achieved when you visit Leh and Ladakh. Travelling is bliss and when one decides to visit the best place to admire nature, it becomes a lifetime memory. Imagine a place full of life, nature, landscapes, hills, rainbows, lake, adventurous routes, thrilling pathways, authentic culture and freshness in the air. From the thought of choosing the type of route, booking a hotel room and choosing the ride that will take you to every corner of Leh and Ladakh.
Various adventurous activities can be performed during the visit. Such as river rafting, trekking, sight-seeing, experiencing Tibetan culture, visiting rancho school which was shown during the award-winning film “THREE IDIOTS”, etc. Leh and Ladakh were not so appealing to Indians until this movie happened. Everything changed since then, it is a tourist attraction for foreigners as well as Indians. This place represents peace, the beauty of nature, colorful scene and heavenly feeling of being attached to the roots. Modernization is important for human life but for their soul, a place like Leh and Ladakh are essential.
Pack your modernized stuff and attachments as you might not find much available in this particular zone of Jammu and Kashmir. With the new amendments in article 370, it is a separate union territory named as Ladakh. The scrapping is done gained a lot of attention during August 2019 and is still being questioned by the opposition. Irrespective of these changes, nothing has been changed in the beauty of this place apart from its status upgrade.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT ROUTE FOR SELF
The best road trip is to Leh and Ladakh but it isn’t everyone’s call. The one who wants to save their 11 hours trip, can book a flight from Delhi to Leh, Jammu to Leh and Srinagar to Leh. Although it is an expensive deal as compared to the bus journey. The bus journey will be divided into two parts Delhi to Manali and Manali to Leh. It is a long route that covers Rohtang, Keylong, Suraj Tal, Baralacha Pass, Tangalang Pass, and beautiful sightseeing. And the most exciting would be the motor ride from Delhi or Manali to Leh. Ideal bike choice is a Bullet irrelevant of the being 350cc or 550cc. Imagine a flag on the back and bike ride in the valley of Paradise of Earth. This is what travelers describe their visit to Leh and Ladakh.
A road trip can become soothing when done through a car and everyone can enjoy every bit of the nature that they will explore while their journey. One needs to have great stamina to complete the whole route within 24 hours of ride, it has only three stops for fuel filling. It safest is to go with a group and in case one wants to travel alone then public transport like the bus is suitable.
BOOKING A HOTEL ROOM
Many online websites provide a link to various beautiful properties that are for a comfortable stay. The best timing to visit is from June to September. It is the time when it doesn’t snow or has a cold temperature. So, one should plan accordingly and focus on the available facilities. One personal advice is that for taking full advantage of the beauty of Leh and Ladakh, one should plan an itinerary which can be combined with a bike ride. Rented bikes are easily available to the tourists. And one should be knowing the fuel stations while traveling. A road map should be handy as one cannot solely rely upon the internet. A passionate soul can enjoy the visit to this natural beauty and take so much with it. Every part of the journey speaks for itself.
Many luxurious hotels can give you a very homely feeling. But when one visit’s a place that has a different culture, authenticity is something they look for. It can be achieved by spending times with the locals at different locations. It is a developing space and one should be aware of the availability of network and other facilities. A few months ago, prepaid networks were not operational in Leh and Ladakh and still, the problem continues. One must carry a post-paid sim card to avoid any type of discomfort.
ITINERARY FOR LEH AND LADAKH
One needs to take out two full weeks to grab this experience of a lifetime. Starting with Zanskar Valley, it is the most isolated place that one will visit throughout their journey in Leh and Ladakh. Next destination would be Kangyaste Peak and Markha Valley which is considered ideal for trekking. This alone will take about nine days, so before deciding to include it in the itinerary kindly check the length of your holiday. One can skip it if they aren’t in good terms with such adventure. There are multiple valleys for trekking purpose. Now comes in the most adventurous activity “river rafting” which can last for the maximum three hours. It is not expensive as it can cost a maximum of INR 3000, one can choose as per their choice. There are multiple options available. While entering the circumference of this Union Territory, ideally their itinerary starts. The most amazing sights that are irreplaceable can only be seen here.
Every person who is capable and fond of travelling should have this place in their wish list. It is a lifetime opportunity to visit a combination of authenticity perfectly blend with the best taste of nature. The freshness and fullness in the empty location can bring positive thoughts in anybody’s mind. There is no crowd, no metro, no malls, no fast-moving herds of people running according to the clock. It is a place to stay and live in the movement. Every tourist attraction can be filled with people visiting yet it is quite lonely for those who are first visiting this place. It is a recharge of the inner peace which is lost in fast-moving life of today’s competitive world.