The north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh brings in millions of tourists from across the world every year, owing to its captivating scenery. Characterized by snow-clad mountains and serene natural beauty, this ‘Abode of Snow’ is home to hundreds of villages, all beautiful in their own right. Read on to discover a few of the highlights on These Stunning Villages in Himachal Pradesh, India...
Ladakh, located in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir, shares its edges with Lahaul, Tibet, and Spiti in the South. The beautiful Kashmir Valleys towards the east that gives a beautiful overlook.
Usually considered as the Land of passes, it also displays an enormous number of springs and lakes. Ladakh is located between the Himalayan Mountains in the south and the Kunlun scope of mountains in the northern bearing. It is situated in one of the strategic areas in the nation, it is continually heavily influenced by the Indian Army.
The complete district is specked with snow-clad mountain tops, wandering rivers and clear blue skies that pull in an enormous number of sightseers. This land is a popular area for mountaineering and trekking enthusiasts. The tough territory of the mountains gives a beautiful perspective on the scene that actually be viewed as a peaceful place.
Among the different towns to visit, Sankoo is a small community enclosed by enchanting mountains. Drass is another valley town, Padum which houses a cloister at the highest point of the slope. Suru Valley is one of the most amazing spots right now which is a gompa situated on the Indus Riverbanks. Zanskar valley is the detached valley situated in the district and Hemis is the wealthiest religious monastery merit visiting.
Why you must visit Leh – Ladakh
The most popular place in Ladakh for the visitor is Pangong Tso in Ladakh district. It is the most elevated among the height of lakes in India which is loaded up with saline water and gives some dazed minutes to the guests with the unfathomable wonder of changing hues a lot of times each day.
The lake is situated at a height of 4250 meters above ocean level. Pangong Tso is effectively available as you can reach following a five-hour drive from Leh and the movement would be on a tough and mountain street. You will cross the towns of Shey and Gya during the visit and experience Chang La also.
Here you can see the reflections of the Himalayan summit in the water add more gleaming look to the lake. Pangong Tso is the most loved area for visitors as the banks of the lake give a bed to relax and explore the close places of this specific lake. The peaceful lake is 134 km long and 5 km in width is arranged at a height of 14270 meters. In any case, the significant portion of the lake lies in the zone of China. Presently, its acknowledgment is spread everywhere in the nation since it is named as a wetland of universal significance under the Ramsar Convention.
Khardung La is stated as the highest motorable pass in the world. It is visited by many tourists across the globe every year. In spite of the debates, Khardung La continues pulling in several experience searchers consistently, be it bikers, trekkers or guests. Settled in the midst of the most fascinating place, the ‘Pass of Lower Castle’ is situated at an elevation of 17582 feet. Close to the pass, the gathering of marvelous valleys will draw you and alongside the regular beauty, the Tibetan praying banners are a further appeal.
The pass was built in the time of 1976 and later in 1988, it was opened to visitors and from that point on, the pass was welcoming many bikers, trekkers and sightseers. It maintains up by the Border streets Organization as the pass is considered huge and essential to India since it was once used to convey supplies to the Siachen Glacier.
Shanti Stupa is a white-domed sanctuary build over a high slope with snow-topped heights. It was made by Japanese Buddhists alongside local people to celebrate 2500 years of Buddhism and as an image of harmony. The stupa holds a brilliant Buddha statue and pictures of his introduction to the world and passing.
Being at a vantage point, the stupa bears natural glimpses on the valley beneath. Lit up around evening time, it obtains its own marvel. On the off chance that you need to observe the sunset or sunset, there is no better spot over this.
Turtuk is the nearest town to the LOC that travelers are allowed to visit. The scene here changes drastically with unproductive wastelands giving to lavish greenery, with plenty of apricot and peach fields.
The area is populated by a Muslim population; this town is one of the last towns in India to have a prominent Balti culture. Try to taste a Balti food here, particularly the apricot based stew.
With its calm environment, beautiful vistas and the sea aqua waters of waterway Shyok wandering through the town, Turtuk is more or less grand. Being a unique spot, you can absorb this place beauty without anyone else’s input.
Sitting on a top of a slope, Leh palace is the best case of medieval Tibetan architecture. It’s regularly contrasted with the world popular PotaPalaceace in Lhasa. Made of stones, wood, mud, and sand, the dividers of the castle give warmth in winters and make a cool vibe in summers.
The interiors design are decorated with crowns, stately dresses, gems and masterful artistic creations, some as old as 450 years and produced using hues got from powdered stones and pearls. Paintings engraved on the dividers delineate magnificence days of the past.