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Flying into Leh, the cold desert land, over the magnificent Himalayas is a beautiful and scary experience at once. Leh Palace illuminated by huge halogen lamps looks like a bewitching castle on a hilltop set ablaze in the dark nights of the Leh. Bon and Buddhism rule the lifestyle and culture of the people here. The Chortens (Stupas) and enchanting Gompas (Monasteries) adorn the city with their presence. The landscape is breathtakingly beautiful and there is an ominous beauty in the stark surroundings of Ladakh. The Hinayana Buddhist way of life lends a benevolent spirit to the very air of the region.
There is blinding sun at the top and perhaps at the first impression, a visitor is not likely to appreciate the blessings of the land fully.


Eating Out  

With a stark landscape like Ladakh’s, it seems improbable that it fosters the growth of rice, potatoes, pumpkins, and beetroot. However, one of the prime ingredients used by Ladakhis is barley. It is used in the form of roasted flour called tsampa, and in fermented form in the production of a homemade beer called chang. Versatile tsampa provides energy that is especially beneficial in cold weather; and can be eaten individually, or dunked in noodle soup, yogurt and butter tea (also called gur gur in Ladakh). Made with tea leaves, salt and yak butter in wooden churns, butter tea is another Ladakhi staple. Although an acquired taste, one must try it for its sheer uniqueness. - See more at:
Another popular product available here is apricot jam. Fresh apricot juice and seabuckthorn (berries) juice is also worth a try, but the jam is simply outstanding and seldom found elsewhere in the country.


Shopping in Ladakh is a unique experience because many of the things available here belong to the place and are not found anywhere else. If you are fond of collecting Buddhist relics, then Ladakh is the destination for you.Besides these, wooden masks, silver jewellery, turquoise and coral stones, Pashmina and Cashmere shawls and stoles, hand-woven blankets and rugs, woolens, fossils and other curios are available.These artisans produce articles of copper, silver and brass. Pots, hookkah-bases, teacup stands, ladles, and bowls of this artisanship can be found here. Silver stupas for use in homes are made here too. Willow twigs are used to weave baskets. Besides, Thangka painting, woolen shoes, Pashmina shawls, carpets, hand woven woolen clothes and hand prayer wheel are available. ome good venues for shopping are Jigmet Coutur, Ladakh Art Palace, Tibetan Handicraft Emporium, Ladakh Environment and Health Organization, all on the Main Bazaar Road.Tibetan Handicraft Community Showroom&

Travellerz in & out  
By Air Leh is connected by the regular domestic flights to and from Delhi.
By Train The nearest railway station is in Kalka from where has to take a bus or taxi to Manali via Shimla.
By Road Leh are from Srinagar via Kargil on the Srinagar-Leh Highway and from Manali via Sarchu and Dharchu on the Manali-Leh Highway.
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