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Leh Ladakh

The landscapes of Leh Ladakh considered to have the most extreme enviroments, Leh with its gorgeous mountains, arid desert terrain sprinkled with Buddist monastries and the Poplar trees is a very sparsely populated place. The natural beauty of the place is comlimented with the generous and colcourful people. The most attractive feature of the landscape of Ladakh are the Buddist monastries situated on the isolated hillock in the vicinity of villages these aesthetically pleasing, archiecturally interesting monastries provide the focus for the faith of the highly religious Buddist people.

Some of the major monastrieslike Lamyaru, Alchi, Hemis and Thiksay have a wealth of artifacts, architecture and culture and form the backbone of some of Ladakh's most popular festivals talking of which the biggest and most famous of the monastic festivals that is frequented by tourists and locals alike is that of hemis which falls in late June or the first half of July. 
Besides monasteries, the 9 storey Leh Palace, Stok Palace Museum and the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies Choglamsar, Mosque and Moravian Church at Leh are added attraction for the tourists. Most of these can be conveniently visited from Leh as buses ply daily between Leh and those monasteries. Most of the monasteries remain open throughout the day.

Historical monuments of Leh Ladakh are

Map of Leh Ladakh
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Hotels Leh Ladakh

Hotel Shambhala
Leh - 194 101,
Ladakh (India).
Ph : 0091-1982-251100, 253500
Mobile : 0941917 7900,
Ph/Fax : 0091-1982-252607
Email - ladakh@hotelshambhala.com
Web - www.hotelshambhala.com


Old Fort Road Leh
Ladakh - 194 101

Ph:         01982 - 253344, 251182
Fax:       01982 - 253000
Mobile: +91-94191 78743
              +91-99069 77770
Email :  singgepalace@gmail.com
Web :     www.singgepalace.com


The Grand Dragon
Old Road Sheynam
Leh Ladakh 194101
Jammu & Kahmir
Tel : +91 1982-250786/255866/255266
Mobile : +91 9906986782, 9906986782, 9811675098
Tel/Fax : +91 982255266
Email : hotel@the granddragonladakh.com
Web: www.thegranddragonladakh.com

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Jammu and Kashmir  is the northernmost state of India. It is situated mostly in the Himalayan mountains. Jammu and Kashmir shares a border with the People's Republic of China to the north and east, the states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to the south. Jammu and Kashmir consists of three regions: Jammu, the Kashmir valley and Ladakh. Srinagar is the summer capital, and Jammu, its winter capital. While the Kashmir valley, often known as Paradise on Earth, is famous for its beautiful mountainous landscape, Jammu's numerous shrines attracts tens of thousands of Hindu and Muslim pilgrims every year. Ladakh, also known as "Little Tibet", is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and Buddhist culture.
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