The popular Magnetic Hill of Ladakh is a unique hill where vehicles defy the force of gravity and move upwards on the hill when parked at the marked location. The hill lies at a distance of thirty kilometer from the town of Leh on the Leh-Kargil highway near Pathhar Sahib Gurudwara.
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, is a beautiful Gurudwara sahib constructed in the memory of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, about twenty five miles away from Leh, on the Leh-Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurdwara was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit to the Ladakh region of Guru Nanak Dev ji, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith. You can see a large stone with the back of “Guru Nanak Dev Ji” and the footprint of the demon on its other side.
I was very excited to be on the highest highway of the world. Khardung La, also known as Khardzong La, is a high mountain pass in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, near Leh. It serves as the gateway to Shyok and Nubra Valley. Khardung La is popular as the highest motorable road in India at an elevation of 5602 metres.
The Shanti Stupa in Leh is a magnificent white-domed Buddhist monument located atop a steep hilltop at a dizzying height of 11,841 feet. It is a religious place for the Buddhists as it holds the relics of Buddha, consecrated by the 14th Dalai Lama. It is also popular amongst tourists as it offers a sweeping view of Leh and the nearby Changspa village.
Ladakh Festival, organised by the Tourism Department with the help of the locals, aims to promote tourism and the rich culture of the region.
This festival organised in September attracts thousands of tourists from across the globe. Various cultural programs are held such as folk dances, traditional music, Ladakhi food, handicraft products, archery competitions and polo matches. Mask dances are one of the highlights of the festival. This festival is a perfect opportunity for the tourists to discover the culture and lifestyle of the Ladakhi people. Read More…