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Leh Travel Guide

Incarnation of natural beauty Leh, picturesque nuzzled by Karakonam and Himalayan ranges, is the headquarters of Leh District in Jammu and Kashmir. Perfectly located on the banks of the famous Indus River with all its loftiness and astonishing sceneries, Leh valley appeals holidaymakers from all over the world to its lap all through the year. The major part of the Leh city is extended by ancient Buddhist monuments, Mosques dating back to 16th and 17th centuries and a nine storied palace Sengge Namgyal built in Tibetan architectural style.

Leh is the land of Lamas, the Buddhist Monks and is mainly inhabited by Buddhists and Hindus. Leh houses legion Buddhist monuments, monasteries and study centers, Shnati stupa and Sankar Gompa are some of them. Leh has developed to a best trade centre in Central Asia, with many merchandising opportunities for the prompted and devoted young traders and achievers. Shopping is another experience in Leh. One can spot many traders in the city selling out spectacular Tibetan motifs and jewelry, winter woolen clothes and adorned world famous carpets.

Banqueting of the eyes is ascertained in Leh with the enforcing pristine beauty of the snow crested Himalayan ranges in the backdrop. Holidaymakers throng to this place throughout the month of August when the annual tourist holiday festival took place. The festival is an attention-getting and breathe taking event. The adventuresome holidaymakers are tempted to take up trekking in the challenging rolled Himalayan terrains.

Many holiday attractions are nearby, Jama Masjid – the ancient historical mosque constructed during the Mughal Dynasty and the summer palace Shey of Ladhahi kings with a monolithic Buddha Statue are among them. This is a place not to be escaped by any traveling enthusiast.

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