Monday, 25 July 2011

How to Reach Leh Ladakh by Road

Leh Ladakh Tourist Attractions and Route Map
Leh Ladakh is one of the most beautiful places in Jammu & Kashmir. The Ladakh region is also known as Cold Desert of India as you will find very less vegetation and trees in Leh. Leh Ladakh has the highest airport in the world means that the operating airport in Leh Ladakh is located at the highest altitude. In Leh Ladakh you will also find the highest Motorable road in the world.

There are many places of interest in Leh Ladakh region. Kharadungla Pass, Pangoang lake and the Magnetic Hill are few of the tourist attractions in Leh Ladakh. There are number of ancient monasteries in Leh Ladakh which are truly mesmerising.

The landsacpes and scenic beauty of Leh Ladakh is breathtaking and amazing.

How to Reach Leh Ladakh by Road

Leh Ladakh is connected by daily flights from Delhi to Leh. Leh is also connected by air from Jammu, Chandigarh and Srinagar. Number of flights operate daily to Leh Ladakh.

However if you wish to experience the enjoyment, fun and thrill at Leh then visiting Leh by Road is advisable. Leh is cut off from the rest of country during winters and it is only during the summers that you can plan a trip to Leh by Road.

There are two routes to Leh. One route to Leh Ladakh is via Manali Rohtang and the second road route to Leh is from Srinagar via Kargil.

If you wish to go to Leh Ladakh from Delhi by road then you can take the Manali route to reach Leh Ladakh,

Distance of Manali to Leh is around 550 Kms. Distance of Leh from Manali is around 400 Kms. From Manali take Rohtang Pass route to reach Kelong in Himachal. You need to take a halt at Kelang as the journey ahead at the night time is not permissible and also not advisable. Kelong is the midway while on the way to Leh Ladakh. There are many Hotels and Logdes at Kelong for stay.

The next day you can take the Kelong Leh route to reach Leh Ladakh. Make sure that the vehicle you are traveling is 4x4 drive while driving through Manali Leh highway.

The Manali Leh Highway is thrown open to the public from mid May till October-November depending on the snow fall.

The other route to reach Leh is from Srinagar. From Srinagar make sure that the highway is open and the timings for the outgoing vehicles. From Srinagar to Leh the journey again is quite interesting and enjoyable on the terrains. You need to take a halt at Kargil,midway from Srinagar to Leh.

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