Top 12 Tourist Places to Visit in Ladakh

An iconic nine-story palace also known as Lachen Palkar Palace built in the 17th century by King Sengge Namgyal that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains

Leh Palace

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A white-domed Buddhist stupa, located in Chanspa and was built by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura in 1991. The stupa contains relics of the Buddha

Shanti Stupa

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Situated at a height of almost 4,350m, it is the world's highest saltwater lake renowned for its ever-changing shades of blue and is a popular tourist attraction in Ladakh

Pangong Lake

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It is a high-altitude cold desert famous for its landscapes, sand dunes, monasteries, and double-humped Bactrian camels. The valley is a paradise for nature lovers

Nubra Valley

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A Buddhist monastery also known as Thiksey Gompa. It was built by Spon Paldan Sherab in 1430 AD and is famous for the 49-foot-tall statue of Maitreya Buddha 

Thiksey Monastery

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It is the largest National Park in India situated in Ladakh UT spread across an area of 600 sq km and is famous for its Snow Leopards. It is named after Hemis monastery

Hemis National Park

It is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Ladakh and is a monastic complex of temples that blends Tibetan and Indian architectural styles

Alchi Monastery

It is one of the highest motorable passes in the world and a gateway to the Nubra and Shyok valleys. It offers breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains and peaks

Khardung La Pass

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Located on the Srinagar-Leh highway it was founded in the 11th century by Mahasiddhacharya Naropa and is often called a ‘Moonscape for tourists

Lamayuru Monastery

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The valley is a semi-arid region nestled in the northern part of the Great Himalayas and is a hotspot for adventure sports like trekking, paragliding, and water rafting

Zanskar Valley

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It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ladakh. The hill's layout and surrounding slopes create the optical illusion of a hill that defies gravity

Magnetic Hill

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It was built in 1517 to commemorate the visit of Guru Nanak Dev Ji the founder of Sikhism to Ladakh. It contains a rock that resembles the back of Guru Nanak

Gurdwara Pathar Sahib

Largest National Park in India – Hemis National Park