Ladakh, the north most region of India, is also one of the most beautiful pieces of land on the planet. The path that leads to it is equally beautiful. That beauty of the land is something that must be seen at least once in a lifetime. It is also a great respite to soothe your soul and sight during the excruciating heat of this summer. So here are the five reasons why you must visit Ladakh this year.
1. Pangong Tso:
Undoubtedly the most beautiful lake in the country, Pangong Tso, situated at an altitude of more than 3000 metres, is certainly the most pleasing sight and respite this summer. The water is chilling cold and clear. A unique thing about this lake is that it changes colours as the day progresses. You must witness this miracle this summer.
2. Hemis Festival:
Witness the exuberance and colours of Buddhism in this major Ladakhi festival held at the Hemis Monastery every year during the months of June and July. People, ranging from foreign tourists to locals throng the monastery for the fair and colourful masked dances.
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3. Highest Road in the World:
One of the best parts of the Ladakh experience is driving a motorbike on the highest motorable road in the world at Khardungla Pass. Imagine speeding off on a bike on the rocky terrain, between the clouds. Sounds like flying in air, no?
4. Cold Desert:
You might have seen the Thar desert in Rajasthan but you might have never seen a cold desert. Nubra Valley in Ladakh makes you witness the majesty of a cold desert. With sand dunes, Bactrian camels, river, and mountains, Nubra valley in Ladakh gives you an experience that no other place can.
5. Magnetic Hill:
A phenomenon that has left science confounded. On this hill in Ladakh, cars left on neutral gear go uphill instead of going downhill. This miraculous phenomenon is something you must witness once in a lifetime. So, what better time to see it than this year’s torturous summer?
In the hustle and bustle of city lives, we often forget what calmness and relaxation means. Ladakh reminds you of them. It rejuvenates your soul and restores the balance in your mind. It is definitely a place that you shouldn’t hold on from visiting for long.