Lake and mountain landscape in Leh and Ladakh

Leh & Ladakh Tours

About Leh & Ladakh

With its rocky, rugged landscape and its location on the side of an imposing mountain, Ladakh might not seem like the most obvious place to spend your holiday, however, if you give this mountainous retreat a chance, you are guaranteed to be pleasantly surprised. Leh, the largest town in the region of Ladakh, is remarkably well-equipped to deal with travellers and has a number of interesting things to see and do. In addition, the whole area is utterly stunning, meaning that photo opportunities are in abundance and you might just come home with the most beautiful portfolio you've ever seen.

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One of the major attractions in Ladakh is the Leh Palace, which stands proudly atop a small mount, looming down over the town. It dates back to the 17th century and was once a royal residency. The mystical magnetic hill is also located in Ladakh and has baffled travellers for decades by its magical force. The legend is that if you drive to the hill and then switch off the car's ignition, the car will continue to move. It might seem unlikely but numerous witnesses have testified this as truth.

Being the home of a large population of Tibetan Monks, the town of Leh and the surrounding areas boast a number of old monsteries, many of which have fascinating histories and are thoroughly worth visiting. Alternatively, there is plenty of scope here for some lengthy hikes and even some mountaineering. However, these climbs are not for the faint-hearted and a high level of fitness is required before any attempt is made.

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Leh & Ladakh Hotels

If you are planning a Leh & Ladakh holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

Hotel Lotus Leh & Ladakh

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Lotus Hotel is clean and simple hotel, in a traditional style. Relax amidst enchanting willow and apple trees in the garden area and enjoy the view of the Tsemo Gompa located above the Leh Palace. The rooms within the Hotel Lotus are beautifully decorated, comfortable and come equipped with a range of modern amenities, including central heating for the cold winter months. The hotel is centrally located in the main market of Leh and is 5 kilometres from the airport.

Ladakh Residency Leh & Ladakh

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The elegant Ladakh Residency perfectly blends modernity and antiquity to offer guests an accommodation that is the height of comfort and style whilst still maintaining its old world charm. Rooms have their own balcony and are decorated with beautiful wooden furnishings. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can all be had at the hotel's restaurant, which offers a range of dishes including authentic Indian cuisine, Italian food and Chinese meals. The hotel is situated just 5 minutes from the heart of Leh.

Noble House Leh & Ladakh

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Though small, the Noble House is compact and provides a wonderful view of the imposing Leh Palace and the Stok Kangri Range. It highlights traditional architecture and fine craftsmanship using local materials and the rooms all enjoy stunning decor. Dining within the hotel is a treat as guests can indulge in a range of different local and international cuisines. The buzzing Fort Road, with its many shops and eateries, lies just a stone's throw away from this hotel.

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