The purlieu of religion Buddhism lies in the district capital of Ladakh which is known as the Land of Buddhism and Mountain Gods. Ladakh is the capital city of Leh which comes under the Trans Himalayan belt and quantum of it plunges in Jammu and Kashmir.The terrain of stupas,monasteries and different varieties of mountains is Leh.It is the most beautiful state of India with plenty to offer tourists,naturalists and mountain lovers across the world.
It can be reached via Manali of Himachal or from Srinagar by road which can be covered in 2 days time with halts at either Sarchu or Kargil.While crossing by we get to see the worlds second highest Tanglang La Pass or Zozila Pass respectively from Manali or Srinagar in the way.Temperature drops down drastically in these areas so it is essential to keep protection for oneself to avoid altitude sickness or other health concerns.
Areas of interest in Leh are the Shanti Stupa,Thiksey Monastery,Hall of Fame,Confluence of Zanskar and Indus,The Leh Palace and the distinguished mountains and desert like regions because of which it is also considered as a Cold Desert.The apples are very famous in this area and vegetable cultivation by poor people is also something to look out for in the tehsil.The Kumbh Mela of Himalayas is a treasure to watch in the late months of the year and the locals celebrate it with exhilaration and vivacity.Buddhism is practiced extensively by the people of Leh and there are monasteries and stupas and other Buddhist spiritual centres that cultivates the same
Leh is free from regional conflicts or disturbances that are prevalent in other areas of Jammu and Kashmir.Dalai Lama the great saint of Tibet is someone whom the people of Leh look upon as patron saint and conferences and meetings are often held in the city to maintain peace and stability.