Leh, the capital of the Ladakh region and the second largest city in Jammu & Kashmir, is often referred to as ‘Little Tibet’ because of its similarities with the Tibetan plateau. The place has some great natural and man-made attractions that have made it one of the most favorite tourist destinations in India. Some of the best Leh Ladakh tour packages promise to take you through Leh as well as a number of picturesque villages, monasteries and gompas that are scattered around the town, offering you an up close and personal encounter with the locals who live here and love their culture dearly.
| Why should you visit Leh-Ladakh?
Ladakh is a remote and rugged region of the Indian Himalayas. The landscape ranges from the fertile Indus River valley in the east to some of the highest peaks in India and to the glaciers, lakes, gorges, and high-altitude deserts in the west. It is inhabited mainly by people of Indo-European ancestry called Ladakhi people, an ancient Buddhist culture that follows a matrilineal system where women inherit family property and pass it on to their daughters.