Discover The 10 Most Beautiful Places To See In Ladakh

Nidhi Kadere

Pangong Tso Lake

Situated at 4,350 metres above sea level this lake is famous for changing colours throughout the day. It's also well-known amongst tourists, thanks to its appearance in the Bollywood movie "3 Idiots".

Pangong Tso Lake | Shutterstock

Zanskar Valley

The Zanskar Valley is a bewitching destination located in the Kargil district to the east of Ladakh, around 105 km away. The semi-desert region is flanked by snow-capped mountains and sparkling clean rivers.

Confluence of Zanskar and Indus rivers | Shutterstock


Khardung La, also known as Khardzong La, is one of the highest motorable roads in India at 5,602 metres. This road serves as the gateway to Shyok and Nubra Valley and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks.

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Hemis Monastery

The Hemis Monastery is one of the largest and most impressive monasteries in Ladakh and houses a library with rare manuscripts and a museum with ancient relics.

Hemis Monastery | Shutterstock

Nubra Valley

Nubra Valley in Ladakh is a beautiful destination that offers a contrast to its dry and barren surroundings. The valley is famous for its sand dunes that change colours with the seasons, making it a visual treat for visitors.

Maitreya Buddha statue in Nubra valley | Shutterstock

Shanti Stupa

The white-domed stupa in Leh city is a beautiful attraction that was built by His Holiness Dalai Lama in 1999. The stupa is a symbol of peace and harmony and has four Buddha statues inside.

Shanti Stupa | Shutterstock

Leh Palace

There's a majestic palace in Leh that was built by King Sengge Namgyal in 1642 as his summer residence. Today, the palace has been converted into a museum that displays a variety of artefacts related to Ladakh's history.

Leh Palace | Shutterstock

Thiksey Monastery

This monastery is located at an altitude of 3,200 metres above sea level and was founded by Lama Dawa Gyeltsen. Inside, you can see a large statue of Maitreya Buddha made of copper plates.

Thiksey Monastery | Shutterstock

Magnetic Hill

Near Leh town, vehicles appear to roll uphill without any external force being applied on them. This is due to gravity's apparent repulsion on metal objects, and can be experienced at an altitude of 14,000 feet.

Magnetic Hill | Shutterstock

Spituk Gompa

This small but charming monastery was founded by Lama Dawa Gyeltsen in 1645, and is located on the banks of the Indus River. It has beautiful architecture with wooden carvings that are quite impressive.

Buddhist temple Spituk | Shutteerstock

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