Ladakh is among the last of India’s truly remote regions. Situated in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh lies in between the Himalayan range and Karakoram Range, both mighty mountain ranges that have shaped the climate and the landscape of the region making it a stunning place at any time of the year. There are deserts here and valleys and adventure sports have picked up here in a big way. Thanks to the high altitude and the mountain ranges sports like paragliding, skiing, trekking, rock climbing and mountaineering are popular here. The locals are experts in archery and in polo and many attribute this to the frequent raids that this region witnessed in ancient times from the Mongols. This has also been an upcoming tourist destination and many people are drawn here by the intense beauty of the place. Ladakh is also a major follower of Buddhism and some of the monasteries here are located in the most stunning locations.
The sight of prayer flags fluttering in the breeze is a common sight here and makes for a very pretty picture especially against the stark background. The Ladakh festival is eagerly awaited all year and there are colorful dances and local art and craft along with food from the region. Thousands of people come here during the festival and there is every comfort available here for the visitor. Leh, the capital of Ladakh is also a place that must be included in the itinerary for this region and the best way to plan a trip to Leh is by booking a package holiday with a reputed travel agency. There are many sites that make planning a trip to Ladakh easy and hassle free leaving you to just enjoy the holiday.