How to Reach Ladakh
Ladakh gives you the best memorable vacation ever! It is as pleasing as always during any time of the year. It is famous among motorbikers for the rock-carved mountain roads that give you a chill down your spine. The longing valleys and the eternally hypnotizing beauty of Ladakh will entice you for life!
You can choose the best suitable mode of transportation. But depending upon the time to visit, the transportation availability varies. You can also read this blog to know about the Best Time to visit Ladakh.
So it is preferred that you book in advance to avoid any inconvenience during traveling. Find below some best available travel options to Ladakh.
1. By Road:
The best way to enjoy the scenic beauty during your trip is by traveling by road. It lets you stop wherever you want to great some awe-striking photographs. From May to October, most roads are open and in prime conditions, so you can drive hassle-free.
There are two route options available, Delhi-Manali-Leh or Delhi-Srinagar-Leh.
The best way to explore is to not only drive but take a halt and go discover the places en route. There are many amazing sites on this route.
You can begin by visiting Rock Garden in Chandigarh. It is made up of waste materials and trash that is remarkable. Next, you can visit the local village, Jispa, while going to Leh from Manali. It still showcases the primitive lifestyle and mud houses. Close to nature, you can get refreshed here and have a campfire.
Go adventurous and drive across the high altitudes of Ladakh, picture by Arpit Bansal, credits: Unsplash
As you travel further, you will witness truly epic landscapes. And, we believe you are taking this road journey to enjoy the scenic view. So halt wherever you want to, find your comfortable hotels or tents, and dance with the clouds around you.
It is a 1000 km long route from Delhi. The route is best traveled from April to July as the weather is favorable. During winters, it becomes nonfunctional on most of the days due to heavy snowfall. It takes 24 hours to complete the journey and thus needs 2-3 days to cover the route. So plan your trip accordingly.
If you feel motion sickness or are looking for a more convenient option to travel to mountains and not to miss out on landscapes, then this will be the best option. The altitude raise is gradual so you can comfortably adjust to the higher altitudes. It is approximately a 1230 km route and thus needs frequent halts and more time to cover.
This route is famous among bikers for its jaw-dropping views. It is loved by adventurous people and you will be hypnotized by the beauty around you. The road is functional on most days, however, you should avoid traveling in the rainy season. The best time to go is from June to October.
You can enjoy the famous Patnitop. It is said to be the first point in Kashmir where snowfall starts. It is even famous even amongst the tourists and devotees who visit Jammu. As you go further to Srinagar, the roads are a bit congested as they are open to both public and army supply trucks. But after Titanic Point, they become smooth for traveling. You can click pictures here which are with the efforts!
Enjoy and relax in the beautiful valleys of Srinagar on your way to Ladakh, shot by Yaser Nabi Mir, credits: Unsplash
On your way to Kargil from Srinagar, you can visit Sonmarg, Gumri War Memorial, Kargil War Memorial and cherish the charisma of nature. But beware of your clothing as shorts are not allowed in Kargil War Memorial. You can spend some time in peace at Mulbekh Monastery, Lamayuru Monastery, Fotu La Top, Alchi Monastery. You also get to witness the serene confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers and anti-defying Magnetic Hills.
2. By Air:
Flights are always the most convenient option for traveling. If you want to save your energy for the exploration of Ladakh, do not think twice. Go and book a flight right now!