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Ladakh, this magical land of rugged valleys, desert mountains, snow peaks with its rich cultural life makes it a must go travel destination. The iconic Magnetic Hill, the turquoise coloured Pangong Lake, the confluence of two mystical rivers, ancient and awe inspiring monasteries and the highest passes are a few of the marvelous attractions of Leh and Ladakh in general. The wide array of trekking routes will satiate your soul and enrich the senses. The moon like desert mountains continue to be an exceptional destination for adventure seekers and admirers of Buddhism and phenomenal mountain vistas. So, pack some travel essentials with you to explore this enthralling destination and bring back souvenirs of endless memories with you.
Surrounded by the Great Himalaya and Pir Panjal mountain range, the serene valley of Kashmir is a home to the people who are trailing in the mountains like a nomad. Being vested with colourful meadows, crisscrossed by streams and dotted with placid lakes, Kashmir enriches the concept of Indian tourism. Further, with its undulated and rocky terrain on the fringes of the lush green meadows, Kashmir is a feast for the eyes. Trekking in Kashmir is as exciting as it turns out to be challenging. Cutting through edges and passing through the rich verdure, en route the narrow rocky tracks, makes trekking tours in Kashmir tricky and dicey. But the journeys wind up framing some of the best lifetime moments scooping the trekkers' gossip.
This high adrenaline leisure sport has gained much attention of travellers in Kashmir given the valley is blessed with plenty of water bodies. River rafting in Pahalgam: Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Lidder River with white water rafting on it. While passing through Aru Valley, there are stretches of 2, 5 and 8 km long spots where river rafting is done. Rafting here generally starts in the month of May and is then again shut down during monsoon season. It then again resumes towards end of September or early October and shut down in November. River Rafting in Sonamarg: One can do rafting from Baltal and till the end of Shutkari Bridge. You can do this white water river rafting even if you are simply a beginner. This is the place where you can pick up a few stretches that are very easy for rafting. River Rafting in Gurez: The Kishan Ganga river flows through the Gurez valley and has several rafting spots.
Pashminas, papièr mâchè bangles, carved wooden boxes, embroidered scarves, wicker baskets, silver jewelry, spices, and Kashmiri carpets are some of the famous things to buy in Srinagar that make shopping here a must-experience for every traveler.
The rugged terrain near the valley offers several possibilities of Jeep Safari which not only takes you further inside the valley and meadows but offers an amazing bout of adventure at 10,000 ft above sea level.
A bike ride to Leh, Ladakh passes through some of the most breathtaking, challenging and awe-inspiring landscapes found on Earth. The preferred season for Ladakh motorbike expeditions is from the months of June,July to September, October. This is the best time to minimise potential dangers and deal breaker weather.