Honeymoon Tours in Ladakh
Honeymoon is one such time that plays the role of a bond to be created between two souls and this requires a heavenly destination. Ladakh is also known as 'Little Tibet', 'The Moon land', or the 'Last Shangri La', which offers unknown diversity, scenic beauty of lush green and rugged mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes and enjoyment that has never been measured. With so many Gompas and Pagoda, the honeymoon couple would see the effect of Buddhism to the utmost level in Leh and Ladakh. In fact, scenic beauty coupled with pious atmosphere of monasteries and Gompas makes it an ideal honeymoon destination.
Kargil Valley: This picturesque valley has witnesses the Indo-Pak war of 1999 with India registering a glorious victory over Pakistan. Besides this historical importance, the valley has twisty streets surrounded by apricot trees that lend it a heavenly look. It is, in fact, an ideal place for the honeymoon couples that have set out for a trek by holding hands with nature and lies behind Zoji La Pass.
Drass Valley: Another destined valley to witness Indo-Pak war of 1999; this valley is particularly the world's second coldest inhabitant township. The honeymoon couples can check out army bunkers here by taking a trek surrounded by snow kissed mountain peaks.
Indus Valley: It is located at a height of 3500 mtr and has Zanskar mountain range on southern end; while Ladakh range on its northern side. This is the geological backbone, and the historical heartland of Ladakh. The honeymoon couple can check out numerous Buddhist monasteries and old-fashioned villages by enjoying a trek over the mountain ranges.
Zanskar Valley: It is a 300 km long valley encircled by mountains, which is only reachable through high passes. The Valley of Zanskar is located in the inner Himalayan ranges and is much elevated than most areas of Ladakh. Honeymoon couples can check out its twin peaks of Nun-Kun, monasteries and tremendously craggy, breathtaking landscape.
Pandum Valley: Known to the capital of ancient Zanskar, it lies at a height of 3505 mtr. It has an ancient monument with very old rock carving that serves as a tourist interest, besides monasteries. In fact, this valley is preferred among the tourists as a perfect trekking area.
Suru Valley: It is known to be one of the most picturesque places in the Ladakh district with awesome glaciers falling down the lush green valleys. The Buddhist monasteries and quaint style villages are its other attractions that would take honeymoon couple in an old era. Couples can also take pleasure in feasting on the picturesque twin peaks of Nun and Kun overlying ahead.
Khardungla Pass: Being the gateway to Nubra and Shyok valleys, it is a high mountain pass located at a height of 5602 mtr. It is situated 37km north of Leh district and offers picturesque views of the overlying mountain ranges. The honeymoon couple can reach Siachen Glacier through this pass as it is quite near from here.
Stok Palace Museum: This beautiful museum was built by the king Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825, who was the last ruler of independent Ladakh. Located at a distance of 14km away from Leh, it houses royal artifacts such as royal crowns, copper coins, precious heirlooms, prayer instruments and precious stones, along with 16th century old Thangakas that represent teachings of Buddha.
Royal Leh Palace: It is a magnificent 9 storied palace built by King Singge Namgyal for his comfort in 17th Century. Located on the edge of a hillock, it is a minuscule version of the celebrated Potola in Lhasa, Tibet. The present palace serves as a branch office of Archeological Conservation Organization of Indian Government.
Hemis Monastery: Constructed in 1630 at the time of Singge Namgyal, it is known to be the biggest monastery in Leh district. It consists of two parts with main temple known as Tshogkhang and a congregation hall to be called as Dukhang. The porches of the Gompas are festooned with many striking wall paintings. These paintings exhibit the Kalachakra, the helm of life and the 'Lords of the Four Quarters'.
Shey Monastery: Being a royal residency till 16th century, this monastery is placed on a ridge that is similar to that of a knife's edge. The monastery was built by first king of Ladakh, Lhachen of Palgyigon and passage at the entrance of monastery is decorated by architecturally brilliant stupas and shrines. Its other attraction is Blue Haired Maitreya Buddha that is 17.5 mtr high and is made of copper with brass, along with precious stones.
Thiksey Monastery: This monastery is a fine example of Ladakhi architecture and forms a part of Gelukpa order in Buddhism. It has a rare collection of stupas, statues, Thangakas, swords, breathtaking wall paintings and a large pillar engraved with Buddha's ideas and preaching.