Monthly Archives: March 2014

Best time to travel leh ladakh

Friends i am often asked by tourists coming to ladakh about the best time to travel ladakh.
I would say that it actually depends upon the purpose of your visit. If you are coming  from other parts of India then definitely you are coming here to experience pleasant weather and to enjoy natural beauty of ladakh. The best time to experience best weather conditions is the month of june july. During this month the weather is very good and you can see the real beauty of ladakh.

You can get more information about ladakh tour itinerary here

This is the best time for indian people to travel ladakh as most of the shcools and collgeges are on summer vacation. You can indulge in activities like river rafting in ladakh, trekking, heli skiing etc. This is the best time to relax and enjoy your trip to ladakh.

The thicksey monastery in ladakh

Ladakh is famous for its monasteries. Its here that you witness the true ladakhi culture. One of the most prominent monastery is the thicksey monastery. It is the biggest monasteries in ladakh and is located 18 kms from leh. The monestary was formed some 600 years ago. The monestary got its name from an incident whereina a crow placed a cake in perfect order in the very monastery. The term thicksey means “perfect” and so it was named Thicksey Monastery. The monastery has ten temples

This monastery is a big tourist attraction so when you come don’t forget to tell your travel agent in ladakh to have this wonderful place in your itinerary.

One of the biggest attractions of this monastery is the statue of Buddha which was founded by the holy dalai lama in the ninteen eighties. The statue is 40 feets tall in height and covers almost two out of twelve floors of the famous monastery. It is the handwork of local ladakhi craftsmen painted in gold color and took around four years to be completed.