Ladakh is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent.
Ladakh is known as ‘ Land of High Passes” and is located in Jammu and Kashmir. This place is well known for its mountains, high passes, scenic aura and its culture. This place is popular among the adventure lovers because of several activities which one can do on Ladakh tour, some of them are white water rafting, trekking, and biking at Khardung La Pass, Camping and Paragliding. This place attracts thousands of tourists every year because of its vast landscape of unspoilt beauty. Moreover one can visit several places of interest in Ladakh which assures good quality time. Visit this amazing and thrilling destination with Holidays Hunt and enjoy your family or with your loved ones.
Area: 86,904 km²
Largest city: Leh
Culture: Ladakhi culture is similar to Tibetan culture.
How to Reach Ladakh by Road
The nearest airport is at Leh, which is well connected to Delhi, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh and several other cities in India. From the Leh airport, you can hire a cab to visit your places of interest. Leh city has several accommodation options.
How to Reach Ladakh by Rail
The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi (700 km from Ladakh) which is well connected with Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. You can hire a cab or board a JKSRTC bus to reach Ladakh from there.
How to Reach Ladakh by Road
Srinagar-Leh Highway, also known as National Highway – 1D (NH – 1D), is 434 kms long. It is a lifeline in terms of road connectivity between Leh – Ladakh and other parts of India, en-route Kashmir Valley. This, one of the two ways to reach Ladakh, is a more reliable one than other: Leh- Manali. Along the highway flows the river Indus. On your way to Leh, you come across a number of passes, in which three of the important ones are Zozi La (3528 m), Namki La (3815 m) and Fotu La (4108 m).
Distances by Road
Srinagar – Leh: 434 Km
Manali – Leh: 473 Km
Srinagar – Kargil: 204 Km
Delhi – Leh: 1047 Kms
Leh – Kargil: 234 Km
Kargil – Padum (Zanskar): 240 Km
Leh – Deskit (Nubra Valley): 118 Kms.
Emergency Phone Numbers
Leh Airport Contact Number:
Indian Airlines Office Leh: +91-1982- 252076
Jet Airways Office Leh: +91-1982-250132, 250638, 250512
Leh Airport: +91-1982- 250380
Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation
Jammu Tawi Railway Station
Railway Enquiry 131, 132, +91-191- 2476407
Tourist Reception Centre Leh (TRC)
+91-1982- 252297,252094, 253462
Deputy Commissioner Office Leh
Foreigners Registration Office Leh Ladakh
Leh Hospitals Contact Numbers
Chief Medical Officer Leh – +91-1982-252012
Casualty S.N.M Hospital: +91-1982-252360
Leh Police Helpline Number
Police Control Room – 100, +91-1982, 254880
Control Room 101,132
Ladakh Private Bus Operators Union
Ladakh 207 Operators Union
Taxi Stand Leh
List of all ATMs In Leh Ladakh
There are several ATMs in the Leh market
1.) Axis Bank
Address – First Floor, Taskan Complex, Opp. Library, Near Bijore Hotel, Leh 194101, Dist. Leh Ladakh, Jammu And Kashmir , Leh, Jammu & Kashmir.
2.) Jammu and Kashmir Bank Leh
The Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd., B/O Leh Ladakh Main Bazar,Jammu and Kashmir
3.) HDFC Bank Leh
Leh Airport, Aoc, 21 Wing Airport Station, Na Leh, Leh-194101, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Leh Commanding Officer, Commanding Officer, 7014 Eme Bn, 56 Apo, Na Leh, Leh-194101 Jammu and Kashmir, India
Leh, Ground Floor And Basement Sky, Abu Complex- Leh, Leh-194101, Jammu and Kashmir, India
4.) State Bank of India Leh
SBI ATM, Main Bazaar Rd, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
Cellular service for tourists
Prepaid mobile phones do not work in Leh. We recommend getting a postpaid connection before venturing to the “roof of the world”. Also, connectivity is poor and you may not always get a signal, especially while you are on excursions to places such as Nubra Valley or Pangong Lake. However, in case you need to connect to someone urgently, the PCO booths in Leh market can save the day for you.