Turtuk is the northernmost gram panchayat of India in Nubra valley of Leh district of Ladakh, about 205km from Leh town and is on the bank of Shyok River. Turtuk opened for tourists in 2009 and it was under control of Pakistan since Independence till 1971. India took control over Turtuk during Indo-Pakistan war of

Rancho’s School (Druk Padma Karpo School or Druk White Lotus School), which is also known as 3 Idiots School, is a Buddhist cultural school located in Shey village, close to Shey palace and monastery, on Leh-Manali highway, in Ladakh, India. The school rose to prominence after the climax scenes of 3 Idiots Bollywood movie were

Settled amid high mountain peaks, close to Siachen glacier, the highest and coldest battlefield of the world, Panamik village is famous for its natural hot water springs — Panamik Hot Water Springs. The small but beautiful village is about 140km from Leh, little beyond Sumur village towards Siachen glacier base camp. Panamik is beyond Sumur

Dah Hanu or Dha and Hanu, popularly known as Aryan villages of Ladakh, are located in Dhahanu valley in North-East of Ladakh, about 160km from Leh town. The visitors are required to obtain an inner line permit to visit these Brokpa villages. The villages have both Buddhist and Muslim population and also have their own

Tso Kar Lake (Tsokar lake) is a lake in Rupshu valley of Ladakh, close to More (Morre) Plains, east of the Manali-Leh highway just before Taglang-la. It is 150km from Leh and 360km from Manali. Tso Kar is saltwater lake which is about 7 km in length and little more than 2 km in width.

Namgyal Tsemo Monastery (gompa) is a Buddhist monastery in Leh town of Ladakh in India and is located at the highest point of the town on a hilltop. Tsemo Castle (Fort) is on a hilltop while Tsemo Monastery is just below it. Tsemo Castle is located just above the Leh Palace. Tsemo Castle (Fort) and

Located at an altitude of about 11,500 ft, close to Fotu-la (pass), on Srinagar-Leh highway, Lamayuru (Yuru gompa) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Lamayuru village in Leh district of Ladakh. Lamayuru is 115 km from Leh and is host to two annual masked dance festivals in the second and fifth months of the Tibetan

Shey Palace and Shey Monastery are about 15 km from the main Leh town on Leh-Manali highway, located on a hilltop in Shey village, the erstwhile summer capital of Ladakh. Built in 1655, historians say that Shey palace was used as the summer retreat of the Namgyal Royal Family of Ladakh. The Shey Monastery was

Stok Palace and Stok Monastery (gompa) are just 15 km from main Leh town and is a Buddhist monastery that also houses a museum. The Stok Palace was founded by Lama Lhawang Lotus in 14th century and it belongs to Yellow Hat sect of Buddhism. The Stok Palace has maintained a library having all the