Leh was the capital of the Himalayan realm of Ladakh , now the
District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir,India (the District, with an area of 45,110 km2, is the second largest district in the country – after Kutch, Gujarat – in terms of area). The town is still conquered by the now ruined it`s Palace, previous mansion of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the similar style and about the similar time as the Potala Palace. It is at an height of 3524 metres (11,562 ft), and connects via National Highway 1D to Srinagar in the southwest and to Manali in the south via
-Manali Highway.The town is dominated by the ruined
Palace, the former mansion of the royal family of Ladakh, built in the same style and about the same time as the Potala Palace-the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is at an altitude of 3,524 metres (11,562 ft), and is connected via National Highway 1D to Srinagar in the southwest and to Manali in the south via the Leh-Manali Highway. In 2010, It was heavily damaged by the sudden floods caused by a cloud burst.
Best time to visit
It is one among the two districts of < ladakh is a gorgeous city which remains inaccessible for most part of the year. Due to the erratic nature of the climate, tourists are advised to carry woolens. The passes to reach there remains open only from the months of June till September.
now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India
It is one of the two districts situated in
the other being the Kargil District to the west, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. With an area of 45,110 km2, it is the second largest district in the country (after Kutch, Gujarat) in terms of area. It is surrounded on the north by Ghanche District (Gilgit-Baltistan), a small border with Xinjiang, China, by the Karakoram Pass which is part of the district. Aksai Chin and Tibet are to the east, Kargil district to the west, and Lahul and Spiti to the south.