Julley! This Ladakhi word works like magic in breaking ice with the locals in Leh or, for that matter, anywhere in Ladakh. Couple it with a smile and you could ‘Julley’ your way through Ladakh. So Ladakh has been talked about by many and not one person who’s been there would say that he/she has been disappointed. This is a place that is unique in its beauty and unparalleled in its serenity. Now the best as well as the ‘more-in-rage’ way to get to Leh is by road. This medium of travelling makes you a part of a most breathtaking journey whether on the Srinagar-Leh route or the Manali-Leh one. One can expect to pass through delightful ranges and sites that will only make you wonder what Leh, your destination, could have in store. Taking a flight from Delhi, Chandigarh, Jammu or Srinagar isn’t a bad option either. In fact, this flight would be like none other. Do insist on taking a window seat as visible from the aircraft are some of the most magnificent sights including the Tso-Moriri Lake and the Zanskar River. Take my word when I say that you would nearly want to touch the ranges of the Himalayas and the Karakoram.
All in all, travelling to Leh can be a most cherished experience. There is so much to take back and so much to miss when you’re finally home. The amalgamation of culture and nature with civilization is interesting. If possible, one must try to visit in the month of August-September so as to catch the 15-day Ladakh festival. That would surely be the icing on your cake.