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Leh-Ladakh

Ladakh has a long history with its Tibetan neighbors and has been the home for Buddhist kingdom in the past. The mystical land has it all, from rocky mountains to picture perfect monasteries, from whitewashed stupas to the mani walls, and from being a Buddhist kingdom to a spectacularly beautiful views. Surrounded by Tibet, China, Pakistan, Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti Valleys, Ladakh’s culture is an amalgamation of it all; all this has influenced and shaped the culture and society that Ladakh displays today.

population

Population

274,289

state

State

Jammu & Kashmir

culture

Culture

Tibetan

language

Language

Urdu
Ladakhi
Tibetan
Balti

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must see

Food and Beverage

Budget Eats

Budshah Inn - This restaurant is known for its Kashmiri mutton-based delicacies along with delicious Indian vegetarian food. A special Kashmiri multi-course meal, called wazwan, is prepared for special bookings in a special room with carpet seating and copper serving dishes.

Open Days: Monday to Sunday

Time: 10:30 AM - 10:30 PM

Location: Fort Road, round the corner from main post office, Leh, India

Lamayuru Restaurant - This restaurant is popular for Chinese, Indian and Tibetan food. The fact that it serves throughout curfews makes it even more popular.

Open Days: Monday to Sunday

Time: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM

Location: Fort Road Opp Hotel Yak Tail, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

Cafe Jeevan - Krishna Vaishno Dhaba is synonymous to delicious delicacies, inexpensive meals, and particularly, South Indian breakfasts. And, you pre-pay at the counter!

Not So Budget Friendly

Bon Apetit has a pure ‘Ladakhi’ setting that when accompanied with a stylish architecture and a panoramic view of Stok Kangri, gives more finesse than anything else. Don’t forget to try veggie tempura, sublime cashew chicken and succulent tandoori grills, with wine and cocktails.

Open Days: Monday to Sunday

Time: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Location: Karzu Rd, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

La Piazetta - Get Indian, Ladakhi, Kashmiri, tandoori and European dishes, and even an un-Thai stab at green curry. The place is lit with candles, lanterns, and some muralled walls, giving the whole ambiance a dimly-lit setting.

Open Days: Monday to Sunday

Time: 09:30 AM - 11:30 PM

Location: Changspa Road, Near Moravian Mission School, Leh 194101, India

Tibetan Kitchen - This particular restaurant will put your gastronomical urge to rest. Get a mix of Ladakhi and Tibetan food. You would find regular meals served with thentuk, momos (one with cheese,too), thukpa, paba, tangur (buttermilk with raw vegetables), and more.

Open Days: Monday to Sunday

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Location: Fort Road, Near Hotel Ladakh Villa, behind tibetan handicrafts market, Leh 194101

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