Last Updated on April 5, 2022
Indians enjoy a climate that is characterized by a spectrum of temperatures. Moreover, if you want to see or feel the graceful changes in the Indian climate, you should go to Ladakh in April! If you ask why? The answer is simple – you need to see this part of the country and witness how climatic changes bring about amazing transformations!
A thick layer of snow covers almost the entire region in winter. One can also enjoy Mother Nature’s untouched beauty as summer makes its mark. A distinctive crispness occurs in the spring after which autumn brings an openness.
Top 5 Places to visit in Ladakh in April 2022
Despite the fact that there is so much to discover and explore in Ladakh, let’s see how it is to visit in April. In this article, we will find out which locations you should not at all forget to visit, and some other useful tips to help you plan a memorable Ladakh tour in April.
Ladakh’s Sangam is the confluence of the Indus and Zanskar rivers. It lies 35km from Leh in Nimmu, along the Leh Srinagar highway. This is where the two rivers come together. Zanskar River appears muddy green, while the Indus River appears blue.
It is an amazing sight to see. At Sangam, the two rivers flow differently depending on the season. The Zanskar River swells and raps in summer, but the Indus River is calmer. Zanskar slows down and nearly freezes in winters, and Indus flows are even less in the winters. The Indus River originates in Tibet and is one of the longest rivers in Asia. The Zanskar River originates from the Zanskar Valley.
Vajra Bhairav Shrine
Located at a distance of 10 km from Leh, the Vajra Bhairav Shrine is dedicated to the guardian ‘tantric’ deity of the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat sect. Only once a year, the Shrine is open to the public since the deity is believed to possess supernatural powers.
The deity’s idol is kept inside the shrine’s chamber during the rest of the year. The shrine was built roughly 600 years ago and contains old paintings on its walls. There are taxis and Jeeps available for easy transportation to this site. The region is also home to the Mahakal Temple, Spitul Gustor, and Spitul Monastery, all of which can be visited by tourists.
The Stok Palace is around 15km from Leh and is the summer residence of the Ladakh royal family and descendants of King Sengge Namgyal. King Tsepal Namgyal founded it in 1820, and the Dalai Lama opened it to the public in 1980.
Currently, the Stok Palace Museum and Temple are housed within the historic Stok Palace hotel. The hotel’s rustic interiors include some quirkily decorated rooms as well as royal antique decor. Stok Palace is also a fantastic example of traditional Buddhist culture that has been well-preserved. The hotel is organized into six sections within the Stok Palace and three additional sections within Chulli Bagh Villa.
Chang La Pass
Chang La Pass is one of Ladakh’s most famous high altitude mountain passes. This pass lies on the way to Pangong Tso Lake, a popular tourist attraction in Ladakh, and is a must-see while bike touring there.
At almost 5,360 meters above sea level, Chang La Pass is named after a famous saint known as Changla Baba. He is commemorated by a temple at the pass. Indian Army soldiers maintain the 15 kilometer long pass. Chang La Pass is best known for its breathtaking beauty and gorgeous views. You can also take pictures next to the signpost that tells you you are now in Chang La.
As one of the city’s most popular attractions, the Leh Palace, also called Lhachen Palkhar, dates back to the 17th century. It used to house the royal family of King Sengge Namgyal when it was built. From the rooftop of this nine-story dun-colored palace, one can see sweeping views of Leh and Zanskar Mountain.
During particular occasions such as the Galdan Namchot festival, when locals celebrate a local festival around the palace, the palace looks even more stunning with its lights on. At present, the palace is being renovated by the Archaeological Survey of India, which is working on preserving the history of the Namgyal dynasty in Leh by renovating ancient structures.