There have been a lot of people lately who ask the same question, “Can we visit Ladakh in February?” People often read about Ladakh being accessible throughout the year, but keep in mind that it comes with a clause. Yes, you can visit Ladakh in February but by flight only. The internal circuit remains open throughout the year though.
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There are a lot of adventure junkies who visit Ladakh during February too. This is the reason we are listing down these amazing places to visit in the union territory during the month.
Here is a list of some famous places to visit in Leh Ladakh in February
1. Hemis Monastery
Hemis Monastery is counted amongst the most amazing attractions of Ladakh. Owing to the hilltop location, one can enjoy the distant snowclad mountains too.
The iconic monument of Ladakh boasts an intriguing design and extensive collection of murals and antiques.
2. Leh market
Leh Market is open all days throughout the year and is another very interesting and important attraction of the city. While you visit Leh Ladakh in February, make sure you do visit here.
Buying a souvenir or any daily usable items is going to be so much better if you prefer doing it here.
3. Shanti Stupa
A few kilometers away from Leh Market, approximately 500 steps away are the amazing Shanti Stupa monument. This was constructed after the Indo-Pak war by the army people, it is managed by the army itself. The building has 2 stories with a lot of amazing views to offer. People love spending time at the venue. There are two decks in the premises of Shanti Stupa.
Where the first one gives you a chance to offer your prayers to the Lord, the upper portion is for those who want to enjoy the beauty around. Do not forget to carry your camera by visiting Shanti Stupa because not just the Stupa but also the nearby area is beautiful.
4. Leh palace
The Leh Palace is another attraction that can be visited during your visit to Leh Ladakh in February. It offers a breathtaking view of the Stok Kangri Range.
The palace is one of the oldest structures in the city. On visiting here you can see the amazing history of the place and the collection of jewels, artifacts, and other similar items.
The entry fee here for Indians is approximately 15 INR and the same for foreigners is 100 INR. The Leh Palace is open for tourists between 10 AM and 4 PM every day. So while you Iterate on the trip make sure the timings of the palace should match with your trip. The palace is approximately 2 km from the city mall road.
5. Hall of fame
The hall of fame is also another fine attraction of Ladakh that can be easily visited in February. The time to visit the Hall of Fame is from 9 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 7 pm.
While visiting here enjoy the elegant structure and the elements. You can take a visit to the museums and other places in the vicinity of the Hall of Fame. Just make sure you have a camera that can click pictures of the vistas so that when you go back, there are a lot of things to cherish. You might think that the Hall of Fame is just a monument where we have a few interesting things and the names of all bravehearts inscribed on the tomb. But that’s not true, the Hall of Fame is one of the most important attractions in Ladakh and shouldn’t be missed at any cost.
Therefore make sure during your visit here in February you do not skip or miss visiting this amazing attraction that will give you an insight into what the Indian Army went through during the wars.
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6. Lala’s Café
When someone visits Leh Ladakh, they plan on shopping, eating, and enjoying sports, right? February is one of the coldest months of the year in the union territory, it is difficult to find good eateries except for in Leh. Lala’s Cafe is a place where you can feel comfortable while enjoying a tasty meal.
The cafe is located in the main Leh Bazaar and is only a 2 min walk from the Leh Palace. One can savor cake and coffee here while enjoying the outside view.
Amongst all the other places including cafes, restaurants, bars, and other eateries Lala’s Cafe has a great ambience and is simply different from all these. You not only enjoy the food served here but the view from the place as well.
7. Pangong Tso Lake
The number of stay options in Pangong Lake might be less during February but there are a few to enjoy. The rates might differ and find a tented place can be difficult.
Due to snow only wooden stay options remain open during this month. If you find a clear sky during your visit, prefer dining on the rooftop to enjoy the weather (chilling weather) and warm food. There are high chance that when you visit Ladakh in February, Pangong lake will be frozen. Firstly because this is an alpine lake and secondly February is one of the coldest months in India. But don’t be disheartened because even if you are visiting here during February, the place has its own charm to offer.
8. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
First things first, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib remains open throughout the year. Visitors can offer their prayers to the lord between 4:15 am and 8:15 pm every day throughout the year.
This is a religious place that has a lot of legends and a strong history related to itself. The Gurudwara Pathar Sahib is maintained by the army and is one of the top-notch attractions of Leh Ladakh.
There are multiple other places where you can head and enjoy the time. Be it a heritage tour, adventure trip, or just a leisure one- Ladakh is an absolute wonder. The best time to visit Leh Ladakh is between May and September. But February is a time when you can visit here, just make sure to pack things accordingly. If you want to know what all things you should pack, read this blog!
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