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Question asked in : Jaisalmer - 5 years ago

How can we go from delhi to Leh?

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Marie T. says :
Nov 5, 2008
The quickest way is to fly to Leh. It takes around 1 hour and the flight over the Himalayas is spectacular. Ask for a window seat on the left hand side to get the best views. Flights depart daily but get booked up quickly, so make sure you book well in advance. Occasionally the flights will be canceled if the weather conditions are poor. Otherwise you can go overland, but you can only take the train part of the way, to Shimla, then by road to Manali, then from Manali you can go on the Leh-Manali Highway, which is a fantastic road journey going up many high passes. It's a good idea to fly one way and go overland the other way, as the scenery is well worth it. You can no longer take the road through Srinagar, due to recent problems in Kashmir, but this might change, although it doesn't look promising in the near future. If you have time on your hands, consider going up to Amritsar by train, then take a bus to Mc Leod Ganj, then to Manali, or vice versa. It's an interesting journey. Whichever way you choose to go, do not forget that you will be going up in altitude quite sharply (Leh is at 3500m!), so make sure you allow time to acclimatize properly. It might be better to fly to Leh, then rest for a few days, then return overland via the many high passes, you will then be acclimatized and able to enjoy the views. Many people coming overland from Manali feel very sick. Don't do the journey in one day, two days will be much more rewarding. Enjoy Ladakh, it is a truly fantastic place!
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Tarun K. says :
Jul 24, 2013
Take flight from Delhi to leh with Indigo, jetairways or india Airlines. or by road hire a car from delhi . For best packages: http://to.ly/l7hc
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Aadil D. says :
Dec 19, 2009
The best way to go is fly one way and go by road when returning via Sarchu and Manali. Altitude sickness is a very serious condition that one needs to be careful of when you go there and it is imperative to take a day off before you do anything in Leh. The roads are open only during a few months from June to September so you have to plan accordingly. Also flights are affected during other months since the airport does not have any instrument landing facilities so the pilot has to do a visual landing on a very short runway. Ladakh is a must see place that one has to see at least once in your lifetime, the earlier the better, since you are able to endure the cold and acute mountain sickness (AMS) much better when one is younger. The Zanskar river Chaddor trek over the frozen river in winter is another adventurous option for the brave heart!!!
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Ricky G. says :
Nov 6, 2009
u could fly there are 2 daily flights to leh frm delhi ... but its not leh but the journey to leh via road frm manali to leh that is beautiful... every person should atleast do it once... delhi to kulu flight 35 mins ... kulu to manali drive 1.30 hrs... stay in manali for a night ... rent a car,bike or get yr self on a bus drive to leh ... its 480 kms aprox... but worth the pain n effort ... truly heaven on earth ... land of absolute peace n solitude
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Itay W. says :
Jun 13, 2009
i suppose u take the bus to the northest point in himachal pardesh which is manali, and take a bus or jeep from there. better idea is taking a fight, which is a bit expensive, but leaves u only the trip back south to manali, and not do it twice... north and south, which makes leaving leh very uncomfortable after experiencing the first trip north, enjoy
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Ashish K. says :
Feb 10, 2009
You can go to Delhi to Leh by flight like Jet Airways, Indian airlines, Air Deccan. If you would like to go by road then which would be an adventurous way to travel could be Delhi - Manali -Keylong - Sarchu - Leh .
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Shamim S. says :
Nov 13, 2008
Well there are couple of options to go to Leh from Delhi, but depends when you are travelling to Leh. If you mail me when are you travelling to Leh I can try to answer all the questions of yours. Mail me at: 1. info@shahtravels.com 2. holidayshah@yahoo.com Awaiting your reply. Shamim
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Karen F. says :
Nov 7, 2008
take the train. It is longer i admit but it is rewarding if you have the time and the scenery is amazing. keep a tight grip on your passport and valuables though! enjoy :)
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Nov 5, 2008
I found the best way to get between any two cities in India to be the train. Not only is it cheap and easy to navigate, but it is an experience in itself.
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