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Leh Travel Guide, India

The city of Leh is part of the Leh District which is located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The state of Jammu and Kashmir has always been a disputed state between India and Pakistan. This dispute has badly affected the state of Jammu and Kashmir when it comes to tourism industry but yet the natural beauty of Leh is almost intact and hence it becomes one of the must visit cities in the country of India.

The annual average temperature for the city of Leh is around 3 degree Celsius. The annual average maximum temperature for the city of Leh is around 12 degrees Celsius while the annual average minimum temperature for the city of Leh is around - 7 degree Celsius. Leh experiences winters between the months of October till March. Temperature during these months is considerable low and climate is cold and arid.

Even though the city of Leh experiences winters for many months still it hardly faces snowfall. Rest of the months in the city of Leh are fine enough for anyone to enjoy them. Average annual rainfall for the city of Leh is around 90 mm only. As shown above the temperatures for the city of Leh can touch the heights of around 33 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature can go down to the limits of around -28 degrees Celsius.

The city of Leh is well connected to its neighboring regions via national highways or by air transport. Three major flights that take off from the Leh Airport are Air India, Jet Airways, and Kingfisher Red. National Highway 1D connects Leh to the neighboring regions including Kargil which is around 225 kilometers away from the city of Leh. It takes around 7 hours by road if you want to visit the Kargil from Leh or vice versa.

As per the census of year 1981 around 82 percent of the total population in Leh is Buddhist, around 16 percent are Muslim, over 3 percent Muslim, while Sikh and Christians contribute the remaining percentage. As per the census of year 2001 the population for Leh was around 27000 inhabitants.


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