The Leh Airport is also known as the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, in honor of Kushok Bakula Rimpoche, one of the renowned lamas of the nation. This domestic airport is situated in Leh in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. At 3,256 meters above the sea level, it is one of the highest commercial airports in the world. Nestled in the terrains of the mighty Himalayas, it is a delight to watch the scenic surroundings while taking off and landing at the airport. The closest international airport is the Srinagar Airport, located at 259 km and the nearest domestic airport is the Dharamshala Airport (241 km). The airport is patrolled by the Indian Army and security here is top-notch. Note that you cannot carry handbags on the flights from this airport.
Leh is one of the most sought-after tourist destination in India. It is known for being a trekking area and has many Buddhist monuments. Few of the many places that are worth visiting in and around Leh are the Leh Palace, the Phyang Monastery, Hall of Fame, Sankar Monastery, Zorawar Fort, and Magnetic Hill.
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