Visit Ladakh

May is when Ladakh, starts opening up to tourists

Snow is melting, and the mercury finally starts inching above zero. Spectacularly jagged, arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom. Picture-perfect gompas (Tibetan Buddhist monasteries) dramatically crown rocky outcrops amid whitewashed stupas and mani walls. Colourful fluttering prayer flags share their spiritual messages metaphorically with the mountain breeze. Must visit properties are: