Holidaying in Ladakh gets easier
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Leh, July 18: Holidaying in Ladakh-known for its beauty, but seen as inaccessible by many domestic tourists-has become easier from this season.
A travel company in May introduced a new concept, a special charter flights-cum-tour package to Leh-Ladakh touted as the first such initiative for the region, which has already been availed of by over 7,000 people.
Buoyed by the "great response", as officials of, MakeMyTrip.Com, termed it, the venture has now been extended for two more months, up to August-end.
The area is blessed with nature's bounty-rugged snow-capped mountain ranges, picturesque Nubra valley, the world's highest motorable pass Khardungla at 5602 metres, the confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers, the crystal blue Pangong lake, the vibrant Leh town, the colourful Buddhist monasteries-a tour to Leh-Ladakh is a treat for the eyes and soul.
"We had weekly departures every Sunday starting on May 9 and over 7000 people have already availed of it," the agency said.
Happy with the response, the agency is also toying with the idea of launching similar charter flights to other destinations.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 18 Jul 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 18 Jul 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 19 Jul 2010 00:00:00 IST
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