Located in the Trans Himalayans, Jammu, and Kashmir in northern India, Mahabodhi temple recently has become one of India’s top summer resorts. The key activities are cycling through mountaineering high altitude passes, visiting monasteries, and camping around the spectacular high-altitude lakes. Mahabodhi temple is famous for its ancient Buddhist temples, besides its magnificent landscape. It has an international boundary with Tibet and is home to a large population of Tibetan Buddhists. Mahabodhi temple is often referred to as “Petit Tibet.” Although travelling to Mahabodhi temple has plenty to give, visitors need to take precarious steps, as it is mostly a rugged land with lower levels of oxygen at a higher altitude and low air pressure.
What to Pack for the trip?
Once you travel through Key long, the atmosphere and the scenery can change drastically. On the Ladak-Srinagar highway, you can see the same improvements when you go via Zoji La. But even though it’s chilly at night, it’s probably bright and sunny when you’re going up in the morning. There is unusual rain in the Mahabodhi temple region, one of the reasons why it is considered one of India’s best monsoon trips. A plain scarf or a jacket will render this trick during the day, but the temperature still falls dramatically as the sun goes down — it can also exceed nil degrees.
Here are a few key things which you should pack when traveling to Mahabodhi temple.
• Two or three coats
• Warm clothes/caps to protect ears and necks with gloves (preferably woolen) (especially if you are on a motorbike)
• Towels, soap, available medications, and bandages, etc.
• Thermal within pairs of 2–3
• Five soft socks sets (another must for bikers)
• Decent hiking and riding rugged shoes (if you are on a motorbike, you may have to cross streams on high mountain passes like Chang La, Baralacha La, and others)
• A comfortable bag of sleep if you intend to camp along the way.
• AMS drugs such as abomined, dexamethasone, Diamox, and acetazolamide are of considerable significance
• Plenty of dried fruit and chocolates
• Kit and camera
• Mobile phone chargers and other necessary products
Cost of Travel and Hotels
One week’s vacation to Leh usually takes one person to Rs7,268. Therefore, it costs Rs14,536 for one week of a visit to Leh for two people. Rs 29,071 costs a journey in Leh for two weeks for two people. While you are a three or four family, the person who flies always falls due to cheaper children’s tickets and hotel rooms can be shared. You will still have to reduce your monthly expenditure if you fly slower over a longer duration. Two people in Leh who travel together for a month often have a lower per person per day budget than one who travels for one week alone.
Daily Food Cost
While food prices can vary, Leh’s average food costs are Rs360 per day. During the lunch, average meals in Leh could cost about Rs 144 per person based on previous travel expenses. Prices for breakfast are typically a bit less pricey than dinner or lunch. The price of food is always higher than the cost of fast meals or street foods in Leh’s restaurants.
Best Sights to visit
- The outside views are spectacular, while the interior includes a labyrinth of passages where you can discover. The palace is mostly empty, except for the furnished Buddhist room in the center.
- There is also a beautiful lake called Pangong Tso, surrounded by mountain scenery, located on Indo-China’s boundary.
- The Shanti Stupa, Nubra Valley, War Museum, and Donkey Sanctuary are also other attractions.
- Travelers also visit the mountain landscape and a sand-dungeon desert surrounding Diskit and Hunder to Nubra Valley.
- The valley is also a place of history, standing on the South’s ancient silk road into Central Asia.