Airport Address Information:
Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
IATA Code: IXL
Address: Airports Authority of India KBR Airport Leh (UT Ladakh)
The Leh Airport is located in located at the highest altitude in the entire world Leh, the capital of Ladakh. The Airport is also known as Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport. The Airport is ranked 23rd highest commercial Airport in the world. The Leh airport is highly militarily equipped because of security reasons and the airport operates under the Airports Authority of India
(AAI). The Leh Airport is also titled as the world's most scenic approach, because of its Himalayan location. The level of security at Leh airport is extremely critical due to the constant threats of terrorism from the adjoining regions of Jammu and Kashmir. The passengers taking flights to Leh are not allowed to carry hand baggage.
Flights to Leh:
Delhi to Leh flights, Mumbai to Leh flights, Kolkata to Leh flights, Chennai to Leh flights, Srinagar to Leh flights, Bangalore to Leh flights, Chandigarh to Leh flights,
Currently, the Leh Airport has only one operational terminal and one terminal is under construction:
Terminal 1- The Leh Airport also known as Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Situated high in the Himalayas, Leh Airport has a tiny terminal for domestic flights, the airport receives flights mostly from Delhi and other parts of the country. The domestic terminal is spread in an area of around 2500 sq. The nearest international airport is the Srinagar airport which is around 259 km from Leh and is well connected to major parts of the country and the world. The airport at Leh offers a 3 X-ray baggage facility along with a restaurant, tea & coffee counter, STD ISD PCO booth, tourist counter, and doctor on call. The airport has separate counters for taxi services and bus services. The most popular routes connect Leh to Delhi, Srinagar, Chandigarh, Jammu, and Jaipur.
Particulars of Leh Airport:
Airport Code: IATA: IXL, ICAO: VILH
Airport Name: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport
City Name: Leh
Distance from city: 8 km from the city
Leh Airport Facilities:
# Baggage Trolleys – Baggage trolleys are available free of charge.
# Restaurants and cafes- For travelers' convenience, the airport also have food to serve and there are some recommendations.
1. Cafe TBQ, Leh
2. Wonderland Restaurant & Coffee House and more
# Mobile Charging- The charging points are also available at the terminal.
# Medical facilities:
1.Free medical assistance available
# Shops and Duty Free-The Airport have duty-free shops at terminal 1. Duty-free baggage allowance rules are different based on the country of residence, duration of stay abroad and duration of stay in India, and a few other factors.
# ATMs and Cash Machines-
1. HDFC Bank ATM
2. ICICI Bank Leh Town - Branch & ATM
3. Axis Bank ATM
# Information Desk-
The Airport provides the information desk for the travelers' convenience where they ask their can queries.
Connectivity with the City:
There are 4 airlines that provide scheduled flights in Leh Airport. Air India offers direct flights link to Chandigarh, Delhi,
Jammu and Srinagar. Jet Airways, Go Air, and Vistara also operates services between Delhi and Leh. All Airlines are handling cargo as well as passengers. The Airlines which provide connectivity to other parts of India are- Air India, Go Air, Jet Airways, and Vistara. Leh Airport also provides connectivity to the city, the airport serves the nearby cities like- Leh, Jammu, and Kashmir.
You will also find in Leh a number of local taxis, that will take you to the surrounding monasteries much faster and more comfortably than other public transport. The taxis also take passengers to Leh Airport. The Airport is well connected with state transport buses. Passengers can board buses to different destinations from outside the airport. The nearest Rail Head is Jammu 620 km. from Leh.
Leh is the largest town of Ladakh within the area of 45110 Sq Km. Leh is the capital and largest town of the Indian state of Ladakh. Ladakh is a heavenly beautiful travel tourist destination in India that can be seen any number of times without getting bored. The Place lies between the Himalayan region. The district shares borders with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the West, China in the north. It has an area of 45,110 km2 and it is the second-largest district in the country in terms of area. the language spoken in the k=ladakh region is Bhoti. The old town of Leh was added to the World Monuments Fund's list of 100 most endangered sites due to increased rainfall from climate change and other reasons. The Ladakhis have preserved their culture beautifully which makes the place more beautiful. One can see their traditional marks in everything.
Places to visit in Leh:
1. Leh Palace
2. Thiksay Gompa
3. Spituk Monastery
4. Leh Shanti Stupa
5. Namgyal Tsemo Gompa
6. Sankar Gompa
7. Diskit Monastery
8. Alchi Monastery
Winters (October- March): Leh has a cold desert climate and receives its winters and from October to early March.
Summer (April-June): The Leh starts warming up during the summer season, it is a tourist season.
Monsoon (July-August): The Leh receives heavy rains and with all hilly terrains, this region too gets blocked.