Leh is the capital of Ladakh, a region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in Republic India. Lying between the the Kunlun mountain range in the northern and the main Great Himalayas to the southern side, this region is among the most sparsely populated regions in the state. Perched on a height of 3505 meters from sea level, Leh is situated towards the eastern side of Jammu and Kashmir. After a long haul in its history, Leh and Ladakh were cut from other regions of the country for long. However, now Leh has become a most popular tourist destination among domestic and international tourists.