Tranquility on Meditation Hill, Lamayuru

Best known for the oldest monastery in Ladakh, Lamayuru surprisingly has all the makings of an offbeat mountain adventure. The picture-perfect homes balanced precariously on ledges are just the tip of the iceberg. If you are seeking tranquillity, a short hike up to Meditation Hill is your best bet. The inscriptions on the colourful rocks strewn on the path are just a build up to a stunning vista of moonlike craters.