Ladakh is one of the most visited tourist destinations of India. Located in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in North India, Ladakh is the world over famous for its age-old beautiful Buddhist monasteries. The two of the world's most powerful mountain ranges – the Karakoram and the Great Himalayas – make Ladakh a much-preferred adventure destination. Ladakh is also one of the major trekking regions in India. Leh is the most important town in the area.