Ladakh Bank Holidays 2023

Ladakh has 23 bank holidays in the year 2023 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2023 bank holidays list in Ladakh.

January 26, Thursday, 2023
Republic Day
February 18, Saturday, 2023
Maha Shivaratri
March 8, Wednesday, 2023
March 22, Wednesday, 2023
March 23, Thursday, 2023
Martyrs Day
April 14, Friday, 2023
Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
April 14, Friday, 2023
April 18, Tuesday, 2023
April 21, Friday, 2023
April 22, Saturday, 2023
Idul Fitr
May 5, Friday, 2023
Buddha Purnima
June 5, Monday, 2023
Guru Hargobind Ji Birthday
June 29, Thursday, 2023
Bakrid / Eid al Adha
July 29, Saturday, 2023
August 15, Tuesday, 2023
Independence Day
September 7, Thursday, 2023
September 28, Thursday, 2023
Eid e Milad
October 2, Monday, 2023
Gandhi Jayanti
October 24, Tuesday, 2023
Vijaya Dashami
November 12, Sunday, 2023
November 27, Monday, 2023
Guru Nanak Jayanti
December 5, Tuesday, 2023
Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti
December 25, Monday, 2023
Christmas Day

FAQs on Ladakh Bank Holidays 2023

Ladakh has 23 bank holidays in 2023.

No. The second and fourth Saturdays are not included in the above list, as the days are by default declared holidays.

We keep updating the bank holidays on this page for Ladakh. So the 2024 holidays and 2025 holidays will also be posted on this page in their respective years.

More About Ladakh Holidays 2023

Ladakh, a beauty on the earth covers approximately 45,000 square miles and lie on the southeastern extension of the Karakoram Range, above the Indus River valley. It is one of the highest regions in the world instilled with natural features, plains and valleys. The preceding part will inform you a lot about this place in detail. Let’s Explore Now!

Some Interesting facts about Ladakh:

  • Asia’s Largest Telescope in Asia:

    Many stargazers and astrophotographers stand at the top of the mountains and click the pictures. The Indian Astronomical Observatory in Ladakh call it the largest telescope in Asia of over 4500 meters. It is also believed to India’s first robotic and the world’s largest telescope situated in the remote village of Hanle.

  • Land where gravity Falls:

    The magnetic hill or which is also called gravity hill is the hill that pulls a person upwards. Understand the concept, well, the hill is a downhill road and the surrounding slopes are carved in such a manner that it creates an illusion of the uphill road. You can experience this at Srinagar-Leh highway, Hall of fame, Gurudwara Patthar Sahib, Indus Zanskar Conference.

  • Enjoy World’s Highest Bridge:

    Bailey Bridge is situated between the Suru and Dras rivers and is one of the highest bridges in the world. It was made by the military during the wartime a longtime ago. The hydro electric dam towards the left of the dam and lake towards the right side is the main attraction.

  • Enjoy Rare Bactrian camels:

    If you are willing to enjoy twin-humped camels in Ladkah then move to the Nubra Valley. These camels are the natives of the Gobi desert. These camels can survive to the lowest temperature at -40 degrees. Unique

  • Unique Practices:

    Some of the unique practices followed in Ladakh. If you blow the seashell or conch in Ladakh, it signifies you are calling various lamas at once. To these conch calls, many lamas appear for the Karsha Monastry to eat the meal. Another practice common to see in Ladakh is, a monk can call the fellow monk for the morning prayers by simply blowing the conch. This signifies that it is the time for prayer.

  • Abode of Ice Hockey Rink:

    The karzoo Ice Hocket Rink is the highest and natural hockey rink found in Ladakh. This rink is most used when winters are to its sub zero. This leads to the winter sports on a large scale.

  • Kung Fu Nuns:

    You will find Kung Fu nuns in Drukpa monastery. They wear pajamas and yellow sashes and sign the song. By singing the songs, these nuns follow the thousand-year-old tradition. Besides this, they also engage in Eco Pad Yatra to 400 miles on foot to aware the locals people about environment.

  • Monastery on the moon:

    Visit the Lamayuru village located 130 kms away from Leh looks like the surface of the moon. This fascinating landscape enchants Buddhists and is a treat to the eyes.

  • Land of Innumerous Festivities:

    Ladkah has a vivid culture. They celebrate Losar, Tak-Tok, and Hemis. While celebrating these festivals, they sing with fun and joy. You will be mesmerized with the rituals and dances.

Ladakh means the land of high mountain passes. The place is known for studded beauty, snow-clad mountains, monasteries, and, stupas. Sometimes, it is also called Little Tibet due to its strong connection with the Tibetans.

An Overview of Ladakh:

  • Capital: Leh
  • Area: 98 000 square km
  • Altitude: Altitude ranges from 2750m at Kargil-7672m at Saser Kangri in the Karakoram
  • Languages Spoken: Ladakhi, Zanskari, Tibetan, English and Hindi
  • Population: 250 000
  • Religion: Buddhist, Muslim, and Hindu
  • Climate: In summer, temperature reaches 25°C and goes down to -15°C in winter. The high passes remain closed during the heavy rainy season


The first inhabitants of Ladakh were nomads came from Yaks. Later, Buddhist pilgrims travelled from India to Mount Kailash to settle in the Indus valley and brought Buddhism which became the main religion. Ladakh was attacked by muslims in 16th century and Tibetans in 17th century. The kingdom was revived under the Namgyal dynasty extended as long as in Nepal and built Leh. In 19th century, Ladakh was attacked by Dogra and later became the part of Jammu and Kashmir.

However, in 2019, Ladakh was separated from Jammu and Kashmir. It became an independent state and divided into two districts namely-Leh and Kargil.

Travel to Ladakh

  • If you wish to visit Ladakh, you can take a flight from Delhi. Flights are quite reliable in summers and get cancelled during heavy snowfall. Eight flights run each day and flight tickets get expensive during the peak season.
  • You can also plan for Ladkah via road by taking either the Manali or Srinagar Highway. These roads get closed in winters and open in the month of May. The two day road trip is also a good option.

About People and Land

The people in Ladakh area consisted of Muslims in the west and Hindus in the east. They speak Hindi, Dogri and Punjabi. The inhabitants of Ladakh speaks Urdu, Ladakhi and Balti.


Leh is 3500 meters above the sea level and this makes acclimatization a difficult task due to high altitude. It is suggested to spend two days to acclimatize before starting the exploration. Make sure to drink a lot of water and liquids such as soup, juice and tea before you begin the adventure.

Adventures in Ladakh

Ladakh is the perfect place for adventures. Many adventure activities are performed here including mountain biking, river rafting, motorbike tours and so on. 


Various cultural trips can be planned such as to the following places: Zanskar valley, Nubra valley, Pangong lake, Indus valley to Hemis, Indus valley to Lemayuru, Tso Moriri, etc. You can go for mountaineering to Stok Kangri, Kang Yatse etc.

List of Cities in Ladakh

The following is the list of cities in Ladakh-

  • Kargil
  • Leh