Leh Airport (IXL) or Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport

Gear up for an exciting adventure with IndiGo 6E at Leh Airport. Cheap flights to Leh are offered by IndiGo to make travelling easier for you. From getting check-in details to airport facilities and onward travel information, you don’t need sweat at all since IndiGo is here to cover you on all fronts. 

Once ruled by the Kingdom of Leh, this beautiful Himalayan abode is now ruled by one force, which is the force of nature. Leh is known for its amazing trekking trails, a never-ending mountain stretch and ancient monasteries nestled in between the mountains. The confluence of Indus and Zanskar rivers surrounded by the mighty Karakoram Range makes Leh one of the most beautiful places. Leh city is a cosy corner in the midst of the sparsely populated union territory of Ladakh. Leh is a very popular tourist destination in India where visitors go to relax amidst the mountains or enjoy an adventurous journey. To make the most of your trip to Leh, check out the Leh destination guide

  • The airport in Leh is situated very close to the city, only 3.8 km away. 
  • It is one of the highest commercial airports in the world, sitting at an altitude of 10,682 feet above sea level. 
  • The airport is named Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport after the 13thDalai Lama. His resident monastery, Spituk Monastery overlooks Leh Airport. 

Leh Airport details – IATA, Pin Code and Address

Leh airport also known as Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport  acts as the primary domestic airport for civilian passengers. This airport is basically owned and operated by the Indian Air Force. The airport is 3.8 km away from the main city.

Leh Airport Terminal Information

  • Due to the rough weather conditions and the high altitude of the airport, all flights to Leh operate in the daytime.  
  • Leh used to be a military airport operated by the Indian Air Force. 
  • The Airports Authority of India got access to Leh Airport in 2016, and civilian flights started plying their trade only since then. 
  • Currently, the airport has only one terminal and caters to only domestic flights. 
  • The airport is spread across an area of 3600 sq. km, and the runway is 2130 metres long. 
  • The airport is under works for an expansion, to accommodate the increasing influx of travellers to Leh.

IndiGo has been operating direct flights from Leh to the capital city of Delhi. Connectivity between the two places is flawless, and Delhi is connected seamlessly to other parts of India through IndiGo. Delhi to Leh flight tickets as well as Leh to Delhi flight tickets can easily be booked with IndiGo. 


Leh Airport Facilities

Leh Airport provides with the following facilities for your smoother travel:

  • Wheelchairs 
  • Advanced baggage services
  • Currency Exchange Counters
  • ATM Machines
  • Medical Facilities 
  • Lost and Found Counter
  • Portable Oxygen Can Counter

Things to Do in Leh Airport

While waiting for your flight after check-in at Leh Airport, there are various ways to spend your time. Avail direct flight booking benefits with IndiGo on Leh to Delhi air tickets.

  • Explore the duty-free shops in the airport to shop for accessories, apparel and souvenirs to take back home. 
  • The airport has a number of eateries. There are big food chains along with cafes too, which offer a wide array of food to choose from. 

Hotels near Leh Airport 

Avail cheap flights to Leh with IndiGo, and reach your destination while saving money to enjoy your trip. Leh is a tourist hotspot, and a number of luxurious hotels are available for service to guests. Some of the hotels are listed below for you to check out:

  • The Zen Ladakh: Only 1.2 km away from the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, The Zen is one of the finest accommodations in Leh. The central heating will keep you warm in the freezing weather of Leh. The resort offers a majestic view of the Stok Kangri range which visitors can enjoy while relaxing in their Jacuzzi. The resort has facilities for cabs, conference hall, gymnasium, laundry and a doctor on call too.  
  • Gomang Boutique Hotel: The hotel is situated at a walking distance from Leh Airport. The hotel has very well-furnished rooms along with a mesmerising view of the Himalayan mountain range. The Shanti Stupa is situated on the western side of the hotel, right next to it. The hotel has a unique oxygen/library lounge for visitors where they can alleviate the symptoms of high altitude. The library has a vast collection of books to choose from. A stream from the snow-covered Khardung La Pass flows by the hotel too, all in all offering an amazing stay. 
  • The Abduz: The Abduz is a hotel which prides itself over a two-decade legacy of offering fine hospitality to visitors. It is one of the most premier accommodations in Leh. The Abduz derives its inspiration from local tradition and culture. It is very close to the airport and to the Leh market area too. Hand-crafted woodwork across the property is an ode to the extravagant craftsmanship in Leh. Its in-house fine-dining restaurant serves delectable local cuisine. 
  • The Indus Valley: Only 500 metres away from the airport, The Indus Valley is a beautifully architected hotel. Elegant is an apt way to describe the hotel as fine wooden interiors and dazzling chandeliers adorn the place. A panoramic view of the Stok mountain range can be enjoyed from a personal spa. The hotel has a bistro which is open for service for 24 hours. The live kitchen can curate meals, especially to your liking to enjoy in the beautiful surroundings.

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