Lamayuru, a spectacular village steeped in legend is situated in Leh District
, Jammu and Kashmir
. Perched at an altitude of 3390 above the sea level, this beautiful hamlet is situated along the Leh
highway. Lamayuru is 125 km west of Leh.
Major point of attraction here is the Lamayuru Monastery. Numerous man-made caves carved out of the mountainside, is worth a visit.
Legend is that, Lamayuru was once a lake, and its waters receded up the mountains to leave space for the monastery on the blessings of a lama.