Hemis is the name of the biggest monastery in Ladakh. The courtyard of Hemis Gompa is the stage for famous Hemis festival which is celebrated on the 10th day of the Tibetan lunar month as the birthday of Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Budhism .
Situated at a distance of around 40 km south east of Leh, Hemis is located in the Ladakh division of the state Jammu and Kashmir.
Ladakh travel has a great scope for tourists as the city gives ample tourist spots for travellers to explore.
By Air: Nearest air port- Leh 40 kmaIndian Airlines (www.indian-airlines.nic.in) operates regular flights to Leh from Delhi (fare: $135), Four flights in a week from Jammu and once in a week from Chandigarh and twice from Srinagar. Jet Airways (www.jetairways.com) also operates daily flights between Leh-Delhi ($143).
By Rail: Nearest Railway Station - Jammu
By Road: Srinagar-Leh 434 Km aManali-Leh 473 Km aSrinagar-Kargil 204 Km aDelhi-Leh 1047 Kms aLeh-Kargil 234 Km aKargil-Padum (Zanskar) 240 Km aLeh-Deskit (Nubra Valley) 118 Kms.
Leh: Dy. Director Tourism, Leh (Ladakh)
Ph: 01982-252297, 252095
Kargil: Tourist Officer, Kargil (Ladakh)
Ph: 01985-232721, 232266 Fax: 01985-232266
New Delhi: J&K Tourist Offices, Ph: 23714948 & Fax: 23714947, http://www. jktourism.org/winter.htmaLadakh tourism & India Adventure Tours Guide 3/4 Windsor mansion, New Delhi-110001, Ph: 011- 23723353, 23353208, 23730786.