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About Druk White Lotus School, Leh

The Druk White Lotus School is located in Shey, Ladakh, in northern India, and is known locally as the Druk Padma Karpo School. Karpo means White and Padma means Lotus in the local language Bodhi. The school was started at the request of the people of Ladakh who wanted a school that would help maintain their rich cultural traditions, based on Tibetan Buddhism, while equipping their children for a life in the 21st century. The masterplan and school buildings, designed by architects and engineers from Arup Associates and Ove Arup & Partners, combine local building techniques and materials with leading edge environmental design to make them effective in the extreme climate. In 2012, landscape architects from the School of Architecture, Design and Construction at the University of Greenwich began work on a landscape master plan and garden for the DWLS School. The school offers a broad education, initially in the Ladakhi language and English. Residential blocks allow children from Ladakh's remote areas to attend, and a programme of sponsorship ensures that the poorest are not excluded. It is managed by the Druk Pema Karpo Educational Society and financed with money raised internationally. Druk White Lotus/Padma Karpo school is being built in stages. The Nursery and Infant Courtyard opened in September 2001, and the Junior School in November 2004. Middle and Secondary School facilities were built year by year as funds permitted, with the last two secondary school classrooms completed in 2014. Additional facilities for residential students and the school are ongoing. The school was featured in a 2007 episode of the PBS series Design e2, Cisco Systems "Human Network" advertisement as well as the Aamir Khan movie 3 Idiots. The school was damaged in August 2010 when cloudbursts caused flash floods that washed mud and boulders into many school buildings. The Bollywood star Aamir Khan made a special effort to lend a helping hand.


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Druk White Lotus School is not one of the most important things to do in Leh like Thiksey Monastery, Nubra Valley, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Hall Of Fame.

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Address: Shey, Jammu and Kashmir 194201

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Timings: 09:50 am - 04:05 pm Details

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  • Very commercial place.. too much importance is given to the 3 idiots theme in the school. Cafe, Walls are all painted with the 3 idiots theme.. Cleanly maintained.

  • Druk White Lotus School is popular as Rancho's School to tourists. Being a tourist, I love the school premises - its eco friendly school, hostel rooms are given in the name of Mountain Passes. Tourists can only visit the 3-Idiot Shooting Spot with a guide without any ticket. There is a cafe and souvenir shop at the main gate. Allz well.

  • Nothing great for tourists. Made popular due to Hindi movie "three idiots"

  • Nice. But the more importance should not be given to 3 idiots movie.

  • If u ever visit leh please go to this place also the memories of 3 idiots will refresh and you can buy some cool clothing items also

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