Leh Palace6219 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Namgyal Hill Leh, Jammu & Kashmir 194101, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-1982252297
- Ticket Price: 100 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture
A lonely, proud structure, the Leh Palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal of Tibet in the 17th century. Once, it was the world’s highest building; now it’s in abandoned disrepair. It’s nine floors, once exotically furnished and decorated are now a dark maze that you must navigate to reach the top. The upper stories were used as the residence for the royal families and were exceptionally adorned with ornamented models, show pieces, and room accessories. The storerooms and other sections constituted the lower stories, yet also extravagantly adorned with patterns of coloured stones and marble and handmade craftworks. Once at the roof, the village of Leh lays spread below you, surrounded by towering white peaks; the Mount of the Stok Kangri and the Zangskar range. Also check out the palace museum, which exhibits large collections of royal jewelry and golden ornaments used over the centuries. Make sure you carry a torch and avoid tripping. That said, unless you like the atmosphere of old structures, there’s not much to see.
Leh Palace Travel Tips
- Moreover, the interiors of the palace and court rooms are specially furnished and painted, and the walls are adorned with special paintings in soot, which were called Thangkas.
Entrance Ticket Details For Leh Palace
- Indian citizen: Rs. 15
- International Visitor: Rs. 100
How to Reach Leh Palace
- Stok Road
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- Prayer Wheel
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95% of people who visit Leh include Leh Palace in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
55.83% of people start their Leh Palace visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Leh Palace
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Leh Palace
Leh Palace Reviews & Ratings
A must visit if you're in Leh. There are more than a couple of ways to access this place and I would definitely recommend a hike up from old Leh town. These access points are numerous and not very hard to find. The views from the hike and the palace are beautiful. The palace itself has quite a few rooms, with many undergoing renovations. It's a wonderful piece of history and definitely worth the visit.
There is nothing that looks like a palace except the majestic building structure. Everything has been shifted. The descendents of Royal beings live in a nearby village called Stoke. There is a beautiful mystic Buddhist temple inside the palace. This place worth visiting when one is in Leh.
Leh palace is an architectural masterpiece and the full view of Leh city can be enjoyed from here. The palace comprises of nine levels. The Palace do need more sprucing up, although there are some nice photo exhibits. There are many locked up rooms. The roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas. Would recommend this place only if u have some time to explore.
This place is located at higher place throughout the town. You can see whole town from this palace. It is a beautiful place to visit. This palace was build in 15th century. So if you are in Leh than you should visit here. Remember it close at 5pm everyday.
I enjoyed the walk up to the Palace. It has great views of the old and new town Leh. The Palace do need more sprucing up, although there are some nice photo exhibits. There are many empty rooms to explore, it's like a maze walking around the rooms and finding more rooms. The rooftop view is worth the find.