Leh Palace6219 Votes Currently Open
- 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
- Dreamland Restuarant
- Prayer Wheel
- Pizza Hut
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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