Leh PalaceCurrently Closed
- 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.
- 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.
- Indian citizen: Rs. 15
- International Visitor: Rs. 100
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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
Great place for local tour of Leh. Keep in mind that the place has two access routes and would suggest to avoid the one which involves a bit of hiking to people who visit the place on the first day of trip to avoid exertion. Would certainly recommend visiting the local market at the base of the palace. Overall a scenic beauty.
It’s not like any other palace you might have seen elsewhere. It’s a rustic palace. Total 8 floors, visitors are allowed to go till 7th floor. Few floors have photos and other items to be seen. Very photogenic place. Best time to visit here is morning time. Rs 20 entry ticket. A restaurant near the palace No toilets.
A historical place. Plan to visit here in your resting day before going to higher altitude places from here, or the day before leaving to enjoy fully. Need about an hour for siteseeing. Renovation is going on at the moment but it won't spoil your visit. :) You'll find 2 boards describing its history before you enter. Read the one to your left, the one by the side of ticket purchase counter. It has all details of the other board+some more interesting facts about the place!
Beautiful palace built on a hill.. From top levels here, you get a panoramic view of Leh city.. A very unique ancient architectural heritage site.. Small corridors, maze like pathways, picturesque backdrop..There are 9 levels/storey in this palace.. It has a museum too.. Well a beautiful place for photography. The wood carvings , small doors, tacky wooden staircase, and rustic walls, provides a vintage look in pictures!!!
Beautiful place which talks about history and that era. It's quiet, it's serene and pictorial at the same time. Make sure you are well acclimatised before you step out, as long trees could leave you tired and heavy headed.