Leh Palace, Leh
About Leh Palace, Leh
Leh Palace, Leh - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Namgyal Hill Leh, Jammu & Kashmir 194101
Ticket Price: 100 INR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
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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 Information
- 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.
Leh Palace Ticket Prices
- Indian citizen: Rs. 15
- International Visitor: Rs. 100
How To reach Leh Palace by Public Transport
- Stok Road
Restaurants Near Leh Palace
- Dreamland Restuarant
- Prayer Wheel
- Pizza Hut
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Nice place. Not for weak people though. Because there is a lot of climbing involved. Some guides could have been placed who could explain about the palace and its history.
Situated on a hill top in leh , and offers breathtaking views of the town. Spread over 9 levels, it involves climbing a lot of narrow and steep stairs. The palace is now abandoned, and there are no guides around Another important point to note is that of the toilets. No water, no door latches, and its basically a hole in the floor.
In palace you can walk around and have great views to the city. Mainly in palace you walk through photo galleries, not much info about palace it self. Taking pictures with camera is allowed. Foreigner ticket cost 200 Rps.
There is small room that showcases video highlighting history of palace, do watch that. No guides around. An historic place. Remember you have walk around, there 9levels of which only 8 are open for public. Get ready to burn some calories and see beautiful view of the city.
Very old and beautiful. Nothing much id left but architecture is good and good view of leh city
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