Leh Palace, Leh

Leh Palace - A Quick Overview


Address: Namgyal Hill Leh, Jammu & Kashmir 194101, India

Phone: +91-1982252297

Ticket Price: 100 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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About Leh Palace, Leh

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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Leh Palace, Leh Reviews

  • Brace yourself if you wish to climb up to the palace from the city on foot. It is going to be a long walk with many slopes. The palace itself is not much of a sight - yet -, as it is under construction. It was not long ago that Leh realized that there is actual money in tourism and started renovating their historical monuments. The palace certainly has a long way to go, but it is beautiful as it is now as well. You can see some of the original paintings on the walls, the carved wooden pillars. It is majestic. As well as the view from the balconies. Totally worth its entrance fee. :)

  • A historic place at Leh. A must visit spot. This is s multi storied wooden building. Door frames are of small height and need to be entered carefully. There is a very good picture gallery depicting historic figure of Ladakh. However availability of illumination can be problematic. A nice aerial view of Leh is a very good experience from the topmost floor. However reaching there can be quite exhausting because of reduced oxygen levels.

  • This palace was built on the model famous Palace in Lhasa. It has nine storeys. It is now in ruins. The top floors provide panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas. The Palace also has a Museum holding rich collection of jewellery, ornaments, ceremonial dresses, crowns , paintings and photographs.

  • Very old palace. It's great to see such construction was carried out so long ago at such a difficult terrain with minimal machine support. Majority of the construction material are wood and mud. The is Nothing attractive or cozy like Mysore palace or Rajasthani palaces, but the construction of the palace with limited resources wins the heart.

  • Very nice place on mountain area. Lot of snow fall in winter. Very chilly in winter. The temperature goes upto minus 10 - 20. Very safe place, the local people are very gentle and polite.

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