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- 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
Leh Palace - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Leh Palace
95% of people who visit Leh include Leh Palace in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
52.72% of people start their Leh Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Leh Palace
94.85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Leh Palace
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Leh Palace, Leh Reviews
A historic place at Leh. A must visit spot. It is a multi-storied timber building. Door frames are of limited height. One must mind his head while entering. The historical characters of Ladakh are portrayed here in a vast picture gallery. However, because of power cuts illumination may not be there. An excellent aerial view of Leh from the uppermost floor remains an unforgettable experience. Although because of reduced oxygen levels reaching there can be quite exhausting.
The palace is worth exploring. After level 5 everyone feels bored that it's just climbing and nothing exciting. But I'd recommend to climb till level 8. You can get amazing landscape shots and get a view at the whole Leh city.
Begin by lowering your expectations, because its not a filmy palace, it's just filled with some portraits, vacated halls, map. There is a history associated with the owners or the ones who reigned the palace, which a guide might be able to explain in detail. The top floors display the encapsulated aerial view of the town of Leh, which is one of the positive highlights of the palace apart from the exhibition inside it. It has grown weaker over time, one can notice the feeble staircase while wading through it and there are long cracks in the walls outside too. It is evident it needs some repair work for more tourists to visit.
You got nothing much to do in city, so LEH "ROYAL" PALACE. Trust me, even if you do not visit this place, you will not loose anything. But if you do, you will surely loose time, energy and some more oxygen at that altitude. This palace is still under construction, or I would say, government every year renovates it as there is snow on it for some part of the year. So, you will observe construction activities always.
This is a 9 Level building with historical importance. It has been built on the highest place within Leh City. From the Terrace of Leh Palace you can see entire Leh with mesmerizing snow covered mountains in all directions. This is a great place for entire Leh view. ASI (Archeological Society of India) has arranged picture gallery also here. Overall well maintained but not a crazy attraction for the nature lover (because you can see a lot more natural mountains and rivers in the vicinity).
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