Leh PalaceCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- 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
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
Leh Palace Trips
Leh Palace, Leh Reviews
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 views of the surreal mountains surrounding the palace and the city. The Palace is well maintained although restoration work is still underway in some places, much more importance needs to be given for the complete restoration of each and every part or the Palace. Photo galleries need more pictures and information about them. All in all a worth visit place.
The palace is around 15 mins from the main city. We took our bike to the hilltop to visit Leh Palace. Its beautifully built and well maintained. The entry fee is around Rs 15 per person. There are 8 levels in the Palace, each level having different view of Leh. More you reach the top, the height will give you better picture to shoot. There is a Royal Prayer hall that has peaceful and can be visited by anyone.
Neatly maintained.. Entry ticket is needed.. Should have bathrooms and snack stall.. Atleast water bottle stall if possible to help visitors. Big construction need to climbs each floor and see the attraction.. One will enjoy and take pride in visiting the palace
This place is so amazing. A 9 floor building on the hill top build so many years ago by simple materials like mud, wood, stone today we can't imagine. The king of ladakh used to live here. This is a beautiful part of the Indian history. And also this is a clean monument.