Art and Cultural Attractions in Leh

Leh Art and Cultural Activities

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Leh is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Leh a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Leh.

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    Top Art and Cultural Places in Leh to Visit

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  • Thiksey Monastery

    #1 of 26 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Leh
    Thiksey Monastery

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Landmark, Architecture

    Address: Thiksey Villay, Leh Manali Highway, Thiksey, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

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

    Famous for it’s architecture and location, and also as the location for the Satrangi Re music video from the critically acclaimed movie, Dil Se, the Thiksey Monastery in the Indus valley is reno...Read more

  • Shanti Stupa

    #2 of 26 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Leh
    Shanti Stupa

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Shanti Stupa Rd, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

    Timings: 05:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Twilight is divine from this elevated spot, three miles from Leh. Whether sunrise or sunset, the changing light brings mystic beauty to the panorama of mountains surrounding the Stupa. The striking st...Read more

  • Leh Palace

    #3 of 26 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Leh
    Leh Palace

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    Address: Namgyal Hill Leh, Jammu & Kashmir 194101

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

    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&rsqu...Read more

  • Lamayuru Monastery

    #4 of 26 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Leh
    Lamayuru Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: B.P.O Khaltse, Ladakh, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194106

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A hundred and thirty kilometres from Leh, the thousand-year-old Lamayuru Monastery is a famous traditional Tibetan Gompha following Buddhism, and is situated at an altitude of 3500 meters. The land su...Read more

  • Hemis Monastery

    #5 of 26 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Leh
    Hemis Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery , Festival

    Address: Hemis Gompa, Tikse

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This affluent monastery, the largest in Ladakh, has been around for almost a thousand years, and is only an hour away from Leh by road. It would at times fall into disuse, but King Sengge Namgyain res...Read more

  • Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

    #6 of 26 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Leh
    Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

    Tags: Religious Site, Gurudwara

    Address: NH 1D, Phey, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

    Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    25 miles west of Leh is a 16th century Gurudwara built to commemorate the visit of Sikh saint and founder of the Sikh religion Guru Nakak to Ladakh. Legend says a demon attacked the saint here with a ...Read more

  • Diskit

    #7 of 26 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Leh
    Diskit

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: Diskit, Jammu and Kashmir 194401

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

    The Dishkit is more famously known as the Dishkit Gompa or monastery, precisely situated in the Nubra valley of Leh. The sect of the Gelugpa is followed in the Tibetan monastery under the religion of ...Read more

  • Alchi Monastery

    #8 of 26 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Leh
    Alchi Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monument, Monastery

    Address: Alchi, Jammu and Kashmir 194106

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Locals say Buddhist leader Guru Rinchen Zangpo built the monastery in the 11th century, but the monuments record Tibetan Kal-dan Shes-rab doing so in the 12th. This is not any one building but a compl...Read more

  • Likir Monastery

    #9 of 26 Arts & Culture Things To Do in Leh
    Likir Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: Likir, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    This most well preserved monastery in Likir village was built in 1065 by Lama Duwang Chosje, under the rule of King Lha-chen-rgyal-po. It is said that the monastery is guarded by two serpent spirits: ...Read more

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