Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Leh

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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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Leh:

  1. Thiksey Monastery

    #1 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions 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 renow...Read more

  2. Shanti Stupa

    #2 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  3. Leh Palace

    #3 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  4. Lamayuru Monastery

    #4 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  5. Hemis Monastery

    #5 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  6. Gurudwara Pathar Sahib

    #6 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  7. Diskit

    #7 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  8. Alchi Monastery

    #8 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  9. Likir Monastery

    #9 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  10. Jama Masjid

    #10 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Leh
    Jama Masjid

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Leh, Jammu & Kashmir

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

    Over three hundred years old and patronized primarily by the Sunni Muslims, the Jama Masjid of Leh is the largest, and most visited mosque in the region. Carved out of stone, it is revered as a temple...Read more

  11. Spituk Monastery

    #11 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Leh
    Spituk Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Statue, Monastery

    Address: Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194104

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

    Founded by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od, in the 11th century, this monastery is the home of the Tsonkhapa order of Tibetan Buddhism. It is famous for the giant statue it has of th...Read more

  12. Stakna Monastery

    #12 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Leh
    Stakna Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: Stakna, Jammu and Kashmir 194201

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

    This 16th century Buddhist Monastery was founded by Bhutanese Chosje Jamyang Palkar on a hill shaped like a ‘tiger’s nose.’ Incidentally, that’s exactly what Stakna means. Abou...Read more

  13. Basgo Monastery

    #13 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Leh
    Basgo Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Historical Site, Monastery

    Address: Basgo, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Though the temple itself was only built in the second half of the 17th century, the Basgo area has been culturally significant for hundreds of years and even longer. The town is now in ruins, and only...Read more

  14. Shey Monastery

    #14 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Leh
    Shey Monastery

    Tags: Religious Site, Monastery

    Address: Leh Manali Hwy, Shey, Jammu and Kashmir 194201

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

    Shey Monastery or Gompa are the structures which are located on a hillock in Shey. The monastery was built in 1655 by Deldan Namgyal to commemorate the work of his father Singye Namgyal. In this monas...Read more

  15. Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

    #15 of 29 Art and Cultural Attractions in Leh
    Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Monastery

    Address: Namgyal Hill, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101

    Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Namgyal Tsemo Monastery is popularly known as Namgyal Tsemo Gompa which is a renowned Buddhist Monastery of Northern India. The monastery was founded by King Tashi Namgyal in 1430 and it features a th...Read more

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