Leh Palace is a earlier royal palace over looking the Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh. Modelled on the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the fortress was build by “King Sengge Namgyal” in the 17 th century. It is nine storeys high, the upper floors contain the royal family, while the lower floors held stable and store rooms. “Perched atop the empty Namgyal Hill, the Leh Palace stand as a testimony of Ladakh’s splendid heritage. This palace was construct through the 17 th century, under the support of “King Singe Namgyal”. It served as the regal residence of the Namgyal dynasty until the mid 19 th century, after which the royal family permanently shifted to Stok.
This 9 – storey royal structure is approximately in carcass now, but is preserved as a part of Ladakh’s heritage. An example of medieval Tibetan architecture, it has wooden balconies and massive walls. A victory tower, build in the memory of Ladakhi soldiers, is present towards the top of the palace. Ancient mural paintings adorn the interiors of this palace and speak of its golden previous era.
Best Places to visit in Leh Palace
- Pangong Tso
- Hall of Fame
- Thiksey Monastery
- Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
- Deskit Monastery
- Likir Monastery
- Spituk Monastery
- Sand Dunes Leisure Park
- Alchi Choskor Monastery
- Tanglang La
Likir Gompa (Klud-kyil) or Likir Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Ladakh, Northern India. It is situated abound 52 kms (32 mi) in the west of Leh. It is attractively located on a little hill in the valley, in Likir village close to the Indus River approximatelt 9.5 kms north of the Srinigar to Leh highway. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, was established in 1065 by “Lama Duwang Chosje”, under the control of the fifth king of Ladakh, Lhachen Gyalpo. Although Likir is comparatively isolated, it was once on a major trade path which travelled via Likir to Leh Tingmosgang and Hemis.
Pangong Lake also called Pangong Tso is a attractive endorheic lake located in the Himalayas, is 134 kms long, extending from India to China. Pangong Lake is located at a height of 4350 m, is one of the biggest tourists attractions of the country. The allure and beauty of this lake has attracted people from all over the country and beyond.
Gurudwara Pathar Sahib
Gurdwara Pathar Sahib, is a beautiful Gurudwara sahib construct in the memory of Guru Nanak, approximately 25 miles away from Leh, on the Leh Kargil road, 12000 ft above sea level. The Gurdwara was build in 1517 to honor the visit to the Ladakh area of “Guru Nanak Dev”, the founder Guru of the Sikh faith.
Best time to visit Leh Palace
If you are planning for a trip to Leh, it is clever to concerning about the temperature and weather in Leh. “July to September” is the best time to visit Leh Ladakh, India. Therefore, you can plan your trip in July, August and September to visit lek palace.
How to reach Leh Palace
By Air :> Leh is linked by air from Delhi, it takes approximately 65 minutes to reach Leh from Delhi.
By rail : By rail either yo get down at Kalka and head to Shimla and take the Manali route oryou can travel to Jammu and take the Srinagar route to Leh.
By Road : Srinagar to Leh you will cross the high “Zoji La Pass”, travel past Mulbek where there is a giant image of the Maitreya Buddha.