Shanti Stupa is located on a hilltop in Chanspa of Leh district in Ladakh, in the north Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Shanti Stupa as know Buddhists white domed stupa. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist whose named “Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura”. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself. Shanti stupa has provides attractive and beautiful views o nearby landscape. This has became a major reason for Shanti Stupa to become a famous tourists attraction, distant from its spiritual significance.
The Shanti Stupa was built to encourage world prosperity and peace, to memorialize 2500 years of Buddhism. It is considered a symbol of the ties between the people of Ladakh and Japan. Located at a elevation of 4,267 metres (13,999 ft), the stupa is situated 5 kms from Leh – the former capital of Ladakh, on a vertical hill in front of the Leh Palace. The shanty stupa can be reach by a safe road or on foot using a sequence of 500 vertical steps to the hilltop.
Best places to visit in Shanti Stupa
- Shanti Stupa stands on a mountain overlooking Leh
- Prayer flags fluttering at Shanti Stupa
- Panoramic view of white coloured Shanti Stupa spreading the message of peace
- A statue of Buddha at Shanti Stupa
- Sophisticated paintings of Buddha at Shanti Stupa
- Colourful carvings and paintings on the wall of Shanti Stupa
- A Buddhist devotee worshiping at the meditation hall in Shanti Stupa
- View of Leh from Shanti Stupa
- A beautiful stupa surrounded by poplar trees seen from Shanti Stupa
- Visitors at Shantiac Stupa viewpoint
- Visitors-shanti-stupa viewpoint
- Shanti Stupa has a spacious compound with the best view of Leh City
Best time to visit Shanti Stupa
Do not miss the view of Shanti Stupa at night. You can visit a Shanti Stupa at any season but the view of Shanti Stupa is awesome at night.
How to reach Shanti Stupa
Reaching to the hill top requires a trek, make sure you are in your comfortable attire. Located on the top of the hill Chanspa, 15 minutes of walk is required to reach the Stupa on the hill top from the foothill.