Leh Palace in Leh

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Leh Palace Overview

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"Perched atop the deserted Namgyal Hill, the Leh Palace stands as a testimony of Ladakh's splendid heritage. This palace was constructed during the 17th century, under the patronage of King Singe Namgyal. It served as the regal residence of the Namgyal dynasty until the mid 19th century, after which the royal family permanently shifted to Stok. In present times, the palace is the administrative office of the Archaeological Conservation Organisation that is owned by the Indian Government.

This 9-storey royal edifice is almost in ruins now, but is preserved as a part of Ladakh's heritage. An example of medieval Tibetan architecture, it has massive walls and wooden balconies. A victory tower, built 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 bygone era."

  • Opening Closing Time 07:00 am – 04:00 pm. Open all days

  • Photo Opp

    Owing to its location, the Leh Palace offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks and surrounding valley. This is the reason why it is an apt location for photography. Visitors can click numerous pictures of this ancient edifice, which boasts of a rich heritage.
  • For Kids

    Children coming to the Leh Palace will get an insight into the rich culture and past of this quaint northern valley.
  • Entrance Fee Rs. 15 for Indians<br /> Rs. 100 for Foreigners<br />

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