Riasi Fort in Leh

Riasi Fort Overview

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Nestled above the historical Leh Palace and Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, the Riasi Fort is a ruined yet prominent monument of the town. Alternatively known as General Zorawar’s Fort, it is the place where Jammu's Dogra rulers kept a large portion of their wealth. The fort was owned and named after General Zorawar Singh – a brave warrior who defended Ladakh against Chinese invasion. In present times, the fort houses a rich and impressive collection of stamps, coins and royal treasures. Within the premises, visitors can see an old mosque and a temple dedicated to two Hindu goddesses, namely Goddess Kali and Goddess Durga. A natural spring of water is also present inside this old fort's complex.

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    Surrounded by barren hills and distinct landscape, Riasi Fort is an apt photography haunt for those who are always in search of unique snapshots.

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Leh, 194101, Jammu and Kashmir