Best months to visit : All year
Opening Timings : 24 Hr
Royal Leh palace
Royal Leh palace is also known as Lachan Palkar palace. It was constructed in 17th century. Tsewang Namgyal of Namgyal dynasty laid the foundation. And it was completed under Sengge Namgyal era.
Tourists will be amused at its splendour. It consists of 9 storeys. The design of the palace is hugely inspired by Potala Palace of Lhasa. This palace is loved by tourists for its amazing Tibetan architecture.
Visiting hours for Leh palace are 7 am to 4 pm. It was built of stones, wood, mud and sand. There are some beautiful artistic ruins in display to let tourists see how the royal dynasty lived.
Photography is not allowed inside Leh palace. You can only take pictures of fort from outside.
Places Near Royal Leh palace
Pangong Tso Lake
The aura of Pangong Tso Lake lies in its scintillating beauty and tranquillity. Pangong Tso Lake found fame for featuring in Aamir Khan’s 3 IDIOTS Indian movies. You can enjoy every moment of peace and serenity here. One can lock this picturesque memory through their 576-megapixel eye. A lifelong experience one must see through their eyes. Pangong Tso Lake is a less talk more breathe place. .. View More
Khardung La Pass
Khardung La Pass is a mountain pass in the Leh district of Indian union territory Ladakh. The Pass is a gateway to the Nubra valley and Shyok valley. Khardung La Pass is one of the most elevated motorable terrains in the world. This Pass is at a very high altitude of 5359 mts. (18380 ft). This pass is very famous among adventure seekers. It was constructed in the year 1976 and was made accessible to public vehicles in the year 1988. It is maintained by BRO (Border Roads Organisation). Khardung La Pass has located 39.7 km from Leh by road. One must take appropriate precautions while ri.. View More
Magnetic Hill is a “Cyclops hill” located near Leh in Ladakh. The layout of the area and surrounding slopes create an optical illusion of the hill. Magnetic Hill is the place where earth’s gravity takes a backseat. It lies at a distance of around 30 km from Leh. To the east of the Magnetic Hill flows the river Sindhu, making the surroundings a photographer’s delight. It is actually a gravity hill that posses impeccable magnetic properties. The yellow signboard there indicates “The phenomenon that defies gravity”. When left with the engine off, a veh.. View More
Thiksey Monastery will enlighten you with some knowledge about Buddhist tradition, culture, scriptures, painting, and lifestyle. It is a 12 story complex that hosts over 500 monks. Thiksey Monastery is a gompa affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located on top of a hill in Thiksey which is approximately 19 km east of Leh in Ladakh. .. View More
Tso Moriri Lake
Tso Moriri Lake in Changthang region of Ladakh is one of the most beautiful, calm high altitude lakes in India. It is a sacred lake for Ladakhi’s. Tso Moriri Lake is approximately 29 km in length and up to 8 km wide. It attracts a range of wild life including migratory birds. A large number of flora and fauna is found in the region. A sparkling blue pallet lake nestled in the midst of rugged surroundings. It is absolutely an undisturbed little paradise at a high altitude. .. View More
Nubra is a subdivision in Ladakh. Its inhabited areas form a tri-armed valley cut by Nubra and Shyok rivers. It is situated in the north of Leh crossing over Khardung La Pass. The name of the valley originated from the word Ldumra, which in Ladakhi language means an orchard or a garden. Nubra valley is a lush green valley full of gardens and orchards nestled in the snow capped mountains. Buddhist Monasteries in Nubra have their own interesting history. You can try white water rafting and kayaking in the thrilling Shyok River. .. View More
Markha valley is the ultimate spot for camping and trekking. Set in the arid cold desert of Ladakh, Markha is a stunning river valley in Hemis National Park. This valley runs parallel to Himalayan range. It is the largest valley of the region. The best season for trek is from June to September. It scales a height of approximately 3700 mts. This trek is one of the most fascinating treks which take you through high passes, fluttering colourful flags and exotic wild life. Gear up for an enthralling and enchanting experience .. View More
The snow capped steep terrains of Zanskar valley encourage and inspire travellers to trek on. It is nestled in the remote corner of Ladakh and is 105 km from Leh. It is an arid cold desert with deep gorges and glaciers. Zanskar is one of the most unexplored places in Jammu and Kashmir. Zanskar is a hotspot for trekking, paragliding and water rafting. The best time to visit Zanskar is in between June to September. .. View More
One of the most adventurous and thrilling treks in the world. At Chadar trek you can have the thrilling experience to walk on the frozen Zanskar River. The most preferred time to cross the ice would be in February. Chadar trek starts at an altitude of 11,400 ft. It is an everlasting experience of a life time. Trekking is a mode to relieve from the stress of day to day life. The total distance covered along the trek is 105 km. Trekkers will be required to walk around 14 to 16 km a day to complete the trek. Trekking with a group of friends is definitely an enjoyable experience .. View More
Also known as Diskit gompa, this monastery is considered to be the largest and oldest monastery in Nubra valley. It belongs to 14th century. It is situated at an altitude of 10308 ft, just 15 km from Khalsar-Panakil route. The main attraction of Diskit Monastery is a gigantic statue of Lord Buddha on top of it. The Maitreya Buddha statue at a height of 106 ft facing Shyok River admires the tourists across the globe. The magnificent and spectacular sceneries and the panoramic view from the statue enthral you. .. View More