The Leh Palace, also known as 'Lhachen Palkhar' is one of the most historically rich edifices that can be found in the country and is located in the breathtakingly beautiful Kashmir, in the town of Leh in India. This grand structure was built in the 17th century by King Sengge Namgyal as a royal palace, and the King and his family were the former residents of the majestic mansion. The Leh Palace is also one of the tallest buildings of its time with nine stories in all, and offers marvellous panoramic views of the entire town of Leh, as well as of the Stok Kangri and Zanskar mountains of the mighty Himalayan ranges, thereby giving the palace a strategic position.
Sunrises and sunsets are extraordinarily beautiful and captivating scenes when viewed from the top of the Leh Palace
, and it is this aesthetic beauty and charm that attract tourists from all across the globe to come and pay a visit to this hidden gem in northern India. The palace looks even more stunning when it is lighted up on certain special occasions, such as Galdam Namchot festival when locals gather around the palace to celebrate the local festival.
Best Time To Visit
April - June
Open and Closing Time
Timing:7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration : 2-3 hrs
Indians- INR 15
Foreign Nationals- INR 100
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Interesting facts about Leh Palace
Overlooking the Namgyal hill and the Leh town, the grand Leh Palace is an important center of the Buddhist religion as well as culture. The palace also comprises of a monastery that features a statue of Lord Buddha. In the exhibition halls of the palace, have a look at the old paintings and picture, some great artistic work along Tibetan thangka. Some of the paintings here are as old as 450 years and were created using colors that were made from powdered gems and stones. They look as fresh as new to the onlooker. In the Leh Palace, you can also spot a wonderful collection of royal jewelry, ceremonial dresses and crowns.
This grand royal palace overlooking the Namgyal hill lying atop the old Leh city seated in the midst of beautiful landscapes and mountain ranges has managed to retain its mystique. It has become a popular tourist destination in Leh apart from being an important hub of Buddhist culture and religion. It not only provides spectacular views but also let one walk through the rich past. A statue of Lord Buddha is seated inside the monastery of the palace.
Old pictures and paintings are displayed in the exhibition halls of the palace that include Tibetan thangka or sooth paintings showcasing fine designs. These paintings that are over 450 years old were created using colours derived from powdered stones and gems and till date amaze all with their rich and vivid appearance. The palace is also a house to a rich collection of crowns, ceremonial dresses and jewellery among others. The palace looks even more ravishing on a full moon night raising the mystic charm.