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About Leh


What Leh has to offer you : -


Rich culture - magnificent monasteries.


Thrilling adventure activities.


Amazing mountainous landscapes.


Spiritual solace & peace of mind.


Exquisite Arts and Crafts.


High altitude wildlife & bird watching.


Leh is a beautiful Himalayan destination in Ladakh. It is a treasure of rich culture and natural resources as well as a heaven for adventure enthusiasts. This land is barren yet colorful mountains, the great ancient Buddhist Monasteries with pictureque locations, the traditional folk songs & dances, colorful masked dances of monastic festivals, fantastic landscapes & clear blue sky, the huge crystal clear lakes, the silence of valleys.


Ladakh also known as "The Little Tibet", "The land of high passes" or "The last Shangri-La" is situated on the western end of Himalayas, Ladakh has four major mountain ranges - the great Himalayan, Zanskar, Ladakh and the Karakoram, passing through it. A maze of enormously high snow capped peaks and the largest glaciers outside the polar region, dominate the terrain where valley heights range from a mere 8000 ft. to 15000 ft. while passes of upto 20000 ft. and peaks reaching above 25000 ft. can be seen all around. The world's highest battlefield Siechen (6400m) glacier is here.


The major waterway of Ladakh is the Indus which enters India from Tibet at Ldemchok. Starting near Mt. Kailash, the Indus according to Mythology, sprouts from the mouth of a loin, and is therefore known as Senge Khababs.


The land of Leh is prosperous in culture, history, natural beauty and flora and fauna. The Ladakhi region is surrounded by Tibet to the east, the Lahul & Spiti to the south and Jammu & Kashmir to the west. To the north of Ladakh lies the central Asia. Wildlife in Ladakh is also worth seeing. Thrilling wildlife, majestic mountains, monasteries gripping to the rocky slopes of hills retain a timeless fascination of the Ladakhi Region. The people of Ladakh are also very warm, welcoming and friendly. This is why the exotic and mystic land of Leh Ladakh appeals tourists to travel in Leh Ladakh.


Sightseeing in Leh:-


Leh Palace :
Leh Palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal In 17th century, but later abandoned when Dogra forces took control of Ladakh in mid 19th century. Leh Palace is nine storey high, the upper floors accommodate the Royal Family, the stables and store rooms were in the lower floors. The Palace is currently resorted by the Archaeological Survey of India. The Palace is open to the public and the roof provides panoramic views of Leh city.


Shanti Stupa :
Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist Stupa located on a hilltop in Changspa, Leh and Ladakh. It was built by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura in 1991. The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama. The Stupa is a main tourist attraction in Leh not only due to its religious significance but also its location which provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.


Thiksey Monastery :
Thiksey Monastery is a Tibetan Budhist Monastery of Gelugpa Sect, located 19 km east of Leh at an altitude of 3600m. The 12th storey complexe has many items of budhist arts such as Stupas, Statues, Thankas, Wall Paintings and Swords. One of the main attraction is the Future Buddha, which installed to commemorate the visit of 14th Dalai Lama to the monastery in 1970.


Stok Palace :
Stok Palace is situated 15 km south of Leh. This palace dating from the 1825 when the invading Dogra forces removed the king of Ladakh. The Stok Palace have a small monastery which was found by Lama Lhawang Lotus in 14th century, and has some ritual mask dance (Guru Tseschu) held on the 9th and 10th day of the 1st Tibetan month.


Hall of Fame :
Hall of Fame is 2 km south of Leh on airport road. The Hall of Fame museum has displayes on Ladakhi Culture and the war with Pakistan over the disputed Siachen Glacier.


Shey Palace & Monastery :
Shey Palace & Monastery is located 15 km east from Leh. This Palace is built by King Deldan Namgial in the beginning of the 17th century AD. The main image in the monastery is the copper guilded 3 storey statue of Buddha Shakyamuni which was built by king Deldan Namgial in the funeral memory of his father in 1630. The Statue is the only one of its kind in the region.




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