Royal Leh Palace

The Royal Leh palace is famous for its architecture and spectacular scenic beauty. It has many small rooms, corridors and few large rooms. The corridors and large rooms are used as an exhibition hall displaying the old pictures and paintings of Leh, these galleries are home to 450 years old paintings. The Leh palace treasures an amazing collection of ceremonial dresses, jewelry and crowns too.

The roof gives the beautiful panoramic views of Leh and its surroundings. Leh Palace is not only a religious and cultural hub of the Buddhist, it is also appreciated and a part of Leh’s popular face of tourism. Above the old city lies the simple but beautiful Leh palace, small and interesting gullies will take you to the Palace. The Royal Palace is built from stones, mud, woods and sand. It looks amazing after the efforts done for its renovation by Archaeological Survey of India.

History

Leh Palace known is also known as ‘Lhachen Palkhar’. It is a former royal palace of the Leh Kingdom. It was sculpted in the mold of Potala Palace of Lhasa, built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century, located at Namgyal Hill in Leh. Nine storeys high palace, where the top floors are used by royal family for accommodation and the lower floors are used for store rooms and stables. When it was built in 1553, it was the tallest building in the world.

Location

Leh Palace is closely located to the town. Visitors can reach the palace by walking from Leh town as it is about 5 kms away from there.

Entry Fee

It is open all day, there is an entry fee of Rs. 20 for Indian adult and Rs. 100 for Foreigner.