Tourist Places in Ladakh (Leh)

Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)

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Jama Masjid, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Mosque
Jama Masjid is one of the historical mosques in Ladakh, which is situated in the heart of Leh, the capital of the state. It is considered to be the biggest mosques in the region and houses a memorial known as Shahi Hamdan. This memorial is dedicated to a Muslim Sufi Saint named Mir Syed Ali... Read More »
Leh Palace, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Palace
  • Entry: Paid
Leh Palace is similar in construction to the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. This palace was constructed by King Sengge Namgyal during the 17th century. By mid-19th century, this place got abandoned due to the annexation of Ladakh by Dogra forces. This annexation led the royal family living in... Read More »
Sun Temple, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Temple
  • Entry: Paid
Sun Temple is a very famous temple in Ladakh, which is dedicated to the Sun God, Bhaskar. It is a mediaeval temple, which was constructed by King Lalitaditya for commemorating the Sun God. There is a colonnaded courtyard at this temple along with the main shrine. Visitors can also see around 84... Read More »
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Shanti Stupa, Ladakh (Leh)
Shanti Stupa, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Monastery
  • Entry: Paid
Shanti Stupa refers to a peace pillar, which was established by a 'Peace Sect' of Japanese Buddhists. This pillar is located in the Leh District just above Changspa, which is famous for its gilt panels that depict the life stories of Buddha. In 1983, the construction of this stupa was... Read More »
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Padum, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Valley
Padum is one of the largest towns in the region, which is mainly populated by Tibet Buddhists and minority of Muslims. It is the main administrative centre of Zanskar tehsil of Kargil District. This place is around 240 km away from Kargil and has a population of about 1,000 people. It is located... Read More »
Tso Moriri, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Lake
Pangong Lake, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Lake
Hemis Monastery, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Monastery
  • Entry: Paid
Hemis Monastery is popularly known as Hemis Gompa, which was built during the reign of King Sengge Namgyal in 1630. Presently, this Gompa is run by Drukpa sect of Buddhism, which once flourished during the Namgyal dynasty. There are two main portions in the monastery, namely Tshongkhang and... Read More »
Stok Palace Museum, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
Stok Palace Museum is situated within the Stok Palace, which is essentially the home of the royal family of Ladakh. Visitors can see several royal artefacts, royal crowns, copper coins, precious stones, jewellery, heirlooms, prayer instruments and Thangkas dating back to the 16th century at the... Read More »
Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Monastery
Thiksey Monastery is a popular Buddhist Monastery which is situated very close to Leh. It is a part of Gelugpa order in Buddhism and houses Thangkas, stupas, swords, wall paintings, statues and a pillar. This pillar is carved with the preaching and ideas of Buddha and is housed in the 12-storey... Read More »
Stok Palace, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Palace
  • Entry: Paid
Stok Palace is the residential palace of the royal family and descendants of King Sengge Namgyal. Displaying a perfect blend of traditional and contemporary architectural styles, it was built by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal in 1825. There are many beautiful gardens in this palace, from where... Read More »
Suru Valley, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Valley
Suru Valley is mainly drained by the Suru River and houses the main town of Kargil. There are approximately 25,000 people in this valley, who are descendants of Dard and Tibetan communities. Large numbers of local population are followers of Shia Islam, who were converted from Tibetan Buddhism in... Read More »
Sankar Gompa, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Monastery
  • Entry: Paid
Sankar Gompa is located approximately 3 km from the main city and is well-known for its traditional architectural style. Inside the gompa, there is a figure of Avalokitesvara having 1,000 heads and arms. Often known as Sankar Monastery, it can be reached on foot from Leh. There are around 20... Read More »
Dras, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Village
Dras is a very small village in the district of Kargil, which is often tagged as 'The Gateway to Ladakh'. It came into limelight in 1999, during the incursions by the Pakistani army into the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This place was mainly remembered for the Kargil War of 1999, which was... Read More »
Ladakh Ecological Development Group, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Ladakh Ecological Development Group was constructed in 1983 and is commonly known as the Ecological Centre of Ladakh. The main objective of this centre is to promote and spread awareness regarding the environmental issues in Ladakh. It also works effectively towards the positive aspects of... Read More »
Spituk Monastery, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Monastery
Spituk Monastery, also called as Spituk Gompa, comes under the Leh District in Ladakh. This monastery is located at about 8 km from Leh and was established during the 11th century by Od-de, the elder brother of Lha Lama Changchub Od. In 15th century, this monastery was overtaken by the Yellow Hat... Read More »
Shey Gompa, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Monastery
Shey Gompa, which is situated on a hillock on Shey, is also known as Shey Gompa or Shey Palace. This place is around 15 km to the south of Leh and lies on the main Leh-Manali Road. In the past, Shey was the summer capital of Ladakh and is presently in ruins. This monastery was constructed in 1655... Read More »
Spangmik, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Village
Spangmik, one of the farthest villages in Pangong area, is situated on the southern shore at distance of around 7 km from the Pangong Lake. Tourists can avail beautiful views of mountains of the Chang-Chenmo Range and snow-capped peaks of the Pangong Range from the village. Apart from this,... Read More »
Sankoo, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Valley
Sankoo is a very small township, which located at a distance of 42 km south of Kargil. It is situated in a bowl shaped valley, which is drained by streams like Kartse River, Suru River and the Nakpochu River. This place is often called Ladakh's own Gulmarg and has a small bazaar and several... Read More »
Tsemo Monastery, Ladakh (Leh)
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Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Monastery
Tsemo Gompa was constructed by King Tashi Namgyal of the Namgyal dynasty, who ruled Leh during the 15th century. Completed in 1430, it is presently maintained by the monks of Sankar Gompa. Often known as Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, this gompa is situated to the north of Leh and is considered to be one... Read More »
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