Tourist Places in Ladakh (Leh)

Places to Visit in Ladakh (Leh)

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Ladakh (Leh) Average Rating - 6.2/7 1 based on 1417 Ratings

Ladakh (Leh) is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Ladakh (Leh) is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Ladakh (Leh) are June, July, August, September. There are 30 tourist places in Ladakh (Leh), which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Ladakh (Leh) can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Ladakh (Leh) for 2 days to 3 days.
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Ladakh (Leh) Tourist Places



Pangong Lake, Ladakh (Leh)
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6.6/ 7 1
35 Ratings & 28 Reviews
Leh Palace, Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Palace
  • Entry: Paid
Leh Palace, Ladakh (Leh)
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4.7/ 7 1
17 Ratings & 15 Reviews
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... Read More »
"Average outside view"6 days ago "Leh Palace Is Awesome!"1 month ago
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Shanti Stupa, Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Monastery
  • Entry: Paid
Shanti Stupa, Ladakh (Leh)
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6.2/ 7 1
14 Ratings & 13 Reviews
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... Read More »
"Shanti stupa"1 month ago "Overwhelming! Well truly!"1 month ago
Thiksey Monastery, Ladakh (Leh)
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6/ 7 1
9 Ratings & 8 Reviews
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... Read More »
Tso Moriri, Ladakh (Leh)
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6.9/ 7 1
5 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Hemis Monastery, Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Monastery
  • Entry: Paid
Hemis Monastery, Ladakh (Leh)
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5.5/ 7 1
5 Ratings & 4 Reviews
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... Read More »
Dras, Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Village
Dras, Ladakh (Leh)
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4.5/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
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... Read More »
"Dras is Amazing!"3 months ago "Nearest form Kargil"Oct 10, 2013
Shey Gompa, Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Monastery
Shey Gompa, Ladakh (Leh)
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5/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
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... Read More »
"There is an old library inside"3 months ago "Natural beauty"Feb 1, 2014
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Jama Masjid, Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Mosque
Jama Masjid, Ladakh (Leh)
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3/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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... Read More »
"Great Views"Oct 10, 2013
Spituk Monastery, Ladakh (Leh)
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5.8/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 1 Review
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... Read More »
"Gelugpa Monastery"Oct 3, 2013
Spangmik, Ladakh (Leh)
  • Type: Village
Spangmik, Ladakh (Leh)
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5/ 7 1
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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.... Read More »
"End of the road"3 months ago
Alchi Choskor, Ladakh (Leh)
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7/ 7 1
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Alchi Choskor is a beautiful temple situated in the village with same name that lies on the banks of the Indus River. This temple is around 70 km away from Leh on the main Leh-Srinagar Highway. It is also known as Alchi Gompa, and is approximately 1,000 years old. This temple... Read More »
"Oldest monastry"Oct 3, 2013
  • Type: Palace
  • Entry: Paid
Stok Palace, Ladakh (Leh)
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5/ 7 1
1 Rating & 1 Review
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... Read More »
  • Type: Temple
  • Entry: Paid
Sun Temple, Ladakh (Leh)
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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... Read More »
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  • Type: Valley
Padum, Ladakh (Leh)
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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... Read More »
  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
Stok Palace Museum, Ladakh (Leh)
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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... Read More »
  • Type: Valley
Suru Valley, Ladakh (Leh)
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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... Read More »
  • Type: Monastery
  • Entry: Paid
Sankar Gompa, Ladakh (Leh)
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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.... Read More »
  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Ladakh Ecological Development Group, Ladakh (Leh)
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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... Read More »
  • Type: Valley
Sankoo, Ladakh (Leh)
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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... Read More »
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