Shanti Stupa Overview

Ranked 2 of 106 sightseeing in Ladakh

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 begun by His Holiness Dalai Lama for spreading the ideologies and preaching of Buddha.

After its completion in 1991, the pillar was inaugurated by the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and some of the traditional Ladakhi houses. This stupa is about 5 km away from the city of Leh and faces the famous Leh Palace.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Monday - Friday:
5:00 AM -9:00 PM
5:00 AM -9:00 PM
5:00 AM -9:00 PM
Public Holidays:
5:00 AM -9:00 PM

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Jayesh Poojary

Jayesh Poojary5.0/5

24 reviews


Absolute peace and I just loved it. YOu can view almost entire Leh from here. You need to climb stairs here. No sales people bugging you. Over 100 years old temple, absolute worth visiting. Couple of stays available close to the place.

Piyush Gulati

Piyush Gulati4.3/5

39 reviews

Good and peaceful place of the country.

Nice place to visit. This place show beautiful top view of Leh city.This place is very silence. You can go there any time and enjoy there by taking good pictures.You can go inside monestry and do meditation.
  • Good and peaceful place of the country.

Abhinav Sudan

Abhinav Sudan5.0/5

65 reviews

A must visit place in Leh

This place is at the top of the hill inside overlooking the city. It offers a beautiful and clear sight of whole Leh city. A place where you can find peace and calmness. Good place for photography.

Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta4.6/5

60 reviews

Steep climb to the abode of Buddha

The Shanti stupa at Leh is situated atop a hill and was visible even from our Hotel window. The Stupa is said to have been built around 1991. The road leading to the Stupa is quite steep. Once we are there we get a panoramic view of the town of Leh. There is an old prayer chamber beneath the Stupa and a newer prayer hall above with a large statue of Buddha. Beautiful artwork and paintings have been done on the circular wall of the Stupa.

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  • Steep climb to the abode of Buddha
  • Steep climb to the abode of Buddha
  • Steep climb to the abode of Buddha

S.m.bega  Raaj

S.m.bega Raaj5.0/5

145 reviews

Scintillating Shanti Stupa !!!

Shanti Stupa !!! "Without visiting this Scintillating Stupa our Leh/Ladhak tour won't be complete.I went to Leh on 24th April 2016 and stayed in Yangphel guest house, Shanti Stupa was visible from the guest house, within 2hours after reaching Leh, I started my sightseeing and in the afternoon I went to this wonderful Stupa and spend 2hours here, after completing almost all important sightseeing in Leh, I once again went to this Stupa to have a night view of Shanti Stupa and Leh city from here, it was absolutely fantastic.On 25th, 27th and 29th I stayed in Sangto green guest house, Shanti Stupa is very close to this guest house and the view from here is fabulous.Must visit for all age groups when we are in Leh, there is a Buddha statue in a hall where we can sit in silence and do meditation, I took some glorious photos and videos to cherish.Happy travelling ...Enjoy !!!

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  • Scintillating Shanti Stupa !!!
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  • Scintillating Shanti Stupa !!!

Yashwanth Rangaswamy

Yashwanth Rangaswamy4.3/5

1 review

Peaceful place

For riders a good place to have peace within yourself after a long ride. A visit to this place in dawn time gives you a full view of Leh City with all it's beautiful colourful lights lit.

Sushil Yadav

Sushil Yadav4.6/5

44 reviews

Panoramic view of LEH City

It is nice and clean place. You can get panoramic view of LEH city. This is located out of City near airport. A must visit. I recommend this place to visit on day 1, to adjust with atmosphere of LEH.

Rosh Borawke

Rosh Borawke3.9/5

5 reviews

The sunset point of Leh and a place of amazing aura

A small hike above the roof of the world, a place to be - to see the setting sun and stay until through the entire night. We were there on a full moon night and the night view is amazing. Captured some amazing shots that will come up on my blog soon. There is a Gompa when you reach the top. This place has an amazing aura if you want to sit there and meditate.

Vaibhav A

Vaibhav A4.3/5

10 reviews

Sunset at Shanti Stupa

You must visit Shanti Stupa in the evening at sunset. It's magical climate there at that time. Grand view village Stock and Leh city is amazing when sun hiding behind the mountain.

Suresh L r

Suresh L r3.6/5

8 reviews

Good place to have complete view of Leh town

Huge structure, very peaceful, allows you to have the complete birds view of the Leh Township and the gigantic KhardungLa. One can take photographs of the Khardungla range apart from the Leh township.

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Shanti Stupa, Ladakh

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Akshit Bhandari

Shanti Stupa, Ladakh
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Sanjeev Gupta

Panoramic view of Leh from Shanti Stupa
Shanti Stupa, Ladakh

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Sanjeev Gupta

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Shanti Stupa, Ladakh

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