Leh Royal Palace, Leh

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Sweeping views make Leh Royal Palace a popular tourist attraction, built in the 17th century as a residence fit for a king--King Sengge Namgyal, in fact. While the exterior seems bare of detail, the interior features numerous exhibit spaces and a small prayer room. The main attraction of this palace remains the roof, offering 360-degree views of the town and the surrounding mountains. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Leh fast, fun, and easy.
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  • Must visit place to see ancient an real culture of Ladakh region.Pleasant place to hangout in a day.Enjoy nice view of Leh city .golf ground is just situated near to it if fortunate you can enjoy the ...  more »
  • Great place to know more about Leh. It has a room filled with pictures and stories of the city. There are soo many rooms that you might get lost !! Again the views are great. The hike to the place is ...  more »
  • Everything is in the title, the building is quite impressive given outside but one time hit there is nothing disappointing.
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  • Brace yourself if you wish to climb up to the palace from the city on foot. It is going to be a long walk with many slopes. The palace itself is not much of a sight - yet -, as it is under construction. It was not long ago that Leh realized that there is actual money in tourism and started renovating their historical monuments. The palace certainly has a long way to go, but it is beautiful as it is now as well. You can see some of the original paintings on the walls, the carved wooden pillars. It is majestic. As well as the view from the balconies. Totally worth its entrance fee. :)
  • A historic place at Leh. A must visit spot. This is s multi storied wooden building. Door frames are of small height and need to be entered carefully. There is a very good picture gallery depicting historic figure of Ladakh. However availability of illumination can be problematic. A nice aerial view of Leh is a very good experience from the topmost floor. However reaching there can be quite exhausting because of reduced oxygen levels.
  • Very old palace. It's great to see such construction was carried out so long ago at such a difficult terrain with minimal machine support. Majority of the construction material are wood and mud. The is Nothing attractive or cozy like Mysore palace or Rajasthani palaces, but the construction of the palace with limited resources wins the heart.
  • This palace was built on the model famous Palace in Lhasa. It has nine storeys. It is now in ruins. The top floors provide panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas. The Palace also has a Museum holding rich collection of jewellery, ornaments, ceremonial dresses, crowns , paintings and photographs.
  • Very nice place on mountain area. Lot of snow fall in winter. Very chilly in winter. The temperature goes upto minus 10 - 20. Very safe place, the local people are very gentle and polite.

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Where to stay in Leh

With all its history, architecture, and scenery, you won't be surprised to learn that Leh possesses plenty of accommodations. A number of hotels with standard rooms sit on the fringes of the old town area, while a few more exclusive options lie a little farther out, occupying scenic positions with views of the town and the mountains. Take a look at the northern suburbs for some of the most budget-friendly options, with the agricultural districts of Changspa and Karzoo offering a wealth of guesthouses surrounded by scenic agricultural fields.
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