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Stok Palace Museum, Leh

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Head to one of India's royal residences and take in views of surrounding majestic snow-capped mountains at Stok Palace Museum. The Ladakhi royalty of the Namgyal dynasty of Ladakh once used the 19th-century Buddhist monastery as their home. Today it serves as a residence of royal descendants, as well as housing a museum that exhibits weapons, clothing, and jewelry of past kings and queens. Make advanced reservations before visiting the palace. Use our Leh trip generator to arrange your visit to Stok Palace Museum and other attractions in Leh.
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  • A MUST go for people to know ancient Ladakhi history. Its full of nice numismatic stuff that would be rare to find anywhere else. For Non-Indians its a good thing to know about ANCIENT INDIA.  more »
  • Perhaps because the museum is within the royal palace (still occupied by royals), when you visit it, you are basically led around by an attendant. This can be helpful if you have questions about some ...  more »
  • We added this to our itinerary late as we changed some other travel plan. This Palace is actually the residence of the descendants of the Royal Family. We were excited to visit this but alas it was no...  more »

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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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