Places To Visit In Leh

1 out of 6 Areas To Visit In Leh Ladakh

Here are the top 10 places to visit in Leh

1. Magnetic Hill

4.3 /5

63 km
from city center
1 out of 10
places to visit in Leh

With anti-gravitational effect, this is the only magnetic hill in India. Landmarked by a yellow notice board that spells out instructions and asks you place your car on neutral gear right on the spot marked by white paint, this one will leave you in awe as your car will begin to move uphill on its own, baggage and all.

2. Khardung La

4.3 /5

49 km
from city center
2 out of 10
places to visit in Leh

One of the highest motorable passes in the world, Kardung la pass is the gateway to Nubra Valley. Kids can make their snowman or even ride a yak. However, due to the low oxygen content, make sure you do not over exert yourselves.

3. Leh Palace

4.3 /5

42 km
from city center
3 out of 10
places to visit in Leh

Modelled on the basis of the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Leh Palace was built by King Sengge Namgyal in the 17th century. The palace is nine storeys high, where the upper floors used to accommodate the royal family, while the lower floors held stables and store rooms. The roof provides panoramic views of Leh and the surrounding areas, as the mountain of Stok Kangri in the Zangskar mountain range is visible across the Indus valley to the south, with the Ladakh mountain range rising behind the palace is visible in the north.

4. Shanti Stupa Ladakh

4.3 /5

44 km
from city center
4 out of 10
places to visit in Leh

Shanti Stupa in Leh is one of the magnificent Tibetan structures that has ever been built. The architecture and the beauty of this place are unexplainable. Shanti Stupa is a white-dome structure dedicated to Buddhism. This brilliant edifice stands atop a steep hilltop at a dizzying height of 11,841 feet above sea level. This dominating altitude of the Stupa allows it to offer picturesque views of its beautiful surroundings and hence, draws the attention of thousands of tourists every year. Facing towards the Leh Palace, the stupa overlooks the entire vibrant and colourful city of Leh and offers panoramic views of the Changspa village too. The beauty of Shanti Stupa takes a level up at night, especially during the full moon night when it is naturally illuminated by the moonlight.

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5. Likir Monastery

3.6 /5

79 km
from city center
5 out of 10
places to visit in Leh

On the banks of a sparkling Indus river, near the village of Saspol, on a hillock in the valley of Likir, sits Ladakh's oldest monastery, Monastery Likir or Likir Gompa.

6. Namgyal Tsemo Monastery

3.5 /5

42 km
from city center
6 out of 10
places to visit in Leh

Traveling to the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa makes you encounter the steep mountains and submerges you in its serene and spiritual folds. The monastery has long lured travelers seeking Buddhist experience but surprises them with something unexpected- the moon like, quiet and mystic expanse of Ladakh's landscape.

7. Sankar Gompa

3.2 /5

43 km
from city center
7 out of 10
places to visit in Leh

Sankar Gompa is well known for its excellent styles and elements architecture and is an official residence of Kushok Bakul, the head of one of the Buddhists sect, Gelug-pa sect.

8. Hall of Fame Ladakh

3.3 /5

45 km
from city center
8 out of 10
places to visit in Leh

Located at approximately 4 km from the main city, this glorified museum was built in memory of the brave soldiers who lost their lives fighting for India at the Indo-Pakistan war.

9. Spituk Monastery

4.2 /5

46 km
from city center
9 out of 10
places to visit in Leh

Spituk Monastery also called as Spituk Gompa or Pethup Gompa. It is a Buddhist monastery in Leh district, Ladakh, northern India. It is located at 8 kilometres from Leh. The monastery contains 100 monks and a giant statue of Kali.

10. Stok Palace

3.6 /5

42 km
from city center
10 out of 10
places to visit in Leh

Located close to the Indus river, it was built in 1825 AD by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal. Well known for its architecture and design, beautiful gardens and amazing views, the palace presents a collection of royal attires, crown and other royal materials.

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