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Monestries in Leh, Ladakh Leh, Ladakh

Introduction

Set amidst the Indus river valley, Leh is a small town. Being the centre of Tibeto-Buddhist Culture from a long time, the region is full of colourful gompas. Calm environment and its unique location have earned it recognition across the globe. Every year a large number of tourists with different taste buds visit the location. Scenic location and spiritual ambience leave its guests speechless.

History

This ancient town has a strong history. From the very beginning, the town has been connected to Buddhism. In 18th century, Sikh rule was established. During British rule, Leh was merged in the newly created Jammu and Kashmir and was handed over to the maharajah of Kashmir to supervision.

Tourists Attractions

Leh Palace

This former Palace was built in 17th century. The palace was established by Sengge Namgyal, former ruler of the region. Although, the palace is in ruins now but still is a must visit place. This magnificent palace has its own story, which reflects the great history of the town. Situated on the hill, Leh palace commands a grand view of the town.

Namgyal Tsemo Gompa

It is a famous Buddhist gompa of the region. Built above the palace in 1430, the gompa can be visited in the morning.

Soma Gompa

This popular structure is situated near Main Bazaar. This large gompa is the location of a conservative political organisation named Ladakhi Buddhist Association.

Karma Dupgyud Choeling

This one is the monastery of the Karma Kagyu tradition. Tourists visiting Leh, visit this Dharma centre for a life time experience.

Pangong Tso

Deep blue water and tall mountains together create a wonderful aura near the lake. Located on Indo - China boundary, the lake offers you the glimpses of heaven on the earth.

Excursion

Hemis, Lamayuruemis and Likir are the monasteries that are located in the nearby areas. All of theses are the poplar attractions and draw attention of the tourists visiting Leh.

Accommodation

Upper class, mid range, and economy stay is available in the Leh. Tourists can choose the one that suits them best and stands with their expectation and budget.

How to Reach

By Air: Leh is connected to Delhi, Jammu and Srinagar with regular flights to and from.

By Rail: Jammu and Udhampur are the nearest railway stations that connect Leh with rest of the country. From there, tourists need to travel by road for minimum of two days.

By Road: Tourists can use state transport or can hire private vehicle to reach Leh.

 



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