The Monastery is the most important and biggest monastery situated in Ladakh. The place is located 49 km south of Leh town. ChapgonGyalshas built the Hemis Monastery in the 17th century and since then has enjoyed the patronage of the royal family of Ladakh. Hemis is also one of the best attractions in LehLadakh where the young Lamas get trained for royal monasteries at Shey, Leh, and Basgo.
Located on one side of the dusty, dry Namgyal hill, the Royal Palace was built by the greatest monarch to have reigned over Leh, SenggeNamgyal. While the construction was started in 1553 by TsewangNamgyal who established this dynasty, the Royal Palace was completed eventually in the 17th century. To visit one of the few royal places of Namgyal dynasty, book your tickets to LehLadakh with lehladakhtourpackages.co.in.
Shey used to be the capital as well as a home for the royal family of Ladakh until Dogra conquests forced the family to get stripped of their power and move to Stok. Shey Palace is one of the main attractions inLehLadakh which is located at the strategic location overlooking entire Ladakh. The importance of the palace is attested by many chortens that are scattered around the village, mainly near the barren plains of the palace complex.
Hall of fame
The LehLadakh cultural tour packages with lehladakhtourpackages.co.in will get you to the colorful and rich cultural heritage of Ladakh. Hall of fame or Leh’s War museum as it is called brings the varied worlds together that exist in Leh under one roof.
If you want the glimpse of Ladakh’s appreciation and culture of incredibly tough life that Indian soldiers lead, visit the Hall of Fame.
Stok Palace Museum
The museum located within the palace at a distance of 14 km from Leh is the palace museum of Royal family. The museum showcases the royal pieces including copper coins, royal crowns, prayer materials and instruments, precious jewelers and stones and the old 16th-century Thangkas which represents the teachings and life of Buddha. The palace can be accessed easily by the shared taxis or jeeps. It is one of the best attractions in LehLadakh to view the Buddhist remains in India and to come across the culture and lifestyle of Buddhists.
General Zorawar’s Fort
The fort is commonly called as Riasi Fort, it is the ancient fort which is known for preservation of the private wealth of rulers of Dogra in Jammu. The old palace even stands above the NamgyalTsemo Gompa and Leh Palace. A controversial and renowned warrior General Zorawar Singh owned this fort.
The warrior is remembered for the continued struggle with the rulers of China over Ladakh. Apart from the wealthy and valuable treasures of Maharaja, the fort also consists of the spectacular collection of specimen and coins of the new stamps issued by the state.
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