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Leh Palace

Overlooking Leh, Leh Palace is one of the major attractions in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. This 9 storey palace was built in 17th century for King Singge Namgyal. Perched on the edge of a hill, it resembles a miniature version of the Potola in Lhasa, Tibet.

Leh Palace was the home of the royal family until they were exiled to Stok in the 1830s. Today this palace is a branch of Indian Government's archaeological conservation organization.

There is a Victory Tower above the palace, at the top of the Namgyal hill.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Leh
Location: Leh    


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