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Leh Travel Guide


Leh Travel Guide

Leh, the headquarters of Leh district of Ladakh region is located on the east of Srinagar. Leh grew into eminence in the 17th century and finally became a primary tourist destination after the 1970’s. Leh is a land of wilderness with a number of tourist attractions adorning the place and heightening its look. It is situated at a distance of 434 kms from Srinagar and 474 kms from Manali. Its location of the banks of the river Indus at a height of 11, 000 feet is what renders it with an additional beauty of an unmatched feature.


Leh is known to offer some of the best trekking sites and hence, it being the most desired destination choice for all trekkers is comprehensible. Leh travel guide will give you complete details of this beautiful place.


Leh has a number of tourist places of note and with certain uniqueness endowed.  Some of them are listed below; Shey Palace, Stok Palace, Thiksey Monastery, Ri- Dzong, Sankar Gompa, Jama Masjid, Chamba Temple, Leh Palace, Leh Gompa, Leh Fort, Shanti Stupa, Jo-Khang, Namgyal Tsemo, Chang Gali etc.


The Namgyal Tsemo Gompa fascinates tourist through the three – storied Buddha idol and through the preservation of a number of ancient manuscripts. There is a Shanti Stupa which also attracts tourist. Believed to have been built by a Japanese order the Stupa was later opened by Dalai Lama in the year 1985. From the peak of the Stupa one can get a commanding view of the surroundings. The Stok Palace is a royal palace which houses a museum that exhibits the Royal era. The spare times can be utilised by visiting the Chang Gali where one can shop at their own leisure.


There are several monasteries in Leh like the Spituk and Phiyang monastery that are famed for the Buddhist deities made up of Bronze.  The Sankar Gompa is also an important tourist place of attraction. It houses an image of the Buddhist deity Avalokiteshwara Padmahari or Chenresig which has 1, 000 arms and an equal number of heads. The Thiksey Monastery is considered to be the most beautiful of all the monasteries in Leh and a striking feature of this monastery is that it is home to 80 monks.


Leh can be easily reached either through road or through air. The airport of Leh lies at a distance of 7 kms from the town of Leh. One can even travel through road from the Kashmir valley. Leh has a large number of tourist destinations in its vicinity. Plan a trip to Leh. The land with all its wilderness and beauties is waiting to welcome you. A good Leh travel guide will help you a lot during your Leh visit. 


Leh Important Website


Leh Government Official Website


Leh Wiki



Leh Emergency Numbers


Sonam Norbu Hospital

+91 1982 253626

Tourism Office

+91 1982 252297

Director of Tourism

+91 1982 252095


+91 1982 252018

Last Updated: 26/07/2012

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