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Leh palace is built by Buddhist king in the year 1553. It has a fun color which attracts a large number of tourist. It is also known as ‘LhachenPalkhar’.The interior of the Leh palace is decorated with pictures, paintings including Tibetan thangka and sooth paintings. It also has a huge collection of jewelry, crowns, and ceremonial dresses.
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Shanti Stupa at Leh signifies peace and prosperity. It is 2500 years old. It is a 5km drive from the Leh airport followed by a 500 steps climb. It is divided into a two-level structure where the first level is the dharma chakra and a central image of Lord Buddha and the second level shows different forms of Lord Buddha. The white dome stupa looks more beautiful during the night time and it attracts more tourist because of its natural beauty.
Leh Main Market
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It is the best place for a shopaholic person. It is the most wonderful place with various stalls selling different handicrafts, Pashmina shawl, and woolen clothes. Apart from this visitors will also find women selling varieties of jewelry. This place looks like as if the entire population of Leh has assembled in this market. It also provides the visitors with various locks along with special cravings and artifacts in a Tibetan Refugee Market. It helps the visitor to understand the lifestyle of the people. Whether you buy or not you must pay a visit to this wonderful place.
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Jama Masjid is building in 1400 AD by Sultan Sikandar. It is being built in an indoor scenic style and it is located in the middle of the Leh market. It is an architectural masterpiece with 360 pillars which is being destroyed several times by fire and was also restored as well. The last restoration was done by Maharaja Pratap Singh.
Hall Of Fame
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Hall of Fame is a museum which contains the history and culture of Ladakh. It mostly tells the story of the role of Indian Army and contribution in Ladakh. It has an adventure park with an Aroma Cafe attach to it, in case if you feel like having a cup of coffee or lime soda while visiting the place.
Chang La Pass
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Chang La pass is the world’s highest mountain road at an elevation of 17,590ft approximately. It is a perfect place for snow lovers because it is mostly covered with snow throughout the year. It is mostly maintained by the Indian Army because it is situated near the China border. The visitors can experience the beauty of nature in this place.
Pangong Tso Lake
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We have all seen this lake in the movie ‘3 idiots’. It is the most famous and beautiful lake in Leh-Ladakh with a height of 14,270ft and 5km wide. It has a saline water. It remains frozen in winter. The lake changes its color throughout the day. There are different migrating birds which makes the lake a treat to watch. At sunset or sunrise, the lake looks like a painted picture.
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Tso -Moriri Lake is the located at a higher altitude of 13,123ft. It is the most romantic place where the sun and the cloud shimmer the water of the lake and makes it more beautiful for the visitors. The lake remains frozen from January to March.
Tso Kar Lake
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Due to its salt deposit at its shotes, Tso Kar lake is also known as the White Lake. It is the smallest lake which is the most popular tourist attraction in Ladakh. This lake is a heaven to all the birdwatchers. This place is most popular for the black-necked cranes. The visitors can also see the Kings the wild asses. Khampas a nomadic tribe also stays in the area surrounding the lake. They stay intent during summer and solid stone huts in winter.
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The Magnetic Hill is situated on the Leh- Srinagar National highway. This hill attracts cars towards it. It is an unsolved mystery which has not been solved by any efforts. Not only the vehicle, but it also attracts water towards it once the water is poured on the ground. It may be a mystery but the visitors will surely have a great experience after visiting the magnetic hill.
The confluence of Indus and Zanskar
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When the emerald water of Indus and cerulean water of Zanskar of Ladakh meets at Nimmu Valley it makes a delightful sight for the visitors. It is the best place for the photographers as it allows to capture some best memories.
So these are the places to visit in Leh- Ladakh. This article will serve you as a guide if you are planning a trip to Leh-Ladakh. These are possibly the most beautiful and adventurous places that the visitor can visit whenever they plan a trip or visit Leh-Ladakh.