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Leh Palace in Jammu and Kashmir epitomizes beautiful Tibetan architecture

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Very distinctive due to it's the middle age Tibetan culture and architecture, the Leh palace stands as a glittering crown jewel of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir. It was built by the rulers of the Namgyal Kings of Ladakh who wanted to have a royal house for themselves following the deeply intriguing Tibetan architecture. It's found all over the palace interiors and exteriors, and some say it even looks like a copy of the very illustrious Potala Palace In Tibet, which is a well known world heritage site and housed the Dalai Lama until the 1950s. Leh Palace though has, it's royal history carved with glory and defeat. The Kings had a golden history flourishing during the 17th to 19th centuries. They even have a monument dedicated to the warriors inside the Palace.

The walls of the palace are very high, and the palace is 9 storied tall itself, which lets visitors and tourists have a jaw dropping view of the valleys from one of it's top roofs. The Namgyal Kings had a bad times coming when the Dogra army of Ladakh attacked the Palace and took over it. The royal family had to take shelter away from the Palace and have been in exile ever since. Post the King era, the Palace has been in ruins and uninhabitable. Due to it's current situation, the Government overtook it's looking after responsibilities and has made it a heritage site due to it's remarkable architecture. The Palace grounds have been converted into an office by the Government administration and are using it for Archaeological conservation.

Team Vihari and host Karuna Bhushan present you the epic Palace and take you through to a round tour in this footage.

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LEH ROUTE
LEH ROUTE
Leh ( 470Kms from Manali)
Ladakh is a land abounding in awesome physical features, set in an enormous and spectacular landscape amongst the mountain ranges of the Karakoram and Great Himalaya.Visit Monasteries like Hemis,Thiskey and Pengong Lake ShantiStupa ,Leh Palace, Optional : rafting on Zanskar river at Nimo or a excursion with a Night halt at Nubra Valley

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LEH MONASTRIES
LEH MONASTRIES
Ladakh is a land abounding in awesome physical features, set in an enormous and spectacular landscape amongst the mountain ranges of the Karakoram and Great Himalaya.Visit Monasteries like Hemis,Thiskey and Pengong Lake ShantiStupa ,Leh Palace,

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LEH - NUBRA VALLEY
LEH - NUBRA VALLEY
Nubra Valley (120Km / 5hrs from Leh)
Drive through the world highest motorable road, Khardongla Pass which is at a hight of 18380 ft to reach the Valley Known as Ldumra (the valley of flowers) The main attraction in this area is the Bactarian Camels (Shaggy double hump Camel) around sand dunes,also visit Deskit and Samstanling monasteries.

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LEH
LEH
Today visit the pristine Pengong lake and some monastries enroute later make a visit to Shanti Stupa ,Leh Palace and in the evening enjoy some shopping at the local market and dont forget to eat the local delicacy Momos.

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ZANSKAR
ZANSKAR
Zanskar( 240Kms/ 8Hrs from Kargil)
About 20 kms south-east of Rangdum stands the Panzila axis, across which lies Zanskar, the most isolated of all the trans-Himalayan valleys. The Penzila pass (4,401m) is a picturesque tableland surrounded by snow-covered peaks. Visit Sani valley and Karsha Monastry and Phugthal Monastry.

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