Leh India is one of the favorite tourist destinations
located in the northernmost parts of the country. Lapped
in the snow-covered fringes of the Himalayas, Leh India
has been the center of Tibeto-Buddhist culture since ages.
Its colorful gompas have attracted the devout Buddhists
from all over the globe. Besides, it is also a favorite
hiking locale and is known for some of the best hikes in
Sightseeing in Leh
A miniature version of the Potala in Lhasa, the Leh
Palace is one of the major attractions here. The palace
was built in the 17th century and is now dilapidated and
deserted. It was the home of the royal family until they
were exiled to Stok in the 1830s. Above the palace, at the
top of the Namgyal hill, is the Victory Tower, built to
commemorate Ladakh's victory over the Balti Kashmir armies
in the early 16th century.
Hemis monastery is around 45 kms south of Leh, and is one
of the largest and most famous monasteries belonging to
Dukpa Order. The Hemis festival is held in the month of
June. This festival is a very famous one attracting people
from far off places.
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