The Exquisite Palace In The midst Of Harsh Nature, Leh Palace

When you think about anything in Leh the most common misconception is barren deserts. There are different places around the world which you can visit, but none would be comparable to this trip to Leh and Ladakh. After travelling through vast expanse of desert you will see the serenity has already engulfed you. You will find that calmness has taken all over your body and mind. 

Leh Palace View
Leh Palace View | Image Resource : static.ibnlive.in.com

On this journey the second palace that I explored was the Leh Palace. This was a formal royal palace and it overlooks the Ladakhi town of Leh. This palace was actually modeled after the Potala palace in Tibet. However similar they are the Leh palace has a very discreet over and above the Potala palace. This could be because of the fact that the locations are completely different. I would like to tell you that the experience at Leh is something which you can never be prepared for. This was closest from the Nalanda Hotel which I was staying at. 

Leh Palace
Leh Palace | Image Resource : ibnlive.com

The desert is one place which is formidable; Leh being a desert is one of the driest places. This is a desert and you will see the life forms along the rivers. The Leh Palace is nine storeys high. The royal family stays on the upper floors and the lower rooms are for the stables and the store rooms.  This palace was left abandoned in the 19th century and the royalty moved to the STOK palace. There is however many restoration process which is being run for this Leh Palace.

Stok Palace
Stok Palace | Image Resource : potala-himalaya.com

The museum of the palace has many Jewelry, ornaments, ceremonial dresses and crowns. You will also see Chinese paintings which are more than 450 years old. This is a very impressive building in itself. You can take a car and directly drive there. You may see a few things inside the palace; the view however is what you see from the different windows here. From each window you will be able to get a view of the entire city of Leh. This is something would definitely leave a mark on you. 

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