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Leh Palace additionally alluded as the ‘Lhachen Palkhar’ is a days of old imperial royal residence situated in the beautiful Ladakhi Himalayan town of Leh in the territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India.
Structured in accordance with the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet, the development of the Leh Palace started in the sixteenth century and it was finished in the seventeenth century, checking it as one of the tallest structures of that period with nine stories. The rooftop top of the castle gives fabulous perspectives on the heap of Stok Kangri and the Ladakh mountain go as likewise all encompassing perspectives on the whole town and its environment. The castle is presently in an incapacitated condition being kept up by the ‘Archeological Survey of India’ (ASI).
Anyway the grand structure with a historical center holding more than 450 years of age antiques amidst the mountains that give stunning perspectives on the snow clad mountain ranges pulls in vacationers to this castle.
Author of the Namgyal administration of Ladakh, Tsewang Namgyal set out on structure the Leh Palace on the Tsemo Hill in 1553. The development of this grand structure was finished in the seventeenth century by Sengge Namgyal known as the ‘Lion’ King. He was the nephew of Tsewang Namgyal.
While the upper floors of the nine-storied castle were utilized for private reason by the regal family, the lower floors had storerooms and stables. The illustrious family needed to forsake the royal residence and move to Stok Palace in the mid nineteenth century as the Dongra powers attacked and took over Ladakh. The royal residence not just remained a vulnerable observer to some extreme wars yet in addition confronted the fury of such wars showed by the genuine harm it experienced gun balls.
Albeit littler in size, this castle takes after Lhasa’s Potala Palace and stands amidst the mountains as a phenomenal case of medieval Tibetan design. The extended out wooden overhangs and the tremendous buttressed divider are the essential highlights of this structural style.
The castle is worked of stones, wood, mud and sand. The dividers of the royal residence being developed with wood and mud helps fend off the burning warmth, in this way making an alleviating and wonderful temperature inside. The passage of the castle is improved with wood cut dolls. Despite the fact that the royal residence is in remnants, some little compartments, couple of open rooms passages still exist.
The greater rooms and hallways of the royal residence have been transformed into display corridors. A few paintings that figured out how to stay unmistakable in the run down dividers of the castle portray the glorious loftiness of the past. The acclaimed Victory Tower lies simply over the royal residence which was built to celebrate the bold battle set up by the Ladakhi warriors against the attacking Balti Kashmiri troopers in the sixteenth century that saw the Ladakhi valiant hearts winning the fight.
This fantastic regal royal residence disregarding the Namgyal slope lying on the old Leh city situated amidst delightful scenes and mountain ranges has figured out how to hold its persona. It has turned into a well known vacationer goal in Leh separated from being a significant center point of Buddhist culture and religion. It gives fabulous perspectives as well as let one stroll through the rich past. A statue of Lord Buddha is situated inside the religious community of the royal residence.
Old pictures and artistic creations are shown in the display lobbies of the royal residence that incorporate Tibetan thangka or sooth sketches exhibiting fine structures. These compositions that are more than 450 years of age were made utilizing hues got from powdered stones and diamonds and till date astonish all with their rich and clear appearance. The royal residence is additionally a house to a rich accumulation of crowns, stylized dresses and gems among others. The royal residence looks much all the more bewitching on a full moon night raising the spiritualist appeal.