Leh Old Town (Photo Feature)

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Leh Old Town

Leh is the second largest district in the country (after Kutch, Gujarat) in terms of area.

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Road leading to Old Town

Jama Masjid

This mosque, situated right in the heart of Leh town, was built in 1667 A.D. as part of an agreement between the Mugal Emperor Aurangzeb and the then ruler of Ladakh, Deldan Namgyal. The Mughals had facilitated withdrawal of Mongol army from Ladakh at that time.

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Jama Masjid

Chamba Gompa

Chamba Gompa contains a 13.7 m high statue of the future Buddha which the Ladakhis refer to as Chamba.

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Chamba Gompa

Chandazik Gompa

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Chandazik Gompa

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Door leading to the prayer hall

Namgyal Stupa

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Namgyal Stupa

Soma Gompa

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Soma Gompa

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Buddha

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View from the roof top

One Response to Leh Old Town (Photo Feature)

  1. Pratibha Singh October 1, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    thanks for sharing this.great post

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