Royal Palace Hotel

Old Road, Near Petrol Pump, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, 194101, India
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Good For Families
  • Families100
  • Couples60
  • Solo0
  • Business0

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by archanalal

need to know very urgently how is hotel royal palace in leh?
is it better than hotel dragon?
need to know asap...


by ulall

Dear Archana -- did you find out anything about the Royal Palace Hotel?
We are going now and it is being suggested.
The alternative is Hotel Spic-n-Span

Any suggestions will be sincerely appreciated


by archanalal

sorry i didnt seee ur message earlier...
hope u had a good time in Leh.
From what i heard Royal Palace is a good hotel "A class" which is the best for that area.
thats it for now

Travel Tips for Leh

The door to Ladakh

by zumodemango

Favorite, favorite is all Leh, i love Leh! The Royal Palace, Tsemo Gompa, Shanti Stupa, the bazaar and the wonderful mosque, but the most interesting thing is walk by the streets without no objective. See the bakers, all the shops, the narrow streets, the fruits markets, and talk with the people. "Funny" to see and fell the way the drive , like in a car race in the middle of narrow streets with bicicles, dogs, people! really fast!!!!
Leh in the middle of the mountains is the image i have stick on my mind.

Things to pack and guard with your life!

by akhilkvav

Nothing extraordinary, any bag/suitcase will do here. Some warm clothing will do, Leh is quite pleasant from May-September. After that gets very cold. TISSUE PAPER, TISSUE PAPER, AND MORE TISSUE PAPER!!! It's very expensive in Leh, don't know why. And yes, sunscreen (above 15 SPF) is quite useful. Digital cameras have shorter battery life, due to the temperature being outside the normal operating range of the batteries. People should plan and stock up for a 15-20% drop in battery life. Torch (no power most of the time in Leh)

Baker street

by call_me_rhia

I don't know if this little lane has a name, but I always called it baker street because it's full of traditional Bakery shops: small, dark and with real ovens. Bread there is delicious - really the best I have ever had - and cooked right in front of your eyes. Of course you get to eat it hot, so bring along something to fill your bread with: cheese, chocolate or even better a banana. My favourite baker is the first one on the right: fantastic bread for 2 rupess a piece. Definitely a great bargain

the Post Office

by call_me_rhia

If, in the world, there's a post office that looks quaint, it must be the one in Leh. What I mean by quaint is: small, old and inefficient-looking. I never quite managed to figure out the opening hours. When I found it open, they had run out of the proper stamps. And yet - in spite of it all, it turned out to be really efficient: not only all the postcards that we handed in were sent - but they reached home in record time. Moral of the story: never judge a book by its cover

Thiske, Matho, the Maitreya at Thiske

by Beefy_SAFC

The Gelugpa Thiske (or Tiske or Tiskey or Thiskey - take you're pick) Gompa is another place which, like the ruined palace in Leh, is seriously over photographed - I wouldn't be surprised if the monks ask for the photography to stop, in case all those camera flashes going off make tourists mistake the place for a nightclub. It's resemblance (from it's eastern side at least) to the Polata Palace in Lhasa is quite remarkable (a mini version if you like).

The gompa has seen a remarkable upsurge in fortunes since the arrival of tourists in 1974 and the money from tourism has allowed major renovation work and rebuilding to be carried out. The Maitreya (Future Buddha) Temple (the Buddha itself is shown below) is one example, it being inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in 1980. However, two problems that the temple does have is that the influx of tourists (it's only a short drive from Leh) make meditation difficult and the local Rinpoche has become involved in Kashmiri politics, thus it's reputation has suffered.

Apparently, prayer time is a good time to visit if you want to hear the giant Tibetan trumpets being played. Thiske is also a good vantage point to look at the rest of the upper Indus Valley - from it, you can see Shey and Stok (the current residence of the Ladakhi royal family) to the west, Matho (pictured below) across the Indus with the mountains rising away behind it (some people have advertised this as 'Alchi' elsewhere???), and also Stakna to the south. Thiske's chortens also have another use - protecting cars from the weather. I wonder if Thiske charges for the use of it's car parking chortens?


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