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Shanti Stupa-The Panoramic View of Leh City

Shanti Stupa, located on a hill-top, is an architectural beauty by itself. It is a strong symbol of ties between the inmates of Ladakh and that of Japan. It has been an inimitable torch bearer of peace since its genesis, 1991. This structure was built in commemoration of 2500 years of Buddhism. Sunrise and Sunset are believed to be the best views that can be had at Shanti Stupa.

If you are a fitness freak, you have a better option to reach the Shanti Stupa than the mostly practiced option of using a four wheeler or a bike to reach the Stupa. There are 500+ steps that take you directly to the Stupa. The deep breathing caused due to the climbing of steps, perfectly enables you to acclimatize to the changing atmospheric pressure. The tiring steady walk of 30-45 minutes will reward you with the best view of city. You can also find a meditation hall there and you’ll find lot of glee, if you are a fervent believer in spirituality.

Special in Shanti Stupa: A bird’s eye view from the location of Shanti Stupa is something no wise-traveler can afford to miss.

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Jammu & Kashmir, India
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Altitude / Height:
11545 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
34.1736000°N, 77.5747000°E
Distance from Leh city center to Shanti Stupa
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Read traveller's reviews about Shanti Stupa..

Overall Rating:4.6

  '5' out of 5
"Shanti Stupa🌐 is a Buddhist white-domed stupa on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district, Ladakh, in the north Indian state🗻 of Jammu and Kashmir. It was built in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu, Gyomyo Nakamura and part of the Peace Pagoda mission🗽@"
  '5' out of 5
"Must visit while you are in Leh. A lo of people track to the stupa from city. Fantastic view of the city."
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"Being at an altitude, one gets a great view of complete Leh city from Shanti Stupa. The wall engravings are beautifully done depicting the presence of Lord Buddha."
  '4' out of 5
"Nice quiet place to Meditate, Also a great panoramic view of the Leh City, you can watch the planes landing down in the morning from here. "
  '5' out of 5
"You can See all Leh City From here! Wearing of warm clothes Recommend even in summer!"

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