Shanti Stupa, Leh, Ladakh

Shanti Stupa was inaugurated by the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso in the year 1991 as part of the efforts to promote world peace. The Stupa was constructed with the help of Ladakhi and Japanese Buddhists.  Located at a height of 4,267 meters, a visit to Shanti Stupa provides stunning panoramic view of the Leh town. But before you start exploring Leh, make sure you are properly acclimatized in order to prevent altitude sickness.

Shanti Stupa, Ladakh (1)

Towards Shanti Stupa


 


The view of Leh. Tried the “miniature effect” found in Nikon D5100


 

Inside Meditation hall


Me with Rigzin, the cab driver


The footwear needs to be removed before stepping on this 2-level stupa. Always circumambulate in clockwise direction. There is a meditation hall near the Stupa where a huge idol of Buddha is present. Entry is free.

Visited on 5th August 2013