Situated at a height of 4267 meters overlooking the Leh city, the Shanti stupa gives a panoramic view of surrounding snow capped mountains. It is at a distance of about 5 km drive able road from the Leh city or one can climb 500 steps to reach here. The location of Shanti Stupa is such that it is visible from all over Leh city.
It is built as a two level structure, a flight of stairs leads to the first level where a Dharmchakra (as in white strip of Indian national flag) with two deer on each side, features a central image of Lord, the second level depicting the birth of Buddha, defeating of devils in meditation and death of Buddha along with many small images of meditating Buddha, all embossed in vibrant colours.
A white dome Stupa (Chorten) built on a Changspa, a steep hill, opposite the Leh Palace gives a magnificent view at sunrise and sunset, it looks more beautiful at night illuminated in the white light. It was built by the Ladakh and Japanese Buddhists. It was built to promote world peace and prosperity and to commemorate the 2500 years of Buddhism.
BEST TIME TO VISIT LEH
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Leh is as given below. The best time to visit Leh is also specified.