Location: Stok Palace stands tall at a distance of 14 km from Leh. One of the major tourist attractions, this palace is easily accessible for the travelers by jeeps or shared cabs.
Description: Stok palace was constructed in the year 1825 AD by King Tsespal Tondup Namgyal. This is a magnificent palace where a person can see ancient as well as modern style of architecture. This palace has gained popularity amongst the tourists because of the presence of lush green gardens that offer an awesome view. From the palace, a person can witness amazing view of the sunrise as well as sunset. Situated within the palace is the Stok Palace museum. Royal artifacts and various other royal items are showcased in this museum. Teachings of Lord Buddha, in the form of Thangkas, are also present in the museum. Tourists can get a glimpse of Buddhist lifestyle and culture by visiting this museum.
Activities: While on a trip to Stok palace, travelers can also visit the nearby attractions. People who are religiously inclined can visit the Spituk monastery to seek Lord Buddha’s blessings. Tourists can also indulge in savoring the taste of local cuisines which is served piping hot at the eateries and at affordable rates.