Shanti Stupa

Shanti Stupa is a Buddhist white-domed stupa (chorten) 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 . The Shanti Stupa holds the relics of the Buddha at its base, enshrined by the 14th Dalai Lama himself . The stupa has become a tourist attraction not only due to its religious significance but also due to its location which provides panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
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Shanti Stupa is situated at a height of 4267 meters overlooking the Leh city, it gives a panaoromic view of surrounding snow capped mountains . Situated at a distance of about 5 km drive able road from the Leh city or one can reach here by climbing 500 steps . 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 Buddha in golden colour sitting on a platform turning the Dharmchakra wheel, 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. It was built to promote world peace and prosperty and to commemorate the 2500 years of Buddhism.

To Get Here :(Road)
Leh   –   3.1 kms See Map                                      Delhi – 1047 Kms
Srinagar – 434 Kms
Manali – 473 Kms

Kargil – 234 Kms

Nearest Airport : 5kms (Leh Airport) See Map
Indian Airlines  operates 3 flights in a week between Leh and Delhi, 2 flights in a week from Jammu and once in a week from Srinagar. Jet Airways also operates six flights in a week between Leh – Delhi and Go Air operates daily flight Between Leh – Delhi.
Nearest Railway Station : 428kms (Srinager Railway Station) See Map
Address : Shanti Stupa Rd, Leh, Jammu and Kashmir 194101
Phone : 01982 252 297

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