Leh Palace is a 9-storey-building, a former royal palace from 16th century. Palace is situated at top of a hill. You can see the Leh town. 8 out of the 9 floors of the palace are accessible to the public, the 9th floor being locked, said to be the resting place for the guarding of the royal family. The entry fee is Rs 25.
The high altitude of the place can take a toll on your body, hence it is advised to drink as much water as possible and have tablet of Diamox to prevent AMS (Acute mountain sickness).
Later in the day, we went to explore the mall road and have some food as we were starving after touring the palace. Mall road of Leh is not same as Mall road of other Hill stations. Its in middle of the town and is a mixture of restaurants, stores and souvenir shops. Simple yet elegant!!
Later that night, we could not resist ourselves and in -10 °C we went to Stupa, which is situated at top of a hill and can be reached by bike or car. It was a night of full moon and one can only imagine how beautiful it was, riding a bike, a hilly road and Stupa of Leh.