General Zorawar Singh who, in 1836, built this fort for his soldiers, was renovated in 1997 and was re-opened for public on August 15th to commemorate golden jubilee of the Independence Day. Zorawar Museum narrates his victories and defeats.
Entry is Free
Tip: Occasional light and sound shows highlight its contours during the summer months of May-October
Timings: till 6 PM
Sankar Gompa: Considered to be a subsidiary of Spituk, Sankar Gompa belongs to the Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat Sect. One of the my favorites from this gompa was its main building which is adorned with a golden spire and a "Dharma Chakra" flanked by two deer, symbolizing the Buddha's first sermon in Sarnath. This is also one of the most accessible gompas and hence there are restricted visiting hours for tourists.
Timings: Visit this gompa either between 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM or between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Direction: Approximately 3 km from Leh.
Chowkhang Gompa: I nearly missed this one as Chowkhang Gompa is not easy to locate. It is almost hidden amongst the shops on the street of the main market which makes it difficult to spot. But few steps lead down will lead to a lovely square where the Gompa sits right in the middle of this square!