Documentation of Lechen Palkhar and Leh Namgyal Tsemo

Leh Palace and Leh Namgyal Tsemo are iconic sites that have dominated the historic landscape of Leh. Described by travelers from the 17th century onwards, they remain two of the most visited sites in Ladakh even today.

An architectural and historical research and documentation project was initiated in 2021 in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India. The project involved a multi disciplinary team of architects, surveyors, historians and photographers. Following the first phase of documentation, new insights into the historical evolution of the precinct have come to light.

The documentation will aid in the preparation of visitor interpretation guides to the Palace and castle.