Shanti Stupa is situated on a peak in Chanspa, Leh locale, Ladakh, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Shanti Stupa was made to depict world peace and prosperity. Situated at a tallness of 4,267 meters , the stupa is approx. 5 kilometers from Leh – the capital of Ladakh. It was founded in 1991 by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura.
The stupa is open for visitors between 5:00 a.m. also, 9:00 p.m. These is also a small Buddha temple situated right next to the stupa, is something that you shouldn’t miss. Monks and tourists can be seen performing meditation which itself is an experience. I too tried doing meditation and trust me, it was by far the best experiences ever.
As I was in Leh for 4 days, I visited Shanti stupa during the day as well as night. Both had it’s own charm though during the day time, it’s quite hotter so I suggest you visit this magnificent monument between 5PM to 7PM.
All in all, it is one MUST VISIT place in India. And now, I’ll sign off leaving you with some clicks from my camera! Enjoy.