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Stok Palace Heritage

Cultural & Heritage Stay At A Royal Residence

Rating4.5(7)
Leh, Ladakh
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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Are you stoked to see the richest history of Ladakh? Stok Palace is a preserved heritage hotel bringing back the days of dynasties and reigns in a stately and colourful manner with only six suites on offer. It celebrates the old-school living traditions and lifestyles of the people. The magical stories, gold secrets, priceless artefacts make it quite special. The four-storied building, perched on a ridge just adds to the glorified grandeur of the place. The village - as one strolls through white show more

A photo walkthrough

Dip Into Rich Cultural Heritage

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Stok Palace
Are you 'Stoked?'
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Queen Room
Placed on the 4th floor of The Stok Palace, the room with luxurious furnishings was her majesties retreat, with the artistically drawn paintings on the walls, with some of her private belonging left on her desk, including the vintage radio and her closets in the bedroom, the royal bed designed in a most elegant way, in sensuous and delicate yet bold and beautiful tones has hosted the leading lights and charms of the kingdom for centuries.
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Festivals
Stok Guru Tsechu Festival - Feb/ March. Matho Nagrang Festival - March. Hemis Tsechu Festival - 30 June to July 1. Phyang Tsesdup Festival - July 18 to July 19. Tak-Tok Festival - July 8 to July 9.
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Chulli Bagh Villa
The rooms look out into this ancient garden scape which by intention have been left un-manicured, in order to retain its natural charm.
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Colorful Spaces
It encapsulates and reflects the lifestyle and history of royalty set in the midst of the valley of Singey Sangpo which is popularly known as the Indus River

Quick gist

About the stay

  • The palace's greatness also encompasses a well-curated museum for the visitors.
  • The 34th generation of the royal family still resides here!
  • See the utmost detailing, inter-linked courtyards, painted windows & balconies, white exteriors, murals, granaries and what not!
  • You have plenty of dining options - family dining in the private dining chamber to open-kitchen traditional cooking.
  • Fill your day with knowledge and history with one of the guided walks to the Stok village.

Where is this?

  • It is located southwest of Leh, which is about 15 Km from the city centre.
  • The holy land of mountains is our spectacular Ladakh - all about beauty and grandeur.
  • Behold the breathtaking views of the Indus Valley from the hotel.
  • There is a Buddhist temple on the upper-most floor of the palace.
  • The quaint village of Stok at the base of the Stok Kangri (6150 m).

With whom?

  • Only 9 units in total are available at the palace.
  • One of which will be accessible by you after the booking.

You get

  • Accommodation is taken care of.
  • Breakfast is complimentary.
  • Refreshments are provided as well.

Things to remember

  • Activities/ experiences are charged extra.
  • For meals, you may or may not choose to book them.

Something unique

The current owner, King Jigmed Namgyal has done some painstaking restoration of the palace using ancient techniques and elements, which seem to fade with each passing day.

Tips from insiders

  • You could trek to the Stok Kangri base.
  • Rafting is a mad popular sport here!
  • Guests can choose to spend a lazy afternoon amidst the shade offered by the orchard - Chulli Bagh.
  • Do make a visit to the royal kitchen of the palace.
  • If you persuade the management enough, they may let you see the Throne Room too.
  • Royal Museum - Entry Fees at Rs. 70/- - Timings from 9 Am to 5 Pm.