Towering over a hill overlooking the valley of Singey Sangpo, popularly known as the Indus River, the 200-year old Stok Palace is an endearing landmark, historically, aesthetically, architecturally and socially.
Occupying a high altar of reverence amongst the people of Ladakh, the Namgyal dynasty has resided in the Stok Palace for centuries now. Opened to the public in 1980 with the blessings of the Dalai Lama, Stok Palace today is a boutique and heritage hotel in Ladakh that encapsulates all that this mysterious and beautiful land is.
At Stok Palace Hotel is indeed a special one. The embodiment of everything Ladakhi, the Palace is the proud sentinel of a millennium of heritage, tangible and intangible with its enduring rituals and traditions, the mural adorned walls reverberating with the chants of our in house monastery. The cultural curiosities on display to the culinary magic created in our traditional kitchen, experiencing Stok Palace is experiencing the entire Ladakh, at least enough to convert anyone into a Ladakh lover.
The Stok Palace continues to be the snug abode of the Namgyal dynasty with a rich legacy and heritage of a millennium. The exquisite decorations and the tasteful curation of every element, most of them antiques brings home the reality of the sophistication and finesse of this region and its artistic accomplishments even when isolated and far removed from the more accessible lands.
Stok Palace is now a boutique hotel, opening its doors to the hallowed hallways and courtyards with even a private monastery within.
Contrasting with its freshness, of orchards in bloom, fruits, flowers and fragrances suffusing everything, a lightness is in the air with cottages built with ancient techniques but modern tastes. Combined with a stay at the Stok Palace, Chulli Bagh offers the complete and inclusive experience of Ladakh.
An abode of serenity on hallowed grounds, surrounded by shrines and stupas, Zimshag, the meditation home of erstwhile royal family now welcomes you on a journey that takes you inward and outward into the surreal landscape of Ladakh.
Ladakh is a land of festivals with each season bringing a different story and celebrations. The world is yet to realize the true complexity of Ladakh and it's rich heritage. Stok Palace has been the epicenter of Ladakhi culture for centuries bringing the best of Ladakh to the world and vice versa, adding and reinvigorating the living heritage of Ladakh.
STOK PALACE HERITAGE HOTEL LADAKH