Built by the rulers of the Namgyal Dynasty, this palace, which still belongs to the Namgyal family, reflects a royal lifestyle. It has numerous intriguing features including spatial planning with access passages, royal apartments, a prayer chamber arranged around multi-level interlinked courtyards, decorative balconies at the upper levels of the five storied main building, support and service space, an entry courtyard, yabkhor (veranda) and a lhakchung (temple) on the upper floor. The stupas and main walls also attest to the palace’s cultural significance. Experience one of the palace’s six heritage rooms situated on different levels. There are four Standard Suite Rooms, The Royal Suite and The Queen’s Room available from 15 May to 15 October. Otherwise, enjoy one of the three villas located in the apricot orchard, a five minute walk from the palace that are open from 15 February to 30 November.
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Mr. Jigmed Wangchuk Namgyal
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“My idea was to sustain the palace and create awareness amongst the community to show them that it can be preserved. I had the urge to protect the very tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Ladakh, which is important since it is nestled in heart of the Trans Himalayas. So, in 2007 I began to convert my property into a Heritage Hotel. It was a very humble beginning with just one room to begin with. Now, we have six well-appointed rooms, which blend in with the palace’s architecture.”
Welcome to Ladakh
Situated 150miles (as the crow flies) east of Srinagar, or 260miles by road, Ladakh is renowned for its stark mountain scenery and unique culture and what better way to experience this rugged and untamed region than glamping in Ladakh with Secret Retreats and exploring the region and its fascinating cultures on one of our Leh Ladakh tour packages. Perhaps the least populous region in Kashmir the people who call Ladakh home are of Tibetan descent, and this link is clearly visible in the architecture, traditions and religion of the Ladakhi people. For lovers of wild scenery, incredible mountain scenery, an untamed landscape where man has to live in tune with nature to survive, Ladakh offers all this and more to the traveller. And Secret Retreats has selected from the many hotels in Ladakh the perfect location for your Ladakh holiday.
“Located just south of Leh at 3,500m above sea level, this palace was built in 1820 by Ladakhi craftsmen for the royal family of Ladakh. Today, it has been restored into a six-suite boutique hotel (only open during spring and summer). The three additional villas in the orchard are open all year long.”
Kim, the discoverer.
GENERALTotal number of rooms: 9 rooms
Chulli Bagh Villas are closed from 1 December to 14 February
Time zone: (GMT+05:30) New Delhi
Currency accepted: INR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Diners
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESSTaxi can be arranged from the airport.
Nearest Airport: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport (IXL) - 20 km
CONTACTVilla Stok, Po Leh – Ladakh, Jammu& Kashmir 194101 , India