Stok Palace Heritage Hotel is located at the edge of a bucolic setting southwest of Leh, about 15 km from the city centre. It has been refurbished as a heritage hotel with the view of keeping the history of the 17th century palace and its former occupants alive. The idea was to give an unadulterated experience of how the royal family lived centuries ago. The design and aesthetics have been kept true to the original look and feel of the palace.
Once the seat of power for the erstwhile Ladakh Royal Family, with the 34th generation of the family still in residence, the palace is the perfect location to process the remarkable natural, cultural and architectural heritage of Ladakh. A walk through the palace highlights the detailing and planning, elements like inter-linked courtyards, granaries, effective drainage system, carved and painted windows and balconies that stand out against the stark white exterior, outstanding organic dye art and murals, supported by courtiers’ homes – all an ideal heritage village project.
The Palace is an iconic landmark and popular for its well preserved and curated museum but the real treat lies in being part of the living heritage at the palace – enthralling stories, fascinating secrets, visits from oracles, all sum up your romantic stay here.