Calling it beautiful would be an understatement while referring to Ladakh, such is its humbling beauty and pristine views. The largest part of Jammu & Kashmir which is unique in terms of its geography and culture attracts many adventure junkies and tourists from around the world in a bid to explore the icy terrain, inhospitable connecting roads, splendid valleys and breathtaking rivers pouring down from mountain glaciers.
Ladakh was an independent kingdom for nine centuries before being taken over by Tibetan and Muslim culture. The traditions of the present living generation are very distinct and range from one woman marrying all brothers in the family to traditional mud-brick architecture still displayed in old houses. Some of the most popular attractions include Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Pangong Lake and number of Tibetan monasteries and palaces.
Some of the popular hotels here are:
The Druk Ladakh
The hotel boasts of amazing hospitality by the staff and several features to ensure you are entertained throughout your stay. The rooms offer a great view and the centric location of the hotel helps you have most of the attraction spots at a short distance. The hotel also has a DJ and party area and organizes bonfire evenings for tourists staying there.
Located beautifully next to the majestic Pangong Lake, lies the Camp Redstart, which is an absolute favourite with most tourists visiting Ladakh. The tents are right next to the lake, thus offering you brilliant scenic views. The tents are big, clean and functional with nice attached bathrooms. The staff is very hospitable and gives you the best of services in a land midst of nowhere.
The hotel warms you up with the characteristic homely feel it offers. The decor is pleasant and the newly built section offers bigger room with better services. The location is another highlight and the room service is efficient. The hotel also organizes campfire for the guests.
The hotel gives you a true peek to traditional Ladakhi hospitality. The host family makes sure everything is up to the mark for you throughout your stay. The hotel has yurts (tents) instead of rooms which are stretched out at a beautiful location. The hotel also provides badminton court for leisure activities and has an amazing menu to appease to your appetite. All in all, a great stay!
Nubra Organic Retreat
This organic retreat is a delight for nature lovers and those who love everything organic. Situated amidst the sand dunes of Hundar village in Nubra valley, this farm offers you that perfect retreat from your daily life. The tents are spacious, nice with comfortable bedding. The service of the staff is nothing but outstanding. There are lots of orchards you can visit or simply pluck and eat from as much as you want. In short, nature at its best!
West ladakh camp
This is a very good budget option for people on the go. The location is remote, and thus offers pristine views. The tents are clean and services up to the mark. The tents are spread out in a vast area giving you privacy, location and adventure, all in one!