Little Tibet, Ladakh, draws a number of tourists to its powerful mountain ranges, adventure sports, and beautiful Buddhist monasteries. Leh-Ladakh is an ideal destination for nature as well as adventure lovers. The scenic beauty of the river Indus, Vishwa Shanti Stoopa, and the architectural beauty of monasteries and other historical monuments make it one of the most loved places in the world. A few major hotels in the region are listed below:
One of the finest hotels in Ladakh region, Hotel Dragon is known for the best luxury and traditional hospitality. Hotel Dragon, considered the pioneer in the tourism industry in Leh, is an ideal choice for adventure seekers as well as business travellers. The hotel has set a benchmark for the other hotels in Leh with its high-end facilities and services. Being situated in the land of endless discoveries, the hotel offers marvellous views of snow-capped peaks of the great Himalayan, Karakoram and Zanskar ranges. The hotel and its 32 beautiful rooms reflect true Ladakhi architecture and traditional Tibetan flavors. The interiors are undoubtedly rich in look.
A well equipped business centre, conference hall and recreational centre are built separately. The onsite multi cuisine restaurant at Hotel Dragon features truly delicious Indian, Chinese, Continental, and Tibetan delights for the guests. The well stocked bar offers a wide range of drinks & cocktails. Musical concerts and cultural shows are also organised on demand. The best part of the stay at Hotel Dragon is the bonfire evening in the garden area.
Hotel Caravan Centre
Located midway between Leh airport (2.5 km) and the city center (1.5 km), Hotel Caravan Centre is easily accesible. Its 24 beautifully decorated acommodation units are provided with wall-to-wall carpeting and all modern amenities. The south facing rooms provide wonderful views of the Indus Valley and the snow-capped Stok-Khangri in the Himalayan range. The north facing rooms open on to the dramatic views of the Khardongla range, across which runs the world’s highest road. This charming property is surrounded by mountain farms and picturesque mountains of Skara. Its sunny lawn, lined with lush poplar trees, and red and white garden furniture add more charm to the beauty of the hotel.
Almost all specialties in vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes are available in the in-house restaurant. Coming to the recreational activities, Caravan Centre organizes a number of sightseeing tours that are extremely adventurous and fun filled. The hotel also provides all the amenities and equipments required to meet and fulfill the business needs of the corporate travellers.
Hotel Galdan Continental
otel Galdan Continental, one of the refined and prestigious hotels in Leh, is all about the international standards of service, exquisite facilities, extraordinary architecture, picturesque location and luxurious stay. It offers 47 rooms and suites in total, out of which 40 are double bedded, 4 are single rooms and 3 are well furnished suites. The top feature of this hotel is the multi-lingual staff, all very cooperative.
The onsite multi cuisine restaurant serves a fine range of Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. Hotel Galdan Continental is well aware of your recreational needs, and therefore arranges sightseeing tours, excursions and trekking tours. The hotel also organizes cultural programmes on demand.
Hotel High Land
The hotel is frequently visited by the tourists as its ambiance beckons them to return. Each of the 14 rooms provide a splendid view of the mountains and snow desert outside. Rooms are well equipped with all sorts of modern facilities. Guests are provided with personalised services along with business oriented help from the staff. The restaurant at Hotel High Land prepares local Ladakhi delights which are rarely found in any other part of India.
The staff takes care of your recreational activities too. Trips are organised to soak in the beauty of Leh and also to try out several adventure activities. Top class assistance is provided for sightseeing tours, trekking, mountaineering and river rafting.
Hotel Shamba La
Shamba La is one of the most popular and best hotels in Leh with a perfect and unique blend of traditional Tibetan style and modern decor. Situated about 3 km from the airport and 2 km from the bus stand, the Hotel Shamba La is situated in the undisturbed outskirts of the city, far away from the urban chaos. Hotel Shamba La comprises of the world's best amenities and facilities. The restaurant serves a huge variety in Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, European, local Ladakhi and other continental cuisine.
There are two conference halls that are ideal for organising corporate events and functions. Besides, the huge lawn of the hotel can also be used for hosting informal gatherings, marriage functions and other such events. While at Hotel Shamba La, one can avail safari tours to Nubra Valley and trips for trekking, camping and sightseeing anytime. Apart from this, the hotel arranges bonfire parties every evening.
Comparatively a small hotel, but Lotus is categorised in “A Class” because of its high-end services. The place is a 5-minute walking distance from the main market area, and is surrounded by lush green fields and poplar trees that make the place heavenly. The rooms are double bedded, and have the best of facilities and interiors. There is not much variety in food. The restaurant serves the same Ladakhi, Chinese, Indian, Gujarati, Italian and continental cuisine, but the chefs maintain international standards of preparing meals.
Along with a lot of adventure activities, the hotel offers sightseeing trips to the nearby places. Cultural programmes can be organised post dinner on request. Traditional Ladakhi architecture, paintings and wood carvings in the hotel are simple outstanding. The garden area is filled with flowers and apple groves where you can relax.
Hotel Spic n' Span
Hotel Spic n' Span is a perfect example of the unique blend of modernity and traditonality in architecture as well as hospitality. The hotel is located in the heart of Leh and is easily accessible to the main market, airport, bus stand and other major tourist destinations. The accommodation units are quite spacious, and have all the essential facilities like color T.V., telephone, 24 hours room service, attached bathroom, tea/coffee maker etc.
The multi cuisine restaurant serves several kinds of authentic Indian and continental cuisine. The hotel has all the arrangements for conducting successful conferences and meetings. Apart from this, the travel desk at Hotel Spic n' Span has trained staff that organises exciting tours to places of tourist attraction. One can also try out adventure sports like mountaineering, trekking and rafting with their support and assistance.
Almost all the hotels in the region provide the best of facilities and amenities to their guests and also arrange exciting trips to several other destinations. A few other hotels in Leh-Ladakh are: