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Raku House

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5 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir
The Old Raku House in main Tukcha, Leh is the official centre of the Flowering Dharma and the Alphonso Club. Nestled in the midst of quiet and serene poplar grove, Raku House is just at a distance of 10 minute walk from the Leh Market and is an excellent example of traditional Ladakhi Architecture.

The foundation of the old Raku House was laid about 150 years ago by the parents of present day owner Abilay Rigzin Dolma. The name “Raku” means “the one who drank the soup of the goat” and has its origin in an interesting story: it is said that during ancient time when Ladakh was ruled by Kings, the ancestor of the family with some other villagers happened to slaughter a Goat for consumption. When the meat of the Goat was cooked the ancestor was the one who drank the soup and that’s how the family got its name.

The present old Raku House was...
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Listing #HL8591883
About the Owner
Tashi N
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2017
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The collective effort of the Alphonso Saplings in bringing the old Raku House to life again is aweinspiring. what looked like a task of years was done in the time span of only about two months by the amazing team. Guess when your motivation is...More

Thank sonamriglam
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Dedicated team and wonderful place .. Raku House is running by team of young dedicated people working for cultural heritage preservation and also provide home stay service for its self reliance.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Located at a serene and peaceful location but at just walking distance from the market the Raku House was a great choice for stay. The rooms were cozy and clean. Not just a place to stay but an experience in itself with the meditation hall...More

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  • Double Beds:(5)
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Internet Access
  • Private Garden
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    2 Full baths
    5 Fulls
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  • Damage Deposit: AU$70 / stay - Deposit
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