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Warmth & Care in Ethereal Zanskar

Padum, India
Private room in house hosted by Jude And Yshana
7 guests1 bedroom6 beds1 bath
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Jude And Yshana has 70 reviews for other places.
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This home in the North of the Great Himalayan mountain range, is run by a very kindly elderly couple, looking for interesting company in this remote valley town of Padum.

The space
After the long and ardurous drive to Padum, the lovely couple, Abdul and his beautiful and friendly wife, make the entire drive worth your while. They serve some of the most close-to-nature food you would have ever tasted. The water is the purest, since it is right from the source. The butter and milk is home made from the 2 cows they breed. The vegetables are right from their own kitchen gardens.

Abdul is a keen to chat up and know about happening about the world. He welcomes keen discussions about world affairs, happenings in the business world and such.

His ever smiling wife is keen that you eat well and keep warm. If you do wake about 6am, you can accompany her to milk the cow.

Guest access
The house is carpeted floor to ceiling as you can expect in this cold region. Abdul likes to pass his time catching the latest on the news and sports channels, while his wife will lounge in front of the tele and witness Indian life through Bollywood films and soaps. You could share their in their screen time.

You would have a lovely bedroom to yourself. It is basic but comfortable, clean and warm. The shared bath, has both hot and cold water. I loved it as it overlooked the open expanse of the simple, scenic village.

The toilet is squatting Indian style one. Uncomfortable if you have not been to one before. But rather good for improving bowel movements due to your squatting position. :). Miniscule discomfort compared to the rest of the natural, untouched beauty around.

Other things to note
Driving/ Trekking through the Himalayan range is not for the feint hearted. Neither is it for the tough cookies. A desire and earnest want to travel through serene lands and see uncharted terrain before all the highways come up, is what drives us up there year after year.

This is the third time we are driving through the region. We drive in a 4x4 vehicle, over 2 weeks and cover about 2500+ kms. The first time we drive through, our daughter was 4 years old. If you have questions about your travel details, please drop us a line and we will be happy to guide you. You would of course be expected to do your research/ reading through the 100+ other resourceful sites available online.

Our aim with Artisanale Homes, is to connect traditional homes across India (and maybe one day, the world). Homes that bring out the essence of the family that grew up there. An honest place where you can just relax and not bother about getting fancy bills or being served that is not grown/ sold locally. We want to bring together travellers and owners looking for mutual respect and understanding.
This home in the North of the Great Himalayan mountain range, is run by a very kindly elderly couple, looking for interesting company in this remote valley town of Padum.

The space
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Free parking on premises
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Padum, India

After leaving behind Kargil, the gruelling drive across 240kms of arid land, high passes, breadth taking views, serpentine rivers, deserted villages of 2 or 3 huts, arriving at Padum seems like a surreal land.

The Buddhist monasteries and picturesque villages with their irrigated fields of barley and potatoes, and fascinating encounters with the local people turn the trip into an unforgettable experience.
After leaving behind Kargil, the gruelling drive across 240kms of arid land, high passes, breadth taking views, serpentine rivers, deserted villages of 2 or 3 huts, arriving at Padum seems like a surreal land.…

Hosted by Jude And Yshana

Joined in May 2012
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Hi, we are Jude and Yshana from Goa. We are extremely sensitive to the lack of order the current pandemic has thrown us all into. Our homes are ready to move in, in every aspect. Drop me a line if you have any queries related to moving into Goa for the long or short term. All our homes have excellent wifi services atlas within the house. The villages in Goa have a general problem with optic fibre that are laid across farms and hung from tree tops. But Artisanale Homes have the best service possible in the area. Our homes that we offer to guests, have been painstakingly restored over many years by us. The art, books, decor that adorn the walls and floors are from our very own collections from around the world. Artisanale Homes have been born out of the need to save many a home from being razed down by the new world builders. Our homes are delicately tucked away into the villages of Goa, giving you the typical Goan ambience, in the villages of Aldona, Benaulim, Saligao and Colvale. We prefer long staying guests about a 1 month upwards, and our pricing reflects this, but stays below a week are welcome too. We mainly operate by word of mouth and our guests do speak for us. We try to offer our guests the local ambience and encourage them to see the non touristy face of our land by being as un obtrusive as possible. We are available for assistance to our guests at all times and are accessible by phone and mail. Being avid travellers ourselves throughout India and across the world, we have some wonderful recommendations which we would be happy to share with you. So, be it a getaway from Goa, or clubbing your Goa holiday with a trip to the rugged mountains of Kashmir or riding a safari jeep in Central India, we would be happy to share our stops and routes with you...
Hi, we are Jude and Yshana from Goa. We are extremely sensitive to the lack of order the current pandemic has thrown us all into. Our homes are ready to move in, in every aspect. D…
During your stay
After the long and ardurous drive to Padum, the lovely couple, Abdul and his beautiful and friendly wife, make the entire drive worth your while. They serve some of the most close-to-nature food/ tea you would have ever tasted. The water is the purest, since it is right from the source. The butter and milk is home made from the 2 cows they breed. The vegetables are right from their own kitchen gardens.

Abdul is a keen to chat up and know about happening about the world. He welcomes keen discussions about world affairs, happenings in the business world and such.

His ever smiling wife is keen that you eat well and keep warm. If you do wake about 6am, you can accompany her to milk the cow. Ask her to toss up a her favourite Rogan Gosh Mutton recipe. Simply wonderful and mouth watering in this otherwise dry land.
After the long and ardurous drive to Padum, the lovely couple, Abdul and his beautiful and friendly wife, make the entire drive worth your while. They serve some of the most close…
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events