Baltic Polo, A Game At The Top Of The World
Words by Sarah Merchant
Attending a polo match is one thing but attending a polo match, specially arranged for you at 11,400 ft is a whole another ball game! At TUTC, we don’t just give you a holiday, we offer a camp full of luxury experiences. Take a look at our Baltic Polo experience…
The mystical monasteries, the gorgeous landscape, the dramatic skies; beyond that exists a Ladakh only a few get to witness. A Ladakh of the people, where every moment, every change in season is celebrated with an unmatched enthusiasm and vigour. Music rises from every corner and even the mountains seem to celebrate with the locals, when they don their traditional wear and dance the night away. Baltic Polo forms an essential part of these celebrations.
Borrowed from its neighbours, adapted as its own, Baltic Polo first came to Ladakh in the 15th century with Baltistan princess, when she married the Ladakhi King. Fast forward to today, no social event in Ladakh is complete without it.
And since we, at TUTC, believe in showcasing every element of the land we are glamping at, we arrange a private game of Polo just for you at 11,400 feet. There, under the canopy of Ladakh’s beautiful skies, with traditional music and gourmet food for company, you watch the game unfold.
The very nature of Ladakh reflects in this game. The ponies used for Baltic Polo, only 46 of them left, are as exclusive as the landscape and the experience. The music played to cheer the horses is warm and welcoming, just like the locals. The pace of the game, fast and wild, is just like the unpredictable weather. The merry celebrations after every goal are unapologetic, just like the spirit of Ladakh. The bond shared between the rider and his horse is as pure and unadulterated as the smiles of the locals.
Maybe that’s why, even after 6 centuries, Polo is still popular in Ladakh. Come, get acquainted with every stroke of this rocky paradise, only with TUTC. Here’s a glimpse at the match we arranged for our guests.
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