Picture yourself in a morning sipping a cup of tea sitting on the balcony of a cozy rusty cottage surrounded by apple orchards, enveloped within misty jungles, overlooking the majestic Himalayas. Isn’t it the dream about your trip when you visit Himachal Pradesh?
Owning such a house in the Himalayas might be a fantasy for some of us, but experiencing it is a mere question of your intention. The mighty mountains has several serene and beautiful cottages and homestays in Himachal Pradesh that will leave your senses mesmerized.
We have handpicked a few amazing secret places to stay around Himachal. Plan your trips to one of these places this summer, and make your dreams come true!
Baragarh Villa, Manali
Under the shadows of the majestic himalayas, where the rhythm of life surrenders to soothing melodies of nature whispering through fragrant pine breeze and colourful fruit orchards lies a luxurious stone villa.
As soon as you enter the premises of the Baragarh Estate , your senses will fuse into a climax of complete harmony and well being amidst lush gardens, apple orchards, kiwi plantations and everything good that mother nature has to offer.
Raju’s Cottage, Gushaini
If you are looking for peace, solitude, calmness, break from the hustle-bustle, chit-chats, bonfires, nature walks midst green cover, musical river flowing besides etc. there is no better place than Tirthan Valley for you.
Raju’s Cottage in Gushaini is one of the most amazing places to stay in Tirthan Valley. The guest house itself sits perched on a small hill and looks perfectly in place amidst the overwhelming mountains and sparkling greenery. The first glimpse of the guesthouse is breathtaking to say the least.
Darang tea estate, Kangra
The warmth and the hospitality of Darang Tea Estate will ensure that you have a fabulous holiday. The hosts go out of their way to make you comfortable and while the homestay has all the basic amenities one may need, it’s such a great feeling to be pampered!
There are quite a few monasteries to visit around the homestay and if you are in the mood for some adventure, Bir and Billing is only an hour away.
Dwarika Residency, Shimla
If you have ever dreamt of having your own home in the mountains then this is it! Shelapani is a hidden, untouched and unspoilt little hamlet located in the Shimla district but far far away from the maddening crowd of the main town and this four bedroom villa blends in perfectly with its surroundings.
A truly offbeat experience for the peace-seeker in you. A small road through a dense forest of pine trees magically opens up to the astounding beauty of the this serene himalayan villa facing the valley.
Cottage Once Upon a Time, Kasol
The Cottage in Kasol was built with memories of the past. A nostalgia of the times when life was quiet, peaceful and serene and that’s the feeling we would like you to experience this holiday. A feeling of the period we all miss sometimes.
Enjoy the touch of nature listening to the song of the river or whisper of the cedars and pines. Trek the mountains and walk the jungle trails. Photograph the wild plants and collect their leaves to compile your own album of dried flowers and leaves of different plants.
Tree House Cottage, Manali
Imagine if you were to stay in a tree house, on a lovely snowy day, sipping onto hot chocolate as the snow white washes your windows. Imagine looking at snow covered himalayas from the comfort of your cozy cottages. The Tree House Cottage in Manali is where your imaginations turn into reality.
Set atop an oak-tree amidst apple orchards in a landscape of 1.5 hectares, the cottages are surrounded by lush fields, apple, plum and walnut orchard groves, dotted by bunches of colourful scented flowers.
Spirits Unplugged, Shimla
Set amidst dense cedar and pine forests, Spirits Unplugged! is a peaceful, relaxing and photogenic farm retreat with a mesmerising view of the Himalayas – far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The newly built stone cottage at the farm sits perched on a hilltop overlooking a majestic valley … with breath taking views of pine forest slopes, a waterfall and organic farms.
Jibhi Cafe & Cottages, Kullu
Jibhi Camp offers beautiful ambiance in the arms of nature. The Camp is a theater where the whispering winds through the woods compose melodies with feeling of the falling flakes of the flowering blossoms with twittering birds and buzzing insects, wafting through woodlands brown from your camp.
The Seraj valley in Kullu District is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh and this camp is located amidst his valley.
Agyaat Vaas, Narkanda
Staying at Agyaat Vaas is rich and unique experience in its own way. Being located amidst lush green surrounding and high mountain peaks, the resort gives a heavenly and spiritual feeling to the guests.
The absence of the usual noises and the rush of cities and even the smallest town, makes you feel relaxed as soon you enter the Himalayan retreat.
Bundla Tea Estate, Palampur
Tucked away in Palampur, the homestay seems to be just another house in this small town. Basic yet impressive, this lovely homestay wins you with its hospitality!
Only an hour away from Dharamshala, the town itself is very quiet and naturally the homestay personifies the silence. The view from all the rooms is breathtaking and the sudden spurt of greenness around you will overwhelm you for a few hours.
The Himalayan Trout House, Kullu
Just misty mountains, sparkling streams and waterfalls, the wind in the trees, wild flowers and birds, clear starry skies and white rocks reflecting the moonlight.
The Himalayan Trout House in Nagini is a friendly well connected, comfortable retreat set deep in the heart of rural Himachal.
Sanjiv's Aira Holme Retreat, Shimla
Located far enough from the revelling crowds, it is serene and homely. The ambiance at the cottage is relaxed and peaceful. Surrounded by deodars, the cottage is enveloped by nature and urban forest within the town. Overlooking a valley, the view is breathtaking of the Tara Devi temple with Chail and its forests.
Nestled in tranquility, Billy and Sanjiv’s cottage in Aira Holme, in old Chotta Simla is scenic and cosy.