If you are planning a relaxing vacation that blends nature with luxury, it is time to have that much-awaited trip to Himachal. The land of lofty mountains and ferocious rivers promises a rejuvenating time as you enjoy a stay at one of the best resorts in Himachal. Pick one that keeps you close to nature, yet, doesn’t compromise on facilities and amenities.
Nestled in the magnificent Himalayas, these resorts make for a great escape for honeymoon couples as well as families and groups of friends. Head to one of these luxurious retreats in Himachal Pradesh if you are looking for a romantic getaway, family break, or a refreshing vacation.
Norwood Green Resort, Palampur
Considered the best tea estate resort in the state.
Norwood Green boasts of exquisite cottages of aristocratic architecture and well equipped with all modern amenities. The surrounding tea gardens and pine forests make the resort an ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate. The resort also offers various recreational activities like pottery, bird watching, trekking, paragliding, yoga, and meditation
La Ri Sa Mountain Resort, Manali
Lush green resort outside the city amidst serene surroundings.
The name “Larisa” originates from an amalgamation of three words from the local language of Lahul – La signifies that which is above, Ri, the mountains, and Sa means the Earth. You can indulge in activities like gardening, orchard tour, etc.; in the evening you can set up your own private barbecue.
Chonor House, McLeod Ganj
Undoubtedly, the best place to stay when in McLeod Ganj.
Chonor House is a branch of Norbulingka, a community working towards preserving Tibetan arts and culture. A British architect, David Port, designed and built this primitive property using stones and slates from a local mountain to blend this property with the local natural environment. There are eleven rooms decorated on Tibetan theme using murals, appliquéd fabrics, hand-knotted carpets, and wooden furniture, all created by Norbulingka craftsmen.
Navek-La Country Home, Dharamshala
A wonderful property with extremely wonderful owners.
It is a home away from home. The owners, Brigadier Sandhu, and his wife are extremely hospitable and treat you like a personal guest. The expansive house is home to a fruit orchard, a wonderful patio, and three adorable dogs. During evening tea, indulge in an illuminating discussion with family.
Sunnymead Estate, Shimla
My favorite! A family home built using traditional Dhajji architecture
The property is a marvel in itself. The owners are nature lovers and the estate is a symbol of their love towards nature. Everything used in property is eco-friendly, whether it is toiletries, pillows or mattress, anything remotely hazardous is avoided. Located in midst of an oak and Rhododendron forest in Shimla, visitors prefer to take a short trek to reach the doorstep.
Grand View Resort, Dalhousie
An antiquated yet luxurious stay in Dalhousie.
Welcome to the Grand View Resort! A splendid property with glass panels and wooden panels on its façade and surrounded by snowy mountains of the Dhauladhar Ranges. The resort is replete with luxurious rooms and striking interiors that will definitely make your stay a memorable one. Amenities and Activities: Health Club, Gym, Pool Table, PlayStation, Library, and Badminton Court.