Bakrota Hills Homestay – Dalhousie

Dalhousie

Dalhousie is one of India’s most beautiful hill stations located in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. With charming views of snow-capped peaks and the sprawling hills covered with pine and deodars, it has a breathtaking scenic beauty. Lord Dalhousie founded the town in 1854 because of its peaceful atmosphere and healthy surroundings. The British acquired the five hills — Kathalagh, Potreyn, Terah (now called Moti Tibba by the locals), Bakrota and Bhangora — from the ruler of the Chamba State for developing the area as a sanatorium.

Today also the town has old colonial feel to it with British colonial-era buildings, including St. Francis and St. John’s churches. There are three-level malls which were laid in 1860 for promenades, carriages, horses, dandies, etc. These roads and the steeper by-lanes which connect them to the bus-stand are still the arteries of the town.

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The Homestay

It is an 80 year old house, located in midst of thick canopy of trees with unmatched views. There is an exciting 5-10 mnt uphill walk to reach the homestay which keeps it noise free. The Mall Road is just at 600 mtr walk or 2 km drive away.

The building comprises of 2 floors. There is a common-for-all lounge and dining area on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are 5 rooms, all with huge windows opening to the magical views and attached bathrooms. Three rooms have attached balconies as well. There is a small garden in the house with sit-out arrangement. Sitting on the terrace, sipping a hot coffee with a views of the Pir Panjal range in front can be an unforgettable experience for anyone.

Know your Host

You will be hosted by humble Johar Singh and his family. Johar’s mother has worked in hospitality industry for long and is responsible for your overall experience here. Johar has the exposure of working across various cities in India, so you would not feel alienated wherever you are from. On home-calling, he came back here to start this homestay along with a quick service food outlet. With photography, and cooking as his hobbies, he might even give you a tip or two on these. Among things he can cook the best are North Indian cuisine, Mughlai Seekh Kabab and Roasted Chicken. His wife is an English teacher in a nearby school.

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Food

You have option of Kanda poha, Bread-butter, Parantha, Aloo Puri, Puri Bhaji & Grilled Sandwiches in breakfast. For lunch & dinner regular Indian meals are served. Do not miss their specialties – Cheese-Egg Omelette, Butter Chicken, Paneer Butter Masala and Dum Aloo. All raw material is procured from local farms. Local dishes like Madra (Made of local grown rajma, with spices and curd) and Himachali curry can be made on request.

Activities

Horse Riding • Trekking to hidden waterfalls • Nature Walks • Indoor and out door games • Reading

Facilities

Parking • Wi-fi in common area • Bar-be-cue • Running Hot Water • Sit Out • Tea/Coffee Maker • DTH • 32″ flat LED TV • Luggage Storage •

Laundry, Room Heater and Bon Fire (Chargeable)

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Tariff

Double Room: Rs. 3600 (without Balcony)

Double Room: Rs. 4800 (with Balcony)

Includes: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea

Points of Interest

St. John’s Church • Rang Mahal • Kalatop • Bhuri Singh Museum • Laxmi Narayan Temple • Chamera Lake • St. Patrick’s Church • Panchpula • Kynance • Subhash Baoli • Panchpula Water Fall • Satdhara Falls • Subhash Baoli • Rock Garden • Garam Sadak

Excursions

Ganji Pahari (4 km) • Bakrota Hills (9 km) • Kalatop Khajjiar Sanctuary (14 km) • Dainkund Peak (16 km) • Khajjiar (24 km) • Chamba (54 kms) • Sach pass (148 km)

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