Andretta (Palampur), Himachal Pradesh
Plan a tour to Himachal Pradesh’s Andretta, a place of mountains and tranquility located in the famed Kangra valley’s artists colony. Think of a traditional Himachali mud house, restored to perfection and enveloped by dense plantations. A place that combines rejuvenation and quintessential mountain goodness.
Jaadooghar Andretta is a mud cottage which comes with a total of 5 bedrooms and has 2 very snug and vibrant living rooms, accompanied by a cosy fireplace, with a touch of the artistic to reflect all the flavours of the artists’ colony it resides in. There are plenty of lounging spaces in and around the mud cottage providing for lovely spots to have your morning coffee and evening glass of wine while taking in the breathtaking views of the Dhauladhar mountain range.
With a lot of veggies and herbs organically grown on the estate, the hosts strive to bring a farm-to-table experience for the guests. The property has a catered kitchen which is managed by a dedicated staff. Laze around in the property gardens, find your own nooks and corners to relax in, do some yoga and meditation on the property’s yoga deck or take a dip in the heated swimming pool.
Jaadooghar Recommends: Andretta is probably Himachal’s best kept secret, known as an artists’ paradise. This place is anything but another ordinary Himalayan village. It has historically been a melting point of theatre, art and pottery enthusiasts. You must experience visiting the museums, galleries & pottery studios while you’re here.
Swimming Pool & Steam Room
A heated swimming pool in the cool Himachali weather is bound to transport you to another world of tranquillity. Enjoy a splash and a cool down at the adjoining Steam Room, offering the perfect relaxation for your body muscles after a long day’s hike in the hills or a means to rejuvenate your senses from the dullness and monotony of city life. Please note that the usage of the Steam Room is chargeable at the property.
Note: Due to the peak winter season from 15 November to 15 March, the swimming pool is non-functional.
With a dedicated space for yoga and meditation, this property’s ‘yogashala’ is what the yogi in you dreams of. While you’re out in the mountains, spend some time with yourself practicing yoga and indulging in meditation as and when the heart desires. The property is also home to many professionally organised yoga retreats combining techniques of tantra, shamanic breathwork, karma yoga amidst others.
Note: Reach out to the Jaadooghar team if you wish you enquire about upcoming yoga retreats at the property.
Picnic At Tea Hill Estate
A little further afield, on the outskirts of Palampur is a Tea Estate, where your hosts can arrange a tour for you. There you can observe the entire process of tea growing, and the picking and manufacturing process, from plant to cup. They can also set up a picnic for you at the estate where you can enjoy a meal out in the open with panoramic mountain views and open skies. Charges for organising this tour shall be applicable and payable at the property directly.
Pottery Sessions At Andretta Pottery
We can arrange pottery sessions for you at the Andretta Pottery, where those who make a bowl, cup, or other ceramic object they'd like to keep, can have them glazed, fired and posted home, at a later date! This is a paid experience payable directly at the property.
Jaadooghar Recommends: The Andretta Artist Village is famous for its Norah's Centre for Arts (Norah Richards was the founder of the artists’ village during the British reign), Andretta Pottery and Craft Society (these places also sell earthenware to Fab India!). It is highly recommended that while you’re here, you take a trip to Norah's Mud House and Sir Sobha Singh Art Gallery (Sobha Singh was the famous Punjabi artist who was the exclusive painter of the images of all the Sikh Gurus). There is a nominal charge for entry to these art galleries and you can also grab some prints for your art collection!
Prices start at: ₹8,975.50 per night (includes taxes and fees)
The mud cottage has 5 bedrooms, out of which 3 are deluxe rooms, one is a superior twin room and one is a superior room. All bedrooms have an exclusive bathroom for their guests to use. The upper floor rooms also have balcony access overlooking the mountains. The rooms and the mud cottage itself are designed like an open gallery for an immersive experience. Please note that the prices mentioned are for up to 2 guests per room.
Double Bed Room
Twin Bed Room
SUPERIOR AC ROOM
Prices start at : ₹13,629 per night (includes taxes and fees)
This is the most premium room of the mud cottage. Equipped with an air conditioner (unlike other rooms in the mud cottage), ensuite washroom and even a cosy living space, this spacious bedroom opens up to a private patio. Please note that the prices mentioned are for up to 2 guests per room.
Located at a distance of 90 kms from Pathankot Station and 40 kms from Dharamshala’s Gaggal airport, the property can be reached by getting a local taxi from the station/airport. It can also be reached via road from Delhi, which is at a distance of 535 kms from Andretta. It is located in the prime area of Andretta, only about 1 km from the Sobha Singh Art Gallery, 400 m from Norah Richard’s House and only 100 m from Andretta Pottery, which are few of the main attractions in Andretta. You can reach all these destinations on foot from Jaadooghar Andretta.
HOUSE RULES AND THINGS TO NOTE
Please note that a common kitchenette is provided in the mud cottage along with basic cooking utensils and condiments.
Breakfast is included in the room tariff while lunch and dinner can be booked separately after notifying the property staff in advance. Fixed buffet menus are set by the host and served during the following timings- Breakfast: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM; Lunch: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM; Dinner: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
No room service is catered to in the property and all food is served in the main dining hall.
CHECK-IN TIME: 2:00 PM
CHECK-OUT TIME: 12:00 PM
SMOKING ALLOWED OUTSIDE ROOMS
PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED
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Double Bed Room
Twin Bed Room