Must see hotels in Himachal Pradesh

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    Wildflower Hall

    If money was no object, regal Wildflower Hall would be almost anyone's top choice of lodgings in Himachal Pradesh. It looms like a modernist Bavarian…

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    Sunnymead

    Some 40 steps down through a barely signed green gate take you from busy Cart Rd into a magical forest-garden wonderland. Here nestles this wonderfully…

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    Orchard Hut

    Unwind amid bucolic views, birdsong and sounds of rushing water, cool off in the plunge pool beneath apricot trees, meditate, learn local cooking and even…

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    Chapslee

    For the full Raj treatment, you can't beat this exclusive retreat crammed with chandeliers, tapestries, antiques and family portraits. Five…

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    Shri Krishna Palace

    Built in 2017 but using traditional construction techniques, this superb family guesthouse sits beside the mellifluously rushing Jogini stream, 10 minutes…

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    Hotel Deyzor

    This inspiring place offers not just comfortable, atmospheric accommodation, solar-power back-up and great food, but also spiritual nourishment and lots…

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    Infinitea

    Few places in rural India exude such a sense of well-judged classic-contemporary taste as this remarkable tea-estate retreat. The centrepiece is a sports…

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    Hotel Mount View

    This 1895 heritage property, in the same family since the 1930s, has been renovated to give top-class comfort while retaining oodles of charm. There's a…

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    Johnson Lodge

    Four-storey Johnson Lodge offers big, bright pastel-hued rooms with a contemporary yet homely air, as well as luxurious two-bedroom duplex apartments (…

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    Himalayan Village

    This magnificent collection of stone-and-wood villas and two 'machan' tower houses is quite unlike anything else in the valley, combining luxury and…

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    Chonor House

    Up a lane near the Tsuglagkhang, Chonor House is an 18-room gem run by the Norbulingka Institute, whose wonderful handmade furnishings and fabrics are…

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    Alliance Guesthouse

    This friendly place, brilliantly run by a French-Indian family, is inconspicuously located on a bend of road between the castle and Roerich Museum. Its…

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    Raju Bharti's Guest House

    The Tirthan Valley's original and best-known guesthouse, Raju's has a perfect, peacefully spacious farm-garden location across the river, 400m downstream…

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    Maitreya Regency

    A Buddha figure and local costume displays lead guests into Tabo's most comfortable yet authentic-feeling hotel. Beautifully tiled-floor rooms have…

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    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing has seven high-quality rooms in three inventively designed cottages (each with communal lounge) and is remarkable for using recycled wood and…

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    Tara Homestay

    With solar power, good bathrooms, little chokse tables and fresh clean linens, the excellent Tara Homestay remains the pick of Mudh's guesthouses. By day…

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    Serkong House

    Unsigned down steps from the top end of Nowrojee Rd, this outwardly unremarkable, three-storey building in magenta and apricot is a delightful surprise…

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    Banjara Camps

    As well as comparatively luxurious bedded tents, Banjara's very extensive riverside apple orchard also features two cottages and The Retreat, a relaxed,…

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    Jamwal Villa

    In a beautiful spot above the Ravi River 10km southeast of Chamba, this little hideaway includes a menagerie of ducks, birds, Guinea pigs and rabbits in a…

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    Trimurti Garden Cafe

    Friendly, secluded Trimurti is rare in maintaining the essence of 'old' Dharamkot. Its eight neat, spotless rooms are centred on a lovely green garden but…