Welcome to our home that is your adventure haven in the Woods.
Our home in Kotgarh is your gateway to experience thrill and calm under one roof. Enjoy skiing at the famous alpine slopes of Narkanda, raft in the River Satluj or just sit back and relax in your balcony sipping hot tea while gazing at the beautiful panorama.
This Home teems with a unique culture and quaint surroundings.
The architecture of the house will take you back to the simpler times. This Tudor house, at the edge of the road with the best views of the Himalayas that serves the best food and experience. Hosted by the warmest people. Settled near adventure sites of Himachal Pradesh to make the most of your stay.
Thanedhar is situated in Kotgarh (Himachal Pradesh), which is 80 km from Shimla on the old Hindustan Tibet Road. We are situated 17 kilometers from Narkanda, in the heart of the Kotgarh Valley.
Kotgarh is endowed with rich culture that has distinct societal norms, language, music, and architecture. It is a beautiful valley at an elevation of 7,000 feet, overlooking the Satluj River and the snow-clad sub-Himalayan range. The area is dotted with sprawling apple plantations and seasonal cherry blossoms that only add to its already beautiful setting.
Hiking: Due to the abundance of thick deodar forest and apple plantations, there are many short hiking trails near the cottage. We conduct special hikes and walks through thick deodar forest, through apple and cherry orchards and to various nearby lakes and temples. These can be attended by people of all ages.
Farming: Farming/Gardening is considered to be an educating and relaxing activity. We consider farming as one of the most engaging activity for our guests. As the home is surrounded by a farm/orchard there are many crops and vegetables which are cultivated here. The gardens around the home have various species of flowers. There are many activities happening on the farms/gardens every day – offering opportunity for the guests to indulge and being a part of local life.
Trekking: Himachal Pradesh has some of the finest trekking trails in the country. Thankfully we have some of the most fascinating ones among them in the vicinity of. Popular treks in the area include: Hatu Peak Trek, Mural Danda Trek, Basleo Pass Trek and Sewolsar Lake Trek.
Cycling: There are many paved and unpaved cycling routes in the area around the home. There are a few off road cycling trails which go through winding forests – offering a thrilling, soul-satisfying experience.
St. Mary’s Church: Built in 1872, the St. Mary’s Church stands out as an example of Gothic architecture. The Church is located in the middle of the Kotgarh village and has magnificent views which enhance the setting of what is one of the historic buildings of early missionary works. Alongside the Church is a school – Gorten Mission – named after a distinguished civil servant in Shimla during the British Raj.
Tani Jubbar Lake: 9 Kms from the home, lies this beautiful lake called Tani Jubbar. The Lake is surrounded by high and dense cedar forest, forming an amazing landscape. The
snow covered Himalayan ranges can be viewed from here. The Lake is home for different kinds of birds. A temple dedicated to Nag Devta is in the vicinity of the lake.
Fairs of Kotgarh and nearby areas: To welcome different seasons, various fairs and festivals are celebrated in the valley. The local deities are invited to these fairs, along with the local Baja. There is lots of merry making and Nati, a popular local dance, is a sight of beholds and enjoy during these fairs.
Flora and Fauna: There is a thick reserve forest from Narkanda toward Kotgarh which consist of Pine, Deodar, Oak, Moru, Rye trees. There is also abundant wildlife in these forests. If lucky, one can sight spotted Leopards, the Himalayan fox, Black bear, Jungle foul etc.
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Kotgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Índia