WHY CHOOSE US?
Why Choose Dharamsala and Us?
Dharamsala is a unique town on the edge of the Himalayas and is the gateway to some of India’s best outdoor activities. It is located in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley, is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodar cedar trees and has the Dhauladhur Mountains as a back drop. The surrounds are still relatively untouched and has many surrounding local villages which still live in traditional ways. The villagers plant crops, twice a year, rice and wheat and live simply, eat what they grow from their fields and kitchen gardens.
Dharamsala is accessible by bus from Delhi and other parts of Himachal, by air from Delhi (2 services a day), by road – approximately 9 hours from Delhi and 5 hours from Chandigarh. The closest station by rail is Pathankot which is 100kms away and is easily accessible with a taxi pickup service or by bus.
The area has a large amount of accommodation in upper Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj) from budget hotels through to high range hotels or we can offer you a glimpse into Village life through one of our home stays that we offer. If you want to get back to nature and sleep under the stars, one of our fixed camping sites has your name on it.
Sample some of this rich culture and heritage by taking a peek into the lives of these villages through our Village Walks and Treks. The magnificence of the Himalayas will reward you with stunning views whilst enjoying your holiday.
Us – Because we are Desi (Locals).
Both Vikas Kumar and Shiv Kumar are desi to Naddi and Yol which are villages in the surrounds of Dharamsala. They know the local area, understand the culture and the places to go. They are both Gaddis which is the class of the shepherds and the job of their ancestors was to look after goats and sheep. This is a popular community around Dharamsala and a massive population resides in the district of Kangra.
They are both proud of their local area and want to show it off. From gentle village walks to harder trekking in the nearby foothills they want you to experience their piece of local unspoilt paradise which is steeped in and full of tradition. Whether you can come to enjoy the great outdoors of the Dhauladhar Mountains or soak up the culture, you won’t be disappointed.
The neighbouring villages have not been hugely affected by external traditions and you will be able to experience village life, staying in a home stay, learning to cook local dishes on an open fire and general learn the life of a villager. This rare insight of mountain life will be a long last memory that you will remember for years to come.