Being Yourself in an Artistic Adobe

Renukaji, Nahan
Stay Type
Homely Resort
Landscape
Valley
Rooms Count
3 Cottages
Stay Accommodates
12
A long drive from Delhi or a shorter one from Chandigarh brings you to this Himalayan Adobe whose creative space can unleash the artistic side of yours.

Secluded deep in the mountains of Himachal Pradesh, is one of the quiet, creative spaces perfect for getting away anytime of the year. Be a poet, writer, singer, painter, chef, lover, or nothing, just be yourself in this creative and homely retreat that just lets you be.

You can either remain cocooned in our self-contained, stylish yet informal cottages with a backdrop of spectacular views or you can explore an area rich in forest trails, river treks, wildlife and ragged mountains. You can also catch glimpses of village life where land, tradition and a slower pace are venerated even today.

There’s much more on offer than just comfort and privacy. Be inspired to compose music, string together some words or just pick up the paintbrush. For authors who demand solitude with convenience, this is the place to be.

Local Dost - Munish Pal

Accommodation

Rooms - 3 Cottages

This homely resort has quiet, creative spaces perfect for getting away anytime of the year. You can either remain cocooned in these self-contained, stylish yet informal cottages with a backdrop of spectacular views or you can explore an area rich in forest trails, river treks, wildlife and ragged mountains. 

There are 3 cottages –

2 Double bed rooms – Luxury and Super Luxury Cottages

1 Single Bed Room – Honeymoon Cottage

Common Dining Space for travellers to come and dine together overlooking the lawn and a brook.

Kitchen – Join the chef in his artistic form and learn local and continental cooking and if you are a chef too then nothing like it. Let’s co-create something.

Amenities

  •     Essentials
  •     Electric Heater
  •     Geyser
  •     Television with DVD player
  •     Barbeque
  •     Outdoor Camping
  •     Parking
  •     Bonfire
  •     Library
  •     Pet Friendly
  •     Indoor Games

Living Local

You can engage in the following activities to get the most out of the place and live it like a local.

Renukaji Lake – Situated amidst lush green forests of Indian Himalayas, the surroundings of the Lake offers an excellent venue to tourists for the adventure sports like trekking and mountaineering. One can go for boating in this huge lake for a memorable experience.

Picnic by the river – Picnic by the Jalal river-side is an experiential dining. Sitting on chairs on the river bed with the water flowing just a hand-shake away; steaming, hot food laid on the table…it’s a moment that would be remembered by all.

Bhadolia Temple Waterfall – A mere km away from the property, this waterfall forms the backdrop for the local temple. During the monsoon, the waterfall swells and its roar can be heard for miles around. If you visit the temple and ring the bell, don’t be surprised if within minutes an army of monkeys clamber out of the rocks and wait for Prasad.

Village Hopping – You can also catch glimpses of village life where land, tradition and a slower pace are venerated even today. Spend sometime with a local family in their adobe and you would feel the warmth that is missing in the urban arrangements today.

Be Yourself – Spend time in solitude amidst the serene premises and write, create, narrate, sing, paint or compose for the artist in you.

Living Responsible

The following are the measures that the local dost has adopted to ensure tourism does not impact the place and boost Responsible Tourism.

  • 100% local staff – Empowering rural lives by giving them the opportunity to host travellers and earn a living directly.

  • Local food – Relish the authentic cuisine which is made of fresh farm-picked ingredients to ensure healthy living.

  • Energy Efficient Lights – Accommodation is equipped with energy efficient lights to ensure minimum load on the power grid.

  • Rainwater Collection – The host has a rainwater harvesting setup in place to reduce demand on ground water, flooding and erosion.

  • Waste Management – One needs to dispose plastic in the dustbins available in the premises and need to take back the waste in case of bulk plastic waste. Bio-waste is taken care by the local dost for the purpose of farming.

Factsheet

How to Reach:

  1. Public Transport: Take a bus till Ambala and from there take another bus till Nahan. Then change the bus for Dadhoo. We are 9 kms before Dadhoo. The bus will drop you at the gate.
  2. Self Drive – Driving Directions: Would recommend Self drive or taxi as it’s the fastest and convenient way of reaching the place which is just 6.5 hrs drive from Delhi. Take the Kurukshetra rute frm Delhi and then take a turn toward Nahan from Shahbaad Markanda. Reach Jamta from where the property is just 13 kms. From Delhi – 300 kms – 6.5 hrs. From Chandigarh – 110 kms – 3 hrs.

Weather Condition: Renukaji is little warmer in summers with cool breeze and cold in winter. It’s a 365 days destination.

Best for:

  1. This place is a couple’s retreat – mostly visited by couples who wish for a serene stay, unlike typical crowded hotels, with a comfort of a home. It’s a perfect weekend getaway from Delhi under 7hrs of drive.
  2. Families who wish to give their loved ones fresh air to breathe, a jungle walk to remember, sound of pure nature, exposure to local culture, and all this being at home away from home.
  3. Friends who wish to go on a long drive away from the madness of the metros.
  4. Artists – People who are looking for a lone time in a serene environment to get triggered for what they really want to do, this is the place for them.

Responsible Tourism  Features/Tips: “Keep the place as you wish to see when you come back”

  1. Stay: This being a homely resort, you feel no different than you were in your own home. The host is warm, the chef is cool and will be at your disposal to make you feel comfortable. You can cook your own food as well for a change. So, be like our family and not just guests.
  2. Garbage Management: There is a complete ban on burying, burning or otherwise disposing non-biodegradable or toxic waste in the area. Dispose waste responsibly: carry back all non-
    biodegradable litter, and leave the place litter-free before departing.

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