Kotgarh House
Thanedar, Himachal Pradesh.
Enjoy long strolls and picnics in the Orchard. Kick-back and grab a book from our collection or pull out a board game that you haven't played in years. Barbeques and bonfires under the open sky. Star gazing. Thursday & Saturday high-tea socials :)!
All cottages are newly built, and provide a great blend of rustic charm and home-like comfort. Maid service is provided daily to sweep and make beds. On special request, laundry facilities available.

Additionally available is an older country house with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, drawing/dining and verandah. An annex with an addtional bedroom and bathroom can be added to make it 3 bedrooms.
All accomodations have adjoining staff room if needed.
In-Orchard Entertainment.
Cottage stays include all meals. Dine in informal yet elegant surroundings either inside the Main House, or on the outdoor deck of your cottage. Every effort is made to locally source ingredients from our farms, especially the fruits, vegetables and milk. Additionally all our guests are provided with purified water. If you have any special dietary needs or have a special meal request such as getting a packed lunch to take on a hike, please let us know. Our staff will welcome your request with warm smiles and professional service.
Internet Access

Internet access is available at the Main House.

Our Staff

Our staff are all locally hired men and women of our village.

Kotgarh - Thanedar
Kotgarh - Thanedar, a little village-town tucked away in the Shimla hills, is just over 15 kilometers away from the national highway that heads towards the Indian-Tibet border. It was established as a cantonment by British soldiers in the early 1800s and before that it was a land that belonged to the Gurkhas. -

Places to Visit

Hatu Peak: A great hike for the adventurous, otherwise accessible by vehicle via a narrow road that starts off from Narkanda just a few kilometers away. Known for its breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. Especially popular in May, when locals come to celebrate the Hatu Spring Fair.

Sutlej River :
Starting out just west of Mt. Kailash in western Tibet, it’s the longest of the five tributaries of the Indus river. Its cannoned landscape provides a beautiful backdrop for kayakers and rafters alike.

Barubag Temple: Built by Samuel Evan (or Satyanand) Stokes, an American missionary who found his way from Christianity to Hinduism. He is credited for bringing commercial apples to the hills of Shimla. The temple is popular not only for its rich history and beautiful views, but also because it’s unusual to most other Indian temples in that it’s dedicated to the Gita rather than any idol.

St. Mary's Church :
A remnant of gothic architecture built in 1872.

Tani Jubbar :
Described as a “meadow within a lake.” A small lake on a ridge that is popular for its solace and pahari (or mountain) style temple. The last day of May, brings with it a day of music and dancing in Tani to celebrate the coming of spring.
.....Mother Nature beckons you. Come, enjoy and contribute....plant a tree on every visit......
Packages 2012 - 2013
2 Nights / 3 Days Package Rs.13,550/- Per Couple Per room
Includes:- Accommodation, Bed Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea/Coffee With Snacks Dinner and all applicable taxes,(Unlimited Tea/Coffee during the day).
Tele : +91-11-41612107, 26823836. Mobile: 9810002772, 9910002772.
1) Tranquil beauty in a mountain setting of apple orchards, flowers and Himalayan sunset. The family , genteel and gracious hosts have lovingly created a piece of paradise.The lodging is pristine with varendahs all around. The food and staff are superb. I came for 3 days days and could have easily stayed a month. This is an ideal environment for retreat and relaxation.

Louise S.
Washington State ,
U.S.A .

2) I highly recommended coming to this peaceful paradise home stay nested in an apple orchard with spectacular mountain and sunset views. The hospitality of everyone here are so friendly , happy and caring. The food is abundant and the best Delicious variety from a very caring chef. A true retreat for your heart , soul , mind and body to experience.

B. Casper
Casta Rica Central America.

3) Thank you for your hospitality and warmth. We enjoyed ever day of being here . It was a mixture of care and homliness , clean and wonderful surroundings.The food was very good.

Thank You ,
Gita Wolf