Have you ever walked the clouds or enjoyed the fresh mountain air, come and experience beautiful Dalhousie at our vacation Cottage, located on the exclusive Bakrota Hills with breathtaking vistas of the valley and the snow capped Pir Panjal range. A wonderful location for a quiet vacation of walks, treks, mountain & forest trails, mountain air, cook-outs, rejuvenation, meditation and relaxation. Organic and wholesome living at its best.

The Cottage and Dalhousie

About 3 kms from town, the Cottage is a pristine retreat away from the crowds and located amidst deodar and oak trees, lush gardens and natural apple trees. Soak in the serenity and enjoy the birds, the sunrise and sunset, the fireplace, the cookouts, treks, the forests and some wildlife from time to time….home of the black bear and the occasional cheetah. The locals have stories to tell about the bears and cheetahs in the forest/wilderness areas.

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Dalhousie & its Neighbourhood


Developed by the British in 1854 and named after Lord Dalhousie, the erstwhile Viceroy of India, Dalhousie is a beautiful hill resort located in the western Dhauladhar/Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas in India. Built around three main hills and surrounded by snow mountains and forests, Dalhousie is situated between 6000-9000 ft above sea level.  Read More


The Cottage sleeps 6 guests between 3 bedrooms. There is a lovely fireplace in the living area, a dining area and a kitchen, a patio and a front garden with a barbecue, a tandoor and a back orchard with apple trees. Good vibrations and a nice ambience. The Cottage is pet friendly. The Cottage is fully furnished with beddings, Cable TV, DVD, fridge, gas range, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, microwave, water filter etc. and attached washrooms. General help is available on request. The Cottage is easily accessible for all age groups from the parking area, a walk down of maybe 15 steps with a railing.


    The Living area is located on the ground floor with a lovely fireplace and overlooking the garden with a stunning view of the Punjab valley.


    Located on the ground floor as the extension of the living area.


    A lovely front garden with seasonal foliage overlooking the greater Punjab valley. Ideal for barbeques, cook outs and star gazing at night.


    Located on the first floor with big bay windows overlooking the valley and the deodar forest with ample sunshine during the day.


    Located on the first floor overlooking the valley with plenty of sunshine during mid day.


    Located on the first floor overlooking the deodar forest area and the apple orchard. All bedrooms have convenient washrooms attached.


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The Cottage is fully furnished and can be rented for Daily / Weekly / Monthly basis :


  • Short Duration    - Rs 10,000 per day (Upto 5 Days)
  •  Longer Duration - Discount based on duration of Stay
  •  Please contact Onkar Kakar @ +919830012725, for tailor made rentals. 
  •  We recommend/prefer a minimum 3 nights stay to experience the joy of Dalhousie.
  •  The Cottage sleeps 6 guests with extra charges for an additional Guest
  •  We only have one Cottage which sleeps 6-7 guests.



The Dalhousie Retreat is the best place in Dalhousie to stay according to me though. It would be the greatest blunder if we would stay in any hotel especially in Dalhousie rather than this cottage. The cottage is built very tastefully and spacious although it is located a little far from the city which is again the plus point according to me especially when one is on holiday and wants to relax. The distance is not really a matter because the caretaker makes everything available whatever is needed. The fireplace and the lawn are splendid. Last but not the least, the caretaker is superb, respectful , honest & trustworthy. He did fantastic barbecue for us which is a must while living in such a place that too during winter.

Gautam Guhathakurta


Dear Onkar, the experience at Dalhousie retreat was not like any other, from the barbecues to the personalized picnic with Myna & you. We will forever cherish these moments in time . I am uploading a few photos of "mirchi" that we clicked. Hope you are able to look back on them as fond memories. The priceless gift of a guileless affection can probably be only given by one as "mirchi", far beyond what we humans can imagine.

Avishek Dasgupta



Located on the Pir Panjal / Dhauladhar Mountain range of the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh, India. 

  • By Road :

    Approx 550 kms from Delhi with a 10-12 hour drive time. Approx 180 kms (Tollway) from Amritsar with a 4 hour drive time. Approx 200 kms (Tollway) from Jammu with a 4 hr drive time.

  • By Train :

    From Delhi to Pathankot - overnight, and a 2 hr hill drive thereafter, First Class AC is available on Jammu Mail, Puja Express, Rajdhani Express, Dhauladhar Express, etc.

  • By Air :

    Daily Service to Amritsar International Airport on various Airlines, drive time to Dalhousie - 4 hrs
    Daily Service to Jammu on various Airlines, drive time to Dalhousie - 4 hrs
    Daily Service from Delhi to Gaggal (Dharamsala) on various Airlines, drive time to Dalhousie - 3.5 hrs


Booking Enquiry

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Reservation & Contact

  • Onkar Kakar: +91 98300 12725  E-mail: 

  • Myna Kakar: +91 98310 12725  E-mail:

  • Location: Aftab, Upper Bakrota, Tagore Road, Dalhousie-176304

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