With the odd-even scheme in place and the AQI levels falling down, it seems like the pollution in Delhi is coming under control. However, to be on a safe side (read: to find another excuse to travel), we have selected 5 beautiful cottages in the hills that you can escape to.
The best part, most of them are at locations that you might end up travelling to for the first time. What could be better than a cozy set-up and clean air?
1. The Loft In The Hills
Having an entire penthouse to yourself in Shimla, how does that sound? Brilliant! This loft has two bedrooms and has a 270 degree view of the Shivalik range. But that’s not it! It brings the best of both worlds together. On one hand, you have the old world charm with wooden interiors and a a gorgeous set-up; while on the other, you have an entertainment lounge and high-speed internet. Don’t want to indulge in binge watching, they have got that covered too, with a library! To make sure that your travels don’t interfere with your daily yoga routine, a space is allowed in the loft for that too. The cherry on the cake: is a pure teak wooden bar. Need we say more?
Cost: Rs 4,800 per night
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2. The Apple Farm Stay
Ever thought about living in an apple orchard in Himachal? Well.. if you’ve dreamt about it, then it’s going to become a reality at The Apple Farm Stay. Located in a small town, called Kotkhai, the hosts at this 100 year old cottage allow you to have the entire farm to yourself. The cottage has traditional Kath Kuni architecture and has been refurbished to maintain the old-world heritage charm. Ideal for a large group or a family outing, it can accommodate upto 6 people. Surround by an apple orchard, the fresh air, the green surroundings and the relaxed environment will definitely revive you. If you end up missing the city life a little too much, you can always visit Shimla, which is about 60 kms from this place.
Cost: Rs 4000 per night
3. Luxurious & Cozy Cottage Room
Located in Kullu, this beautiful cottage has one bedroom and can accommodate upto 3 people. Made in the traditional way with stones and wood, that are interlocked and then plastered with mud, it makes for a cozy and comfortable stay. Comfortable couches, a fireplace, wooden interiors, it has all. While the place might give you an ol’ school kind of look, it has all the modern amenities that one can ask for. And the best part of the place is, a scenic view of Himalayas. Sounds amazing right?
Cost: Rs 2,500 per night
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4. Oakwood Cottage
Surrounded by cedar and pines, this luxurious cottage is in the middle of an apple orchard. Located in the small town of Cheog, in Himachal Pradesh, this beautiful cottage is a sight for sore eyes. It has 2 rooms and can accommodate upto 4 guests. The architecture is inspired by the local mountain culture and is built in order to make sure that those visiting or staying here are completely at ease. Apart from the basic amenities, they also have a bonfire area and offer traditional Himachali food. If you are looking to escape the city’s hustle bustle, then we have found the sweet spot for you.
Cost: Rs 4,000 per night
5. Misty Attic
Mashobra is a small town in Himachal. It is a beautiful tourist spot but does not get much attention from travellers. It’s their loss. There is a beautiful attic which has 3 bedrooms and a has mystical view of the mountains. A private terrace and cozy wooden apartment, what more do you need? To make sure that the guests are comfortable, the hosts provides them facilities of a cook, caretaker and maid. While they have television with a dish connection as well, but nothing will be able to match the surrounding views.
Cost: Rs 3,200 per night
Also read: Go Backpacking In Himachal And Live In A Camp For Rs 899 Only!
All set? We are!