Prakriti Aalay

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4.5
#24 of 160 hotels in Dharamsala
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Picturesque Boutique Eco Resort of sweeping panoramic vistas is bordered on one side by the perennial stream, flowing from the nearby Himalayan glaciers. On the other side it is surrounded by Pine forests while entire snow clad range of Dhauladhars are in the backdrop to enjoy nature from every window and every corner of Prakriti Aalay. Welcome to the innate world of Prakriti Aalay – Most sought after ecological destination for true experiences …offering …holistic holidays while synergizing with the spirit of nature, craft of the locals, authenticity of food and the culture of the land. Prakriti Aalay offers you a liberating experience like no other in the entire Dharamshala. Motivated by the traditional rich Kangra style of architect, Prakriti Aalay is located around ten km from the Dharmshala airport, and even closer to the main market, bus stand, zonal hospital, central university, monasteries, golf course, tea gardens and the international cricket stadium. There are no commercial or residential structures in the near adjoining, which means that the guests get a clear view and desired privacy at all the times. Prakriti Aalay has everything that a discerning traveler expects, be it spectacular views, incredible activities, bare luxury of rooms and suites, fine dining or just meditating at river front yoga hall, there are surprises for everyone. A serene hike in its adjoining forest, to shaking a leg in glacier fresh white water, to adventure sports of paragliding, to exotic forest, to angling, to unorthodox conference/open dining settings, to enthralling cycling routes, to fascinating treks and proximity to key attractions …the site is still very private in its location through controlled private access road and its own picturesque foot bridge over the rivulet Manooni to reach this natures’ heaven. Unique to its natural abundance and with true eco construction, the site forms a perfect backdrop to enjoy the nature – a philosophy on which Prakriti Aalay is being built. The picturesque town of Dharamshala is gifted with endless beautiful locations with each one having its own charm and story to tell, but the Spirit of Nature Stays at Prakriti Aalay away from the pollution, concrete and chaos.
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Shivani wrote a review Mar 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is a perfect destination if one wants to relax in the peace and tranquility of nature. The property is made with recycled material and is ecofriendly. It is a perfect destination for nature lovers, with sounds of flowing river, chirping birds, short in-house trek and an evening bonfire. The view of dhauladhar ranges is excellent. It’s a peaceful resort and a perfect destination to unwind from the fast paced city life.

The staff was warm and caring. The buffet and dinner was like home cooked food. We ordered few additional items for food, which were provided at extra cost. Also they have table tennis and badminton areas. This is one of the less crowded resorts and is also well connected to Mccleodganj and other nearby areas. The owner, Mr Kishore, was approachable and helped us with any issues. Overall, the experience was amazing and enjoyable. We will definitely visit this place again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 12 Apr 2021
Dear Shivani, It was pleasure to know you all. Trek with kids was amazing. Looking forward to welcome you again. Regards
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Rahul wrote a review Dec 2020
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an amazing stay here with my family and our dog. We were glad to observe that COVID protocols such as checking temperature of guest at arrival, disinfection of bags, staff wearing masks, etc. were being diligently followed.

The location of this place is perfect, just like the name suggests this place is very homely and beautifully situated in the lap of nature. There is a river on one side and a beautiful forest trail on the other. Its about a 15 minute drive to Dharamshala. Rooms have electric blankets and oil heaters are available on request. They set up a huge bon fire each night. The service is amazing and very prompt. Staff is very courteous. Special thanks to Mrs. Thakur, the owner, for warmly hosting us. We will be visiting again soon.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 26 Dec 2020
Really appreciate the time you have taken to share your overall experience, Its nice to know that you loved the overall experience, ambiance, services and food. It was nice interacting with you and looking forward to welcome you again. Regards
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Sanjay Sharma wrote a review Mar 2021
New Delhi, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Prakriti Aalay and stayed in Zanskar villa having picturesque view in the midst of soothing nature. The villa had three bed rooms, a balcony and a terrace where a family can stay comfortably and enjoy their independent space as well. A functional kitchen gives you the flexibility to cook also, but we chose to enjoy our meals served by resort staff while we relaxed at deck by the riverside. Our mornings were greeted by roosters crowcall and cheerfully chirping birds, enjoyed the view of snow capped Dhauladhar peaks at the terrace and then went for a trek in the nearby pine forestland trail with breathtaking views of the valley, cricket stadium and mountains. Freshly prepared local delicacies awaited us on our return. We ended the day with a well spread dinner buffet along with bonfire. A 15 min drive from Kangra airport and 20 minute drive from Dharmshala town, this resort is strategically located. Next two days we visited Baijnath temple, Bir billing, Mcleodganj, Masoor temples, Kangra fort and Bajreshwari Devi Shaktipeeth temple - hotel staff was prompt in helping us with arranging a taxi. Kids can enjoy table tennis, badminton and other sports at the resort. This place is not only ideal for family holidays but also for business meetings. The hospitality shown by Kishore, the owner of the resort, made our short vacation here truly amazing. Surely coming back here soon! Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 20 Mar 2021
Thanks for taking your time to share your experience and really great to see that you all had a memorable stay here at Prakriti Aalay. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards
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SushmaVerma wrote a review Oct 2020
New Delhi, Delhi, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I decided to travel to Dharmshala and work from that location. We ere looking for a place where we can experience Himachal's natural beauty as ell as we get network connectivity for us to carry on our official work.

PrakritiAalay was just the perfect choice. I am happy that e found this place and no wonder the users have such a great rating about the place. This property is in midst of Nature,w ith forest at one side and river towards the other. The staff is soo helpful and friendly. The food prepared was too authentic and tasteful. Owners have done an amazing job in conceptualizing the property and each and every detail has been beautifully crafted in the rooms. Their rooms and washrooms are spacious, clean and equipped with all the modern amenities.

And to add to our experience, the owners had a cute little friendly dog ho as the heartthrob. We had a great time at the property and would love to visit the place everytime I visit Dharmshala now.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Room Tip: All the rooms have a great view.
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Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 2 Nov 2020
Dear Sushma, Really nice to know that you people loved your WORK FROM PRAKRITI AALAY and had an amazing time while enjoying the overall experience and relieving the work monotony. Enjoyed our discussions and it was nice to know about your passion and experiences. Looking forward to welcome you soon. Regards/KT
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Jaggi S wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is nestled in a great location , with a river flowing on one side and pine trees on the other. One can have meals on the restaurant rooftop overlooking the river, and have dinner by the bonfire, with bbq arrangements too for the interested ones. Very courteous staff, and special mention for the owners of the property, who took great care of all our needs. Both our kids played a lot with the owners pup Leo, and had loads of fun. All in all a very good experience.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 26 Dec 2020
It was pleasure to host you people at Prakriti Aalay Dharamshala. And really enjoyed knowing about you. Live Barbeque alongside the bonfire was fun and really enjoyed your company. Looking forward to welcome you again ...soon. Regards
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Anubhav Batra wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an amazing time at the property which is a hidden gem in Dharamshala. Hosts (Kishore and Amrita) make you feel at home (they themselves were doing WFH from that location). Food, service, location, hospitality, ambience, cleanliness are all good. Highly recommend place.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 2 Nov 2020
Dear Anubhav, It was our pleasure to host you, your family and all your working colleagues. We really enjoyed your company and especially your DJ skills. Not just us but all other guests staying during that time really enjoyed your passion for music and your own the DJ setup. We were fortunate that we had your extended stay when you all decided to extend your working holidays from three nights to five nights and decided to celebrate your anniversary with us. Every night and every discussion was a new experience. Thank you very much for staying with us and we are really looking forward for our next get together. Regards/Kishore Thakur
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Jaskaranvir Sin... R wrote a review Jun 2021
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome place, awesome staff and very nice and friendly owners (Kishor sir and Amrita madam). Had alot of fun, food was yummy, location is beautiful with fresh glacier river flowing next to the place, can have breakfast in the river on request, very friendly and helping staff. Over all experience was fantastic, we stayed here for 4 nights and we will come bacl again for sure..!

Thanks, Kishor sir and Amrita Mam for lovely hospitality.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 30 Sept 2021
You are most welcome to come back again. It was fun talking to you people. Really looking forward to meet soon. Regards/KT
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sahildev wrote a review Jan 2020
New Delhi, India58 contributions5 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a bit before Dharamshala town but really something which you would enjoy. Here you get to stay so close to nature through the river which flows. The owner stays at the property for maximum time and everyone ensures that you have a great time. The food is Indian and very good. Loved our stay

Thank you. Hope to visit again
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from KishoreT64, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear Sahil, Thanks for sharing your feedback and really appreciate taking your time to share your experiences and your observations. It was nice catching up with you and your family/friends --looking forward to welcome you soon. Regards
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Meenu wrote a review Mar 2021
6 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome experience, I would say, with picture postcard perfect views of snow capped peaks, sparkling clean river flowing by the side and channels all around the property, pine forest at the back. Spacious room, thoughtful design and a courteous staff made our short vacation really amazing. Highlight was the breakfast by the river. The walk down from the road can surprise at first but overall adds to the adventure of the nature resort. Must visit.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 20 Mar 2021
Really nice to know that you all had a great time here at Prakriti Aalay and enjoyed the overall experience. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards
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Nehachopra2003 wrote a review Feb 2021
New Delhi, India73 contributions12 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Prakriti Aalay is the best in all aspects. What a superb location. It's really in the middle of nowhere. Although it's around 10kms from Mcleodganj but is just the best place in case you wish to beat your stress and stay away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You will witness a river stream flowing, the sound of which is music to ears. You can see snow clad Dhauladhar range. Very close to nature. Food is superb..you just need to place your orders in advance and then they get your food ready just next to bonfire. Lots of variety in food..from momos to pahadi mutton to rajma.. everything was amazing. Rooms were clean and had the heater along with electric heated blanket which was really a blessing in the cold temperature.
Covid protocols were also followed.
Staff was very nice and helpful. Mr.Kishore Thakur has done a great job, special thanks to him for on the house old monk :)

I will definitely recommend it to everyone and will also stay whenever I visit Dharamshala again
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 20 Mar 2021
Dear Neha, It was nice interacting and knowing you all. Nice to know that you had an amazing experience here at Prakriti Aalay. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards
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Priyanka P asked a question Nov 2020
Hisar, India1 contribution1 helpful vote
Can we expect snowfall around first weekend of January?
Answer from Kishore T
1 contribution
Difficult to predict a date; but yes, in Jan chances are usually high.
Answer from Kishore T
1 contribution
We have all weather air conditioning in many of our rooms and villas but because of pandemic, not running air conditioning. Alternatively we have Oil Heaters and Bed Warmer in all our rooms to keep them warm.
Sujay Dutta asked a question Nov 2020
Kolkata (Calcutta), India29 contributions8 helpful votes
Are rooms equipped with room heaters as we will be traveling with children below 3 years?
Answer from Kishore T
1 contribution
Yes we have Oil Heaters and Bed Warmers.
Krishna A asked a question Oct 2019
New York City, New York
Do the bedrooms in the deluxe suite have separate bathrooms?
Answer from Kishore T
1 contribution
no
Krishna A asked a question Oct 2019
New York City, New York
Are there vegan food options?
Answer from Neha Jain
Hyderabad, India160 contributions50 helpful votes
Yes
Dream16765086454 wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For nature lover this is he best lace for stay "
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Vadim R wrote a tip May 2023
Moscow5 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose another hotel. No recommend to stay!!!!"
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Travelling W wrote a tip May 2023
4 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Order lunch after breakfast as it gives them time to prepare it fresh.Go to the river at around 04."
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kaptan4 wrote a tip May 2023
New Delhi, India135 contributions81 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do understand the location and room capacity before booking. Prefer to take rooms on the ground floor for the aged or for anyone not too comfy"
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upg_uk wrote a tip Apr 2023
London, United Kingdom1,089 contribution194 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book rooms with a balcony to enjoy breathtaking views."
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₹9,332 - ₹10,415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshKangra DistrictDharamsala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Prakriti Aalay
Which popular attractions are close to Prakriti Aalay?
Nearby attractions include Divine Indian Music Center (7.7 km), Norbulingka Institute (3.2 km), and Tibetan Museum (6.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Prakriti Aalay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Prakriti Aalay?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Prakriti Aalay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Prakriti Aalay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crepe Pancake Hut, Woeser Bakery, and Moonpeak Espresso.
Does Prakriti Aalay have airport transportation?
Yes, Prakriti Aalay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Prakriti Aalay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Prakriti Aalay offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Prakriti Aalay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Prakriti Aalay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kangra Fort (12.6 km).
Does Prakriti Aalay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
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