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Prakriti Aalay

Sukkar Khas Adjoining Rivulet Manooni, Dharamsala 176057 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 19/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 153 hotels in Dharamsala
Travellers' Choice
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, this picturesque boutique eco resort of sweeping panoramic vistas is bordered on one side by the perennial Manooni rivulet, flowing straight down from the nearby Himalayan glaciers, on the other side it is surrounded by Pine forests while entire snow clad range of Dhauladhars in the backdrop to enjoy nature from every window and every corner of Prakriti Aalay. 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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Saumya wrote a review Dec 2020
Bengaluru, India1 contribution1 helpful vote
Prakriti Aalay, true to its name, feels like it is out of a storybook. While easily approachable to the city centre it is tucked, away from the city’s bustle, between a forest and a rivulet. The property was breath-taking and very sustainably run, which I loved. It is an earthing, runs on solar energy and integrated seamlessly into the surroundings. The rooms were very spacious, well-lit and warm, with a great view. The place had a lot of amenities, from a yoga room, reading nooks, bonfire area, deck, to fast Wi-Fi. The food at the restaurant was amazing made fresh to order. I would highly recommend home-style chicken curry and Pahari dishes. We were told that the food is grown locally sourced and even got to visit the fields around the property. The staff was very warm and helpful and made our stay very comfortable. We got to meet the owners and they were very humble and welcoming, which made it better. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is a nature lover and wants to escape the city life without compromising on the quality of luxury hotels.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Ensure you have a bike/car rental to make commuting easier as autos/ buses are not so common on...
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was our pleasure to host you. Really nice to know that you and your friend had an amazing time here at Prakriti Aalay. Looking forward to your next trip. Regards/KT
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Rahul wrote a review Dec 2020
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India5 contributions1 helpful vote
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
1 Helpful vote
Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 4 weeks ago
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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KIRAN K wrote a review Nov 2020
Mumbai, India2 contributions1 helpful vote
Prakriti allay sit on the banks of a snow fed river and is bordered by the forest. The property is built around its natural environment without disturbing the flow of nature. The river has created natural spots along its way for people to sit and enjoy. The owners have curated a short forrest trail that leads to a hill top sunset view. This place is for anyone who wants to get away from the urban life and come live at the foothills of the Himalayas.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Take the villas for more in room hangout space
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Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Kiran, It was lovely knowing you and we enjoyed your company. Bonfire nights were just amazing. Looking forward to your next visit...soon. Regards
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Nikhil Khanna wrote a review Nov 2020
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We were looking for a calm serene holiday, away from the craziness of Gurgaon. Prakriti alaay was just the perfect place. Beautiful picturesque surroundings, amazing pahari cusine, homely hosts, everything was perfect. You get to view the ranges to water stream "khud" to large pine trees. The most lovely part is the little friend leo, the beagle on the property! We have a pet too so for us, all was just perfect! We definitely look forward to our next trip there soon. Thank you Amita and Kishore for a lovely holiday!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 4 weeks ago
It was our pleasure to have you on board. Loved your stay here and the interactions were just great. Your puppy was fantastic..hope doing well, Leo misses his company. Nice to know that you enjoyed the overall stay and the all around experience. Looking forward for your next long stay. Regards
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Jaggi S wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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
1 Helpful vote
Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 4 weeks ago
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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US$ 91 - US$ 106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
IndiaHimachal PradeshKangra DistrictDharamsala
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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 Jawalamukhi Devi Temple (2.3 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, Common Ground Cafe, and Woeser Bakery.
Does Prakriti Aalay have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Prakriti Aalay offers an airport shuttle 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, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Prakriti Aalay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kangra Fort (12.6 km).