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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 sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised 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.


#11 of 207 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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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Outdoor fireplace
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Devyani Soi wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
Our stay at Prakriti aalay was wonderful. The place is very homely , staff is very caring and friendly and always at your service. With beautiful view of the mountains and the sound of the river next to your room makes you feel so at peace and one with nature. The home cooked tasty food is a cherry on top! This place is a must visit when you want to get away from the city’s hustle. It is only 25 mins from the airport.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 18 Nov 2021
Really appreciate taking your time to share your experience - means a lot to us. Nice to know that you had a relaxing experience here at Prakriti Aalay and enjoyed our fresh homely food and the overall ambiance of the resort. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards/KT
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Mansoor7 wrote a review Oct 2021
New Delhi, India4 contributions2 helpful votes
We've always been travellers, never the tourists. And it's always been the quiet, overwhelming beauty of the mountains that has drawn us. Prakriti Aalay hits the sweet spot....an elegant, self indulgent place that lets you just be, and soak in the quietness. The sound of the water, the rocks and the lushness surrounds you. Tastefully done rooms and smiling people to quietly offer excellent service. And thanks Kishore, for the our meandering discussions and the arrangements you made to have a seamless video meeting from your office. We'll be back, soon.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 18 Nov 2021
Dear Mansoor, It was pleasure to host you and your family. Enjoyed our little interactions over varied subjects. Really nice to see that all of you had an amazing experience here at Prakriti Aalay. Looking forward to welcome you - soon. Regards/KT
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Sameer S wrote a review Oct 2021
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Curtains were broken in the room. We were 11 of us who checked in after a trek. They ran out of hot water!! We had to wait for 15mins to get hot water again. Wish we had paid more and checked into raddison blue. Basic are missing!! Shouldn't have come here.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Dear Sameer, Thanks for taking your time to share your observations. It was our pleasure to host you and your felloe travelers. I had discussion with all of your travel companions and they all shared that how relaxing it was here at Prakriti Aalay and how well they enjoyed their evening gathering on the deck, the food and the overall ambiance of the resort. Regarding your observations: 1) Hot Water - As you must have seen that we run all our showers in washrooms on high pressure and the building where you were staying is having only 8 rooms backed by 4000 liters of hot water at any time. You/your group checked during the evening along with other group at same time. So the 4000 liters of water through high pressure showers were consumed just within an hour or less (which was understandable as your group and other group, all of you were returning from trekking expedition and needed that hot water to relax). None of the other people faced this hot water issue, in fact they appreciated that how much this hot water helped them to get rid of their trekking tiredness. We understand you spent your time outside of the room at check in and when you came back, all 4k liter was already used by your group and other who checked in at the same time but we provided you alternative hot water in less than 15 minutes. 2) Curtains- As you were aware that this is and ECO resort and we try to minimize our carbon foot prints in every possible way, so we use hand woven chic curtains tied with hand made rope/thread. As you were explained by the house keeping staff that the Thread tied to lock the curtain was short and this was extended/changed then and there only. So no curtain was broken and it was just a thread length issue, which was addressed immediately. 3) Overrated - Basic Missing - There seems some miscommunication because the other 10 people of your group shared their view about the property and described it as excellent and best part of their entire stay over last few days, much much better then the commercial chain hotels. In fact some has shared their amazing review/experience in this regard on other social media sites, which explains in itself. I had a discussion with you where your upgrade was denied because you travel agent has booked all non ac standard rooms and you were insisting to be given the AC. Our staff even explained to you that your other group members are asking for bonfire so AC will not be required in this weather, At that moment you started shouting with them and what not. We are really sorry for any any inconvenience caused to you because of the 15 min delay in hot water and a few minutes to add additional thread to curtain. We are also happy that we served your entire group and had a good interaction with all of them and it was nice knowing how well they enjoyed the property and the overall experience. Looking forward. Regards/KT
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Keyser wrote a review Aug 2021
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This is my second stay here and it keeps getting better. Prakriti Aalay is by far the most boutique experience in Dharamshala. Owners, Kishore ji and Amita ji are like family. They have built an outstanding resort, right in the middle of nature, and curated an unforgettable experience of their guests. If you’re looking for an offbeat, boutique, stay that is surrounded by a forest on one side and a river on the other - it can’t get better than this. Location 5/5 Stay 5/5 Service 5/5 Food 5/5
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 30 Sep 2021
Very well said - when in Dharamshala- always Prakriti Aalay. This coming from a repeat guest means a lot to us and speaks about creating lasting memories for our guests. We always look forward to welcome you. Hopefully soon. Regards/KT
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PMGA wrote a review Jul 2021
India3 contributions4 helpful votes
Property was nice, the only challenge is service!! With less staff they were not able to manage the services. When case was raised to owner they told issue due to covid.. but in that case they should not go for full booking!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Kishore Thakur, Owner at Prakriti Aalay
Responded 30 Sep 2021
Thanks for sharing your feedback. We do understand your concern and as we explained to our other guests as well during that time... that because of the sudden opening after lock down and influx of last minute guests, there might have been some inconvenience or delay on service which we totally regret but as mentioned many of the staff were about to join over next two days, and hence this situation. But this has been taken care and you are most welcome to witness it yourself. Looking forward. Regards/KT
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$91 - $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, 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.
Are there any historical sites close to Prakriti Aalay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kangra Fort (12.6 km).