The Himalayan Village 3.5/5
Kasol, Himachal Pradesh, India
Himachal, literally meaning in the lap of Himalaya and snow, the state which holds all the five ranges that comprise The Great Himalayas is a pure unadulterated delight every pass crossing into a new valley brings you into a different world with its own customs, Gods and languages. Villages perched on staggering slopes enchant with fairy tale architecture.
The stunning valleys of :Parvati ,kullu , Lahoul , Chamba , Kinnaur , Shimla , Kangra , not to mention the meandering serpentine rivers Parvati, Ravi, Chenab, Beas, Sutlej to name a few, the lush green valleys with crystal clear water flowing down, the possibilities of skiing, paragliding, trekking, white water rafting or wondering in the mountains, the slate roofed wood , mud and stone houses , Buddhist monasteries , the forest, apple orchards, the warm simple Pahari folks and children with apple on their cheeks.
Parvati valley is an apt example for this. Along with scenic landscapes, Parvati valley is a popular destination among the trekkers. Also Parvati valley is an ideal vacation spot to rejuvenate in the lap of nature.
In the heart of Parvati valley lays the mini Israel of Himachal, The Kasol bounded with steaming Parvati River, Kasol is perfect place for experiencing the real Himachal. Want to enjoy Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Kangra, Shimla, Spiti, Lahaul and Kullu at the same time?
No I am not kidding! You could actually do that at the Himalayan Village Resort. And these are names of the cottages in the quaint resort, and capture the flavours of Himachal – the interiors, the food, entertainment-under one roof, the resort, set amidst thick Deodar forest, helps you rediscover yourself. The serene mountain landscape of the land of Gods and the unique architecture of Himalayan village resort- made of stone and wood- is so captivating that you may not want to go back to the city and its chores.
The resort has been built in the ancient Kathkunia style –dry stacking stones and wood without cement. The inner walls are mud plastered to retain the native rustic charm. The resort is eco-friendly and gives you an insight of the local customs and traditions. There are 8 cottages including two Machan- style rooms.
The decor theme of each of the 750 sq ft cottage is built around the different cultures of Himachal Pradesh. The decor of each room has been done up thematically, reflecting the tradition and culture of the state –deodar wood work, beautifully carved teak furniture, handmade Tussar silk curtains and traditional brass fittings give each room a cozy feel as you have come home. The resort provides daily housekeeping and evening turn down services.
All cottages are equipped with a king size bed, 4-seater sofa, study, mini Fridge, mini bar, separate dressing area, fully furnished and equipped toilets and personal lawn. They also have private sit-outs. Lahaul and Kullu the Machan –Style cottages are the USP of the resort. They offer a sweeping view of the mountain landscape. Book the machans well in advance as they are most sought-after cottage because of their unique setting. The resort has multi-cuisine restaurants, a well done up cozy bar that stocks finest liquor from around the world and a fully equipped spa to pamper you. The spa offers heat sauna, steam sauna, Jacuzzi aroma bath therapy, acupressure, massages and wellness initiations/ retreats.
In case you planning a business gathering, the resort can accommodate different group size .It has world class facilities for organizing meetings. At the resort, you could be torn between staying indoors and going outdoors. If you are the outdoor types, the hotel can arrange many activities such as river crossing, rappelling, nature walks, jungle excursions, rock climbing, mountain biking, trout angling, trekking and river rafting, horse riding, jeep safaris jungle barbecue .
You have a pet, get it along with you as they would love the open spaces and play around with the in house pets at the resort. In case you feel like lazing around, simply sit in the private garden of your suite and let the sunrays filtering through the Deodar tree play on you.
A holiday at the resort and the cool greenness of Parvati valley with its wide range of trees, ferns and native flora will act like balm for your dust-weary soul. That's a promise!
Package Inclusions ( regular pkg)
Welcome drinks on arrival, Fruit basket in each cottage, Accommodation in well appointed cottages, Daily Breakfast and Dinner, Complimentary tea and coffee maker in cottages, 20% discount on spa, Guided nature walks, Cultural evening with local folk dances, Complimentary pick up or drop from Bhunter airport .
Honeymoon pkg inclusions-
Welcome drinks on arrival, Fruit basket in each cottage, Accommodation in well appointed cottages, Daily Breakfast and Dinner, Complimentary tea and coffee maker in cottages, Usage of Jacuzzi, Heat Sauna, Steam Sauna & acupressure therapy free, Guided nature walks, Cultural evening with local folk dances, Complimentary pick up or drop from Bhunter airport ,Cake with candlelight dinner on the day of choice, A bottle of champagne, Flower arrangements on all days, .
Adventure Package Inclusions –
Welcome drinks on arrival, Fruit basket in each cottage, Accommodation in well appointed cottages, Daily Breakfast and Dinner, Complimentary tea and coffee maker in cottages, Guided nature walks, rafting, trecking, River crossing ,Rapppling, Rock climbing, Cultural evening with local folk dances, Complimentary pick up or drop from Bhunter airport .