Grand View Hotel
Offering great views of the snow covered Himalayas, this affluent hotel is half an hour away from the Kalatop Khajjiar wildlife sanctuary. The cosy indoors offer residents with flat-screen TV, free Wifi and 24/7 room service. The more expensive suites offer private balconies, separate sitting areas with a hot-tub. There’s a refined rooftop restaurant and bar offering international cuisines. For recreation you can play cards and pool in the game room.
Pink House Hotel
The Pink House Hotel is a quirky little property with mural-covered walls. The Namgyal Monastery, home of the Dalai Lama, is around 15 minutes away from the hotel. Hotel staff will accompany you to His Holiness’ house if you request them.
As far as rooms are concerned, they are cosy, vibrant and colourful with balconies for a great view. Facilities like on-call tourist guides, room service and free Wifi are also available.
RS Sarovar Portico
Offering amazing views of the tea gardens surrounding it, RS Sarovar Portico is a great place to enjoy a holiday from. Sitting at the foothills of the Dhauladhar, it is in close proximity with the Palampur railway station. Cosy rooms offer a great view along with the usual necessities. Free WiFi, all day room service and satellite TV cover the basics.
If you upgrade to a suite then you get separate living and dining areas along with butler service. Other notable amenities include a trendy restaurant, complimentary breakfast and shuttle to the railway station.
WelcomHeritage Taragarh Palace
This hotel has served as a residence for royals back in 1937. It is located on a sprawling piece of land that gives you a panoramic view of the surrounding natural beauty. The hotel grounds have a tea garden and is just minutes away from popular attractions like the Tashi Jong Monastery and Baijnath Temple built in the 13th century.
The rooms have an opulent and traditional decor. Some rooms also have separate living spaces, chandeliers and fireplaces. However, they will cost you a little extra. But you won’t mind to shell out that extra money as it will give you access to a fitness center, spa, pool and good room service.
A forty-five minute drive from Dharamshala will land you in the popular hill destination Kangra. Here you can stay in Hotel Maurya which is close to the national highway. Some local tourist attractions include the Bajreshwari Temple and the historic ruins of the Kangra Fort.
The understated interiors will envelop you in a warm embrace. Tea twice a day and breakfast are complimentary in this hotel. Most of the rooms have air-conditioning and 24 hour room service. In case of emergencies the hotel also has a doctor.
Hotel Mount View
Hotel Mount View is spread over a sprawling piece of land with gorgeous views. The main building resembles the colonial-style architecture as it was built way back in 1895, when the Britishers ruled India.
The rooms are large enough for a prince and his entourage but all this comes at a surprisingly low price. The suites have a fireplace and a separate living room along with a Jacuzzi in the bathroom for you to relax after a hectic touring day.
Hotel King Castle
This amazing place is nestled cosily inside a local village and is surrounded by the Dhauladhar mountain range. This hotel is only 10 minutes away from the Tibet Museum as well as the Bhagsunag Waterfall.
The rooms offer amenities like satellite TV and free Wi-Fi access and coffee making machines. Parking here is free and room service is top notch. The hotel staff are well behaved and you can ask them for guidance regarding tourist spots.
Hotel Highland Regency
Sitting pretty in the foothills of the great Himalayas, Hotel Highland Regency is a good option if you are on a tight budget. The hotel staff are warm and friendly and they will arrange for a trip to the local tea gardens and bamboo museum. The rooms are simple and well furnished with the bare minimum. Along with that you can also enjoy the local cuisine in the hotel’s in-house restaurant.
Hotel The Grand Raj
The Grand Raj is located right in the middle of the commercial hub of Kangra. The ruins of the Kangra Fort can be seen from the hotel itself and you must plan a trip to the Fort when you stay here. The hotel is relatively cheap considering it provides you with an in-house restaurant, terrace views, free Wi-Fi, complimentary service and a local tour guide.
Check out the delicious local cuisine when you are here as well as the close by hills. Trekking and camping in the area is quite a popular activity among visitors here. The hotel staff will help you arrange for that too.
Hotel Abhi Residency
Another easy-on-pocket accommodation is the Abhi Residency. It is surrounded by trees all around and you can get a glimpse of the Kangra valley on the terrace. Getting here is easy and the place is well connected with Dharamshala by train and road.
The rooms are well furnished, despite the price. They come with cable TV and free Wifi. This hotel also has not one but two in-house restaurants for Indian and international cuisines respectively.