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The Main House(Double Room)

Room in bed and breakfast hosted by Denis
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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The Mirage Andretta is a perfect place to rest and be enriched. We are a homestay hideaway in the mountains. Wake up to the sound of birds, open the curtains and see the snow-capped Himalayas. Visit Tibetan temples, the local pottery workshop or take a trip to Dharamsala & McLeod Ganj. There are local tea plantations to tour or, beautiful hiking and paragliding opportunities. We also have a beautiful glass surrounded Yoga Shala with amazing views and a soon to be completed outdoor swimming pool.

The space
A New Zealander's vision, ours is a multi-function residency hosting travellers, yoga groups and artist/acting workshops. It is a cluster of traditional Himachali mud houses which have lovingly been restored to an inviting homestay with fully modern amenities.
Set amongst dense foliage in the artist's colony of Andretta, against a backdrop of jungle & bamboo groves of the Shivalik Hills, ours is a veritable museum of hand picked Indian furniture and artefacts with the mighty Dhauladhar range and its snow-capped peaks looming like a curtain across the Kangra Valley.

Guest access
Guests have access to the kitchen, the garden, the dining and living rooms in main house, the laundry (additionally charged), free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included in the tariff and all other meals are available on request.

Other things to note
Bookings for paragliding or pottery can be made on request.
The Mirage Andretta is a perfect place to rest and be enriched. We are a homestay hideaway in the mountains. Wake up to the sound of birds, open the curtains and see the snow-capped Himalayas. Visit Tibetan temples, the local pottery workshop or take a trip to Dharamsala & McLeod Ganj. There are local tea plantations to tour or, beautiful hiking and paragliding opportunities. We also have a beautiful glass surrounded… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Indoor fireplace
Iron
Heating
Breakfast
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Andreta, Himachal Pradesh, India

Andretta artists colony was started some 75 years ago by an Irish woman named Norah Richards, who acquired the land from the District Commissioner of Kangra in 1935. A fascinating story which links Andretta today directly to Bollywood via some of Indian cinema's greatest actors, Norah Richards was brought to Andretta at the insistence of Jaya Dayal of Lahore University, the man who built the Mirage in 1948. According to the late cine actor Shammi Kapoor, "he was in love with her & she with Shakespeare".
Down the path from the Mirage is the Andretta Pottery, a famous institution founded by one of Norah's artist friends, Sardar Gurcharan Singh, the master of blue pottery in India at the time, and now run by his son Mansimran Singh & his wife Mary. He & Mary run long term residential pottery courses for students from all over the world.
Andretta artists colony was started some 75 years ago by an Irish woman named Norah Richards, who acquired the land from the District Commissioner of Kangra in 1935. A fascinating story which links Andretta tod…

Hosted by Denis

Joined in January 2015
  • 2 Reviews
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New Zealander whose settled in the Kangra Valley.
During your stay
I live in the main house .
  • Languages: English, Français, हिन्दी, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a day

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Check-in: After 12:00
Check out: 12:00
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No pets
Smoking is allowed
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