Perched high on Dharamkot hills and surrounded by the mighty Himalayas, Eagles Nest is one destination worth braving the rough terrain and the non motorable road. Porters await at the Gallus temple to assist you to the Nest. It is advisable to request for either Deodar room, or better still pick the beautiful Dhauladhar room which is spacious and artistically decorated. The attached deck opens up to the wonderful views of the Himalayas. Get a crash course in Philosophy and naturopathy, by chatting up with John, who runs the show and a wonderful person to interact with. Ajit, the Manager, had our lunch served at the view point, which overlooks Dharamsala, McLeod Ganj and beyond. Chef Vicky apparently has picked up the skills of the trade from years of working and interacting with the expats. The Spaghetti Napolitan he cooked was Al dente and simply the best. He loved to talk about food and was a tad disappointed, when we could identify the dishes he was talking about, with their proper name and place of origin. Make sure to go for treks around the vast property, which is covered with thick woods and a haven for those interested in wildlife and capturing it on cameras.The location is so wonderful, that a German lady in her mid fifties said that she been living here for over twenty years all by herself and felt home sick, when she returns back to Berlin to renew her passports and meet her family. Living in the lap of luxury, surrounded by nature was a wonderful experience and we felt like owners of a mountain home, during the course of a two day stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eagles Nest is a unique resort set in 2sq kilometers of pristine forest landscape in the Himalayas of Himachel Pradesh, India. We are located in a very peaceful spot overlooking McLeodganj and the abode of HH the Dalai Lama. Perfect for fine dining, yoga, trekking, nature walks, mountaineering, badminton, horse riding, croquet, plus splash pool, Massage, all on site. All guest rooms with veranda and luxurious attached marble bathroom are decorated to showcase local cultures. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Eagles Nest Dharamsala, Asia - India