A selection of the best luxury hotels in Dharamshala, India. A selection by Laura Becker
Storii By ITC Hotels, Amoha Retreat Dharamshala is a charming and highly elegant 5-star resort situated in Dharamshala, 13 km from HPCA Stadium. Boasting a superb interior design, it opened in March 2021 and offers a range of amenities, such as a garden, free private parking, a restaurant, a bar, free WiFi, a kids’ club, room service, a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and currency exchange. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast and have fun playing billiards and darts. The nearest airport is Kangra Airport, 9 km away.
Rooms: 37 Stars: 5
Hotel Mountain Inn, a newly opened 4-star hotel located in Dharamshala, is 7.3 km from the HPCA Stadium. It offers a range of facilities including a garden, free private parking, a terrace, a restaurant and room service. The hotel has family rooms, with each room fitted with a kettle, flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Some rooms also have a balcony. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast. The nearest airport is Kangra Airport, 18 km from the hotel.
Rooms: 20 Stars: 4
Experience the epitome of luxury at Radisson Blu Resort Dharamshala, one of the best hotels in the city. Boasting an outdoor pool, a fitness center and a restaurant, this charming hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, a kettle, a private bathroom and complimentary amenities. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking is available for guests’ convenience. The 24-hour front desk offers car rental services and is located close to Gaggal Airport (15.5 km) and HPCA stadium (5.3 km). Enjoy a great breakfast and make the most of your stay in Dharamshala.
Rooms: 88 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate in luxury at Grand view lodge and Restaurant Dharamshala HIMACHAL PRADESH. Newly opened in June 2022, this 5-star hotel offers a relaxing atmosphere, room service and free WiFi. Enjoy stunning views from your private balcony, and take in the mountain scenery. Unwind with bed linen and towels provided in each room, as well as a TV with cable channels. Located just 3.7 km from HPCA Stadium, you can take in the local culture and attractions. For added convenience, Kangra Airport is only 14 km away. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful getaway or an action-packed holiday, Grand view lodge and Restaurant Dharamshala HIMACHAL PRADESH is the perfect destination.
Rooms: 9 Stars: 5
Dev Bhoomi Farms & Cottages offers a luxurious stay in Dharamshala, near the HPCA Stadium. This cottage boasts amazing views, a peaceful atmosphere and all the modern amenities you need. Enjoy Indian and Continental food options and free WiFi in the comfort of your room. Take in the beauty of the nearby river and relax knowing that 24-hour power backup is available. Celebrate the holidays with a special supplement charge for adults and children, and make lasting memories at this delightful property.
Rooms: 6 Stars: 4
Experience a stay like no other at the luxurious Best Western Plus Revanta Mcleod Ganj. This 4-star hotel boasts a beautiful interior design and stunning views, set in the majestic Dharamshala. Guests can enjoy a range of amenities, such as a fitness center, private parking, restaurant, bar, 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi. Rooms are air-conditioned, complete with a desk, a kettle, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. Wake up to a delicious breakfast of buffet, à la carte and continental options. The hotel is conveniently located 13 km from HPCA Stadium and 23 km from Kangra Airport. Best Western Plus Revanta Mcleod Ganj opens its doors in November 2021.
Rooms: 40 Stars: 4
Prakriti Aalay is the perfect place to stay for those seeking a luxurious and romantic getaway in Dharamshala. This 4-star resort offers trendy and comfortable rooms with views of the mountains, a restaurant, a garden, a terrace, a shared lounge, a children’s playground, and a 24-hour front desk. Guests can enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast, while bike hire and car hire are also available. The HPCA Stadium is just 6 km away and the Gaggal Airport is 7 km away. Relax and enjoy your stay in this stunning resort.
Rooms: 16 Stars: 4
In April 2022, Natures feast will be opening its doors in Dharamshala. Boasting 4-star accommodation, this hotel offers a restaurant, free private parking, room service and a 24-hour front desk. Some rooms come with a balcony providing a view of the city. Guests can enjoy an Asian breakfast, and the nearest airport, Kangra Airport, is 19 km away. 8.6 km away lies the HPCA Stadium, perfect for those wanting to explore the local area.
Rooms: 18 Stars: 4
Hotel Vaikunth Mcleodganj centrally heated and Air cooled offers hip and cosy rooms at great value, opening in January 2022. Located in Dharamshala, this 4-star property boasts a terrace and air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private bathrooms. Enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant that serves Indian cuisine, or take advantage of the free private parking. Each room is equipped with a seating area, a flat-screen TV and some with a mountain view, bed linen, and towels. Start your day with a continental, American, or Asian breakfast. The friendly staff speaks English and Hindi and are available at the reception. The HPCA Stadium is 5.3 km away and the nearest airport is Kangra Airport, 16 km away.
Rooms: 24 Stars: 4
Experience the newest luxury hotel in Dharamshala – Click Collection The Abode. This 4-star property is conveniently located within 5km of HPCA Stadium and 7km from Kangra Airport. Enjoy room service, a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, and free private parking. Enjoy a delicious buffet or à la carte breakfast, and Indian cuisine at the on-site restaurant. Make your stay in Dharamshala extra special with a stay at Click Collection The Abode, opening in July 2022.
Rooms: 25 Stars: 4
Best areas to find hotels in Dharamshala, India
1. McLeod Ganj: McLeod Ganj is the most popular area to stay in Dharamshala, India. It is the home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. It is a great spot to explore the Tibetan culture, with many monasteries, temples, and other attractions. The area is also known for its vibrant nightlife and outdoor activities. There are several hotels in McLeod Ganj, ranging from budget to luxury. Some of the popular hotels in McLeod Ganj include Hotel Tibet International, Hotel Dhauladhar, and Hotel Norbu House.
2. Dharamkot: Dharamkot is a small village located on the outskirts of Dharamshala. It is a great place to stay to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The village is surrounded by lush green forests and offers stunning views of the Dhauladhar Mountains. There are several budget and mid-range hotels in Dharamkot, such as Hotel Hilltop, Hotel Paradise, and Hotel Dreamland.
3. Bhagsunag: Bhagsunag is a small village located just north of McLeod Ganj. It is known for its natural beauty and is a popular spot for trekking. There are several budget and mid-range hotels in Bhagsunag, such as Hotel Bhagsunag, Hotel Nirvana, and Hotel Himalayan.
4. Kareri Village: Kareri Village is a small village located in the Kangra Valley. It is known for its beautiful scenery and is a popular spot for trekking. There are several budget and mid-range hotels in Kareri Village, such as Hotel Himalayan, Hotel Valley View, and Hotel Dreamland.
5. Palampur: Palampur is a small town located in the Kangra Valley. It is known for its tea plantations and is a great spot to explore the local culture. There are several budget and mid-range hotels in Palampur, such as Hotel Gulab Palace, Hotel Grand View, and Hotel Hilltop.
These are just a few of the best areas to search for a hotel in Dharamshala, India. There are many more areas to explore, so don’t hesitate to do some research and find the perfect spot for you.