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Cottages Glenmoor Dharamshala

Description of cottage

Glenmoor Cottages are situated at an altitude of about 6,300 feet above sea level in Upper Dharamshala, District Kangra,  Himachal, India. The distance from McLeodganj is 1 kilometer. The Cottages nestle in enchanting forests of cedar, oak and rhododendron on the picturesque slopes of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas. The Kangra valley spreads far and wide below.

Glenmoor Cottages have had the privilege of being host to some eminent persons and world famous celebrities. Some of them are, Mr. Martin Scorsese, Mr. Pierce Brosnan, Princess Salimah Aga Khan, Mr. Richard Gere, Mr. Paul Simon and the Duchess of York. Some diplomats and ambassadors have enjoyed the serenity of our place.

Accommodation and facilities

The Cottages are set amidst verdant, idyllic and serene surroundings. There are 5 independent cottages. Three smaller cottages consist of a double bedroom, an attached bath, a kitchenette and a small glazed verandah overlooking the forest. Two bigger cottages consist of a bigger double bedroom area, an attached bath, a kitchenette and a glazed verandah at a split level.  Simple and wholesome meals and snacks are available on order. There is a wide variety of multi cuisine restaurants and bakeries in McLeodganj. The most popular being  Mc'Llo Restaurant, The Chocolate Log, Ashoka Restaurant, Jimmy's Italian Kitchen, Pema Thang, Pizzaria  and The Namgyal cafe.A doctor is available on call if required. Wi-fi Internet access is available. Taxis are available on call as well. Local sightseeing, trekking, pony rides can be arranged.

 

PACKAGES FOR THE WHOLE COTTAGE

The tariff  for a large cottage is Rs.5400-00 per night for two persons. The tariff for a small cottage is Rs.4300-00 per night for two persons.

There is a 10% Luxury Tax on the tariff.

The Service Tax is 5.15%..The charge for an extra person is 25% of the tariff.

The above mentioned tariff is on an EP ( accommodation only ) basis.

Meals are extra.

The reservation is confirmed only on receipt of full payment and is done on a first come first served basis.

There are lovely tranquil walks and treks through the woods to Dharamkot, Triund, Guna Devi, Naddi, The Church of St. John In The Wilderness, Bhagsunag  and Kareri. and on to the mountains. It is also possible to arrange camping and overnight treks to the higher ranges with guides from the Mountaineering Institute. Pony rides are also available. The Palace of His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the " Tsuglag Khang " Main Temple with huge idols of the Padmasambhava and Avaloketshwara deities are at a distance of one and a half kilometers from the cottages.

It is possible to have a glimpse at the Tibetan culture by visiting the quaint market, the handicrafts center at the Norbulingka Institue, the library archives and the monasteries around Dharamshala. Located close to Forsythganj is the Church of St. John In The Wilderness with Belgian stained glass windows. It is one of the oldest structures in town built in 1852. There is an impressive memorial of the Viceroy of India, Lord Elgin.

 

HOW TO REACH DHARAMSHALA :-

1. BY AIR   :    There are regular flights from Delhi to Kangra Airport by Kingfisher. It is a forty five minute drive to Glenmoor Cottages. There are also flights to Pathankot at a distance of 100 kilometers and Jammu at a distance of 190 kilometers. It is a four hours drive to Glenmoor.

2. BY RAIL :    Pathankot railway junction is well connected by trains from all over India. It is one hundred kilometers and the driving time is two and a half hours to Glenmoor Cottages. One may also take a train to Amritsar at a distance of 190 kilometers and it four hours drive to Glenmoor. The railway station at Una is at a distance of 130 kilometers and a three and a half hours drive to Glenmoor.

3. BY ROAD :  A network of highways connects Dharamshala to Chandigarh, Delhi, Shimla and Jammu. There are private as well as Government buses from all cities to Dharamshala. A new air conditioned bus service between Dharamshala and New Delhi has been started by the Himachal Road Transport Corporation. From McLeodganj: From the Town square ( In front of Nowrojee's Store / Opp. Mc'llo restaurant ) please take the road towards the Office of the Taxi Union / The Tibetan Childrens Village and the Dal Lake. Drive for 500 meters and to the right there is a road leading uphill towards Glenmoor Cottages.

About Dharamshala

Dharamshala is a hill station located about 17 km north – Eeast of Kangra town in Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala, the gateway to the Kangra valley, is also the headquarters of the Kangra district. Dharamshala is located at a distance of 239 km from Chandigarh, 252 km from Manali, 322 km from Shimla and 514 km from New Delhi.  The snowline is perhaps more easily accessible at Dharamshala than at any other hill resort and it is possible to make a day's trek to a snow-point after an early morning's start. The ideal location for the cantonment was found at the slopes of the Dhauladhar, upon which stood an old Hindu sanctuary or 'Dharamshala' the name adopted for the town. Dharamshala stands at the foot of Dhauladhar and has a magnificent view of snowy peaks, deodar and pine forests, tea gardens and beautiful hills, here you can stay and enjoy iin beautiful cottages at Dharamshala.

The town is divided into two distinct and widely separated sections, Upper and Lower Dharamsala, which differ almost a thousand metres in height. Dharamshala has a lot to offer ranging from ancient temples, churches and monasteries to museums and ancient towns. All local site seeing can be covered by foot in Dalhousie. The main tourist attractions are Panchpula, Kalatop and Khajiar lake. Panchpula stream is the main source of water supply to Dalhousie and Bahloon.

Places of Attraction in Dharmshala

Masrur (or Masroor): The major attraction of this place is the fifteen exquisitely carved monolithic rock temples dating back to 8th century. The carvings of these temples are similar to Kailash temple at Ellora. In the sanctum of the main temple, one can find images of Lord Ram, and the Goddesses Sita and Lakshmi. Masrur is located 15 km south of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.

Bhagsu Waterfall Dharamshala: This waterfall is situated at Bhagsu, 2 km from McLeodganj. It lies behind the Bhagsunag Temple. During Monsoon, the fall turns into a 30 feet cascade.

Bhagsunag Temple Dharamshala: Temple of god Shiva situated around 2 km from McLeodganj Bazaar. Constructed by 1 GR by around 1800 century and then worshipped majorly by 14 Gukha platoon villages in Dharamshala. Very next to Bhagsunag temple is a water fall, one of the major tourist attraction spot in Dharamshala.

Art Gallery Dharamshala

Naam Art Gallery is a popular tourist spot situated in McLeodganj city. There are various paintings and exhibitions on display in this art gallery. These paintings are works of the renowned German painter Elsbeth Buschmann and English painter A.W. Hallett. It is situated in Sidhbari village, which is on the main Dalhousie-Chamunda Road.

Kangra Museum Dharamshala Situated close to the bus stand, Kangra Art Museum is a unique museum displaying the artifacts of Tibetan and Buddhist cultures. This is a treasure of Kangra valley’s cultural past, crafts, arts and other ancient artifacts. Some of the displayed items in the museum are dating back to 5th century.

Kangra Museum encloses a gallery consisting of miniature paintings of Kangra’s rich past, pottery, rare coin memorabilia, sculptures and anthropological materials. It has a varied collection of jewelry of various tribes, embroided costumes and wood carvings. A section dedicated to contemporary artworks adds the attraction to the museum.

Tourists can easily reach by bus or taxi and it will take 30 mins to one hour to see the museum. While visiting the museum, never miss to explore the Kotwali bazar

Kunal Pathri Temple Dharamshala: This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kalpeshwari, and is located 3 km from the Kotwali Bazaar. It's abelieved that a part of Goddess Sati, skull, fell here when Lord Shiva was carrying the charred body of the Goddess, and hence the name of the temple.

Chamunda Temple: This temple is located around 15 km from Dharamshala on the right bank of river Baner on the Mandi-Pathankot highway. According to mythology, Goddess Kali killed the demons Chand and Mund at this place.

Dal Lake Dharamshala: The Lake is spread in an area of 1 km and is bounded by rhododendrons, deodars, and junipers forest. Annually, a fair is held at the Kali Temple near the Lake. There is another temple close to the lake that is dedicated to sage Durvasa. Dal Lake is 2 km walk westwards from McLeodGanj bazaar.

Triund Dharamshala: Triund is nestled in the foothills of Dhauladhar and is around 17 km from Dharamshala. It's a trekking destination from McLeodGanj, and offers magnificent vistas of the mountains and valleys. The nightstays are in the hoods, small time caves, that local gaddis with their goat herds use as shelters from rains during the daytime.

Naddi Dharamshala: This scenic picnic spot is located 5 km northwest of McLeodGanj. Naddi offers a spectacular view of the Kangra valley. You can trek to Kareri Lake, Triund, and Guna Devi from here. It's also becoming a popular destination for nature lovers.

Cottage/Resort Address
Glenmoor Cottages,
Above Mall Road,
Upper Dharmashala,
Himachal, INDIA 176219.
Ph: +91 09034 200500, 074285 35082
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