Places to stay in Naddi, Himachal Pradesh?
Junglaat & Jot Eco Stay is a laidback stay in Naddi, Dharamshala. There is something magical about Himachal Pradesh, which keeps drawing a traveller to this beautiful place.
More than a destination, Himachal is an experience. Once visited, it cannot be forgotten. The steep valleys, low hanging clouds looming over the mountains, the good Pahari food, the warm and welcoming people, the magnificent Himalayas; it all stays with you. Himachal is a beautiful mix of popular colonial hill stations, unexplored offbeat destinations and spiritual getaways.
Himachal means different things to different people. For a trekker, Himachal is all about trekking, camping and star-gazing. The tough, treacherous terrains of Himachal turn into a paradise and feeds the soul with the much-needed adrenaline rush. On the other hand, Himachal is an abode of God for a monk. It is his one step closer to God or nirvana. The peaceful, serene mountains are his spiritual getaway. And lastly, for the tired city souls, Himachal is a heavenly space where they get to unwind in the lap of nature, away from the rising heat in the cities
My next destination in Himachal Pradesh
I was pondering over my next destination in Himachal as I had four days off and I wanted to run away from the city life. The requirement was the destination should not be more than 10 hours drive from Delhi and it should be laid back but also have a cool vibe and some good eating options.
I have extensively travelled through Himachal and such an unexplored place was difficult to find. I was having a conversation with Anil Attri, founder, The Traveller Trails magazine and Tourism Scouts India) and Deepak Vats of Jot Eco Stay and Junglaat Eco Stay) in Naddi over dinner in Delhi, it was then Deepak ji suggested, “Why don’t you go to Naddi and stay at Jot Eco Stay and Junglaat” and explore Mcleodganj and other places in the vicinity of Dharamshala.
I was really overwhelmed and humbled by his invitation and without a second thought said, ” I will do it and my wife will also accompany”. Next day morning, we started packing our bags and got my car checked for any mechanical glitches.
Next day morning we started around 10 am and after a continuous drive except for tea, lunch and bio breaks, we reached Naddi around 10.30 pm. The road condition is in perfect shape and accompanied by some mountainous driving. It is advisable to drive through the mountains during the day, though I love driving at night in the mountains because of the light coming from other cars and it helps to maneuver easily in the turns.
Located amid the exquisite surroundings, Naddi Hill Point is an appealing viewpoint in the village of Naddi in Kangra. It is enveloped in the valley of Dhauladhar Ranges and is a must-see site for the visitors that come to this place for holidays. On a clear day, the misty snow-covered Himalayan peaks can also be witnessed from this viewpoint. One can relax in the nearby village.
Why Is It Famous?
Naddi Hill Point is popular among the visitors because it provides an exciting view of the nearby valley and Himalayan peaks. Apart from this, tourists can also witness the magical sight of the sunrise & sunset from this viewpoint.
It is a perfect spot for the trek-lover as well. The rough hills make this point a place where the trekkers are challenged to cross their limits.
A local fair is also set up for 3 days between June-July as it is the peak season that witnesses a huge footfall of the tourists from different states of the country.
Where To Stay In Naddi
Jot Eco Stay
As soon as we reached Jot Eco Stay we were welcomed by Sanjana and her team. Very clean rooms were allotted to us and we were served a sumptuous dinner.
Next day we wake up to the mesmerizing view of the mountains and the beautiful valley and a sight to behold. Sanjana told us that this is the sunset view in Naddi and if rain god doesn’t play spoilsport, “you will be able to witness the most spectacular sunset in the entire Dharamshala right out of the balcony of your room”. I was really excited in the hope of capturing the sunset.
Infrastructure of Jot Eco Boutique Stays
Guests can bring their pets here on a condition they have informed the administration about this in advance. It will be a real pleasure to rest on the comfortable terrace with a cup of coffee at any time of the year. .
A few words about rooms
There is only one room type – double in the bed and breakfast. Here are proposed facilities such as hairdryers, free toiletries, flat-screen tv, electric kettle, terrace.
The rooms are spacious with a lovely view of the valley. There is a cozy in-house cafe. The main USP of this hotel is the lovely food prepared by chef Sanjana, who did her Hotel Management from Spain and has experience of working in different countries.
Thanks Sanjana @la.kailasa , for the awesome food you prepared for us during our stay at Jot Eco Stay, Naddi. The Vada Pav prepared was second to none and was almost similar to the taste of Vada Pav that I used to have when I was in Pune except the Pav which I understand we don’t find the same one in North India. Good food is bound to make your stay more pleasant, a complete foodie perspective though.
You are an amazing chef to say the least.
Don’t miss to visit Jot Eco Stay @jot_mcleod Naddi for awesome food. The best part is she is completely Vegan.
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Staff is fluent in English.
Photo Gallery Of Jot Eco Stay
Bird Eye View of Jot Eco Stay
The Terrace Cafe
The cafe has some good books
The View From Balcony
Goodmorning with a view
We do pose sometimes
The magical hour from the balcony
Sunset Point Naddi- right out from the balcony
Wow a sight to behold
The best capture of the sunset
Into the wilderness
The misty morning
Mountain life ain’t easy
Home grown at the homestay
Live live a local
One with camera shy chef Sanjana
Omelette- my favorite
Laphing – a special delicacy
Momos in the mountains is a must
Breakfast with cheesecake
The most loved Indian breakfast – Aloo, Halwa, Puri
Maggi in the mountains is a must
Sandwich and Hummus
Vada Pav in Naddi
Don’t be surprise, chef Sanjana is from Mumbai, so authentic Vada Pav is an option
Junglaat Eco- organic Stays and Experiences
Junglaat was born out of our desire to showcase McLeodGanj & Dharamshala like never before.
Every aspect of the lodge is an amalgamation of Himachali and Tibetan culture – from our rooms where you will find hints of delicate Thangka paintings, typical Kullu shawls geometrical designs, to our kitchen that serves food inspired by the homes of Kangra. Junglaat is all about the town it inhabits.
McLeod Ganj is where India meets Tibet, allowing us to show you the real town that is surrounded by the beautiful Dhauladhar ranges of majestic Himalayas.
EXPLORE & EXPERIENCE Mcleodganj beyond Monks & Momos
We believe that every guest is an explorer, a wanderer, a true traveller for whom a destination is way more than a checklist of places to visit. Keeping your needs in mind we have curated experiences that take you where no tourist has ever been. We understand your need to see more than what travel books offer and that’s why we don’t create itineraries, instead we share stories that only the locals know. Simply choose the facet you want to explore and leave the rest to us.
And we understand your need to taste something healthy, something local, something unique.
Our menu is curated from local recipes passed from one generation of Shepherds to the next.
A stay with us will not only delight your taste buds, but also introduce you to the local flavours of the region.
Our journey began with a clear brief — Junglaat is an ode to the region of its location, culture and thought reflect this all the way. An ecorganic accommodation with intimate experiences.
Our beautifully curated rooms offers a glimpse to the woods of Himalayan cedar and named after 08 lakes which are considered extremely sacred by the local residents, Nag Dal, Lam Dal, Kali Kund, Kareri Dal, Chanderkoop Dal, Sukh Dal and Dam Ghodi Dal & Naddi Dal.
There are some beautiful hikes that can be undertaken from Junglaat. One such hike is a trail to Flag point which has become quite famous and from there one can continue till Dharamkot. We were accompanied in this hike by my dear friend from Junglaat Mr. Abhishek Mishra.
Photo Gallery Of Junglaat
Welcome to Junglaat- truly local
Cafe at Junglaat
Perfect place to chill
I can sit here for hours
You can also volunteer to paint graffiti
Graffiti by guests
Perfect place for astrophotography
Bird Eye View of Junglaat
A dam that provides water in Dharamshala- during the hike to Flag Point
Here is the flag point- so Instagrammable
Respect the prayer flags
One with my friend from Junglaat Abhishek Mishra
The hike from Junglaat ultimately lead to Dharamkot
You can do meditation here
Tea time in Dharamkot
A well-established connectivity to the major highways, railways, and airways makes it easier to reach Chamba from the different corners of Himachal Pradesh. One can easily reach the site via interstate buses, trains, and flights. Traveling within the district can be done via local transit that is available on a frequent basis.
Nearest Railway Station:- Pathankot Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Pathankot Airport
Best Time To Visit Naddi
Naddi Hill Point is visited throughout the year. Since the weather remains pleasantly cool for a major portion of the year, it becomes comfortable for the visitors to explore the nearby attractions as well. Many tourists flock to this site in the early hours of the morning to witness the first ray of the sun peeking from the horizon
For booking you can contact Deepak Vats, 99991 35642
Or you can also write to [email protected] for enquiry
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