Camping Under Billion Stars Near Shimla - Vaatalya
Хозяин Pavan
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2 спальни
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Vaatalya is a nature retreat & community that creates wholesome experiences through food, art, spiritual practices & nature for seekers, artist & travellers.

We are situated on a nine acre hilltop disconnected from the city. Surrounded by dense reserve forests of deodar, pine & oak's we have 360 degree oceanic view of the Himalayas and a promise of no two evenings alike.

Designed with a slow pace in mind this is a place to reset, reflect, and create.


Instagram: @vaatalya #vaatalya

If you can't find the dates that you're looking for, please take a look at our other listing - Vaatalya Nature Retreat
Stone Cottage Room:
Private Garden Room:

****We can accommodate total of 15- 18 travellers. We have total of 02 stone cottage rooms, 02 double bed rooms, 02 dome shape tents (more can be pitched) & 01 small room with twin beds.****

Vaatalya is a nature retreat situated at a height of 6500 ft (approx) in Dharat Village, District Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. We found this beautiful piece of land in 2007 and we are now ready to host you!

Designed with a 'slow' pace in mind, our hope is that you enjoy every part of your stay; from siping ayurvedic tea in the morning, choosing the perfect record to put on as the sun sets, or by relaxing reading your favourite book and ending the day watching panoramic starry night sky. This is a place to reset, reflect, and create.

We have grown an orchard with approximately three hundred trees that has apples, nectarine, cherries & pomegranate. In our farms we grow herbs and vegetables too. We have solar geysers, vermicular, ongoing projects for rain water harvesting and are indulged into practising various methods of self sustainable living. It's our endeavour to bring back the long lost method of healing through nature, ayurveda & spiritual practises and create a fully self sustainable model which can be utilised by people.

If you are the one who likes to nest in mother nature lap, we provide the option of living in dome shaped tents. We standardised these tents with mattress, sleeping bags and other basic requirements. We even provide you with hot water bottles during cold weather to keep you cozy and warm. The kitchen and bathroom facilities are at your disposal. The rates mentioned are on double occupancy. We can also set up an extra mattress/sleeping bag at an additional cost of INR 2000 per room inclusive of meals. Do take this opportunity to camp under the billion stars :)

The cost of the comping includes:
-Daily three meals. We try to use our farm fresh food where we can
-Chai Time
-360 degree infinite view

All your three meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) are included in accommodation rate mentioned. You may order tea/coffee and munchies which are available on request and can be paid for separately. "Khemraj" the cook is amazing with blending food with flavour's of local herbs & spices. Pavan also indulges in cooking sometimes. We recommend you to leave the decisions of what is to be cooked to the hosts as they'll never disappoint you and will rather surprise you, but do let us know for any preferences. FYI we usually don’t cook non-vegetarian meals due to storage and contamination issues, but in case you wish us to cook it for you, let us know in advance & we'll be glad to arrange something at a minor additional charge of INR 350 per plate/per dish that can serve upto two travellers. The meals are usually basic home cooked and laid out in a homely style. Feel at home.

In our house we say sorry, we like to have fun, we like to say please and thank you, we give big hugs, we chase dreams, we forgive, we make mistakes, we give second chances and we say I Love you often.

Welcome Home !

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While you're staying here, the house will be your private oasis. Feel free to explore the yard or enjoy the sun while you lounge in the hammocks or simply lay on the grass staring at the sky. We are located in a nine acre hill top out of which the built up area is only one acre. The other space is left for farms, orchards, self sustainable projects or nature walks. Vaatalya has around nine different spots around the hill carefully chosen as per the view & location of the sun,moon, stars, sky and the mountains to sit, relax and unwind. Also make sure to try the naturopathy treatments, meditations & farm fresh food available at Vaatalya. Your hosts are certified naturopathic doctors & meditation instructors.

You can go for various forest treks, have food with locals in their old style mud kitchens, learn new cooking techniques used by Himachali Botis, have a bonfire, stargaze (as we have an open panoramic view of the sky) and if you just don't want to do anything at all we will make sure that no one disturbs you.

1. Naturopathy Workshops:
Vaatalya is a perfect platform to heal yourself spiritually, mentally and physically. Your hosts are experienced certified teachers in meditation & naturopathy. We will be glad to curate health workshops for you. Vaatalya has basic naturopathy equipments and a fully equipped kitchen to customize your diet and give your body & mind a restart.
The price for the workshop depends on the kind of requirement you have.
Feel free to write to us and we'll be glad to tailor something for you.
Price from INR 2000 onwards per traveller

2. Meditation Morning:
Pavan is a certified expert in healing practises. He personally indulges in conducting small mediation mornings workshop that can be tailor crafted as per your requirements. *For details visit host description*
Price from INR 1200 onwards per traveller

3. BonFire for 04 travellers/1.5 hrs: INR 1000
4. Barbeque: We have a small Barbeque set up that can be utilised during BonFire. The items for the barbeque can be discussed in advance.
Price from INR 2000 onwards/ serves 02 travellers.

5. Treks: INR 400 per person
There are various trek routes depending on difficulty levels that we can recommend you. A local traveller will accompany you for the routes. We love nature and take environment very seriously. Any littering or harm to the environment in any form will lead to immediate termination of your trip. We will be glad to offer you the trek free of cost :) plus munchies once you are back in case you help us pick up garbage/wrappers during the ongoing trek. Mother nature thanks you.

6. Movie Night Under the Stars: INR 9999 per projection
Vaatalya is a stunning location for open projection of movies under the stars. We have a list of licensed documentaries to choose from. Do let us know in advance & we would be glad to arrange the setup for you.

Другие важные подробности

1.How far is the nearest hospital?
Basic medical facilities are always available at Vaatalya. In case of emergency, it will take approximately 30 minutes to reach the nearest hospital. 108 facility is also available. It may delay in extreme weather conditions of snow or heavy rains as the location is disconnected.

2. Will you be able to have bath with hot Water?
Yes. We have solar geysers installed in designated areas. However hot water is not a luxury. There are no geysers in the bathrooms. Hot water can only be provided in buckets and can be sent to your rooms.

3. Should I come to Vaatalya if I have a medical condition?
Vaatalya is situated at a height of 6500 feet (approx) above sea level. Nature of the trip is adventurous due to unforeseen climatic conditions and terrain. Any questions in relation to your physical or mental suitability for the trip must be reviewed by your personal medical practitioner for approval. We cannot offer advice of medical nature. Visitors with pre-existing medical conditions are strictly advised not to make reservations in Vaatalya, and if all they do, it is at your own risk. Vaatalya reserves the right to deny any client on reasonable medical grounds.

4. Do i get continuous internet or phone signal at Vaatalya?
Vaatalay has wifi. It works very well on good days but at times doesn't work well due to weather conditions. Vodafone and Reliance Jio work very well. The forests treks have strong 3G/4G connection due to signal towers situated near to the route.

5. Do you have a credit or debit card machine in Vaatalya?
There are no EDC machines at Vaatalya. You may want to carry some cash along as the nearest ATM is 25 kms away.

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Спальные места
Спальня 1
3 матраса на полу
Спальня 2
3 матраса на полу

Правила дома
Время прибытия: с 12:00 до 19:00.
Выезд до 12:00

Access: Since we share Vaatalya with multiple occupants, we like to ensure everyone has their own space. We’ll ensure your space is likewise respected in return.

Age: Due to previous problems (and we’re sure this doesn’t relate to you…) we’ve needed to implement a minimum age requirement of 21+. Guests under the age of 21 are still entirely welcome – they will just need to be accompanied by parents or guardians or permission over email and phone for the same.

Amenities: The easiest way to disrupt an enjoyable stay is a plumbing problem. To prevent this, we kindly ask you to please place things like sanitary napkins and tissues in the bin. We simply want to ensure you have a royal flush kind of holiday :)

Behaviour: If you’re coming to the party you’ve picked a great city to do so. Unfortunately, just not at our place. Though we’re sure it won’t come to it, serious complaints of unruly behavior, or breakage will unfortunately result in you being asked to leave without refunds. Please don't break stuff after a couple of drinks, it's not that easy you know as you think to get a repair guy here or any stuff here. Not good for you. Not good for us.

Check In/ Check out: Check-in is at 12 pm, and check-out is by 12pm. Arriving slightly earlier, or want that extra hour to sleep? Should be fine, but please check with us first.

Damage: We understand that accidents happen. But we do ask that you please let us know when they do. Chances are we can fix them as effortlessly as possible which also means better chances of you not being charged for the breakage.

Smoking: Being a family home and a lot of non smoking travellers around us, we also have a no smoking policy (although you are welcome to smoke in the open area). Just ensure you throw the buds in the dustbins after smoking.

Drugs: What you do in your personal time is entirely up to you, but when staying at our place we have a strict no drug use policy. This is just the law… not so much one of our rules.

Electricity: To keep our costs down (and pass those savings onto our guests) we kindly ask that you switch off lights or heating when it's not in use.

Environment: Very soon man will realise that money is something we eat, breathe or drink. So do all what you can do to preserve nature. Smokers do ensure cigratte buds goes in the bins located at a stone throw distance from each other in our nine acre mountain. Our treks are on charge as a local person accompanies you for the routes. We will be glad to offer you the trek free of cost :) plus munchies once you are back in case you help us pick up garbage/wrappers during the ongoing trek. We love nature and take environment very seriously. Any littering or harm to the environment in any form will lead to immediate termination of your trip. Mother nature thanks you.

Noise: To be considerate to the other travellers and animals in the forests, we kindly ask to keep things on the quieter-side after 9pm. And if you want to listen to music, please remember the other travellers and enjoy via headphones or in your personal space. We’ll make sure to reciprocate the favor. Unless it’s Bob Dylan. He’s okay to play at any time in all areas of the house :)

Occupancy: We ask that you kindly respect our maximum occupancy policy in one room. We understand that for a whole variety of reasons, you may want additional guests to stay in the room/place. But our aim is not to maximum revue but to would like to you to have a quality stay. We’re reasonable folk and will accommodate wherever possible.

Pets: Have a pet? May be a problem, not for us… but the eagles/ leopards around the forests may take an offense. And there is a lot of area to open area to run around for your pet to be controlled by you in a 48000 yard mountain. Our english mastiff dog "Ladoo" also get a little territorial about the whole place. Do contact the host directly if you are planning to bring in the pet.

Security: The area is spread have over nine acres/48, 500 yards of land, out of which the built up area is less than an acre, most of the time you will be out of your accommodations under the sky enjoying the view. Whilst being one of the safest areas of town, there has never been an issue in terms of safety, however one is responsible for its own health & wealth when around.

Requests and Non Availability: Notice the place, it's quite disconnected. We have the basic household stuff in place but do tell us anything that you would like us to arrange way way wayyyy in advance so your don't feel the inconvenience of being away from the city on a hill top.

Morning Tea/ Coffee: For the early birds in case you need tea or coffee do call upon us, we usually get up by 0700 ish. In case you want it even earlier because you want to picture the sunrise do let us know, we'll see what best we can do.

In our house we say sorry, we like to have fun, we like to say please and thank you, we give big hugs, we chase dreams, we forgive, we make mistakes, we give second chances and we say I Love you often.
Welcome Home !

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We your hosts at Vaatalya are a couple, who made the switch from the city to the mountains to lead a more wholesome life. After years of searching for that perfect getaway destination, we found our little piece of heaven in 2007, at the highest point of Dharat Village, 6500 ft (approx.), in Himachal Pradesh. We have named it Vaatalya and we are now ready to share it with you!

My name is Pavan, I have worked as a Regional Sales Executives for many years in a pharmaceutical firm. For the last few years I have been living in Vaatalya and was busy constructing our house, planting an orchard and witnessing beauty wherever my eyes looked. At last the house is complete and we are very keen on hosting you, your friends and family. I am most excited to show you around my little orchard. After all the hard work it now has apples and nectarine ready! Cherries and pomegranate will follow.

My partner in crime in envisioning Vaatalya is my wife, Indu. She is a Bank branch manager at a nearby town. She is curious like a cat about new cultures, cuisines and people. A good film can put her in a good mood any day. She is the happy and optimistic one out of the four of us. You will see her at Vaatalya over the weekends.

Indu and I have been born and brought up in Himachal Pradesh. We ventured to the big cities when we got married and started a family. At least for us, newbies, the city was full of life and high-strung people. We felt encourage to start a new life and chase new dreams. But one conversation kept recurring every now and then of whether we will ever make this our home and if not what do we see when we say home? Of course many things happened from then till the time we actually took the plunge that gave shape to our vision Vaatalya.

Sometimes living in the fast-paced zone makes us blind to the obvious. We only realized this when we started learning Yoga at Kaivalyadhama. It taught us how to listen to ourselves. It also led us to Gorakhpur School of Natural Therapeutics in Uttar Pradesh. There we were taught how to nourish our body and mind through food, water and earth. Of course, we all know this but we tend to forget. God I guess is not only in the details but also in the obvious. Both the experiences made us sure of one thing. Sometime in life we wanted to create a space where you can spend time exploring yourself. It could be through art, music, spiritual practices or just gazing at the stars. We started looking for a place that will allow us to build a community that intends on creating wholesome experiences through spiritual practices, food and art. Now that we have opened the gates to our humble home, we hope that people soon identify Vaatalya as space where seekers, artists, travellers etc come to create experiences.

There are two other people who have been the backend support in this venture. First is my daughter, Deepika. She is a documentary filmmaker. We always look forward to her enthusiasm and support. My youngest is my son, Aditya. He s an entrepreneur & runs a travel community which aims at pushing travellers out of their comfort zone and curating travel experiences for them. Previously he has spent more than 7 years in luxury leading star deluxe hotel chains at a managerial position in India. He has been instrumental in the operational setup and setting quality standards at Vaatalya. Both the kids are trained mountaineers and share love adventure sports.

Our diverse professions and interests complement each other in running the place together.

Come, stay with us.

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