Hotel Eagle Nest, Dharamshala

About Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala is a city in the upper reaches of the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh and is surrounded by dense coniferous forest consisting mainly of stately Deodars. The village of McLeodGanj lying in the upper reaches is known worldwide for the presence of the Dalai Lama. Dharamshala in Himachal is the centre of the Tibetan exile world in India. Dalai lama’s presence and the Tibetan population has made Dharamshala a popular destination for Indian and foreign tourists, including students studying Tibet.

About Eagle Nest

This heritage hotel in Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) is set in 2 sq k of cedar, oak and rhododendron in the splendid Himalayan foothills overlooking the Kangra and Kullu Valleys and the residence of Dalai Lama amidst his community in exile from Tibet. This unusual, beautiful corner of India has the snowcapped Dhauladhar Mountains as its spectacular backdrop – providing stunning views from our garden.

This Hotel in the outskirts of Dharamshala is an accumulation of the surrounding influences; each apartment is individually decorated: Moghal, Tibetan, Himachali and Kashmiri. All with en-suite marble bathrooms and verandahs with mountain views. The hotel has its own spring water and is well known for their high standards of international vegetarian cuisine. The food is fresh and home cooked.


We operate a very conscious environmentally friendly hotel-lodge with regard to our neighborhood wildlife, nature and keeping local situations sustainable. There isn’t a road leading to the hotel so no cars are on site – All our staff is from local villages, and we use locally hand-woven blankets, hand-made soaps and hand-carved wood products. The other features include:

  • All our water is harvested from rainfall, and we have a Spring for pure drinking water.
  • We have solar-power for hot water.
  • We grow herbs and salad, milk is from staff families’ cows and buffalo and we make curd, cheese, jams, marmalade, relishes, chutneys, and cook local organic produce.
  • All our waste is separated for compost, animal feed, paper & wood for our modern fire stoves in the guest rooms, glass, etc., for re-cycling.
  • We are involved with the Himalayan Nature Society and encourage guests to be involved where possible with a local dog clinic and animal sanctuary, and school education programmes.


  • Accommodation in wooden floor rooms
  • A multicuisine restaurant
  • Outdoor games
  • Cable TV, Internet
  • Library
  • Ayurveda massage parlour
  • Horse riding in the campus


  • centre-based trekking,
  • horse-riding,
  • walking,
  • Swim & play at the local water fall
  • Outdoor Games
  • Rhododendron Walks
  • bird-watching
  • visiting local sights,
  • Visiting  local ashrams,
  • yoga/meditation classes


Room Summer rate Winter rate
Dhauladhar Suite Rs. 12,000/- Rs. 12,000/-
Deodar Room Rs. 12,000/- Rs. 12,000/-
Craven Cottage Rs. 12,000/- Rs. 12,000/-
Mughal Suite Rs. 12,000/- Rs. 12,000/-
Tibetan Suite Rs. 12,000/- Rs. 12,000/-
Hallet Room Rs. 12,000/- Rs. 12,000/-
Blue Room Rs. 12,000/- Rs. 12,000/-

The above rates includes taxes + all the following : 

  • All Vegetarian meals, fresh coffee & juices, teas and snacks
  • Our own Spring Water
  • Porters
  • Maid accommodation + meals (Driver accommodation separate)
  • Horse riding on site
  • Guides for walking/day trek, picnics
  • Badminton, croquet, table tennis, cricket
  • DVDs, Satellite TV, library, wi-fi internet
  • All suites with modern marble bathroom, veranda and mountain views
  • Gorgeous outdoor terrace and garden dining /indoor Hall
    Extra: Alcohol, other transport if required.
    Ayurvedic masseur/masseuse in-house.

Please note: We meet guests at Gallu, nearest vehicle point: there is a 10-15 mins walk through the forest to Eagles Nest. We provide guides & porters.  We can also arrange help from Mcleodganj. The hotel is set in 2 sq km of unspoilt nature, in a very unique location.


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