Experience Comfort

Our endeavor at Nandini Villa is to curate experiences that provide comfort the moment you walk into our property. We are pet friendly. We understand our guests prefer to work remotely while being immersed in nature. We provide dedicated internet connections across the property so work and life can go on in comfort without disruption.

Experience Dharamshala

We sit down with you to understand the reasons why you are travelling to Dharamshala. We curate your experiences and stays accordingly. It’s difficult to cover everything Dharamshala has to offer in a few days. For some it may be the first time here, we will recommend you the places to check off your list.  For some it may the nth time, we share with you’re the secret slow-life locations, local unseen places immersed in nature which needs more time.

Nepali Thali

Nepal is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia. It borders China in the north and India in the south, east, and west.

Much of Nepalese dishes are made in India too, especially in the Northeastern and North Indian states. Even though Nepali food is not as famous as its neighboring countries, it has many distinctive qualities.

Kangri Dham

It is believed that Dham was initially served as ‘Prasad’ in temples but now it is served as an entire meal during festivals, marriages, etc.

It is said that King Jaisthamba, one of the Kings of Chamba, was so fascinated by the Kashmiri food that he decided to recreate those dishes among Chamba locals and to offer them to their local Goddess.

During that period, Chamba was famous for its spices, Rajma, and milk. Hence, the cooks came out with a new dish called “Dham”.

Community Building

Nandini Villa takes immense care in contributing to the local community.

The guests are encouraged to participate in local events and get a taste of the local culture, customs, and traditional events.

Nandini Villa and guests have participated in the past in various cleanliness drives as well like the ones organized by Dhauladhar Cleaners and local NGOs.

Ms. Nandini Thapa is also a patron and contributes to various social causes and donation drives at local schools and girls’ education and empowerment initiatives.

Arts & Music, Cuisine & Culture

Nandini Villa has been blessed to be frequented by sought-after artists – painters, musicians, culinary artists, corporate leaders, classical dancers, and singers quiet regularly.

Thus Nandini Villa is a melting pot of sorts
whereby one would run into various artists and form organic collaborations. One finds musicians, artists, and singers engage in impromptu magical and musical jams and sessions.

Books are available to avid readers. Ample space for those who just want to sunbathe, practice their yoga routines, or break a sweat in the gym.

Vision

Nandini Villa’s vision is to provide every visitor and guest ‘A Home Away
from Home’- nestled in the laps of the beautiful Dharamshala, Himachal
Pradesh, India. To provide an authentic environment; a lifetime of
experience whereby individuals and families create magical moments and
memories away from the hustle-bustle of the modern city dwelling.

The seat of His Holiness Dalai Lama

This beautiful city truly lives up to its name as it has been a sanctuary for Tibetans since 1959 when His Holiness Dalai Lama had to flee Tibet along with thousand others.

Dharamshala welcomed these foreign nationals with open arms and not just offered a place of safety and security but also encouraged them to preserve their history and culture by building Monasteries such as the Namgyal Monastery in McLeodganj and Norbulingka in Dharamshala.

Smart City

Dharamshala is also one of the hundred earmarked cities by the Government of India to be developed as a “Smart City” is rich with a fascinating history.

After all “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like a tree without roots”.

History

Before the British Raj, Dharamshala and its surrounding area were ruled by the Katoch Dynasty of Kangra. In 1848, the area now known as Dharamshala was annexed by the British.

Initially, it was harbored as a cantonment for the troops stationed in Kangra; later in 1860, the Gorkha Light Infantry was stationed in the wild and picturesque scenery.

Gorkha’s who are also known as “The Bravest of the Brave” and the battalion today known as 1st Gorkha Rifles, has grown fourteen Platoon villages and exists till this day.