Best 9 hotels as places to stay in Palampur, India

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Best 9 hotels as places to stay in Palampur, India

If you have made up your mind to visit Himachal Pradesh to see its beautiful valleys and snow-clad mountains, knowing where to stay could help you imm

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If you have made up your mind to visit Himachal Pradesh to see its beautiful valleys and snow-clad mountains, knowing where to stay could help you immensely to make your journey smooth. 

There are various places to stay, they have their perks and some shortcoming (if you like). But, aligning your budget, needs and priorities can bring you a good deal. 

1)- Araya Palampur 

Offering luxury hotel and resort in Palampur, Araya is a top-rated for a stay away in the best hotels in Himachal Pradesh. In 2021, it was awarded Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best for 2021. It was also top 25 small hotels in India list in the Travellers’ Choice award too. 

Rooms: Rooms are available in four categories: 

i)- Deluxe Rooms: luxurious single rooms with wifi, air conditioning, satellite TV and many more amenities. 

ii)- Deluxe Suites: Spacious rooms with a glorious view of the Dhauldhar ranges. 

iii)- Executive Suites: Designed specifically for business executives, with a 670 square foot area with two bedrooms and a living room. 

iv)- Duplex Suite: These suites have three bedrooms, a living room and a balcony. 

Amenities: Wi-fi, Tea and Coffee Maker, AC, Mineral water bottles, Satellite TV, telephone, and room services. 

Dining: All-day dining is available with multiple cuisines including local ones. Outdoor dining is also available. 

Others: A bar (The Old Fox) 

Customer reviews: 5 (Exceptional) 

Manish Joshi gives a 5-star rating of trip advisor and writes “ One of the best stays in Palampur with a great view of the mountains. The rooms are spacious and the staff were humble and supportive. The pool on the deck is marvellous also the Old fox bar takes the win for a wonderful evening well spent. The property gives us the best and luxurious experience. Kudus to the all Araiya team.”

2)- Rakkh Resort 

Rakkh describes itself as “an experiential resort in Palampur”. It is pet friendly, 100% plastic free and uses organic ingredients. The Resort is designed to provide solitude and offers minimalist decor. It has 4.5 acres of areas housing 25 cottages. These cottages have two interconnected rooms and are scattered around to afford privacy and individual space. 

Rooms

i)- Hill Cottages: Fusion of local aesthetics with contemporary designs. Offers large bath spaces, rain showers, and private sit-outs.  

ii)- Mountain cottages: Same as hill cottages, have rain showers and luxury bath amenities. 

iii)_ Family interconnected rooms: Perfect of families with two interconnected rooms. 

iv)- Forest Cottages: With the best of both world, it has a garden, you can view valley from the sunrise balcony, and forest view from the sunset balcony. 

Amenities: AC, wifi (only common location), Tea and Coffee makers, TV not provided as the resort is built to minimise distractions. 

Dining: Multicuisines with local ones. 

Customer Reviews: 5 Star

A customer Kc M on trip advisor writes “Great place awasome hospitality and a must visit place with friends and family.

The team really took care of us and we always felt a day less in our itinerary to spend time there. Didnt know where the time went and were always busy with some or the other kind of activities may be a track or Rick climbing or making a maggi or weaving or laying a Crispy pizza. All sorted.”

3)- Neugal Riverfront Resort 

Rooms: Rooms are available in four categories: 

i)- Courtyard Suite with Balcony: Most popular option with a king size bed a large lounge. 

ii)- Executive Suite: With a queen size bed and a lounge area. 

iii)- Standard Room: Standar room with a single bed all amenities. 

iv)- Presidential Suite with private balcony: A two bedroom villa with a balcony and bathroom attached to every room. 

Amenities: Hair dryer, mini fridge, Coffee kit & kettle, smart TV with cable, smart AC, 24/7 rooms service, wifi, safes in wardrobe 

Customer Reviews: 5 Star 

A customer, Sunil M, writes,: “Normally, the photos at resorts portals and actuals don’t match and so was the case here… it was far far better then the photos! Amazing river side view, with water levels being low, kids had so much fun in the river, early morning walks or late night chit chat next river was an amazing experience… 

Staff was extremely courteous and accommodated each and every request we made with regards to food for kids or seating near river side or request for some party arrangements… 

Owner himself was giving personalized attention to all guest and went out of the way to help us make our parents anniversary celebrations memorable… 

Food: we ordered veg food only… everything we ordered was very tasty… we specifically liked Chinese items a lot… Pasta was average, Indian food was quite good. Few more items can be added to breakfast buffet but on our request, chef / restaurant staff was kind enough to oblige…

Rooms: spacious room, good furniture, clean bathrooms, etc… but the main highlight was full size sliding windows with river / mountain view… 

Live band performance on Friday evening was absolute icing on the cake… 

Highly recommended…”

4)- RS Sarovar Portico

A resort built in contemporary style, with spacious rooms. It is 4 km from Palampur railway station and 35 km from Dharamshala. 

Rooms

i)- Superior Rooms: With wooden floor and comfortable furniture.

ii)- Premium Rooms: Luxury room with picture window, and contemporary amenities, and a cozy double bed. 

iii)- Junior Suites: With a bedroom and living room and contemporary amenities. 

iv)- Executive Suites: Luxury furnishing and intricate design. 

v)- Presidential Suites: Luxurious and high-end accommodation. 

Amenities: Wi-Fi 

Dining: Local and international delicacies available 

Others: Fitness Center, Travel Desk, 360 degree Restaurant, 

Customer Reviews: 5 Star 

Ayush Rastogi on trip adviser writes, “We have staying in this hotel, it was best 5 star hotel in the city. It has amazing view we had breakfast at terrace cafe morning view was amazing. And we had dinner at Cloud 7 the night view was also amazing the staff was relly nice service was good and food was amazing. I really like the brownie with icecream it was well decorated thankyou chef Vikas we really enjoyed. Once again thankyou all…”

5)- Lamrin Norwood Green 

Lamrin Norwood presents boutique villas overlooking the the tea garden of Palampur. Each villa has ensuite bedrooms. 

Rooms

Their website provides following information: 

Three of the bedrooms are on the first floor, one room on ground floor. The ground floor has direct access to the living room. Two rooms on the first floor have balcony overlooking tea gardens and the Dhauladhar ranges, and the third room on the first floor has a small balcony facing the front side of the villa. 

Amenities: Butler service, private parking, Wi-Fi, TV

Dining: private dining available with multiple cuisines including local ones. 

Customer Reviews: 5 Star 

One reviewer, Hemant B,  wrote on trip advisor “ Great views from Room / balcony. Would have loved more area around property. No access to Tea Estate. No area in property to stroll around. Excellent upscale tasteful interiors. Gr8 common seating / dining area and sitout on Ground floor. Well laid out architecture. Views of Tea Garden & Mountain range SUPERB from 1st floor facing Rooms. Food service & quality very good. Ofcourse Restaurant ambience lacking. Butler RAMAN a local guy – very attentive , courteous , knowlegeable ; made our stay enjoyable. You do lack nearness to markets or restaurants. Over all might feel little expensive but a Gr8 experience.”

6)- Mastiff Villa Camellia 

With affordable prices and comfortable room this resort is 3 kms from Palampur railway station. 

Rooms

i)- Standard (Non-AC): 

ii)- Standard (AC): Comes with a King size bed and amenities. 

iii)- Super Deluxe (Non-AC): Comes with King size and amenities. 

iv)- Super Deluxe (AC): Comes with King size bed and AC. 

v)- Premium: Comes with King size bed and AC. 

vi)- Camellia: Comes with King size bed and AC and all the amenities. 

Amenties: 24/7 room services, Wi-Fi, Parking 

Customer Review: 4 Star 

On trip advisor, Monika reviews “Good food nice hotel thanks to Neha for special take all the times. We are regularly coming to this hotel. Rooms are well equipped. Tea garden view from the room makes you very comfortable. Must visit this hotel.”

7)- The Bliss 

The Bliss describes itself as pioneer hotelier offering comfort in the Palampur at affordable rate. 

Rooms

i)- Club Suite: Spacious wooden floor & hot bath tub with a king size bed. 

ii)- Premium Room: Largest room with huge space, wooden floor and a king size bed. 

iii)- Super Deluxe AC Room: With chic decor and balcony overlooking the valley, these rooms afford a panoramic views. 

iv)- Deluxe Non-AC Room: With room for up to 3 people, these spacious rooms come with hot and cold water facility. 

Amenities: Wi-Fi, TV, breakfast. Bottled water, wardrobe, 24 hr room service, laundry 

Others: Bar

Customer Rating: 4 Star 

Vikash Shrivastava on tripadvisor adds “The place is like heaven and Hotel Bliss is a TRUE symbol of it. I recommend everyone to visit the hotel since the staffs are very cooperative and polite. The best part is that you will be welcomed with a sweet smile which acts a booster to remove tiredness and feels like home. God Bless them all.”

8)- Tatva Bir 

Tatva Bir is located slightly away from Palampur, in Bir Billing. It offers immersive experience of the valley. Established in 2013, it brings a blend of luxury, comfort and tradition. 

Rooms

i)- Luxury TentsLuxury Royal Hut

Luxury Royal Hut: A hut with two independent rooms with all the amenities. 

Swiss cottage luxury tents: With a single room equipped with a king size size bed, it a perfect cozy place of couples. 

Maharaja Tent: A capacious tent for upto 6 people with three king size beds, colour TV and dressing area. 

Maharani Tent: With two fully furnished rooms with ensuite bedroom, it is a perfect deal for families. 

ii)- Resort Rooms

Hill View Deluxe Rooms: With elegant furniture and a queen size bed, this room offers window to the verdant valley. And the best resorts In Palampur.

Pool View Deluxe Rooms: with luxurious bathrooms, and chic upholstery the rooms peeks the swimming pool. 

Amenities: Wi-Fi, Drive in parking, laundary services, swimming pool, cricket practice nets.

Customer Rating: 5 Star 

A customer Axar56 writes on trip advisor “ We made a visit to Tatva Bir in Bir Billing, Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing itself is enchanting but Tatva enhances that experience with its vibrant looks, beautiful view and the absolutely lovely garden space… with a mini pool.. in it! The food is great and the hospitality superb with the owners… Aruna & Suresh…. spending an evening with us. We unwound, and then keyed up for the next six months… and then we shall go back again!resorts In Palampur

9)- Himachal Heritage Village 

With quaint and traditional ambiance, this resort offers stellar services at affordable rates. 

Rooms

i)- Khaniyara Cottage: A single-room stone-built cottage. There is a fireplace, a changing room and a veranda.

 ii)- Barot Cottage: A single bed toom wooden cottage. It has a fire place, changing room. 

iii)- Kangra Cottage: A three bedroom cottage with a sitting room. walls are made of locally found Mohru stone. 

iv)- Una Cottage: A two-storey two bed room mud house. The walls are made of sun dried bricks and mud plaster. 

Amenities

Cuisines: Traditional food is its specialty. It offers delicacies of Kangri Dham, Madra, Palda, Auri green moong dal, Telia maha, veg khatta, meetha bhat. 

Customer Rating: 3.5 Star 

Sisterscorner.India on trip advisor write “The heaven is a place on earth was a song we lived and I can certainly say… this is one of those rare places which is a zilllion trillion times better than any photograph you would see of it! 

So 3 nights at khaniyara cottage in HHV and we could have just stayed longer! The place is made with love by Mr Dogra who is a super warm host along with his son Akshay and their team working here makes you feel super special! If in a hill station you wish to get back to hotel sooner than roaming around.. u know something must be amazing! The cottages reflect on the Himachali architecture and certainly value for money!after having their breakfast, lunch and dinner.. we can say.. what food

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Instagram friendly 

Dog friendly 

Oh did I add…. the evening when it’s cold or raining… you might get the fireplace in the room light up some action:) have a great stay you guys and don’t miss to say a hi to their Tibetan mastiffs:) LOVE the people, place and vibe!”

There are many choices available. Our list suggest a mix of high-end and affordable resorts in Palampur that you can enjoy aligning with your budget and preference. 

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