In Banjar, Himachal Pradesh, stands a stunning cottage with wooden exteriors and stone walls that you can call home–at least, for a while. This cottage can comfortably accommodate six people, so this is perfect for a family getaway. This cottage, christened 'For A While', is the home of Debapriya (an ex ad-man) who fell in love with Phalachan Valley way back in 2001 and decided to move there with his wife Shalini—albeit many years later. By opening For A While up to travellers, he hopes that they will understand exactly why he moved.
Wooden staircases, exposed brick and stone walls, a writing corner that comes with a desk and great views, big windows and beautiful rooms—For A While is the mountain home of your dreams. Shalini is happy to open her pottery studio to guests and even lend a helping hand, if you’d like to take a stab at the wheel.
In addition to taking leisurely strolls by the river, curling up with a good book and sampling the delicious food at For A While, there are lots of activities to keep guests busy. You could gear up for a spot of mountain biking, take your father for an afternoon of trout fishing or settle down for some bird-watching (there are over 200 species to spot!).
Price: INR 8,000 a night