The Mirage Homestay Is Andretta Pottery Village’s Best-Kept Secret

The Mirage


A yoga retreat located in Kangra’s artists’ colony, The Mirage, is a lovely mix of rejuvenation and quintessential mountain goodness. Think a traditional Himachali mud house, restored to perfection and enveloped by bamboo forests.

Warm As A Bear Hug

If you’ve never been to Andretta pottery village, it’s time you checked it out while staying in this heritage homestay’s tastefully done-up rooms. The bare white, uneven walls and ethnic artifacts make it look like a crafts museum only that you can stay in, watch TV and enjoy organic meals here. 

So it’s indeed perfect for writers, artists, yoga seekers, peace lovers and those eloping from the city in search of calm {but also doesn’t wanna hippie their way}.

Walk, Coffee, Pottery, Repeat

The perfect plan would include yoga in the morning and hot chocolate in the evening. You can spend hours here just sitting in the verandah or looking at the hills from your balcony but once you’re done enjoying the birds and views, there’s a lot to do around. The pottery village is a walk away and guided treks of varied difficulty levels can be arranged for you.

Besides, the hosts will instantly make you feel welcomed. So there’s scope for friendship and marmalade-making with them. Oh, and the in-house doggie is a bonus.

Left to ourselves, we could live in this dream house forever. So, take our word and make some time to appreciate the kathputlis, matkas and wayward treasure chests that are strategically plonked on hill-house windows. Make a trip to their organic garden and don’t miss out on the chanting and meditation session at night. You’ll sleep like a baby. Word.

The Mirage