Layers of rows of pine trees on both sides, mountains that hide the Dhauladhar range, and a valley far ahead before you – that’s what you get to see from your balcony at this hotel in Upper Bhagsu, Upper Dharamshala. There’s no room service, because you don’t need room service; the man who runs Himalayas Yoga is a cop, and Rajesh is the most polite policeman you’ll meet in the country.
You’ll have to stop for breath a few times on the way up, and you’ll get exhausted even coming down, but that’s the price you have to to pay to get a view like this. A far cry from the cheap hotels of Delhi, where you can touch the next hotel by sticking your hand out of the window, Himalayas Yoga, yet to be officially thrown open to the public, is the place you want to stay at in Bhagsunag, Dharamshala.
The walk down the hotel will take you to the market, from where you can take a left and visit the Bhagsu Falls or look at small temples, or take a right to the rickshaw stand and take off for McLeodganj. The day you want to stay in, you can spend hours under the solar-heated shower in the big bathroom, and relax in the balcony breathing clean air, looking at the small trees around if you’re on drugs.
Himalayas Yoga offers you a quiet stay in a spacious room with a stunning view of natural beauty, at times of the female kind.