A Quiet Alternative to Shimla
View of Road Leading to the Bungalow

A Quiet Alternative to Shimla

I am in love with quiet, minimalist and close to nature places where i can look within myself and Kotkhai is surely one of them. In our fast-paced lives, we often forget to spend time with ourselves. In the rut of pleasing others, we forget to please ourselves. I will surely recommend Kotkhai to everyone who is looking out a place for self-exploration or rejuvenation.

Kotkhai is surely one of those unexplored places in India which will relax you both physically and mentally by giving you fresh air to breathe, mesmerizing Himalayan views and eternal peace. What makes Kotkhai more awesome is, it’s just a 9-hour journey from Delhi which makes it a perfect weekend getaway for people living in Delhi NCR.

Kotkhai is the largest producer of Apples in Himachal Pradesh. Feel free to ask anyone to take a tour of Apple Orchards and you will be mesmerized by seeing how beautiful they look and how far we have come in producing high-quality Apples and exporting it all around the world.

Though there are numerous options to stay in Kotkhai, i would like to tell you my favorite and i hope it will be your favorite too once you will have a look yourself. Imagine sitting in an all-glass attic room enjoying the 360 Degree view of the Himalayas. The only voice you can hear is-melodious bird chirping and air brushing through your hair. The scene seems to be right out of a Robert Frost poem.

How to Reach

  • By Train:- Overnight Journey in the train from Delhi to Shimla followed by a 2 hour Drive to Kotkhai.
  • By Car:- Drive from Delhi to Kotkhai via Chandigarh. (approx 390 km)
  • By Air:– The nearest Airport to Kotkhai is Shimla, situated at a distance of 48 km.

Best Time to Visit

October to March.

How to Book

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However, if you have already been to Kotkhai, there’s another place near Shimla that i would like you all to explore.



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