This activity resort in Dharamshala is the perfect getaway for millennials
There’s a DIY Maggi station for those midnight cravings
BY Meenakshi Iyer | October 1st, 2019
Located just an hour away from Dharamshala, Rakkh resort is set against the majestic Dhauladhar range in Himachal Pradesh. Fifteen spacious cottages are situated on a sloping hill offering stunning sights of the surrounding hills and valleys; so no matter which room you pick impressive views are guaranteed. And the only way to get around the property is by walk, so be prepared for some serious workout.
To keep you hydrated and your energy levels high, the resort has thoughtfully created some refuelling stations along the way: like the banta soda station where fresh juices are on offer or the Maggi station that’s open 24 X 7, perfect for those midnight cravings. There’s also a chai station, where you can make chai the traditional way on a chullah. Isn’t it the best way to spend some quality time with friends?
Since Rakkh prides itself on being an activity-based resort, there’s no wifi on the property, no televisions in rooms or common lounge areas. But, all rooms come with a Bluetooth enabled Bose speaker to keep you company. Travellers are also encouraged to go on small treks and hikes, there are mountain bikes that can be taken on trails, a massive single rock welcomes you as soon as you enter the property. This is used for rock climbing activity. For those who are not into adventure sports, the resort offers pottery and handloom workshops.
At Rakkh, local flavours and values are at the heart of everything they do. Pahadi food takes a whole new meaning at Dhaam, its in-house restaurant that offers over 10 varities of pickles with each meal, the specialty local thali made with seasonal dishes and the festive thali called the Dhaam thali. Inspired by the Wazwaan cuisine of Jammu & Kashmir, Dhamm is a celebratory meal which comprises at least 18 dishes on offer. From traditional dishes such as khajoor ki sabji and mithe chawal to ‘pahadi’ curries like aloo chana madhra and lungdu madhra, this meal is a must-try when at Rakkh. The feast is accompanied by a performance by local musicians and dancers taking the celebrations well into midnight.
So, if your idea of a perfect getaway involves waking up to mist and chirping of birds, leisurely walks and wholesome experiences, head to Rakkh resort. Trust us, you’ll hate city life after a stay there.