Under the mighty Dhauladhars lies a small, quiet village of Chandpur, 5km from the Palampur town, tucked away behind the Holta Army station – away from traffic, tourists and crowds. A quick walk down the hillside from the village are wide open fields, with a glacier fed stream – the Awa Khud – flowing alongside.
Amidst this blessed landscape is The Earth House – made completely of bamboo, mud and slate stone designed by architects in love with the traditional style, completely in sync with nature and a pretty sight to behold.
Come over to spend a weekend, a week, or even a month. We promise you’ll start to belong.
Things to do around
- Jakhni Mata Temple
- Train Ride
- Bir-Billing Paragliding
- The Hydel Power Project
- Andretta Pottery and Art Gallery
- Treks and Hikes
How to get there
By Train/Cab :
Palampur is connected by narrow gauge railway from Pathankot. Approximate distance from Pathankot to Palampur is 112 km. The journey takes about 6–8 hours covering two tunnels, one of which is only 250 feet and the other 1,000 feet in length. There is no reservation system in the train but you can buy a current ticket from the ticketing counter and search for a seat. There are chances that the train may breakdown in the middle. Also the journey may take 8–12 hours.
The Kangra Valley toy train also operates in the town. The nearest railway station is at Maranda (Palampur), 6 km from main bus stand.
Palampur is well connected by road to all major cities and towns in and around the state. Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) is the best way to travel plying Air conditioned, Deluxe and Semi Deluxe buses from major cities like Delhi and Chandigarh.
Distances to the major cities are Delhi (530 km), Chandigarh(254 km), Shimla (259 km),Manali (205 km), Dharamshala (35 km), Kangra (51 km)
Kids upto 10 years of age are welcome at no charge at all (accompanying 1 per adult).
We’re pet friendly at most locations, and pets are welcome at a flat convenience charge of 250/- a day and we are happy to make pet food available at Rs 500/- a day