Located close to the Norbulingka Institue for Tibetan arts and Dalai Lama’s residence, Chonor House is the place to stay in Dharamsala. Set under old cedar trees beside a pretty garden, it was designed by a British architect and has been beautifully decorated by local Tibetan artisans.
Colourful Buddhist murals, appliqué work and carved-wood furniture add a dash of romantic Himalayan character to the rooms, which have great views over the valley and surrounding snow peaks from their balconies. Also on site is a cosy restaurant serving authentic mountain cuisine, including delicious steamed momos and hearty Tibetan thukpa stew.
A simple guesthouse with clean en suite facilities and wonderful mountain views.