The Forktail Villa
Our villa is a beautiful mud house and a unique boutique property which is a combination of traditional architecture and modern comforts. It is fully equipped and offers full privacy in the comfort of a warm home. Our villa is in the middle of a small village and is surrounded by trees, flowers and butterflies.
The house is located in the village of Gamru in Dharamshala. Kotwali Bazar which is the main market of Dharamshala is 1 KM away. Even though we are so close to Dharamshala the villa is nicely tucked away from all the crowds and noise.
When you rent the villa, you will have complete access to the house and all amenities in it - giving you complete privacy and freedom. However, please be mindful that this is a lived-in house and personal belongings - such as books, CDs, curios, artefacts etc.are in the house. We request you to treat all belongings with care and caution as many of the items in the house are irreplaceable and of heritage and sentimental value.
The house is fully furnished and includes a living room, two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a kitchen, dining area, laundry room, and a front and back yard. We have two king size beds, one sofa bed, and one loft bed. We can accommodate up to 7 people easily and if you are open to sleeping on the day beds then we can accommodate up to 8. The house is best suited to 4 adults and 2 children.
The large garden surrounding the house has fruit and flower trees and is a frequent haunt for birds. During your stay, you can spot russet sparrows, sibias, rose finches, magpies, bulbuls, barbets, fly catches, redstarts, etc. You may also be able to spot himalyan griffons, lammergeiers, and kites trying to catch a thermal above the house during the day.
For your meals, you have a few options.
Option 1 - You can choose to take the services of our cook (available at an extra cost, groceries to be provided by the guests)
Option 2 - Self-cater meals. The kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience with a Gas stove, toaster, pots and pans, crockery, and cutlery. For your convenience, we stock the kitchen with a few day's basic supplies such as tea, milk, sugar, coffee, salt, basic spices, and oil. There are small village shops for grocery shopping within walking distance of the house.
Option 3 - Home Delivery. We're very close to the main Dharamshala market and most places deliver to Gamru. We have a few takeout/delivery menus in the house for you to choose from.
Kitchen and Groceries
The kitchen is fully equipped for your convenience with a Gas stove, toaster, pots and pans, crockery, and cutlery. For your convenience, we stock the kitchen with a few day's basic supplies such as tea, milk, sugar, coffee, salt, basic spices, and oil.
If you wish to cook, you can shop for groceries and other supplies in Dharamshala which is very close. Specialty food and drink such as wine, premium liquor, cheese, dried fruit and nuts, packaged foods, spices, imported items, coffee etc are easily available in the well-stocked markets of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj.
All basic groceries are available in Gamru village.
If you are using the kitchen then cleaning up after use will be your responsibility. We will clean the common areas and do the dishes every day. If you need the rooms cleaned please let us know and we'll get it done at an extra cost.