Frequently asked Questions

When you rent the villa, you will have complete access to the house and all the amenities in it - giving you complete privacy and freedom. However, please be mindful that this is a lived-in house and the host's personal belongings - such as books, CDs, curios, artifacts, etc. might be around. I 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.

Other things to note: 

  • We do not have a TV in the house 
  • We do not have an AC in the house. The villa is constructed out of mud which naturally keeps the elements at bay. 
  • No parking on property – You can park in Dharamshala market which is 5 mins drive and 10 mins walk from our villa. Our driver will pick you from the parking and drop you back on the checkout date at no extra cost. For the remaining dates, you can call a taxi or walk to the parking lot. Most of our guests prefer taking a cab everywhere as it is hard to drive on the narrow steep roads and taxis cost 150 to 250 rupees for most local places.

Basic Essentials

  • Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Washer
  • Wifi
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Hangers


Kitchen & Dining

  • Coffee maker
  • Cooking basics
  • Pots and pans
  • Oil, salt, and pepper
  • Plates
  • Kitchen
  • Cutlery
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Guest access

  • Host or the caretaker greets you
  • Private entrance


  • Verandah 
  • Front yard
  • Backyard


  • First aid kit
  • Fire Extinguisher

Not included

  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Toiletries



Your stay at Forktail Villa is confirmed on a 100% advance payment. 
Our cancellation policy: 
Cancellation more than 5 days from the day of arrival - 80% refund 
Cancellation less than 5 days from the day of arrival - 50% refund
Cancellation less than 2 days from the day of arrival - No refund