COVID-19 : NARKANDA is in Green Zone
Last Updated: 18 Dec 2020
Latest Information on Travelling to NARKANDA?
  • Entry is open for domestic travellers from other state. However, thermal screening will be conducted by state health authorities upon arrival.
  • No e-pass required to for Inter-state travel to Himachal Pradesh.
  • Entry/Exit from state borders will be allowed only from 6am to 8pm.
  • Face masks are compulsory when going out in public. Fine of Rs 1000 to be imposed on those not wearing masks.
  • COVID-19 test is not required on entry to the state. However, thermal screening shall be done for all passengers entering the state.
  • Night curfews (8pm-6am) declared in Mandi, Kangra, Shimla and Kullu till Jan 5.
  • All supermarkets, parks, malls and attractions are open with strict COVID-19 prevention norms in place.
  • Social distancing to be followed mandatorily when out in public.
  • E-passes/ permissions not required for inter-state travel.
  • For passengers arriving from red zone districts outside of Himachal Pradesh, carrying a COVID-19 negative test report from ICMR authorized lab, not older than 48 hours from the date of departure,14 days of Home Quarantine is allowed.
  • 14 days of institutional quarantine is required for passengers arriving from any Red Zone district outside of Himachal Pradesh or passengers having ILI (Influenza Like Illness) symptoms irrespective of the zone from where they are arriving.
  • All passengers must download Aarogya Setu App.

Nearest airport to Narkanda is Chandigarh. Domestic flights are operational at the airport from major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore etc.


Inter-state entry of private and government buses in restricted in the state, however, intra-state bus services are functioning in the city from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. with 60% passenger capacity.

Local Transport

Local transport services, like taxis, autos and buses are functioning in the state.

The government of Himachal Pradesh has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while allowing travellers and tourists to visit the state. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Entry open from other states to Narkanda; thermal screening to be done upon arrival Updated: 18 Dec 2020

Entry to Narkanda is open and does not require a Covid-19 negative certificate. There is no need for home/ institutional quarantine. However, thermal screening shall be done for all the passengers upon arrival. Night curfews (8pm - 6am) extended in Mandi, Kangra, Shimla and Kullu till Jan 5, 2021. People advised to maintain social distance and keep an eye on their health.

Replete with a wide variety of stay option ranging from budget accommodations to luxury cottages, the countless resorts in Narkanda will leave you spoilt for choice. Surrounded by lush greenery during summers and monsoons, each resort is home to mind-blowing views of the Himalayan ranges and their adjoining valleys.

Boasting of excellent infrastructure and unrivaled facilities, these resorts strike the ideal balance between the rugged wilderness and the luxury of comfort. Catering to various budget types, there’s a resort for everyone in Narkanda.

Here’s the list of the best Narkanda resorts :


Tethys Ski Resorts

Tethys Ski Resorts

Perched at a staggering altitude of 9,000 ft., and surrounded by the Himalayas, Tethys is one of the best resorts in Narkanda. Bridging the gap between rugged wilderness and luxury, Tethys is equipped with 31 elegant, spacious, and well-furnished rooms that are named after the many rivers and mountains in the Indian Himalayas. Rooted in natural beauty,

Tethys also hosts various outdoor activities like trekking, rappelling, skiing, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and more. All these activities are guided and taken care of by experts to ensure safety and maximum satisfaction.

The in-house restaurant serves healthy and delicious cuisines including Indian, Chinese, Mughalai, Continental and local. The ‘Red Cherry’ garden cafe is perfect for laid-back evenings.

Amenities / Activities:

-Private mini bar

-Digital locker
-Rock climbing
-4x4 snow ride
-Fruit picking


Standard room - INR 7,000 per night
Deluxe room - INR 10,000 per night

Nagrot Village, Narkand, Himachal Pradesh 171213


The Wilderness Resort

The Wilderness Resort

One of the most frequently chosen resorts in Narkanda, The Wilderness Himalayas is lapped in a beautiful valley with cedar forests. The neighboring orchards and the circling Himalayas make it an ideal retreat in the wild, while also ensuring comfort.

Striving to be a ‘home away from home’ and keeping the spirit of rural living alive, the resort is owned by a local family. Flanked by a stellar lake on one side, and the dense cedar forest towered by mountain peaks on the other, instant peace and tranquility is guaranteed.

During the peak winters, everything turns white and seems like something right out of a fantasy movie. Besides the warm hospitality of the staff, the resort boasts of unmatched facilities too.

Amenities / Activities:

-Valley views
-Outdoor sports
-Skiing courses


INR 7,000 per night per couple

Tannijubbar, Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh 172031


Hilltop Resort

Hilltop Resort

Cradled amidst beautiful apple orchards bordered by a dense, pine forest, the Hill Top Resorts is amongst the most picturesque of all Narkanda resorts. Lined with 14 luxury room and 4 rustic cottages, the resort believes in the simple living philosophy of the locals.

A perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of cities, several travelers turn to the comfort and warmth of the Hill Top Resorts every year, especially during the winters when everything is bathed in pristine white! A panoramic view of the Himalayas is etched in the skyline, while the top-notch hospitality of the staff also makes you feel right at home.

Amenities / Activities:

-King-sized bed
-Conference room
-Banquet hall
-Power generator for backup
-Swimming pool


Deluxe valley view room - INR 4,000 per night
Premium valley view room - INR 6,000 per night
Luxury cottages - INR 10,000 per night

National Highway 22, Patmani Point, Shillaru, Himachal Pradesh 171213


De Exotica Crest Resort & Spa

De Exotica Crest Resort & Spa

The De Exotica Crest is one of the classiest resorts in Narkanda. Adding a touch of luxury to the thrilling wilderness around, the retreat prides itself on the excellent hospitality, warm and supportive staff, along with impressive infrastructure. Located about 28 km away from Shimla and true to its name, it is truly amongst the most exotic and remote locations in Himachal Pradesh.

Carrying an assortment of 16 spacious, elegant, and superbly furnished suites, De Exotica Crest ensures luxury, beauty, warmth, and comfort. The in-house restaurant boasts of tantalizing cuisines including famous Himachali dishes. With valley-views, each day spent within these bounds is a day worth looking back upon. 

Amenities / Activities:

-Facilities for the differently abled
-Free wifi
-Terrace garden cafe
-Indoor games


Deluxe room - INR 8,000 per night
Family suite - INR 13,000 per night.

Near New PWD Rest House, Theog, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171201


The Northen Retreat Resort

The Northen Retreat Resort

Settled nicely in the abode of nature, the resort is ideal for a staycation away from city’s hassles. Marked with comfortable and luxurious rooms, breathtaking views from window panes, amazing cuisines to taste and wooden architecture, worth to mark for, the resort is a masterpiece on its own.

Looking for some extras? Well, you have it here! From courteous staff to their nicely carved travel assistance, roof deck to doctor on call; they have it all for any kind of your service! All you need to do is just book it and reach on their doorsteps with first chance.

Amenities / Activities:
-Travel assistance
-Roof deck
-Safe deposit
-Doctor on call


Deluxe room - INR 3,000 per night
Executive room - INR 4,000 per night
Family suite - INR 7,000 per night

00, Thanedhar, Kumarsain, Narkanda Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, 172030 Narkanda


V Resorts

V Resorts

Tucked away within the folds of the sleepy village of Matiana, V Resorts is a quiet, little retreat consisting of two rustic cottages with mountain views. Embracing the wild in its essence, the wood cottages of V Resorts are tastefully furnished for warm comfort. Ideal for families and couples seeking a detour from the mainstream haunts of Narkanda

The resort is a perfect balance between a rural touch and luxury. The resort also organizes frequent treks to Hatu Peak and Tani Jubbar Lake for exploration. In the winter months, the entire valley seems like a white fairytale destination! The in-house gardens are perfect for a bonfire night underneath the stars. 

Amenities / Activities:
-Village exploration
-River crossing


Deluxe room - INR 3,000 per night
Executive room - INR 4,000 per night

National Highway 22, Matiana, Himachal Pradesh 171212


Ojuven Resorts

Ojuven Resorts

One of the most exotic resorts in Narkanda, the Ojuven Resort is nestled right in the heart of a beautiful forest, away from the bustling city lanes. The friendly hotel staff is very supportive of the needs of the guests, and make sure that there’s no discomfort during the stay.

The in-house restaurant serves some of the most delicious dished including Indian and continental dishes, and the famous local food. The rooms are categorized into 3, although each room opens up to equally incredible views of the mountain and valleys around. It truly feels like having a private cabin in the woods!

Amenities / Activities:

-Free wifi
-Doctor on call


Alpine & Dom Tent - ONR 4,000 per night
Family Hut - INR 5,000 per night
Adventure Tree House - INR 5,000 per night

Village Ramnagar, Kotkhai Tehsil, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh 171202

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  1. What are the best Narkanda resorts for couples?

    1. Living Stone Ojuven Resort: There is little more romantic than staying in a treehouse with a loved one, in the heart of the forest. Living Stone Ojuven offers romance at its best, without toning down the adventure element of the stay. Guests here can enjoy a number of different fun activities such as rappelling, hanging bridge, flying fox, and much more.
    2. Mahasu House: Mahasu House is a luxury resort that seeks to offer the best holiday experience for couples. The Resort offers special romantic packages for couples, and even organizes candlelight dinners upon request.
    3. The Apple Home: From camping under the starry night sky to enjoy a warm night indoors, The Apple Home offers plenty of romantic choices for couples. With packages of varying prices, this resort caters to all tastes and budgets. The resort also arranges for a number of fun activities that can be enjoyed together.
    4. The Wilderness: Nestling within thick cedar forests, the Wilderness offers a taste of the traditional Pahari Culture. The romantic setting between the lush greenery, coupled with the postcard-like beauty of the resort itself, makes The Wilderness an ideal refuge for holidaying couples.
  2. What are the luxury resorts in Narkanda?

    1. Echor- Narkanda Cottages: Offering a lavish cottage stay experience, Echor is one of the most luxurious resorts in Narkanda. Guests have the option of choosing between standard, deluxe and vintage cottages. 
    2. Tethys Ski Resort: Promising a luxurious stay in the heart of the rugged mountains, Tethys offers 31 well-furnished rooms for stay. The Ski resort prides in its provision of outdoor sports and activities, providing an exhaustive list to choose from.
    3. Skyline Luxury Villa: A quaint villa perched within a Himalayan forest, Skyline provides a tranquil stay in the hills. The intricately designed cottage, with a wooden finish, provides a delicate balance between comfort and luxury.
    4. Seetalvan Orchard: With a stunning panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains, Seetalvan Orchard offers a lodging designed in the traditional Himachali style. The spacious, well-furnished rooms seek to create an experience that is at the same time, opulent and homely. The Resort also prides in its dining options, with its meal created entirely from locally sourced ingredients.

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