Colonel's Resort Bir (HP)
The Colonel's Resort is located in the charming hamlet of Bir, in the bosom of the Dhauladhars, in the Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. The hamlet is at an elevation of 5,000 ft (1500 meters) and hemmed by the majestic Dhauladhars, and abruptly rise to 11,800 ft (3600 meters) forming a picturesque yet formidable wall to the north. The resort was built by my wife and I, on our ancestral property after I took retirement from the army. Our ancestors have been a part of the Kangra history for 700 years.
The resort is built on a tea estate which is among the oldest in the country. Tea was first planted in the Kangra valley in 1850 by the British, even before the plantations in Assam.
Our resort comprises 10 double rooms, 2 cottages and 2 single rooms. We also offer the option of spacious deluxe tents. On our grounds we have a tea garden from which we harvest our own tea leaves, and green houses with organic vegetables. The produce of which is used by our chefs to prepare daily freshly cooked meals.