Gone Fishing Cottages started off as a family holiday home that slowly turned into a luxury home-stay in the mountains for people like you, and me. If solitude, love, and copious amounts of trout is what you seek, this is the place to be. By Japleen Kaur

Tucked in the hidden valley of Tirthan in a village called, Deori, Gone Fishing Cottages is a place where happiness brews, and warmth is genuinely felt in every nook, and corner. Located near the stream with lovely bridges, it’s perfect for anyone who wants to live amidst nature, but not give up on luxuries.

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Of cosy bedrooms… A bedroom should be many things: the home to a comfortable bed, a place where the Sunlight dances during the day and the moonlight waltzes at night and should be a place to read and unwind. A bedroom should be home all these things, and most importantly, it should simply be cozy. Come and enjoy the warmth of cosy rooms , a leisurely stay , a tryst with nature and a sound sleep @gonefishingcottages. #gonefishingcottages #tirthanvalley #tirthandiaries #travelphotography #traveller #manali #trekking #himachal #riverside #greathimalayannationalpark #troutfishing #himalayas #vacation #wanderlust #gypsysoul #instavacation #nature #gushaini #naturephotography #himalayantrek #himalayasofinstagram #travelbloggers #mountains #instahimachal #incredibleindia #keephimalayasclean #unforgettablehimachal #instapic #bedroom #cosy Pic [email protected]

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Born out of love, passion, and hard work of the hosts — Upendra and Dimple Kamra, a couple from Chandigarh, are making mere mortals fall for Tirthan, one conversation at a time. There are 7 rooms in the property; 4 of them are part of 2 duplex cottages with kitchen, a living room, and a tiny corner for kids to play. The other 3 rooms are part of the ‘3 room cottage’ that have a common sitting area, and a kitchen with attached bathrooms in each.

Every part of GFC is made out of local materials, and is largely stone, and wood. The furniture is designed, and made by Upendra or picked up by the couple during their many travels from around the world. So much so that the tiniest object at the cottage has a story to tell. Just pick up a cuppa of your favourite beverage (If you’re chatting with Dimple, then ensure it is black tea, and you’ll earn some brownie points), and let the conversations flow.

The cottages are well equipped with heating systems, solar geysers for the cold days, and the best part — bluetooth speakers in every room, and deck. Cobbled paths leading to the cottages are lined with plants and flowers making it look like a setting straight out of a fairytale. The place comes alive as the sun sets, and fairy lights do their job of making it a sight to behold. Vases, wall hangings, planters, showpieces, etc. deck up the space in all the finery. On that note, if you book a stay please ask Dimple about the ceramic duck showpieces, and record her reaction. It’ll be worth it.

The food is as scrumptious too. From continental breakfasts, Mongolian meals, live barbecue sessions to local Himachali dishes like ‘Sattu’, and ‘Bichu Bhutti ka Saag‘, you’ll get everything here.

Picture this — a warm bonfire, star lit sky, chill in the air, snacks off the grill with fellow guests sharing their stories, and laughter echoing in the valley. Perfect? That’s what I’d call it.

Being animal lovers, Dimple and Uppi welcome your furry buddies as well. The staff is courteous, kind, helpful locals who prove that Himachalis are the politest humans on this planet. They’ll ensure you have a comfortable stay, and that you go back home with a huge smile plastered on your face.

 

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They say you’re lucky if you can experience a sunset in between your busy lifestyle, but we think a little differently. We feel that the way we’ve made our lifestyles, without any time for nature’s marvels, we have started to feel that the moments like sunrises and sunsets are to be experienced only once in a while and not on a regular basis. And we beg to differ, we feel that it’s more than that, we deserve moments like these everyday, to feel the beauty of nature and let it put us in an incredible trance from where only happiness and peace can emerge within our souls. And that’s all you get at our place, ample amount of time to stand and gaze at the most beautiful of sunsets these mountains have to offer, so you can realise that you don’t need to be lucky to see one, but these are the things you truly deserve to experience on a regular basis. . And this is our regular sunset view nowadays, thanks to all the monsoon magic. . . . Picture Credit: @abhiandnow . . . . . . #sunsetgram #instahimachal #himachalpradesh #tirthan #jibhi #manali #mountainviews #indiapictures #_soi #mypixeldiary

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A short hike from the property takes you to the sunset point from where the views are stunning. You can also go, and explore nearby spots like Choee waterfalls, Chaini Kothi, Jalori pass with treks to Searolsar lake, and Raghupur fort, Jibhi, and so on. Ask for details about them when there, and the staff will help you out.

 

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It’s believed that walls have ears. Just imagine the conversations these ones have witnessed. The laughs they’ve had, giggled silently, and nodded in agreement every now and then. Oh, just imagine! But if they could speak — what do you think they’d say? 📸: @theknowntales 💜 #gonefishingcottages #tirthanvalley #tirthandiaries #travelphotography #traveller #manali #trekking #himachal #riverside #greathimalayannationalpark #himalayas #vacation #wanderlust #gypsysoul #instavacation #nature #naturephotography #himalayantrek #himalayasofinstagram #travelbloggers #mountains#gushaini #instahimachal #incredibleindia #keephimalayasclean #unforgettablehimachal #instapic#cottages#himgeo

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Dimple, and Uppi stay at the property itself when they’re not back home in Chandigarh. And their den is also a place to sit down, and admire. King sized bed facing long French windows with white curtains all around; a spiral staircase decked with books leads you to my favourite corner of the property — the attic with a sun roof. Being a Potterhead, this resonated with me at a whole new level. But the permission to stay here is only for family or for guests who become family!

Gone Fishing Cottages is an escape you need from the city to find peace, appreciate the little things, and live life a little more.

 

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I’ve had my fair share of fairytales as a child and my little mind would turn the Enid Blyton and bedtime stories into several imaginations, mostly magical and extraordinary that I’ve always carried in my heart somewhere hoping it will come true one day. Imagine years down the line, as a grown up adult, the very fairytale turns real and it seems right in front of me, is a place that is pulled straight out of a storybook I’d read and imagined twenty years ago. Such is @gonefishingcottages, a place built out of so much love, care and happiness that the moment you step into this wonderland, it will seep right into the empty spaces of your heart and mind and instantly make you feel whole. #MishtiAndMeatTravels #MishtiandMeatinTirthan #gonefishingcottages #tirthanvalley #himachalpradesh #fairytale #fantasy #himachal #mymountainstories #shotonphone

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The per room cost varies according to the season, but on an average ,it is around Rs. 6,000. You can reach this place by taking a flight to Bhuntar (Kullu), and then cab it, or you can also go local, and take the bus till Aut, followed by a short cab ride.

And if you’re still not convinced (God help you!) about packing your bags as quickly as you can, check out this video to virtually experience the place.

 

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In case you were still wondering why you should book a stay with us ASAP, here is a video beautifully made by @theknowntales, who has captured the essence of our home, and has made it look nothing short of magic. If this doesn’t convince you to take a trip, we don’t know what will! Swipe ⬅️ to watch the full video! #gonefishingcottages #tirthanvalley #tirthandiaries #travelphotography #traveller #manali #trekking #himachal #riverside #greathimalayannationalpark #himalayas #vacation #wanderlust #gypsysoul #instavacation #nature #naturephotography #himalayantrek #himalayasofinstagram #travelbloggers #mountains#gushaini #instahimachal #incredibleindia #keephimalayasclean #unforgettablehimachal #instapic#cottagestyle#himgeo

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