Naurang Yatri Niwas is located in Heritage Village Garli, in the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh.
More than a 100 years ago, a set of well to do businessmen decided to make Garli their winter base. In a farsighted example of Town Planning and private partnership, Garli emerged as a model village, complete with its own education, health, sewage, water, lodging and other services. For more details please see www.garli.in.
An elaborate brick structure, Naurang Yatri Niwas was built by was built by Rai Bahadur Mohan Lal, MLC, to facilitate the stay of the then Lt Governor of Punjab to attend the wedding of his daughter, Hema.
Subsequently it became an accommodation for travellers and merchants who came to Garli to ply their trade. During the early half of the 20th century, Garli was a prominent commercial centre, extending its economic & political reach from Shimla to Afghanistan.
Around the mid-1940s it fell into disuse, and was ransacked by the elements. In 2012, the grandson, Atul and his Wife Ira, embarked on a restoration / renovation of the building.
30,000 litres of water, 250 Kgs of washing powder, 75 iron brushes, 18 people and 15 months later, Naurang Yatri Niwas has been restored to her earlier glory, complete with modern amenities to suit the needs of today's traveller.
Enjoy its elegance, the sense of space, openness, serenity and relive the days of how travellers used to live here.
Garli is accessible by road from a variety of places. There are regular bus services, and the local taxis can pics you up from various points near Garli. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.