About Jyoti Niwas
This unique property is ideal for group getaways, families and an idyllic space for artists and writers looking for a peaceful retreat.
Jyoti Niwas Cottage is set in a valley surrounded by the majestic snow-clad Himalayan Dhauladhar Mountains. The cottage was built as a summer retreat by the Nawab of Bhawalpur in 1937 and was later bought by the Royal Family of Jammu and Kashmir in 1951. The estate in which the cottage is situated was the second home of Maharani Tara Devi, the lovely young village girl from Kangra, who was to become the wife of the last Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir.
This beautiful cottage built in a combination of British style and Islamic aesthetics, flanked by a large sit-out patio and balcony is a great place for a peaceful getaway from the city. The architecture and the special feature of patterned tiles throughout the cottage are a treat forheritage lovers. The house is situated in an area surrounded with sloping tea estates where one can enjoy a leisurely walk.