Basunti sits at the heart of a vast wildlife sanctuary covering more than 60 square miles (157 sq km) making it perfect for safe, peaceful walks, birdwatching, swimming, canoeing and exploring. Secluded bays with clean, clear water are within five minutes. Go exploring with walks through unspoilt lowland forest and tiny hamlets where the villagers are always welcoming.

The lake and its uninhabitated shores offer rich grounds for exploring. The perpetual cycle of monsoons and drought mean that the scenery always changes. When the water level is at its lowest from March to June Bathu ki Larhi – a cluster of eight gated temples – are exposed and can be reached by boat. Carved from Bathu stone, rich in stone images of Hindu gods with intricate defence systems they represent Hindu architecture at its peak.

Local places of interest, suitable for day trips include the 8th century richly ornamented monlithic rock temples at Masoor, the well-preserved 10th century Kangra Fort with its spectacular views of the snowclad Dhauladhar range, the heritage village of Pragpur and Nurpur, famous for its old fort, temple and fine Pashmina shawls.

As an extension to your stay at Basunti, we can assist in arranging private tours and treks in the surrounding area. For inquiries, please contact us via the Contact page.


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