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  • Accomdation Options
  • About Ropar (Roopnagar)

Accommodation Options

Well appointed Swiss cottage tents with attached baths, Safari tents and Thatch and mud cottage offers comfortable accommodation.

There are multiple options available to choose from:

Thatch and Mud Deluxe Cottage:

This cottage is built on the hill top by the locals using traditional practices. The walls are built with mud, keeping it warm in winters and cool in summers. It has a thatched roof which gives it a fairy tale look. The interiors are tastefully done with a king size bed, small kitchenette, western style washroom and space for a sofa and table to read. Hot and cold running water is available in the cottage. If required, space can be made for two families to stay comfortably. The veranda overlooks the valley facing the rising sun. Morning tea served at sunrise is an experience to cherish.

Thatch and Mud Deluxe Cottage Gallery

Swiss Tents:

These tents have their own charm with cozy interiors, mud walls that give them a rustic look and tented roof. There is a small aangan outside each safari tent to relax. The washrooms are of western style and the beds are spiky clean, hot water is provided on request.

Swiss Cottage Gallery:

Kinnow Orchard Cottages:

The farm has two cottages overlooking the Kinnow orchard. These cottages are well appointed with a large window overlooking the orchard for an early morning view of the orchard from your comfortable bed as you wake up. The bathrooms are modern with hot and cold running water. The covered veranda is an ideal place to sit and read, laze about during the day with lassi by your side, a small bonfire in the evenings lends it a special romantic character. These cottages are extremely private and short walk away from the main dining area. Recommended for young couples or a small family.

Kinnow Cottage Gallery:

Safari Tents:

These are the traditional Safari tents which can be pitched out in the open and are comfortable from inside. There is a common but very clean washroom for travelers staying in Safari tents, hot and cold running water is available in the washrooms.

Safari Tents Gallery:

Sunrise Cottages:

Prakriti Farm offers Cottages perched up on a hill facing the rising sun. These cottages are overlooking the valley, a splash pool and the Swiss cottage tents. Furnished with all modern amenities sunrise cottages are a favorite amongest groups and families traveling together. Tastefully funrnished to make youe stay memorable on the farm, these cottages have on-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water.

Sunrise Cottages Gallery:

Farm facilities:

Accomdation Option1
– Morning tea
– Western style washroom
– Cool/ Hot water for bathing
– Car parking space
– Doctor available in Ropar (20mins) and Chandigarh (45mins) for any medical emergency
– Safe for solo travelers, couples, families and groups
– Internet signal is good if you are carrying your own data card (MTS card does not work)

Basic but essential information that you may need as a traveler:

  • ATMs of multiple private as well as nationalized banks are available in Ropar and Rail Majra
  • Best time to visit is from September to April. Temperature ranges from 4 degree Celsius in winters to about 29 degrees in post monsoon and pre summer months
  • The farm will provide sufficient Quilts/blankets. We urge you to carry sun shades and hats as per personal need and warm clothing for winters
  • For any medical emergency, assistance is available in Ropar as well as in Chandigarh city
  • Please carry any specific and special medication that your doctor may have recommended
  • It is a farmstay, so you will experience a family atmosphere which will not be like that of a hotel
  • There is no menu. Food will be in house and similar to what the family eats. Please feel free to request anything specific but with a days notice
  • Carry torch, mobile phone chargers, convertors (adaptors) and comfortable walking shoes
  • Please do not light a fire by yourself, the farm help will help you on request
  • Avoid disturbing the wildlife around the farm, there are Antelopes, Deer, Wild bore, Peacock’s, Wild Rabbits and Partridges. These animals pose no threat to the residents, you can be lucky to spot one
  • Please inform the hosts if you have any food allergies or specific preferences

Ways to reach:

Rail-Majra is only 5 kms from Ropar. Ropar is connected to New Delhi via an overnight and a day train. You can drive from Delhi which takes 5 – 5.5 hours and takes you through one of the best highways of India (NH1 – GT Karnal road). The distance is approximately 300 kms.

Nearest airport: Chandigarh (45 kms)
Nearest railway station: Ropar (5 kms)/ Next nearest: Chandigarh (45 kms)

About Roopnagar

The town of Rupnagar is of considerable antiquity.about-ropar  The town is said to have been founded by a Raja called Rokeshar who ruled in the 11th century and named Rupnagar after his son Rup Sen. The recent excavations carried out at Rupnagar have proved that this town was the seat of well-developed Indus Valley Civilization. In proto – Historic Punjab perhaps Rupnagar is the only known excavation site which the status of a small town or city. The founds in recent excavations
consists of earthen bares, statues, coins, etc. That proves that the city dates back to Harappa – Mohenjo-Daro civilization which crossed Sutlej River. Many of them settled at this place. In the excavations many things founded belongs to Chandra Gupta, Kushan, Hoon and Mughal period. One of rare finds is a seal of Marble on which there are three letters engraved in Sindhi script. One of the finds is the statue of a woman dressing her hair. All these proves that even the people living in this town 4000 years, hence were fully civilized and well cultured.

Many historians are of the view that when the first man descended from the mountains in the North to plains, he settled down at Ropar. A Mount is still preserved by the Archeology Department at Ropar.

S. Hari Singh Rais of Sialba conquered Ropar in 1763 A.D. and established his state. His son Charat Singh made Ropar capital of the state.

After the fall of Sirhind in 1763, Rupnagar came under the Sikhs Chief Hari Singh. The most famous ruler of Ropar state was Raja Bhup Singh, who fought in the anglo-sikhs war of 1945 on the side of Maharaja Dalip Singh, the minor successor of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, against the British. Consequently, after the victory of the British, Ropar state of Raja Bhup Singh was confiscated.

The history of Ropar district is in fact the war of Guru Gobind Singh Ji against Mughal tyranny, exploiters and social evils. It is here in this district at Sarsa Nangal that the great Guru parted with the family and proceeded to Chamkaur Sahib where two elder Sahibzadas laid down their lives fighting for truth and Guru Sahib left for Machhiwara on a constant struggle.

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