About Raadballi

Incredible! one unwittingly utters in surprise. Mother nature has been extremely generous to Raadballi Retreat in Pong Dam lake. There is thick evergreen forest on all sides. So, it is completely peaceful and free from any outside interference. Fresh air, pure water, biodiversity of Himalayan herbs and rich wildlife are its most cherished assets. What else could any one seeking peace ask for? Many call it “Jungle mein Mangal”.

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep”Nehru kept this couplet by John Frost on his table to the end. Pressed hard as he was with endless anxieties, he was not lucky enough to make it to the wild. Seems like, you can, if you want to. Raadballi beckons you.

A word about us

Raadballi is a creation of Satinder Guleria. Even more, he was a visionary researcher of Pong Dam lake. Wildlife protection and bird watching were his hobbies as well. Bombay Natural History Society took his help in bird banding. Above all, he participated in World convention on Eco-tourism in Nepal. Raadballi retreat commits itself to fulfill his dreams. As a result, it is the best eco-friendly resort in Pong Dam lake. Our focus is providing guests with best comfort and modern amenities. Presently, a skilled team manages it with dedication. It ensures the provision of services at their best.

Our Methodology

Raadballi encourages joint efforts by visitors in several aspects. These include cooking, gardening, nature photography and pottery. With this the participants can experience the joy of new creation. Above all, the offbeat location ensures privacy and security. This is ideal for groups and families alike. The beautiful lawn serves as playground making the place kids friendly. Herbal bath therapy and massage relaxes the entire body. Applying of Local herbs takes care to cleanse the body system. The entire process is called Dhaskarma therapy. Far from the urban lifestyle this brings mental peace and serenity.

Our Location

Raadballi has evergreen forest rich in wildlife. The place is abode to barking deer, wild boar, sambhar and partridges etc. Migratory birds in Pong Dam lake, number around 1.5 lac during winters. Similarly, Kangra fort, Bathu ki Ladi and Masroor attract tourists. The Katoch royalty of Kangra fort have the oldest lineage in the world. Tatwani hot water springs have medicinal properties. Toy train connecting the valley to outside world is a nobility. Kangra Airport and Dharamshala from Raadballi are 1.5 hours by road. Birding, fishing and water sports in Pong Dam lake are adventurous activities.

Best time to visit Pong Dam Lake and Kangra Valley

September to March are to be the best period to visit Pong Dam. However, Bathu ki Ladi is approachable only during summers. There is a miracle about Bathu ki Ladi temples. In fact, it is visible only from March to July. During remaining period of the year it is notably under water. Likewise, for bird watching, mid November to end February is best time. Maximum species of birds flock to Pong Dam lake during this period. Sizeable number of local bird species are also available.

Dharamshala known as Little Lhasa, is famous for Tibetan monasteries. His Holiness the Dalai Lama has his abode at Mcleodganj. These destinations are open to visitors all through the year. One can enjoy a view of snow laden Dhauladhar range of Himalayas. The scenic beauty of Kangra valley is a remarkable experience to the visitor.

Why Choose Raadballi?

At Raadballi we try to make your stay memorable by helping you experience the following

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