The Lodge at Wah

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The Wah Tea Estate is the largest working tea estate in the Kangra Valley with a rich history

 

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how to get here

By Air: The only flights to Dharamshala airport are from Delhi. SpiceJet & Air India flights from Delhi to Dharamshala are just over an hour long. From Dharamshala, the estate is approximately 1 hour away, and the roads are fairly smooth throughout the journey.

By Rail: Daily trains run to the closest railway station which is Pathankot, Punjab. The journey from there to the estate takes approximately 2.5 hours by road.

By Road: The estate is connected by well maintained paved roads.

Approximate Time and Distance to major cities:

  • Delhi                 530 km                   10 hours
  • Chandigarh         240 km                     6 hours
  • Amritsar               215 km                     5 hours
  • Jammu                206 km                  5.5 hours
  • Shimla               250 km                    6 hours
  • Manali                 205 km                    5 hours
  • Dharamshala          35 km                  1.5 hours

Do check Weather before visiting

The region experiences three major climates – summers, monsoons and winters. Each season bringing its own charm and beauty.

Summer (April to June): Summers in the Kangra Valley are pleasantly warm. During these months, the temperatures range from 15°C to 38°C (60°F to 100°F). The tea estate begins production in April, with the first flush beginning towards the end of March. Low rainfall gives plenty of opportunity to be outdoors. Visit during these months to enjoy outdoor activities and to experience the busiest season of tea production at the estate.

Monsoons (July to September): Monsoons in Kangra can be wet, bringing with it a lush beauty. Temperatures ranges between 22°C to 38°C (65°F to 100°F). The valley is at its most green during this period. This is the best time to lounge with hot cups of tea and a good book. Visit during these months to enjoy the property, the greenery and the continued tea production.

Winters (November to February): The Winters are cold in the valley, with minimum temperatures reaching as low as 0°C (32°F). One of the prettiest sights at this time is the beautiful snow-clad mountains, and snowfall can also be seen in the higher areas. Although the tea production comes to a pause, barbecues, hot cups of tea and the picturesque mountains can be truly enjoyed during these months.