Take a Break

Take a Break

Near Dharamshala

A co-working and co-learning place in the splendid mountains of Dhauladhar
Starts from ₹1700/ Day

Aren’t you fed up your work life routine? The usual 9 AM-5 PM routine? Do you crave for a pause in life where you can work and relax both? Then, ‘Take a Break’ does just that, inviting you to intimately experience the village life of the region or find tranquility amid exquisite traditional architecture in the mighty Dhauladhars. Nestled in a small village called “Rakkar” in the serene town of Dharamshala, ‘Take a Break’ is a unique co-learning, co-working and creation place.
The Homestay combines a deep reverence for nature with a harmonious, inspired design, rewarding guests with an immersion in the great outdoors—and a fresh perspective on Dharamshala. ‘Take a Break’ is a small place, to bring one to basic life of living like a local and understanding the local community with an inspiration of snow clad mountains and pristine streams.

‘Take a Break’ offers co-working space at its finest. The property has traditional mud house setting with a Homestay of 6 rooms and a co—learning space with 8 rooms, all with attached washrooms. Food is served in the community dining hall in the same premises. Apart from co-learning space, there is large co-working studio with high-speed internet and power back-up. And if your explorer soul wishes to spend a night under the sky, then camping is the best option for you. Their backyard is dedicated to camping and a tree house.

At ’Take a Break’, they are into the production of food, fruits and other plant products using organic farming and perm culture techniques that protect the environment, public health and human communities. The food served is all organic food with the most of vegetables being from there farm. They have no dependence on the commercial seeds, fertilizers and other equipment from the market. The food produced as such is highly nutritional and chemical free.
The food they serve is simple home cooked food. In the breakfast they have poha, upma and sometimes prantha’s etc. The lunch and dinner has simple dal, rice and sabzi giving a home like feeling.
On Sunday’s they have a special authentic menu which has major authentic Himachali cuisines like “madra” (a dish made of curd), khatta (a dish made of tamarind). And since it’s a co-learning space, your ideas are always welcomed. So, on Sundays all the guests come together and cook, teach each other a little bit about cooking and other things they have in store. And voila, you have a new dish to taste every Sunday!

‘Take a Break’ is a perfect place where life is simpler and better. With a small co- working and co-learning space and a Homestay for explorers, ‘Take a break’ is a cordial working space amidst the Dhauladhar Mountains making it one of the best homestays of Dharmshala. Situated at a rural side of Dharamshala, the place is away from touristy rush of the town which makes it the best holiday destination near Delhi.
One can spend months here, indulging in various activities and local life of the area. Since, it’s a co-learning space which means you can learn variety of things from the hosts like organic farming techniques, use of fertilizers and pesticides, cooking, learn waste management and teach them what you have in store for them in return.
Explore the small village and nearby area by going on various unexplored treks like Himani Chamunda treks and Ghumakkad eco hut. Both the treks are day treks. At ‘Take a Break’, they also practice waste management of how to segregate different kinds of wastes. And on weekend if you have nothing to do, head to the town where there are plenty of places to explore like Gyuto Monastery, Norblingka institute, Mecleodganj, Bhagsunag, Indrunag etc.
And if you just here to work ,laze around and live at basics, then it’s perfect place for you to live like a local, eat like a local and spend bonfire and good music kind of nights which is perfect for refreshing yourself from urban stress.

If you are coming by air, then you can take a direct flight from Delhi to Dharamshala. Then take a taxi to Rakkar and ask the taxi driver to take you to Rakkar- Sidhbari. And if you are coming by bus then first reach Shila-chowk, and then take a bus to Fatehpur Bridge. After reaching the bridge, NotOnMap folks will guide you to your little heave.

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