We decided to model all our common areas and to an extent our cottages in the style of the Pahadis. On a village walk
around our resort in Himachal Pradesh, you’ll notice that all houses and buildings are unique compared to construction in the plains. Wood and clay are used for building and binding material while stone may be used for support. Traditional houses would have slate-stone roof insulated with layers of dried grass. This is going out of usage now as a maintenance run is required every year for this.
Stone is also used in the construction of bigger establishments such as temples. The ancient Masrur temples
near our resort in Himachal Pradesh were entirely cut out of a rock, making them last and also making use of locally available resources. The wooden temples of this Dev Bhoomi are legendary with many popular temples across Himachal Pradesh, sites of pilgrimage even today.
Here at Rakkh, our Himachali Rasoi is fashioned in the old school way: With an open-air oven and ground seating so that one can comfortably sit down and feast on our Himachali cuisine, cooked with vegetables fresh from our organic garden.