Araiya Hotels and Resorts builds on its Himalayan success Launches Soul by Araiya, Dharamshala, A Kamakhya Hotel


Dharamshala, May 2023: Araiya Hotels and Resorts and Kamakhya Hospitality Services Private Limited have announced plans for a new urban resort Soul by Araiya, Dharamshala, A Kamakhya Hotel anticipated to open in Q4 2023. The picturesque town of Dharamshala is situated on the upper levels of the Kangra valley in Himachal Pradesh, at approximately 1,475 meters above sea level.

“With a pre-eminent location in Kotwali Bazaar within the Kangra district, Soul by Araiya Dharamshala, A Kamakhya Hotel will be a great addition to the popular winter capital of Himachal. Araiya is the ideal partner for this project, and together we are committed to developing a sustainably built, streamlined property that does justice to the grand vistas and offers incredible value with its presence in such a dynamic location while offering guests the service and experiences they have grown to expect from this forward looking brand.”

Vijay Sharma, Director, Kamakhya Hospitality Services Private Limited

Soul by Araiya, Dharamshala, A Kamakhya Hotel is nestled seamlessly into the mountainous  landscape taking advantage of the natural contours to highlight the destination’s scenic beauty marked by the magnificent Dhauladhar range and natural deciduous forests. The hotel will feature 33 spacious guest rooms and suites with terraces overlooking the valley that offer impartial, mesmerising views. While visiting the hotel, guests can dine at the all-day dining restaurant with an extended open terrace that will offer a multi cuisine menu along with local specialities. The hotel also offers a lobby lounge and bar, banquet hall, and gymnasium on the premises. 

“As Araiya Hotels continues to grow its presence in North India, we are proud to build upon the success of our existing property Araiya Palampur in Himachal while introducing a differentiated urban experience, this time in the state’s second capital,” “We are honored that our partners at Kamakhya have chosen Araiya Hotels as the stewards for their new hospitality project and we look forward to introducing guests to this vibrant destination to a new hospitality experience at Soul by Araiya that is smart and streamlined to suit every convenience.” 

Amruda Nair, Director, Araiya Hotels and Resorts

For the more experiential traveller, Dharamshala is dotted with many hamlets that offer stunning scenery, a dazzling lake, religious communities and places of worship,  monasteries, cascading waterfalls, and fortifications and arts and cultural centres. The natural beauty makes Dharamshala a hotspot for adventure activities and extreme sports such as trekking, night camping, rock climbing, paragliding. Soul by Araiya, Dharamshala, A Kamakhya Hotel is located at a short driving distance from most sights and activities.

This will be the third property to be opened by Araiya Hotels and Resorts in India and the second, under its mid-scale brand, Soul By Araiya. Given the brand’s fast growing success, the venture aims to be every traveller’s preferred hotel brand by offering smart hospitality solutions that are streamlined to every travel need through intuitive design and elegant execution.

About Araiya Hotels & Resorts

Araiya Hotels & Resorts is a boutique hotel management company that delivers a fully integrated approach to efficient design, operational performance and financial returns. With the announcement of five hotels in India, Araiya is set to challenge the status quo with innovative concepts and distinctive services under four brands – Soul by Araiya, Araiya, Éssence by Araiya and Araiya Anthology. Backed by global best practices, Araiya is a tech-enabled hotel management company offering a unique, cost-effective hybrid technology platform.