Why Kashmir?

When you read about Kashmir, you know it is a place you have to see. Kashmir’s history is eclectic and diverse with influences from Hinduism, Buddhism, Persia, Sufism, Sikhism and Islam. The people are warm and welcoming and happy to share their stories, history, and food. The beauty of this valley, with its endless views of the mountains, is something to behold. Dotted with lakes, fresh streams, forests and fields of flowers and fruit trees, it’s no wonder that Kashmir is often called ‘heaven on earth’.

Kashmir, a land filled with history, culture, and natural beauty is what the Rah family wants you to experience at Rah Bagh.

About Rah Bagh

This luxury boutique hotel stands on a sprawling 4 acre apple orchard, and is the brainchild of the Rah family – Nazir, Katherine and their two children. Rah Bagh is the family’s ode to the Kashmir they love.  Guests will see their attention to detail in every nook and corner of the hotel and gardens.  Although the overall design is simple and classic with Scandinavian influences, it was meant to pay homage to the Mughal gardens and historical buildings of the area, and the Kashmiri detailing is inescapable. From locally quarried granite, native cedar wood and traditional Kashmiri brickwork, Rah Bagh is exquisite in its contradictions – modern yet traditional, simple yet intricate. Sustainability is a priority here as well. Apart from being environmentally responsible, with rainwater harvesting and other systems, Rah Bagh has created sustainable employment for over three dozen locals, who now enjoy interacting with guests from all over the world.

So, come visit us at Rah Bagh. We have a feeling that you might never want to leave.

A Brief Background

Rah Bagh is the second hotel built, owned and operated by the Rah family. The first is Rah Villas, a relaxing Himalayan retreat located outside Sonamarg, about 80km north-east of Srinagar. Opened in 2011, guests come to Rah Villas to experience the unspoiled nature of a remote forest sanctuary surrounded by lush meadows, flowing rivers and snow-capped Himalayan peaks.  A visit to Kashmir can include both properties – enabling visitors to get the best of the region’s nature, culture, and cuisine.  The group of properties also includes a private staffed villa in Goa.