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Andretta Pottery

Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
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The small village of Andretta, in the Kangra valley, near the of the Dalai Lama, offers a fasinating cultural heritage and magnificent surroundings. And an opportunity to study pottery with the renowned Mansimran (Mini) Singh.Use this site to find out more about: Himachal is a beautiful state offering many tourist attractions:   Trekking - We can arrange treks with local travel agent Prem Sagar. River rafting Walking Paragliding Bird watching - We can arrange field trips with local naturalist Jan Willem den Besten (Birds of the Kangra Valley). Learning pottery Visiting the many temples and fairs Visiting seasonal fairs and cultural activities For information on any of the above plea Andretta Pottery and Craft Society run a Tourist Advice Centre (TAC) to collate and provide detailed information about the surrounding area. The centre includes a craft shop selling mainly Himachali products a cafeteria, an information room and an area for a proposed camping site. Half way between the villages of Panchrukhi and Andretta, is a newly renovated house catering for tourists and the local population it is called the Tourist advisory centre or TAC. The centre is run by the Andretta Pottery and Crafts Society under the auspices of the Department of Tourism Himachal Pradesh. It is hoped that tourists may become better informed about the lesser known and very beautiful Kangra valley. This new venture provides various facilities. The staff of TAC are eager to learn from the experience of travellers who have journeyed around Himachal. 1) A Craft Shop - This concentrates on selling products and handicrafts from Himachal Pradesh. These include pickles and juices made by a local N.G.O. NEHA. Locally made herbal medicines of export quality. Pottery from the nearby Andretta Pottery. Shawls, which are a major craft of Himachal. There is a resident weaver at TAC. Orders can be taken for metal work from Chamba and the shop has a small stock of Chamba chapels. It is also possible to obtain Kangra minature paintings from a surviving member of the Kangra school of painting. 2) An Information Centre - This is a room for planning trips and looking at maps and information leaflets about what to see and what hotels are available. The TAC lies between the old shivalik hills and the towering range of the Dhouladhar Himalaya. There are opportunities for walks with stunning views. 3) Sobha Singh Art Gallery - Nearby the centre is the Sobha Singh Art Gallery where work by the famous painter of Sikh gurus can be seen. He lived in Andretta for 3 decades. 4) Norah Richard's House - There are other cultural attractions in Andretta, Norah Richars, a dramatist and environmentalist lived in the village for 30 years, through the time of partition until her death in 1970. She was a formidable and resourceful Irish woman, who built an house in English style. She taught students from Punjab how to perform plays in her small outdoor theatre in front of her house. Her  house has recently been renovated by the Punjabi university Patiala, using the skills of local masons. The little theatre is still in use by the Punjabi university students. They perform plays every year on Norha's birthday + Read More

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Upto 10 People

Year of Establishment

1983

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Private Limited Company

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