The cottage is located within Pong reservoir bird sanctuary. Beas river is 300 m away. From November to March a lot of migratory water birds can be seen in the river and flying over the cottage.
Dharamshala & Palampur are both 2-hr drive. A round trip to both destinations in a taxi costs around Rs 2,000/-
Jamble Bassi & Nagrota Surian, both excellent viewing spots for waterbirds are 30-min & 1-hr respectively. Jwala ji, Chintpurni, and Baglamukhi temples are 25 to 35 min away.