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Conceptualized and executed by International designer architect.

International designer architect

Amid Prakriti Aalay’s natural habitat beside a perennial flowing stream with the Himalayas in the backdrop, our master architect Delia alias Didi Contractor envisioned a luxury boutique resort inspired by traditional aesthetics, vernacular architecture and ecological sensitivity. Didi is a pioneer in responsible eco-construction. She is inspired by her love of India and the natural beauty of Himachal Pradesh.

Didi, now a vigorous 85 plus, was born to a German father and an American mother, both Expressionist painters. Her first years were spent in Europe but she grew up in America. In America she studied art, trained as a painter and studied at the University of Colorado. In the early 1960’s, Didi discovered a career in decoration with the exciting assignment of designing the interiors for the legendary Lake Palace in Udaipur when it was first converted into a celebrated luxury hotel. Since the late 1970s, Didi has lived in the Kangra valley where she has built many distinctive Eco homes, clinics, retirement resort, craft center and large Institutes: Dharmalaya and Sambhaavnaa.

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Prakriti Aalay - a True Eco Responsible Destination

Didi has designed Prakriti Aalay as a True Eco responsible Destination. Standard of eco practices followed at Prakriti Aalay are far ahead of the leading global guidelines. Thus Prakriti Aalay is setting a benchmark in the entire region and is one of the very few properties in the country in responsible tourism with shades of bare luxury; while preserving and showcasing the rich vernacular architect.