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Aura Pottery

Village Manakpur Sharif, Siswan-Kurali Road, Dist. SAS Nagar, Mohali , Chandigarh, India
Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Helpful Staff
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Property Description

Aura Pottery is a pottery farm and backpacker's hostel, located near Chandigarh (the beautiful city created by the French architect Le Corbusier) and the village of Manakpur Sharif in Punjab, Aura Pottery is a 30-minute drive away from the city; perfectly situated away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough (either via paid shuttle or local bus) that you can still get out and about. But who would want to leave? A visit to Aura Pottery includes:

- A beautiful outdoor pool with loungers and dining area
- A fully supplied pottery studio for all your creative wants, needs and desires
- A beautiful private villa with air-conditioned, cozy rooms
- A common room area with couches, cushions, and games to relax in the evenings
- The beauty of the property itself!

It is set up within a 3 acre farmhouse, located in a quiet strip away from the road and noise. The property is half plantation and half garden; there is greenery everywhere, and you can watch tropical birds, parrots and even peacocks flit around the trees. The property is very close to the rural village of Manakpur Sharif if you’d like to visit the locals, and there are convenient shops just down the road for whatever craving you need to quash. Aura Pottery
can also provide a selection of snacks and home baked goodies if you’d rather not venture out.

Breakfast is included with your stay, and is a fresh made egg breakfast with a different variety of a local dish created every day. All of the meals we provide are healthy, and locally grown (all veg) and all prepared by our trained in-house fellows. Lunch and dinner can be provided for an additional cost and you will be full to bursting before you finish!

The studio is set up for anyone and everyone to use, we provide many of the materials inclusive with your rent, but we also offer for sale things like canvas, glazes, scrap and other services as well. Just ask and I’m sure we’ll be able to fill that creative gap. We also hold the occasional workshop or training session in pottery or other art forms, but these just seem to pop up when we are feeling particularly artsy, so show us your ideas and maybe we can collaborate on something!

If needed, we can arrange a train or airport pickup for you, please just get in touch with us a few days before arrival and we can discuss the details. We are located about 25 km from the airport and 20 km from the train station. There are also local buses that are available from the Sector 17 Bus Station: either bus 25 or bus 40 will head towards Manakpur Sharif approximately once an hour until around 7 at night. Ask to be let off at Bootgarh, there is a large green sign on the right side of the road that says “Aura”, Just follow that road until you see another sign saying “Aura” on the left (a short walk, 500m) and the big wooden gate is your new home!

***Property Policies & Conditions:
1. Cash payment only upon check in at the property.
2. Reception/office: 10 AM to 10 PM. Studio: 6 AM to 12 AM.
3. Breakfast included in cost (Other meals and snacks available at extra cost)
Breakfast: 9.30 AM to 10.30 AM. Lunch: 2 PM to 3 PM. Dinner: 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM.
4. Check in: 12 PM to 6 PM. Check Out: 12 PM.
5. Please note we do not accept guests younger than 18.

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Wed 22 Aug 2018 - Sat 25 Aug 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Wed 22nd August 2018 - Sat 25th August 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 4.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 6.0

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 2.0

  • Facilities 4.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    05 Jan 2017
    Great place to stay, whether you're an artist or not. In a really peaceful location just outside of town. They have a charter that can take you into the city so it's still super easy to get everywhere from here. All meals included in price which was great and all food prepared was from the farm...all organic. Great staff. Highly recommend.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    11 Aug 2017
    Had a pleasant stay after a long travel journey
    India, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9


    28 Nov 2017
    This place is better suited for long term stays. Travel to/from city is long and you don't have time to use the studio when still wanting to explore. At the same time, the place lacks necessities that make long term stay possible. Pwr. outages can disrupt activity, no waste bins, no groceries/conv. nearby, most everything has an add. charge, from reasonable to overpriced. It was lonely being the only guest for 4d. Food is yum but served on nonwestern sched. Western toilets + indian showers.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    29 Oct 2017
    Beautiful home stay on a nice plot of land. Owners live in their home in front of the hostel space. The rooms were tiny and had no air circulation so everything smelt damp and musky (the windows could not be opened!) The bathrooms were in a disgusting state and the only way you could have a hot shower was to fill a bucket. The art space was cool to use and their dogs are super cute! Way too expensive for the lack of care and maintenance given to the space and guests
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

1. Cash payment only upon check in at the property.
2. Reception/office: 10 AM to 7 PM. Studio: 6 AM to 12 AM.
3. Breakfast: 8 AM to 10 AM. Lunch: 2 PM to 3 PM. Dinner: 8 PM to 9 PM.
4. Check in: 12 PM to 6 PM. Check Out: 12 PM.
5. Please note we do not accept guests younger than 17 years or groups larger than 2 people.
6. At least 3 days advance notice for free cancellation.

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