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... food, interesting nearby activities, very nice property & room, nice hospitality, the best of Bir! For a detailed...
... mountains is picture perfect. The buildings, dining room, meadow with horses, walkways blend into the landscape. ...
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Hi, looks very serene and calm. Please advise room rates for a single and also for a double first week of december 2014. Also travelling using public transport how does one reach...
Answer from Vinod S
Nov 2014 |
... a Volvo Bus service from ISBT to Baijnath (11 Kms from Bir). Room rates are between INR 3000 - 4000 + taxes with meals &...
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TV-Movie_Actress wrote a review 3 Jan
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Best 3 nights stay in our entire trip of 15 days!
(please Like my review for my effort to keep it so detailed, if you benefit from the inputs here)

In short, must stay for minimum 3 nights or more & worth to stay over a week!, under priced, high quality stay, very good food, interesting nearby activities, very nice property & room, nice hospitality, the best of Bir!

For a detailed informative review, please read below.

LOCATION:
This was a saviour as we checked out early from a highly rated property in Dalhousie and booked Colonel's Resort at last minute. Bir is an amazingly beautiful place and this resort is nestled in the right spot within 20mins walking distance to the paragliding landing station and the Bir tourist spot. Also, close to popular Tsering Jong monastery and the Nyingyang Monastery. Colonel's Resort falls on the way to the paragliding take-off point so the agent can pick you up on the way.

PROPERTY & ROOM:
With just 14 rooms but spread out over a relatively large area. You will get an amazing view of the mountains and so many paragliders flying in the sky. Also, a tea estate is attached to the property. There are quite many beautiful birds that you can spot in the property. Also, there is a bonfire spot and unlike other hotels where they charge for bonfire, here the hosts are generous to light a bonfire every evening!
The rooms are very cosy, decently big and clean. Outside the rooms there is a nice feel with trees and sitting area.

ACTIVITIES:
There are various things to do or places to visit nearby like experience paragliding, see organic farming at the Shunya Farm (do tip the caretaker), visit the pottery village Andretta & try your hands with clay, visit the nearby beautiful monasteries (named above), checkout Dharmalaya, do horse riding at the property, visit the cafes (must visit the Avva's Cafe) & shops (incl. Tibetan shops) near landing area.
Must go for the long morning walk through the beautiful village with Colonel Sir before breakfast and see village life, fruit trees, experience milking the cow, see the stepped farms, etc (Inhale deep all the way)!!!
Also, must go for the trek to the nearby pristine waterfall point and above that to the boulder (overlooking the valley below) where the property staff can take you to have some sandwiches & tea, absolutely worth it!!! (do tip the staff well)

RESTAURANT & FOOD:
The food at Colonel's Resort stands out as a USP of their hospitality. Fresh food cooked with love and high quality organic ingredients. You will not have any guilt feeling with over indulgence. We had all our three meals at the property itself. There is buffet meal available, inform in advance. Evenings are served with tea & cookies in the outside sit out area.

STANDOUTS:
1) ANIMALS - Ginger, an amazingly loving dog who loves to play with all guests. Revathi and Noori are two horses who roam freely in the property. Also, there are cows too. Do buy veggies from the market and feed Revathi, lovely experience! And Ginger will accompany you for the morning walk!
2) FOOD - The hosts/owners of the property stay at the resort too and eat the same food with the guests. Veggies are organic, pure good quality oil, milk & ghee from own cows, etc. The food is like amazing well cooked, tasty and guilt free home cooked food unlike hotel food. We could stay here for even a month eating the same food and yet leave back healthy!
3) HOSTS - Colonel Sir JP Singh, his wife Pratibha Maam, their son Vikramaditya and his wife Kamakshi are the most lovely people we met on our trip. They would ensure every guest is well taken care of and with that personal touch you just feel at home.
4) ACTIVITIES - The morning walk, trek to waterfall and paragliding will remain my favourite memories! Also the evening bonfire!
5) VALUE FOR MONEY - Considering the overall experience, high quality food & comfortable property and hospitality, the price charged is low and is an absolute steal for any traveller! We wanted to cancel our bookings ahead at other places and continue staying here but rooms were not available!!

Perfect place to stay with friends and family, we will be coming again just to be at this resort and bring all my family members too. Would recommend all my friends to visit this place.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anu Raj wrote a review Feb 2020
Pune, India38 contributions4 helpful votes
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The location of Colonels Resort, Bir Billing, nestled in the foothills of the Dauladhar mountains is picture perfect. The buildings, dining room, meadow with horses, walkways blend into the landscape. This is off season in February but it’s a beautiful time- mist rolling in, chill, a bonfire begging to be lit! The rooms are snug and welcoming, the food is delicious and Col JP and his family are excellent hosts. Walking trails, para sailing, monasteries- you never want to leave!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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arjunajb wrote a review May 2019
Greater Noida, India347 contributions65 helpful votes
It is not easy to plan a 6 weeks trip to Himachal Pradesh covering 7 Destinations from Bir to Chail..a think tank comprised my niece, a regular visitor, an Army colleague and my wife to approve/veto..the research was comprehensive and we homed onto Colonel's Resort at Bir for a 10 Nights stay..we were completely awed by the striking beauty and picturesque environment, the welcome drink, the manicured lawns and the beautiful flowers..we learnt that the charming and the ever smiling hostess was the Creator and the architect ably supported by the cool, calm, and composed Colonel..the rooms have been done with care and eye for details..it's like a home with the hosts present to look after the guests personally and individually.. there is a fancy dining room with the food absolutely delicious and mouth watering.. bonfire is lit on request and there is ample choice and space to spend time in solitude or in company..the value addition was meeting the immediate family members and the extended family of the hosts resulting in enriching, enlightening and enchanting experience..a must visit for all, individual, couples family, friends, Regimental and class/course get togethers..we made new friends due to the vibrant, dynamic and positive energy..that you Colonel & Mrs JP..we are blessed indeed
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Priya C wrote a review May 2019
Pune, India15 contributions2 helpful votes
Go there! We visited The Colonel's Resort within six months and found it even more enchanting, the Colonel and his family even more welcoming, the place even more soothing and beautiful. Everything just clicks into place in a magical way. And the result is that you, the traveler, feel restored to good health, peace of mind, creative thinking, goodwill for all humankind! This is its special, secret charm that's over and above the numerous factors mentioned below: The hospitality and food and walks and drives that the family take you on are memorable. This family has a natural proclivity for caring, they are good people, to which they have added a sure professional touch to see that everything is just right. Staff is helpful, and remember your requests! Horses graze on the lawn beyond your room, adding a touch of gentle, bucolic charm. They light bonfires at night, where all the guest gather, as in an open air family room. Bir itself offers many delights besides its famed paragliding: mountain walks and monasteries, trips to nearby temples, the views, the views, the views! We'll be visiting often. Do yourself a favour, and go there.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the valley have a charm that calms. But rooms with orchard views are superb...
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Brenda B wrote a review Apr 2019
Harare, Zimbabwe21 contributions5 helpful votes
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I spent a very comfortable night at this lovely resort. Located in a garden full of trees and flowers and birds it is a respite from the hustle and bustle of the village.

I was put in a beautiful, light filled room with big windows facing mountains and hills and garden in 2 directions. Gauze screens allowed me to keep the windows wide open and enjoy the fresh air. In the morning I woke to the sound of bird calls.

The staff at the hotel were very helpful, organizing tandem paragliding for me on the afternoon I arrived. What an amazing way to spend the late afternoon! Floating down from high above for about 45 mins, enjoying a bird’s eye view for miles around.

The gracious owner invited me to join him and his good friend at his table for dinner. Excellent food and interesting conversation made for a wonderful end to an amazing day!

Thanks for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Answer from Vinod S
Nov 2014 |
The best and the most comfortable way to reach here is by flight. There are a large  number of over night trains from Delhi to Pathankot and then a taxi (3hrs) to Bir. There is a Volvo Bus service from ISBT to Baijnath (11 Kms from Bir). Room rates are between INR 3000 - 4000 + taxes with meals & drinks on actual basis. Sightseeing is arranged with many Buddhist Monastries to visit including Dharamshala & McLeodganj ( Dalai Lama's residence ) 2 hours drive .
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