Went there for 2 days after a visit from Kedarnath, the resort is situated on the bank of Ganges in the middle of the jungle, they have 12-13 tents with an optimum seating capacity in the restaurant.
The only negative part is that there is no room service due to Pest/ants issues.
The approach road is slightly tricky but the view and sound of Ganga flowing heals your inner core...
Also the network connection is too bad, the rooms doesn't have any TV, Phones or WI-Fi, hence a digital-Detox option is a good idea for here
The non-Veg food was not a remarkable one but it was well compensated by the veg delicacies which was scrumptious.
Overall stay was a 4.5*/5
One look at their promo video and I was sold. Is it safe for a solo woman traveller? Absolutely. Having flown in to Dehradun airport, the hotel had arranged for my drop to the Banyan which was a 2 and half hour drive from there. Completely away from the crowded town of Rishikesh, Banyan is at a very quiet and peaceful location in Vyasghat and has a stunning view of the Ganga.
Clean room, clean linen and a spacious clean bathroom (including fittings), Banyan by the Ganges has extremely friendly staff, ready to help us out anytime, be it to go for a walk, or to take a dip in Ganga or to arrange adventure activities or for a bonfire in the evening. Sumptuous food, all 3 meals every single day, they literally make you feel at home. In fact, they even kept track of what i liked and didn't like and cooked accordingly.
A half an hour drive from Devprayag, most networks do not have connectivity there except Jio and Cellone. But even Jio was down after heavy rains. So be prepared for that. The closest ATM is also at Devprayag.
If you like to stay away from the crowd, grab your kindle/books (there is a decent collection there too), some dryfit clothes and head straight to the Banyan by the Ganges!
Ideal place to visit for a detox. There is no wifi or connectivity or room service but they more than make it up with human touch. You are in the midst of the nature though not lacking in creature comforts. The gurgling of the ganges is your fm radio and the gorgeous sky above your television. You will never feel the lack of internet.
Stayed at banyan for 3 nights during December 2018. It was a wonderful experience (overall) with highlights being the location (next to river Ganga, at the U-turn) and helpful staff (and good food). Village walks were good and my son spent a good amount of time around the river side... All in all, wonderful place with all modern amenities (big clean bathrooms, hot water, room heater etc)...
If you are a fan of pristine nature and are looking for an opportunity to interact closely with the Ganges, look no further..
BBTG is built next to a U loop of the Ganges some 14 kms from Devprayag in UT. You can actually see the river go back in the direction it came from after circling a small hill... It's a sight to behold.
The place is probably as pristine as it can get... the only people you'll see on the beach are the few living at the resort. Such solitude amidst such natural beauty is rare to come by these days.
The tenements are adequate to make you feel welcome, rested and relaxed, but not really luxury - which is good cause luxury would tax the environment too much and would be sure to cause imbalance in the ecology.
For the kids - there is no TV, no mobile network, but loads of fun activities like building castles on the beach and a great collection of books for all ages of children. There's also a open badminton and volleyball court. A variety of board games and a couple of resident dogs complete the entertainment package. I
There are a couple of villages within a vicinity of a few KM's and would provide interesting hiking options if you are so inclined.
Food and hospitality is great. They lay out buffet meals and breakfast in the restaurant. There is no room service. I found the food wholesome and tasty. Variety is adequate but not lavish. There is a tea / coffee bar in the restaurant that's on through the day.
Things to be aware of :
- No mobile network after Devprayag, and no sign boards indicating the location of the place. So make sure you have BBTG on GPS before you leave Devprayag. GPS directions are accurate
- No shops, chemists for KM's around, so if you need something, carry it
- Roads between Rishikesh and Devprayag are terrible - the road is being expanded under Char Dham project and is broken in large tracts. Google shows 3 hours of travel from Rishikesh, but it's more like 4+
- If you are going back to Delhi from the resort, start early especially if travelling back on weekend. Plan to cross Haridwar before 3 pm and Modinagar before 7 pm to avoid getting stuck in traffic jam