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Sardar Hanut Singh Bal, Khajjiar 176314 India
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Khajjiar
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Deodar Manor is situated in a lovely region of the Himalayas, with clean air, healthy forests, and plenty of opportunities for walking. The bedrooms are large, comfortable, and attractive, with modern bathrooms attached. The manor has marvelous scenery that can be viewed from the spacious deck, verandah, and windows of the manor. Ideal for cozy retreats, nature experiences, spiritual peace and getaways from city heat and noise◦Spacious rooms with classical decor◦Peaceful, cool setting in the Himalayas◦Splendid mountain vistas; forested walking paths◦Highest standards for comfort and cleanliness.
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Ashutosh wrote a review 21 Sep
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Deodar Manor..the real name of this property is nestled in the thick forest of Khajjiar. This 100+ years old property is a pleasure to stay in. It offers the most spectacular view of the mountains. The owner Mr. Hanut and his mother are very friendly and checked in on our comfort periodically. The food was decent and the staff extremely helpful. We would love to plan another visit here soon.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Disha Wale wrote a review 13 Sep
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Our heavenly abode at Khajjiar : The beautiful Deodar Manor😍 This boutique hotel is Hosted by @deodar_manor_hanut_bal . If visiting Khajjiar or Dalhousie I'd say staying at Deodar manor is a must! The experience here was so surreal, the view and the vibes are so pleasant. Best getaway from our busy lives and hectic schedules . Do watch the reel till the end to see the very friendly doberman ROGER😍
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Prasanna N wrote a review Aug 2022
Kathua, India52 contributions26 helpful votes
Many bookings and cancellations after, we finally managed to reach Hanut's abode, The Deodhar Bungalow. We had a three night booking at the place. I had a lingering concern about the duration of our stay as three days at Khajjiar could turn out to be an overkill. The serpentine Mountain Road with the overflowing horde of vehicles had already made us super exhausted. Coupled with the concern I had mentioned earlier, I was not expecting much from this visit. All these misgivings were turned on their head the instance we stepped into the Bungalow. We were received by Mr Hanut Singh, the owner of this property, Mr Govind, the attendant, Mr Raju, the Chef and Roger their Canine companion. While Mr Hanut and Govind guided us to our room, Raju asked us for our meal preferences. Since we went on a weekday the homestay was reasonably empty and we had a choice between the ground and first floors as also between two adjacent rooms on the floor. Even as we entered the room we were treated to an amazing view of the Dhauladhar ranges. A carpet of deodar trees cascaded down the face of the range. The walls of the room as well as the common area were adorned with paintings and artefacts which had been religiously handed over as family heirlooms over a few generations which speaks volumes about the care and effort that has been invested into the preservation of the family legacy. The layout of lunch was announced and we two famished souls dashed to the dining hall. The first morsel that went down our throat took us back to our homes. A no-frills delicious meal. The balcony was the perfect place for a cup of steaming chai sweetened with the verdant view of the mountains ahead. A short walk across the woods adjoining the Bungalow should not be missed. The place is located very close to Mini Switzerland but in stark contrast to it. It is tucked away amongst the woods, calm and serene providing the perfect get away from the rumbles of urbanity. At Rs 8500 a night with breakfast included, Deodhar Bungalow is a must stay spot at Khajjar. To quote Duko " There are two types of Home Stays. Ones that have four Walls and a Roof and the ones that make you feel at Home."
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plan the stay preferably during weekdays. Two days should be good enough
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Response from Hanut Bal, Owner at Deodar Bungalow
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear prasannanag1980, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous and kind review. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay at Deodar Manor. We have been striving with genuine sincerity to make everyone feel at home here, because really that's what it's all about. Unlike generic hotels where service can be robotic, our intention was to serve with sincerity and have a more deeper connection with our guests than just a check in and check out of a hotel. Thank you for sharing your detailed review, this is what keeps us going. I look forward to welcoming you back. Sincerely with warm regards, Hanut
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The Food-Travel-Luster wrote a review Jul 2022
Mumbai, India89 contributions15 helpful votes
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Had a lovely stay here for 1 night in first week of July. What sets this manor apart is the aesthetics and the lovely view it has to offer! We luckily got a room upgrade as well due to pre-monsoon season! It is walking distance from Khajjiar's Mini Switzerland. Full marks for cleanliness and hygiene! Room and bathroom was spick n span! Caretakers Nitin Kumar and Ganesh took very good care of us during the stay! Nitin ji called us even prior to our check-in and guided us towards the location of the Manor. The owner Mr. Hanut met us personally and ensured everything was taken care of! We opted for MAP plan with dinner and breakfast. The food is lovely home cooked meal and their in-house special Deodar Chicken is an absolute must-try! Barbeque is available subject to weather conditions. Also, you get good variety in breakfast as well. Their dog Roger is very friendly and a darling! Got along well with us in the first instance! Highly recommended Deodar Manor for 1-2 nights stay in Khajjiar!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Walking distance from Khajjiar's Mini Switzerland.
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Sandeep M wrote a review Jul 2022
Jaipur District, India27 contributions4 helpful votes
2000METERS above sea level you are checking into a Homestay that makes Khajjiaar even more special. The host, a Canadian NRI Sardar Hanut Singh, is a gem of a person. Took care of everything that you might need while staying at his heritage home over 100years old property maintained like a Royal Palace. He makes you feel so cared for and special. Goes out of the way to see you are comfortable to the extent that you feel you own this place. The whole housekeeping and kitchen staff are very polite and prepare food as per your choice. You can yourself go to the kitchen and ask the chef the prepare your favorite dish your way. So much like a home away from home. Every small detail has been looked into to make the guest comfortable. Strong internet and phone connectivity even in such location is a big relief. Loking forward to revisit very soon
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Mountain snow-capped Pirpanjal range view first floor
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Tanmay wrote a review Jun 2022
India2 contributions2 helpful votes
We had to book this very last minute as the property we were to stay at was 3.5 km from the Khajjiar meadow. We didn't hope much of it except that it was very close to the meadow. As we checked in, the experience was very welcoming. The staff is well trained and courteous. The owner Shri Hanul Bal lives in the same villa and takes utmost care of the guests, engaging them in conversations, passing on useful tips. Very caring and gentle person indeed. The villa is located some 200-300 meters from the meadow and overlooks the mountains. It is surrounded on two sides by woods on Deodar, which offer a nice but small strolls in the mountains. The view from the front yard is amazing to say the least. The rooms are spacious and there are common lounges to make one feel at home, opposite of the trapped feel one has in a hotel stay. The food was cooked on order and tasted amazing. In a contrast from long hotel stays where food is greasy and oily, it was very light on the digestive system. Again a big plus when on long vacations. Overall, even though we stayed just one day on the property, our whole family felt like coming back to it again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Try getting a room at the ground floor, which offers great view.
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Vasudha Satpute Nagar wrote a review Jun 2022
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Deodar Bungalow is really very nice heritage place to stay in Khanjar wrapped in serenity if Deodar trees.We enjoyed our stay in the heritage property. The hospitality is and staff is very courteous and humble.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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richa i wrote a review Jun 2022
Mumbai, India3 contributions8 helpful votes
Deodar Manor is a fantastic gem of a place in Khajjiar. Far from the madding crowd and still a stone’s throw away from all the activities, it is an excellent place to have a peaceful getaway. It is a beautifully designed property and has lot of character with spacious rooms, comfy furniture and interesting curios. Hanut is a gracious and warm host and makes you feel right at home. Raju cooks simple and delicious home food and took care of all our needs. Roger, the resident Doberman, is such a loveable canine friend and became all the kids favorite person there. We are waiting to go back there for another holiday. Thank you Hanut, Raju and Rishu for giving us such beautiful memories!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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nipun3482 wrote a review May 2022
Indore, India4 contributions
Very quaint place Beautifuly nested over a hill Lovely view Delicious home made food Spacious rooms Friendly owner Well recommend to family as well as solo traveler Very near the meadow Lot of beautiful trails Certainly the best place to stay in Khajjiar
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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yogesh_jh wrote a review May 2022
Mumbai, India8 contributions3 helpful votes
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We just visited this beautiful place for 2 night/2 days .Really felt like extending the stay This is hidden gem..Once you enter the Banglow you are mesmerized by its amazing view of Himalayas and beautiful valley .we got a clear view of pir panjal peaks The rooms were spacious and cozy .We were on the first floor which connects to the verandah with sit out overlooking the valley . The Silence ,sheer beauty and energy of this place envelopes you ..You don't feel you're in India.. The USP of this place is also the owner Mr Hanutji .He has traveled all over the world and immense knowledge of the Himalayas and the places around ..Speaking with him was enriching with his experience and stories of hiking and traveling. As suggested by him we went to village pukhri on horse and while coming back took the forest route which was like a jungle expernce ..too good ..View from the pukhri was beautiful. Services was very good Special mention of Rajubhai and Rishu who took care if our food Part . Food was good ,simple home made and served with lots of love .. To summon it up This is a MUST VISIT PLACE FOR ITS Sheer beauty ,energy ,silence, views ,service..weather.. And The love and enthusiasm of the owner Mr Hanutji for taking care of their guest and making them at home . THANK YOU Mr Hanutji for the memorable stay . We are already missing you guys . Lots of love from us .. We will be back ..
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms are good First floor has better views
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PRICE RANGE
$79 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IndiaHimachal PradeshChamba DistrictKhajjiar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Deodar Bungalow
Which popular attractions are close to Deodar Bungalow?
Nearby attractions include Dainkund Peak (3.8 km), Khajjiar Lake (6.2 km), and Laxmi Narayan Temple (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Deodar Bungalow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Deodar Bungalow?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Deodar Bungalow?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Deodar Bungalow?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Dining Hut, Shiva Cafe, and CFC Eat and Treat.
Is Deodar Bungalow located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Khajjiar.
Are there any historical sites close to Deodar Bungalow?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Panch Pandav Tree (3.0 km) and Paneo (0.4 km).
Does Deodar Bungalow have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.