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Deodar Bungalow

Sardar Hanut Singh Bal, Khajjiar 176314 India
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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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debKolkata_India wrote a review Nov 2023
kolkata, india155 contributions29 helpful votes
View is superb. We took first floor rooms. The attached terrace is a gem. Wonderful sunshine in the morning for the morning tea. Breakfast is great and customisable. We met Mr Hanut Bal’s mother who was very welcoming. Don’t miss the bonfire in the evenings and please go for walks in the morning. We would love to go back one day
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Devika Sehgal wrote a review Jun 2023
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India81 contributions16 helpful votes
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I had an amazing experience spending the last two days at Deodar Manor in Khajjiar with Varun & my teenage daughters. This beautiful home stay is conveniently located near Khajjiar meadows and Khajjiar lake. It's a heritage bungalow nestled in the serene Himalayan region, offering clean air and surrounded by healthy deodar trees—perfect for nature lovers and avid walkers. The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable, adorned with classical decor. Each room had a modern attached bathroom, ensuring convenience and comfort. The bungalow itself boasted marvelous scenery, visible from the expansive deck, verandah, and every room's window. One delightful highlight was the presence of a charming English pointer named Shadow, who kept us entertained throughout our stay. Nitin and Charan Singh, the caretakers, provided exceptional hospitality, taking great care of us. The home-cooked food was simply fantastic, and they made sure to cater to our teenage girls' preferences. Thanks to Hanut, our perfect host, who went above and beyond to ensure our comfort and satisfaction throughout our stay. Deodar Manor is an ideal destination for cozy family retreats, immersing oneself in nature, finding spiritual solace, and a true escape from the chaos of city life, leaving behind its hustle, noise, and pollution. It offers a serene and unforgettable experience, immersing you in the lap of nature #DeodarManor #KhajjiarRetreat #HimalayanGetaway #NatureExperience #HospitalityAtItsBest
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Khajjiar lake, the mini Switzerland is super crowed on weekends, best is to go for jungle walks...
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NipaKurup wrote a review Jun 2023
Navi Mumbai, India20 contributions4 helpful votes
We had an amazing time in this homestay. The highpoint of this stay is the view. The rooms are also comfortable and heater was provided as it was too cold. The food options are limited but very tasty and simple (home cooked), they will prepare as per your taste. Overall, a wonderful stay experience.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Place is half an hour away from Dalhousie with winding roads, with kids having motion sickness...
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Anindya Dey wrote a review May 2023
Kolkata (Calcutta), India112 contributions48 helpful votes
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We were a group 5 families of 16 people staying in the bungalow for 3 nights last week. To start with, the location of the bungalow is tucked in a sequestered corner of a hilltop over looking the wide expansive Pir Panjal range of Himalayas without any visual obstruction. The beauty of the mountains make the place ethereal. The bungalow has a rich history of over 120 years as narrated by the owner Sardar Hanut Bal, who personally welcomed us and ushered in to the abode. The interior of the bungalow emanates a old colonial architecture that of a British era with wooden floor to wooden stairs to wooden ceiling. The rooms were huge and so were the bathrooms. The bed, comforters and over all the quality of sleep was very good for sure. The place is well maintained and spruced up showcasing antiquities, heirlooms through art and sculptures and knickknacks. Norbulingka Thankgka art (Buddhist art form) adorns the Walls of the bungalow along side various other artefacts. The aesthetics specially portrayed at the dining hall is worth a mention. Mr Bal and his elderly mother lives in the property and personally takes care of their guests by ensuring nothing is amiss. They are absolutely non interfering although always available if required. The sub staff of the property Mr Raju and Mr Chaman Singh along with Vishal does everything to make their guests happy and comfortable. The food is not too complicated yet extremely tasty. We loved every item that they dished out starting from a Chicken Curry, to kasrod (a local sabji made of young fern picked up during the jungle trail.) to various types of Paranthas, They were yummy, delectable and left us craving for more on the palate. One of the evenings, we had an exclusive Barbeque on the patio over their Webers Grill in the cool clime paired with scotch. Based on the suggestion of Mr Bal we hired a guide Mr Sonu Sharma, who took us into the Kalatop jungle for a trek through the wilderness. Roughly we walked for about 2 & half hours and it was thrilling!! We thoroughly enjoyed and we were extremely pleased with his service. We had a lovely time and we wished to stay back forever but then all good thing comes to an end as they say. We returned with sweet memories and we hope to go back someday God willing. Post scrip: The property has 2 real sober pet dogs. A Doberman called Roger and a puppy of an English Pointer breed called Shadow. They were so very cute and so very friendly it requires a special mention. Thank you for making our stay comfortable and memorable.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Avoid Jan to March (beginning) due to heavy snowfall.
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Subhasish wrote a review May 2023
Kolkata (Calcutta), India4 contributions1 helpful vote
Mr Bal we had a wonderful time at your serene abode. We all including the kids enjoyed a lot. Each and every aspect of the house , feel and service had touch of elegance, aristocracy & meticulousness .....We were a group of 17 including kids.....The best part of the stay was your support staff who did not have No to anything we wanted... especially catering to such a large group . Thank You is much less for Rajuji, Charan Singhji and Vishal ji. Thank you to u and your team for all the Warmth, Love & Peace....... Stay Blessed and keep Smiling.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Must Go ... much away from the crowd
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Meher wrote a review May 2023
4 contributions5 helpful votes
We went to Dharamshala n Dalhousie.for our annual family break for a week. Instead of staying in a crowded touristy Dalhousie we stayed in a v.small hamlet called Khajjiar,wer except for a large beautiful meadow n lovely forests ( Himalayan Cedars,known as Deodar trees).there was nothing else. It was also at 6000 ft.so the climate was superb,v.cold in the evenings n nite n bracing all day long. All this,n the magestic Himalayas,in front of us,really made Khajjiar a place we all loved n enjoyed.But what made it most enjoyable,was the Bungalow in which we stayed. A heritage property,Deodar Manore,owned by Hanut Singh Bal,too beautiful to even describe. Old colonial style Manore, v.tastefully furnished & maintained to beyond perfection. Every need of the guest is anticipated n provided for. The caretakers Rajubhai n Charan Singh wer v.pleasant n willing,attending to all our needs,cooked delicious meals for the family n guided us on our itenerary . The location of the Bungalow n it's beautiful garden, is simply superb. Mountain range in front n the Khajjiar maedows down the hill makes it the v.best location in Khajjiar. The Bungalow has a v.colonial look. A lovely open terrace,then a full glass balcony,n then the lovely home,most tastefully done with graceful curtains,and lovely arteffects. Our short stay of 3-4 days was made magical thanks to our stay n the hospitality at Deodar Manore.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Amit Pathania wrote a review Apr 2023
Mumbai, India12 contributions2 helpful votes
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Absolutely wonderful stay. Most comfortable. The property is at an amazing vantage point from where you can sit and enjoy the most stupendous views of the beautiful pir panjal range. very courteous staff which made any request happen just the way we wanted it. like setting up a BBQ in the evening that too while it was raining by arranging foldable patio umbrellas. a special shoutout to Mr Hanut Bal for his amazing hospitality. he's a source of priceless info too about the place and things to do around. They also have 2 loving dogs who would just sit besides and make you wanna pet them and play with them the whole day. Overall a must for people seeking a comfortable home like stay amidst nature.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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seema s wrote a review Apr 2023
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Set in the most picturesque surroundings this vintage manor with a colonial ambience and Tibetan Buddhist influence coupled with stunning views makes for an ideal getaway. Good food & efficient staff.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Great place for walks, treks and relaxing.
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Rebecca K wrote a review Feb 2023
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I am embarrassed that it has taken me so long to fulfil my promise to leave a review. I am just looking at the photos of our stay here in 2017 and remembering how much we loved it. The hospitality and warmth shown to us by Hanut and his family was second to none. The food was wonderful (especially pakoras on the terrace!), the bedroom spacious and comfortable, the scenery and views were magical, wonderful woodland walks, and we fell in live with Raja the Doberman! We feel very fortunate that we found you - it was so worth the road travel, and we hope one day we can come back. Thank you to Hanut and your family for making us feel so welcome and comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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garvita g wrote a review Jan 2023
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If you are looking for a calm and quite place for your next vacation then your search ends here. Beautiful bungalow with breathing views and amazing food. Deodar Manor has it all. Our stay was taken care by host Hanut and his fabulous staff. Loved every minute there 😍
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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₹4,479 - ₹5,640 (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, Stella Lounge Dalhousie, and Shiva Cafe.
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.