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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We had a lovely stay at the Banjara Sangla Valley during Sept'13. Reasons: 1) Very helpful and active owner and staff. 2) Very comfortable rooms. 3) Awesome Food, which is included in the price. 4) What an amazing property and location. I have been staying at several Banajara properties. Met the owner - Ajay Sud at this location. and he...

2Thank LuvSharma
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We drove to Kaza from Kalpa. While the journey was an adventure in itself, As we were nearing Kaza, our heart was hoping, that the Retreat would be as endearing as the one we encountered in Thanedar. We reached Kaza at around 7.30. It was already dark, and quite cold. When we reached the Banjara retreat, we were checked in...

3Thank Nikhilrao68
Mumbai, India
Reviewed 27 June 2013

The Manager and staff are very unhelpful. The property is poorly constructed, the main door always open, even during dinner time with gusts of snow blowing in while you eat. There is no heating and barely any water or electricity. The place is neat and clean, but that is the only saving grace. Will never go back.

5Thank diglossia
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We stayed here in June 13 after spending some time in Sangla and Kalpa. Given our excellent experience in both those places, we were hoping to finish the trip with something equally memorable. When we arrived here, I must say, we were underwhelmed. The location isn't that great and view from the room also is mediocre (with lot of construction...

Thank Indianpopcorn
Mumbai, India
Reviewed 28 February 2013

When we took trip from Batal to Kaza, we never expected to be greeted with wonders of nature as was thrown on the road as if GOD personally lived in this heaven. We hoped to have a vehicle which can provide 360 degree view. We were all blessed. With this feeling of peace and freshness when we reached Banjara retreat;...

Thank kaushik_bhavsar
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We stayed at the Banjara Retreat as part of a road trip with a friend skirting all of Himachal in a Toyota Fortuner. We stayed at the Hotel for two very memorable days. This was my first trip to Lahaul and what struck me was the similarity of this valley to Zanskar. This valley which was formed several thousand years...

1Thank neville_1409
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Way back in 1996, it was a challenge to get decent lunch at kaza, let alone a hotel. Cut to 2012, 8.30 at night (that's when we reached kaza), we had the pleasant staff of banjara kaza lay us a delicious buffet! This was my 4th visit to kaza, between 1996 and 2012, and the first where I spent 3...

Thank BasedMountain
Reviewed 20 November 2012

We were pleased to find that the people over here were very friendly and nice. They were enthusiastic about our arrival and keen on us seeing places too !!! I consider the fact that they were able to keep us happy in-spite of the the power shutdown [ we had no power the entire duration of our stay ] ......

1Thank Vdy B
Chiang Mai
Reviewed 20 May 2012

We arranged a room and went to a dirty unkempt hotel, the price had more than doubled from what we had been advised, the room had just been put up to 5500 rupees from 2000 rupees. That was over five times the rate of similar hotels in the area.

3Thank MThailand
Gurgaon, India
Reviewed 17 April 2012

I have travelled to some of the most remote locations in the Indian Himalayas, Zanskar, Kinnaur, Pangi, Spiti, Nubra, have stayed at many places but I am yet to come to anyone who even remotely comes close to the experience that Banjara provides, in hospitality and looking after you, even in remote Spiti!! Hats off to you guys. Went up...

2Thank SanjitBal

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Address: Lahaul and Spiti district | Spiti Valley, Kaza 172114, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kaza
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Banjara Retreat Kaza, Himachal Pradesh
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“Because of the weather, during rains, it may be helpful to have a room with an exhaust fan in the bathroom as air can become stale. Generally the rooms are very nice.”
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 of 5 bubbles LuvSharma, 29 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Book in advance. Banjara camps organises the trip well. But most people I met there advised us to travel end of June”
 of 5 bubbles Nikhilrao68, 8 Dec 2013 | Read review
“No specific choice.”
 of 5 bubbles neville_1409, 20 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Ask for the room facing the front, has superb views of the high himalayas across the valley, superb light in the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles SanjitBal, 17 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Just don't think for Banjara at Kaza”
 of 5 bubbles samsheo, 16 Aug 2011 | Read review
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