Samskara & Samsara

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5.0
#3 of 25 hotels in Lansdowne
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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1. One of the largest properties in Lansdowne, with vistas of Sunrise and Sunsets as your souvenir. 2. THE ONLY BAR IN TOWN - ‘THE LANSDOWNE BAR’. 3. Corbett wildlife safaris on a chargeable basis. 4. Accommodation categories - glamps, suite, family rooms and executive room. 5. Pet-friendly property with two dogs of its own - Rudra and Lobsang. 6. Organic garden with seasonal fruits and vegetables served a la carte. You are allowed to pluck fruits from the lawns and savour. 7. Plant nursery. 8. Assortment of flowers-laden property for most time of the year. 9. Ample space of lawns and gardens for all kinds of recreational purposes including indoor and outdoor sports and its equipment. 10. A self-guided trek to Lansdowne from S&S. 11. Birdsongs perched on your shoulder where they come, they peck, they sing and we see, we hear, we rejoice. 12. Surrounded by woods for short walking expeditions. 13. One of the few properties with private parking.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Badminton
Hiking
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Patio
Board games / puzzles
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
Family rooms
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Quaint
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Languages Spoken
English, Hindi
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laxmi c wrote a review Sept 2022
Ghaziabad, India
+1
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was one of the amazing places to chill out. We stayed in the camp wihich had patios to jungle and to the garden. The place is home to many birds and you can listen to them and see them if you sit there. Very peaceful. The place was cloud kissed for three days we were there. Special mention to the Garhwali food we had there.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is available.
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Response from Samskara Samsara, General Manager at Samskara & Samsara
Responded 21 Sept 2022
Absolutely in 7th heaven on seeing your wonderful response to our services, thank you so much dear guest for being an extraordinary guest. We will always carry with us a part of you that always had us breaking into laughter and we hope we too can be a part of your cherished memories that made you feel like you're home. Lots of love and blessings.
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Priyanka wrote a review Aug 2021
Kotdwara, India
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I travelled with my mother who wanted a change of atmosphere from the hustle bustle of city life so i did a lot of R&D in terms of hotels in Lansdowne and got fixated on this beautiful gem that only exceeded our expectations - be it their staff, service, picturesque location, their dogs, and oh my god, food was above par. They are currently renovating some parts of the property so really looking forward to experience more of it.
Thankyou Samskara & Samsara, mis you already.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Tents have the best view
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Response from Samskara Samsara, General Manager at Samskara & Samsara
Responded 8 Jul 2022
Dear Mam, Thank you for the great review! We can’t wait to have you back at Samskara & Samsara.
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Shruti S wrote a review Aug 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were a group of 8 people, an age group ranging from 15 to 50, and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Samskara and Sanskara. The tents had a lovely jungle view, the dog was a darling and the food delicious. There is a net provided on the property where we enjoyed long rallies of badminton, and a path from the property leads to a 40-45 minute hike to Lansdowne.

The staff and owners were extremely cordial and due to some issues arising in the room we were provided, they were quick to listen and resolve the issue by shifting us to another room. Any other requests regarding food, amenities, cricket balls were graciously met with a smile.The food was light, simple yet fresh and delicious. My mother had strict dietary requirements- items off the menu were also prepared for her without compromising on the taste. On our last day in Lansdowne we stayed at another property due to non availability here, but still came back for the food.

I would recommend the tents/glamping over the rooms- there was a certain damp smell and the washrooms were quite small in the family rooms. But overall we had a great experience, and the misty walks in the garden after dinner with the fragrance of raat ki rani flowers dispersed in the air is a perfect way to end the day. Hopefully we'll be coming back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Samskara Samsara, General Manager at Samskara & Samsara
Responded 16 Aug 2022
We just provided the rooms but you brought the warmth to the hills and while we provided the electricity but people like you ma'am- the light!! No amount of words will be able to describe how our hearts feel after this affection you have displayed to us... Cheers to you.
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Discover402063 wrote a review Jun 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best place i have ever been , location is breathtaking surrounded by jungle , Glamping is the best, amazing tent house with neat and clean room and washroom , wooden balcony at the back of your tent house is where you have your personal time as it has jungle view ,it is designed in such a way that your balcony is secluded with other tent houses, food is also 10/10 every thing is very tasty , poori bhaji , paranths , poha , Garhwali chicken is must try if you are fond of spicy chicken , the staff is very well mannered and helpful.
special mention .Amit bhai (manager), Pawan Rawat bhai and The Bar Guy all are Great people and very cooperative.

Abhishek Thapa
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Samskara Samsara, General Manager at Samskara & Samsara
Responded 8 Jul 2022
Dear Sir, How beautifully fabricated is your every word and feeling of your experience with us that you have shared here and we are but in wonderment through it all. We are tickled pink as we are re-reading every line wondering if we even deserve such applause but your love for us is something that we firmly believe in. Thank you so much sir for bringing out the best in us, and we are going to want to see you again here. Lots and lots of love.
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SANJAY K wrote a review Apr 2022
New Delhi, India
2.0 of 5 bubbles
In my age of being senior citizen I visited many locations and tasted the fruit of various properties.

This property is really not good enough as they said and displayed over the advertising medium.

Like they advertise First bar in Lansdowne, but it’s not working cos they don’t hv license.

The standard rooms are pathetic, you will get noise from kitchen in bathroom, you will get noise from the staff from window (which you can not open) and from the main entrance door as they made staff room adjoining main room door. They will listen you as you r getting the voice.

The parking is only first come first serve that to if you reach and if you want to reverse or turn the car keep chanting Om Namah Shivay.

Approach to hotel god knows if you reach you r lucky.

None of the senior staff was present, total property was in the hands of I call interns.

The owners put up a poster in every room showing concerns about rating of the property being declining, but still they did not made anything to the same.

This is my opinion and still if someone want to visit the property I sincerely advise to check other better options first.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Samskara Samsara, General Manager at Samskara & Samsara
Responded 8 Jul 2022
Namaste Sanjay Ji, The standard room that you selected is on the ground floor behind which we have a kitchen, it is our most sought after and pocket-friendly accommodation. The pictures along with what the room offers are very transparent on the portal, and what you are offered is how much that room is charged. There is no misleading our guests, however, all things said and done, if you would have just been vocal or informed us about your dissatisfaction, we would have given you a free upgrade without a second thought as you are our very esteemed and dear guest. We believe communication to be a game-changer. Whatever is conveyed is bestowed. About the parking and the approach to the hotel, we are extremely elated to inform you that now there will be no such inconvenience caused as now we are the only property in Lansdowne with a 698 sq. ft private parking, all under CCTV Surveillance. Nonetheless, we are extremely apologetic and wish you a very joyous rest of the year and all the happiness in the world. We feel very fortunate to come across beautiful souls like you and your dear family and so we persevere to sow good services always. Lots of love.
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Saurabh Jangra wrote a review Feb 2023
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lansdowne is the best place to take refuge from the hectic and distraught city life and rejuvenate your inner self in midst of nature encircled by the dense oak and blue pine forests.

I can surely bet on Samskara & Samsara being the only place that seemed perfect and worthwhile to experience the same.
Flavoursome delicious welcome drinks, clean-hygienic comfy glamps(even in chilly winters), scenic location overlooking range of hills, exceptional service from helpful and friendly staff, delicious food, hearty breakfast(never miss it), beautiful thoughtful plantation and landscaping, birds chirping around, adorable pet dogs, mini treks in the woods around the property, countless stars visible in clear sky at night and best of all a marvellous view of the sunrise and sunset are just a few things I can mention.

We found and felt solitude here at S&S. Felt like home and we took back numerous indescribable memories we cherish and will cherish for many years to come. We'll surely come back here and recommend the readers if planning to visit Lansdowne, book stay at Samskara and Samsara.
~ Saurabh & Deeksha
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Samskara Samsara, General Manager at Samskara & Samsara
Responded 1 Mar 2023
We just provided the rooms but you brought the warmth to the hills and while we provided the electricity but people like you sir- the light!! No amount of words will be able to describe how our hearts feel after this affection you have displayed to us... Cheers to you.
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soaringvireo wrote a review Aug 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Samskara and Samsara in 2018. I lived at the property for a month and I can happily say that it was a much needed break from the city life (Bombay) for me.

I was at a very uninspired and creatively stagnant point in my life, when I left for Landsdowne. But my time at the property helped elevate my sense of wonder and reorient my position on life. I was also extremely happy to be back in the arms of nature, as the home stay provided me with a forest in the backyard.

The staff and the owners at the property are very respectful of a person's need for space and calm. The rooms and shared common areas are clean and sanitary. The food is authentic, healthy and tasty. And the canine love is fulfilling. Life at Samskara, is slow paced and all about the things that actually matter. A good nights sleep, good food and clean air.

If you are an artist and need a change in scene, to reconnect with your craft and to get clarity, this is the place to be. If you feel like you haven't had a perfect day in a long time, pack your bags and leave now! I wish I could, again.
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Date of stay: September 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Gaurang Satija, Owner at Samskara & Samsara
Responded 13 Aug 2020
Thank you Soaringvireo, for remembering to review us after all these years! I wonder how we chanced upon your memories. Thank you for a generous rating and more so for a beautiful self-reflection. I am glad we played our small part in helping you reconnect to yourself. Looking forward to serving you again!
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Amita KG wrote a review Mar 2023
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled as a group of 2 families to this beautifully maintained property. The quaint location of this home stay converted to a hotel adds to its charm. They had the perfect rooms for us with 2 double beds in each room for a family of 4. The family rooms are spacious and have all amenities. The rooms are so clean and neatly maintained with fresh crisp towels and bedsheets. We enjoyed the large patio with cosy sofas offering an uninterrupted view of the mountains and star lit skies. The breakfast spread is limited but hygienic and served fresh. They have a quaint little bar with an English pub feeling. The little outdoor sitout cafe is cute and surrounded by a well maintained garden with a bonfire cum amphitheatre like place. What impressed us most is the level of service offered to us. Extremely top class....right from reservations to room service to check out was handled flawlessly. Despite of being short staffed Mohit, Vinod, Uday, Mohan and Mohan ensured we had no room for complaints. They were attentive, responsive, thoughtful and prompt. The only room for improvement we found was that bathrooms need a little makeover. Also there are excessive number of bathrooms and urinals on the ground floor which could be converted to a perhaps games room or some other area of entertainment. They could also put up a small play areas for kids with a trampoline and swings. Over all a wonderful place which made our holiday memorable!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Samskara Samsara, General Manager at Samskara & Samsara
Responded 30 Mar 2023
Dear Ma'am, Your words and feelings have enriched our day and we are so grateful and fortunate that you made a reservation with us and even so that we got a chance to host you. All of us at S&S deeply miss you and look forward to having you here with us soon again. You are now our family. Lots of love. PS - All your recommendations - Duly noted.
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EmVee wrote a review Jul 2022
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Pros
1. The People and service - the staff at the hotel is really good. Special mention to Amit, Pawan, Deepak, Rahul and Vikas. They will do their best to address your issues, if it’s in their control.
2. Food: The food is really nice and the chef is kind enough to take special requests and/or dietary requirements.

Cons
1. Information regarding rooms/ amenities incorrect/ incomplete: We were allotted Room 6 (Family Room). While the room is decent sized for a family of 4, the bathroom is extremely disappointing. It is exceedingly small and smelled of sewage (this was flagged off to the staff immediately after check-in). It was a rude surprise, as the Hotel Management have only put up images of the bathroom of Room 5 on their website, which can actually mislead the traveller while booking (as it happened in my case) Actual images of Room 6 bathroom (as posted in my review) are not available on the Hotel website or elsewhere and I’d urge the management to be transparent in providing details/ images of the rooms/ facilities.

2. We found stained bedsheets, duvet covers etc. post check-in and had to immediately escalate to the staff to get this sorted.

We were assured that we will be shifted to the adjacent Family Room 5 (which had a marginally better bathroom/ washroom) the next day, and were requested to accommodate for one night, which we eventually did.

The stay thereafter was uneventful, and many thanks to the staff who were happy to help.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book Family Room 5 as it has a marginally better bathroom than Family Room 6.
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Response from Samskara Samsara, General Manager at Samskara & Samsara
Responded 15 Jul 2022
Dear Mohit Ji, This is Ananya, your host, who couldn't unfortunately meet you. However, I'd like to thank you very much for your review and rating and for your precious time to express yourself in such a detailed manner. I really value and appreciate it, it's hard to come across such guests in your lifetime and it helps our fellow travellers make sound decisions. I want to further apologize to you for the inconvenience caused on our end. We started these two family rooms (R5 and R6) in November 2020 and never before have we experienced any problem concerning the bathroom situation once. However, now that you have brought it to our awareness, we will readily fix it. The housekeeping oversight is abominable and we want to extend our gratitude to you for forgiving us through and through. As soon as I heard about the inconvenience caused to you, which generally never takes place considering that all the laundry is washed and ironed at our house itself, Mr Pawan, our housekeeping supervisor, took it upon himself to take care of the situation and with your understanding and patience, he was able to sort it out. The only thing that remains besides the disappointment of your stay or the small inconveniences that you had to face in the aftermath of your overall experience and your big and generous hearts that forgave us to only look at the brighter side. I really count my blessings whenever I hear from guests like you and look back at the reason why I started Samskara & Samsara in the first place. Thank you so much, Mohit Ji, for choosing us and I hope when you look back at your Lansdowne trip, a major chunk of your memory is designated to us and if it's not, I hope you come back to give us a chance again. Nothing is more important to us than your satisfaction and happiness. Namaste.
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Vanshika wrote a review Aug 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
*Best getaway*

I went there with my family and two pets for three nights and loved every bit of my stay. They staff was very cordial, the owners were present at all times to make sure no demand goes unheard, the food and location was the best part of the stay with greenery all around. I would highly recommend anybody visiting lansdowne to check out this hidden gem for their next travel checklist.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Samskara Samsara, General Manager at Samskara & Samsara
Responded 13 Aug 2022
How overwhelming to read your review ma'am. It's an amazing feeling to see that what we believe is equally shared by another person too. Thank you truckloads for sharing your notes with us. We're forever grateful. God bless.
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Answer from John did
Lansdowne, India14 contributions
Namaste, Here I'll be as clear as possible a) There are many people coming around holi from delhi. Depends on your luck. I mean it is as safe as traveling in a car within delhi during holi. maybe a tad safer! b) So you Delhi via meerut to bijnor - kotdwara and then lansdowne! c) There are quite a few places to visit nearby depending on your interests. We have also started Corbett Safaris and can arrange that for you!
MandeepSuperTramp asked a question Jan 2018
New Delhi, India85 contributions15 helpful votes
How is the airtel phone reception?
Answer from John did
Lansdowne, India14 contributions
There is no network at our place. For emergency calls we provide landline free of cost. there is free wifi as well.
khushbu b asked a question Oct 2017
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
Does the campus room package includes fooding also?
Answer from John did
Lansdowne, India14 contributions
Sorry for the late response, but if it helps - no. meals are a la carte.
Answer from John did
Lansdowne, India14 contributions
Jolly grant airport, dehradun.
Deepika V asked a question Sept 2017
New Delhi, India48 contributions7 helpful votes
What are the prices for rooms available for 2 people with attached toilet & bathroom?
Answer from Shomi S
Pune, India133 contributions52 helpful votes
If I remember correctly it was around 2000/2500 for the rooms with attached bathroom and around 2700 for the tents. Even though tents have shared bathroom, they have great views and attached balcony.
Navigate40751351400 wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book their glamps"
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Meander44162857748 wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do stay for the whole day to experience it the best!"
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Quest41158425994 wrote a tip Jan 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"In winters, sit in the bar and enjoy their signature drinks and amazing playlist "
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Trail45485931984 wrote a tip Dec 2023
New Delhi, India1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay in glamps"
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Scenic09533700767 wrote a tip Dec 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Have all the meals here as they have delicious food and a wide variety in their bar menu."
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PRICE RANGE
₹6,435 - ₹11,783 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Lansdowne Clouds Inn
LOCATION
IndiaUttarakhandPauri Garhwal DistrictLansdowne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Samskara & Samsara
Which popular attractions are close to Samskara & Samsara?
Nearby attractions include Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe (2.7 km), Darwan Singh Museum (1.1 km), and Tip-in-Top Point (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Samskara & Samsara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Samskara & Samsara?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Samskara & Samsara?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Samskara & Samsara?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Samskara & Samsara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tipsy, The Lansdowne Bar, and Oaktown's Flavor.
Are pets allowed at Samskara & Samsara?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Samskara & Samsara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Hindi.
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