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Chandra Niwas Homestay

43 / 44 Shanti Niketan Colony Badgaon- Udaipur link road, Udaipur 313001 India
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Ehi-Passika "come and experience" Buddha used to use this phrase when explorers used to ask about the beauty of his teaching. We are using this to welcome you all to come and experience our humble hospitality. Chandra Niwas is a simple homestay accommodation with basic rooms and bathroom fittings. It is our house which has been converted into a homestay for those who are interested in staying in the non touristy area. Most of all it is a place for socially responsible travelers and for those who are interested in getting to know our rural education initiatives. Located in a peaceful non-touristy neighborhood, Chandra Niwas provides guests with a unique opportunity to experience real Indian life and culture. This is not your average impersonal, commercial hotel in the middle of the touristy area. This is a Homestay into which you will be warmly welcomed and given personal attention to ensure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. We welcome those guests with an interest in exploring the local community and a desire to escape the hassles and touts that plague touristy areas. Part of the revenue generated from the Homestay is invested in a grassroots non-profit organization, providing education to rural youth. In all our rooms you will find wall-hangings and bed covers made by local village artists. We have many other local arts and crafts on display in the communal area, which guests may purchase if they wish. In addition, all of our staff are employed from local villages and trained for future employment in the hospitality industry. Most rooms have WiFi, and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with 24 hours hot water. Breakfast is served in a lovely dining area where free internet access and WiFi is available. You may also eat on the roof-top, overlooking the organic vegetable garden, and home-cooked lunches and dinners are available upon request. We also have a small library created by past travelers, including travel books, novels, and DVDs. Your hosts, Dr. Samvit Audichya and his hospitable family will personally assist you in planning your days in Udaipur, depending on your interests and length of stay. The hosts will also gladly take care of your transport needs and help you with onward travel arrangements (all at no extra cost). We genuinely enjoy helping our guests! We are a ten minute drive from the city center (4 kms) and walking distance to many stores, restaurants and a pharmacy.During your stay at Chandra Niwas you will have the opportunity to see Udaipur not just through the eyes of a tourist, but through the eyes of a local. Chandra Niwas Homestay is best suited for mid budget travelers who wish to stay away from the touristy old town and wishes to experience the true Indian Home experience. Dr. Audichya has been connected with travel, hospitality, business and social work for the last six years and is now connecting them both. Chandra Niwas welcomes the guests to visit our village development projects.
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Sarah F wrote a review 6 Apr
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i spent few days in chandra niwas homestay and had an amazing time! it is a very peaceful place with lots of art, some places to chill and a comfortable room to stay. i would recommend this place to anyone who is searching for a little bit calmness. :)
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Discover01252754823 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Staying in Chandra Niwas means finding calm. In the heart of an authentic local neighborhood, I was able to enjoy its wonderful facilities, its exquisitely thought-out and selected details, turning the place into a pleasant and aesthetic space. The room was spacious and resting in it was a bit like coming home. And while all that is already enough to recommend this homestay, the most interesting thing for me was the possibility that Samvit, a very warm and attentive host, invited me to participate in the educational center that he has coordinated for years, making my stay in Udaipur copper special meaning. Therefore, if what you are looking for is a place of peace, with opportunities to participate in some social activity, getting involved with the local community... If you also like life in nature and dogs (Samvit is a specialist in this topic!) , I have no doubt that the place you are looking for is Chandra Niwas. Samvit, I appreciate your willingness to help me and show me your wonderful community. But more I appreciate every chai accompanied by beautiful conversations.. I hope I can return soon!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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adele f wrote a review Mar 2024
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My stay at Chandra Niwas was simply blissful. The atmosphere of the house is peaceful, calm and serene, far from the tourist area, the perfect place for feeling home. If you are looking for an authentic experience in Rajasthan and not for a fake one, just go there. Sumvit, the owner of the homestay and founder of an educational project with children in a rural village, will show you around, helping you to deepen in the local traditions and to mingle with the locals too. Villages excursions, street food tours, hiking on the hills and around the lakes, temples exploring and much more. I spent almost every day of my time here with the kids at the "school", which actually is not just a normal school, but more a free space where they can play, learn new subjects, meet new people from new cultures and, above all, discover and practice values such as solidarity, kindness and the importance to be a team. I loved my week here, i also learnt how to cook some great (and deliciously gravy) indian dishes, like the Matar Paneer!! Really hope to come back in the future in this small oasis of peace far from the noise and the aggressivity of the world 🤍
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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GrandTour10159772262 wrote a review Mar 2024
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I had a wonderful stay at Chandra Niwas Homestay. People here are very lovely and the rooms very comfortable. It’s in a quiet peaceful location but still close enough to get into the city center with a tuktuk. You can book very nice bicycle and hiking tours to see more of the nature around Udaipur. Samvit also runs a NGO with education centers for children which you can visit and have some fun with the kids there. I really recommend everyone staying here while you’re in Udaipur.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Yonah Robinson wrote a review Aug 2023
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I had a lovely stay at this homestay. It's a comfortable and spacious house with many nooks and crannies to relax in, a fantastic roof top to soak up the sun with friends or just yourself and a book. delicious home cooked food is on offer and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. The host, Samvit is most gracious and welcoming and loves to chat over a cup or two of chai. He runs a local youth centre and there are opportunities to help the local children. If you’re visiting Udaipur, I would highly recommend you stay hear at Chandra Niwas homestay.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mackenzie Woock wrote a review Aug 2023
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I can say, without a doubt, that my experience at Chandra Niwas has exceeded my expectations in absolutely every way. The property itself is quite stunning, in a serene neighborhood with plenty of opportunity to travel to the inner city with no stress. The room itself was beautifully decorated and very spacious, much higher quality than anywhere else I have stayed in India. The entire place was an incredibly warm and inviting environment that had clearly been continuously cleaned and well maintained. The host offers a wide variety of fun cycling and hiking experiences throughout the city and nearby villages that allowed me to learn so much about the area and the culture of the people here. He has assisted me in travel accommodations as well as finding the best places to visit during my time here. He is a very attentive and good-hearted man that has a lot of wisdom to share about life. He also has a passion and vast knowledge about dogs, which is a great bonus for animal lovers :) What really separates Chandra Niwas from other properties is the genuine kindness and compassion of the staff- each has made sure that I felt safe, taken care of, and delighted throughout my stay. As a young female solo traveler who had never been to India before, I was nervous about finding accommodations that made me feel comfortable and calm throughout my time in Udaipur, but I truly have been blessed to find a stay as remarkable as this one. The entire staff here is very friendly and personable, and has gone above and beyond to ensure that I have an incredible stay. I would absolutely recommend this homestay to any traveler coming to this city; the experience here alone will leave a lasting impression for my entire life and has made my trip to India unforgettable. I cannot wait to return here and experience the genuine joy and homeliness that the host and his staff have created here- I could never thank them enough :)
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Date of stay: August 2023
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nina wrote a review Aug 2023
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Very comfortable and great stay. My husband and I came for a few days to visit Udaipur, the rooms were clean, staff and host was very friendly and accomodated us well. Great place for dog lovers and for those who want to stay somewhere local. Will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Sam wrote a review Jul 2023
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Our 4 night stay with Samvit was one of the highlights of our trip through India. The Chandra Niwas Homestay is approx. 6 km north of Udaipur city centre in a local part of town away from the hustle and bustle. Our double room was spacious and comfortable, with access to the communal kitchen and filtered water being extremely useful. Our time spent talking with Samvit was a joy, and he is a person driven by his love and passion for his beautiful dogs. We even had the opportunity to visit the NGO run by Samvit and meet the children and teachers making the most of the wonderful opportunity provided by Samvit's NGO. We were even able to take part and engage with the children, which was an incredibly enriching experience.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: To access Udaipur city centre, take a shared tuk-tuk from the main road which is a 5 minute walk...
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Nàia FM wrote a review Jul 2023
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I have been lucky enough to stay in a fantastic hotel/hostel in India that has left an unforgettable impression on me. From the moment I arrived, I knew that this place was special. The owner, a kind, helpful and extremely empathetic person, took care of my well-being throughout my stay. Always making sure he made me feel at home, he even made sure that the food was to my liking and recommended the best places to visit. Not only that, but I also discovered that this amazing human being has a great love for dogs, something that filled me with admiration. They even have a children's educational center where travelers can pitch in, demonstrating their commitment to education and the future of their community. The tranquility that is breathed in this place is incomparable. The rooms are comfortable, comfortable and full of details that really make you feel like a home away from home. The cleanliness is absolutely impeccable in every corner, which is worth admiring. I want to take this opportunity to deeply thank the hotel/hostel owner and team for their excellent service and hospitality. I can only encourage all people who are looking for accommodation in this beautiful city to consider this place without a doubt. An experience like this is truly one of a kind and I'm sure many other travelers will fall in love with this hotel as much as I did. Don't miss the opportunity to discover this oasis of serenity and comfort in India! They really deserve it!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Excursion50047892980 wrote a review Jun 2023
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I am solo travelling... and finding an awesome place like this is not easy. This place has a beautiful energy and its atmosphere is so peaceful and relaxed. If you want to know the real india and not the touristic one, this is the best place to do it. I'm really enjoying my days here. I think that the value of the experiencie I'm living here its underrated. You can do so many activities, that Sam, a very kind and respectful person, provides. I encourage you all to live this experiencie and meet Sam and his family. It's a pleasure talking with them. Thanks for all Sam! :))
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chandra Niwas Homestay
Which popular attractions are close to Chandra Niwas Homestay?
Nearby attractions include Boutique Namaste India (5.3 km), S.naaz art emporium (5.1 km), and Gothwal Art (5.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chandra Niwas Homestay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Chandra Niwas Homestay?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Chandra Niwas Homestay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chandra Niwas Homestay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Myra by Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa, Aravali Lakeview by Radisson Blu Udaipur, and Medi Pe Cafe & Restaurant.
Does Chandra Niwas Homestay have airport transportation?
Yes, Chandra Niwas Homestay offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Chandra Niwas Homestay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Chandra Niwas Homestay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shilpgram (3.2 km), Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace (5.5 km), and Ahar Cenotaphs (5.5 km).