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Himalayan Orchards

Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms , 5 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Kotkhai, Shimla District, Himachal Pradesh
Stay at a family farm bordering protected deodar forest, 70 kms beyond Shimla, with nearby local traditional stone and wooden temples, forest trails, and a trout stream at the valley bottom (one of the sources of the Ganges). Great hiking / trekking country, a long-distance bridlepath built in the British period connects the farm to the ancient Hindustan-Tibet Road at the top of the valley (Hatu Peak).

Quality accommodation for up to ten guests, home-cooked vegetarian meals using organic home-grown vegetables and fruit, plus all dairy products from our cows and fresh eggs from our chickens. ALL MEALS INCLUDED in the price. Cheese and jam-making demonstrations available. Our own spring water is solar-heated. Our wood-burners are fed by apple wood, and most of the bathrooms also have underfloor heating. Relax in the garden (with fish pond...
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Listing #HL7519410
About the Owner
Michael and Devanshe L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2016
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

I arrived at Himalayan Orchard fresh from the hustle and bustle of Rishikesh as part of a yoga retreat, and looking forward to some peace, rest and relaxation. Well I was blown away by the place and within days I knew that a week wasn’t...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

I spent one week with Devanshe and Mike. the room was cozy, clean and quite. The food was very tasty. The views were amazing. And all the people around were very nice to me. It s a very nice place to relax and take care...More

Date of stay: August 2017
1  Thank Victoria F
Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hey thanks Victoria. You were great to have around; enjoyed playing Pétanque (Boules) & Cribbage with you. Hope you come back some day as a yoga teacher. Our best wishes.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

What an amazing place this is. Completely outside of any previous experience I've had. The peace and serenity of the place marks it out as a must for any weary traveller. As others have noted, it is remote; way up in the hills. The views...More

Date of stay: March 2017
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Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchards, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you Jenny, it was lovely having you and we do hope to see you again with your husband (Andrew - yes?). And again, with friends and / or more family. Also hope to see some of your art work. Best wishes, Devanshe and Michael

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (15)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (10)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 11:00 AM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
1.There is no room service, no broadband wifi or television - enjoy the outdoors, give yourself a digital detox. 2. No shoes or smoking inside the house. 3.Please respect meal...
    2 Full baths
    1 Half bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Fulls
    2 Twins
    1 King
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About the neighbourhood
Orchards, forest.
How to get there
From Shimla, take the NH 5 towards Narkanda, but turn off right at Theog towards Kotkhai and Rohru on the SH 10. After 5 kilometres take the U-turn to the right - a new road. Keep going down to the bottom of the valley, cross the bridge into Chailla. One kilometre after Gumma take a left down into the valley below. There's a yellow and green sign for 'Roots Country School'. You can see the Technical College and a HP Cricket Ground below you to the left. Cross two small bridges and 500 metres later take a right, single track road up the mountain. At the first bifurcation take the hairpin left by the rain shelter. At the second bifurcation take the hairpin right. One kilometre after this second bifurcatation, you are in Rukhla.
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