Hotel Review

Room No 101 in GMVN Rahi Motel, Haridwar

On September 8, 2014, when I checked in previously booked economy room (INR 660 per person, per night) in Rahi Motel by GMVN in Haridwar, I was disappointed. So I upgraded to the next level of room by paying INR 521 more. Room However, the upgraded room (no 101) was another space in disrepair. The window mesh partly protected against mosquitos but it was wrapped in soot. Lower part of

Hotel Welcome, Chamba

On August 16, 2014, I spent a night in Hotel Welcome (Chamba), located on Mussoorie-Dhanolty-Chamba road, and ate meals at a nearby dhaba. Although both were busy, quality standards were non-existent. Here are more details: Hotel Welcome I walked in Hotel Welcome around 9:00 pm after checking rooms in a few other budget hotels or I say shabby hotels. The tariff of a small room with bright pink and white

The second socket for device charging in economy room, GMVN Bharat Bhoomi Tourist Complex in Rishikesh

Today I am sharing my impression of the economy room where I spent less than 24 hours on August 15-16, 2014. Costing INR 620 per person, per night, the room in GMVN Bharat Bhoomi Tourist Complex is located on main road in Rishikesh. The Room The clean spacious room featured white tiled floor. The walls were white except the part of the wall behind the headboard of the double bed

Food from Karn Shila Restaurant, Karnprayag. (L to R) Veg Raita, Tawa Chapati, and Dum Aloo

I spent four nights in the eco room (No 102) of the hotel run by Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) in Karnprayag from September 4, 2014. It was truly a budget accommodation costing INR 440 per person, per day. However, rooms required more maintenance and cleaning. The Washroom Bottom rows of tiles in the bright spacious washroom were dirty. However, the washroom was equipped with all basics: a bucket, cold

The shepherd’s wife cook dinner in her Sutol home in Garhwal Himalayas.

  On September 4, 2014, reluctance bruised expectations. Sutol was reluctant to spare a bed or a room for visitors because the Himalayan village was expecting the relatives who wanted to experience Nanda Raj Jat. My expectations of getting a bed for a night in one of local establishments- a house, dhaba, or lodge- therefore fell flat. I stopped looking for a bed for a while. Then my porter and

Bedroom of 1-bed unit in Bhumang Monastery Guest House in Chauntra, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh

Three years ago in October we stayed in Bhumang Monastery Guest House in Lower Chauntra. We spent four days in the guest house during annual paragliding season of Bir Billing in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. It was October. The guest house, situated within an easy walking distance of the paragliding landing site in Bir, offers self-service units. The airy sunny spacious unit followed the principles of minimalism. But all parts of

Bir Resort room in Bir, paragliding site in Kangra, India

We enjoyed our 5-day stay in Room No 201 at Bir Resort, a budget hotel in Bir Village, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh, India, during September 2-7, 2012. We would love to stay here again. We recommend the hotel for the following reasons: Location   The resort amid a tea garden is on the main road leading to Upper Bir. The Bir Resort is within walking distance of Chowgan Chowk, Tibetan Colony and Paragliding Landing