Breakfast at Chamba Hotel and Restaurant

Gobi Paratha, Chamba Restaurant, Thikse

We alighted in front of Chamba Hotel and Restaurant in Thikse Village, about forty-minute bus drive from Leh, around 9:00 a.m. on September 23, 2013. The sky was grey and cloudy. It was a nip in the air. The empty restaurant was probably awaiting the last guests of the season.…

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Relish: affordable food for solo and group travelers

Relish in Hotel The Grand Raj (Kangra), a simple and beautiful restaurant with dark brown color furniture and a wide screen television, has cheery ambience. A wide glass panel separating the part of the kitchen and the dining area allows you to watch the process of making tandoori rotis (Indian…

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Super Deluxe Room in Hotel Maurya: a misnomer

Hotel Maurya (Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India) offers three types of rooms: Standard, Deluxe and Super Deluxe. The website reads” The hotel offers rooms with wall to wall carpet …” We booked Super Deluxe room online for five days and paid full tariff in advance. We checked in on September 22,…

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Shabby Shimla Youth Hostel

If you are looking for a budget hotel in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, do not stay at Shimla Youth Hostel (YH) located in an old house on a narrow street. I booked a deluxe room for one night stay during May 2006 in advance, but I was given a dingy room…

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