The Saluni Sub-division of district Chamba is located in the Northwestern part of Himachal Pradesh, between two mountain ranges of the Dhauladhar and the Pir Panjal. Bhandal, known as ‘The Garden of Chamba’ offers serene beauty of mountains, sparkling riverside, slate-roofed hay barns, long walks and inviting forests. The valley is situated on the right bank of the Ravi river separates it from the main district, inviting you in a world of its own.
Built in the mid 60’s, it was initially used by the Forest Department up till the 80’s. Later it regained its intended role as a base for an apple plantation. Now its restored by Yuvaresh Singh and has become home to his family. Made purely out of stone and wood with an old world charm, the homestay is truly a work of outstanding Himalayan artistry. The list of fruit plants and vegetables grown here is endless. It consist of three well curated rooms with all basic amenities, two spacious Living Rooms and plenty of outdoor recreational areas. The homestay offers an opportunity to disconnect from your routine life while simultaneously reconnect with nature, another culture and yourself.
Location: 3 km from main market Kihar.
Number of Rooms -3 ; Total Capacity -9
Pathankot is nearest major railway station (148 km). Chamba (56 km) and Dalhousie (81km) are the nearby well-known places.
Classic Room: 2600/-
Extra Person: 600/-
Lunch or Dinner: 200/- pp
Complimentary: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea
Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (Extra bed provided)
Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
WiFi • Power Backup • Parking • Running Hot Water • Room Heater • Seating Areas • Bonfire • Pick and Drop Service (paid) • Laundry (paid) • Pet Friendly
Around 80% supply to kitchen is sourced from a local radius as they try to serve fresh local food. They do not have lengthy menus, instead they offer home cooked meals using fresh and locally grown ingredients. They make sure the food provided is healthy and compliment the physical well being of the guests.
Trekking • Nature Walk • Village Walk • Hiking • Bird Watching paradise • Star Gazing • Trout Fishing • Farming • Reading
Gamgul Siyabehi Wildlife Sanctuary
Padri Jot (39km) • Chamba Town (56km) • Bhaderwah (80km) • Dalhousie (81km) • Bairagarh (87km)
Yuvaresh Singh and his family are native of Himachal Pradesh. They have spent the past decade in the outdoor adventure field, then moved back to the mountains to develop this region as a tourist hub. To build awareness, and implement new ideas to bring formal tourism in a sustainable way, they work closely with the local administration and communities.
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I spent an incredible week at this homestay. The views are breathtaking, the rooms are very comfortable and have all the basic necessities you need. The house is charming and has a lot of common areas where you can relax, enjoy the views or read a book. They serve delicious home made food. Yuvaresh is a great host. Since I was a solo traveller, he made sure I got to experience Chamba through treks, walks, have local food, etc.13/04/2023
I stayed here for a week. The room was spacious. It is situated at a picturesque location. It’s so beautiful that you can see the waterfall from the garden itself. The home cooked food was delicious as well. Wifi works well so work was well taken care of too. All in all, this was one of my best stays yet in Himachal. 10/10 recommend for the peace, conversations with kind hosts and beautiful people it attracts, greenery and delicious food.13/07/2023
I highly recommend this homestay! I stayed here for 5 weeks while working remotely, and it was a great place for this. There are several desks with good views to work from. The host is very nice, same with everyone working there. The food served is healthy and delicious. It's in a beautiful, quiet, remote, non-touristy location. I did several treks in the area, all organised through the guest house, and they were all fun. It also felt like a safe and comfortable place to stay as a solo woman.11/01/2024
Anna Lee White