The Banjar valley in Kullu district of Himachal is one of the most beautiful and least explored valleys of the state. Lush green forests cover the entire area and Tirthan river flows through it along with the tributary Pushpabhad flowing from Jalori pass through Jibhi. It is also the gateway to the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh. The valley has good weather, stunning views, plenty of adventure and great value for money. If you are not one of the Kasol crowds and want to spend time in peace with nature, this is the place for you.
The nearest airport is in Bhuntar 48 km from Banjar, but has limited flights. The best way to reach is via Delhi. Take the Himachal Tourism (HTPDC) overnight Volvo bus to Manali. Get off at Aut from where you can take a taxi.
This traditional Himachali style homestay is located in the midst of nature in a small village Laida in Banjar valley. It is around 30 km from Aut. The house is perched on the hillside with amazing valley views. A small walk of 250 mtr from the parking takes you to this hidden gem. Surrounded by pine forest and Apple, Plums, Persimmon orchards, it is ideal if you are looking for a serene rustic stay in the midst of nature. There are some nice village hikes and treks nearby. The villagers are largely dependent on agriculture and you can experience peace, calm and traditional pahari rural lifestyle while staying here.
There are 3 well maintained guest rooms. One room comes with an attached bathroom and another two rooms have a common one. Having good network connectivity, the place is ideal for Workation as well.
Location: It is located in Laida Village, 11 km from Banjar Bus Station
Number of Rooms – 3; Total Capacity – 10
You will be welcomed by a sweet Pahadi family Kishan Chand, his wife Varsha, their mother and 2 kids. Other than running the homestay, Kishan has apple orchards. They are the natives of Banjar and therefore you will get to experience authentic Pahadi culture and hospitality here. Being locals they can guide you best on local nature treks and trails. The homely vibes, love and care of the host family and healthy organic meals will make your stay memorable.
The family serves delicious home cooked vegetarian pahadi meals with utmost love and care. Enjoy hot stuffed parathas with chutney or butter toast with tea for breakfast. Lunch and dinner includes seasonal vegetables, Dal, Rajmah, rice, roti etc. Organic farm fresh vegetables, locally sourced cereals, and homemade milk products are used in cooking. Chicken preparation can be arranged on prior request. You must also try traditional Himachali delicacies like Siddu, Childa, Babru, Chidu-thimda, akhrot ki chutney, Dahi bhalla etc.
WiFi • Parking • Running Hot Water • Open Seating Areas • Pet Friendly • Toiletries • Smoking Allowed • Bonfire Pick and Drop Service (Paid)
Bird Watching • Reading • Stargazing • Village Walk • Yoga and Meditation • Hiking • Adventure Sports • Hiking
Single Occupancy: 1200/-
Double Occupancy: 1600/-
Extra Person: 700/-
Upto 7 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.
Tirthan River (12 km) • Trekking & Fishing Point ( 12km) • Shringa Rishi Temple (17km) • Gushaini (17 km) • Jibhi Adventure (17km) • Jibhi Waterfall (18km) • Chaini Kothi Fort (19 km) •Mini Thailand (19km) • Jalori Pass & Serolsar Lake (20 km)• Balo Temple (28 km)
Kullu Tunnel (27km) • Aut Waterfall (30 km) • Choi Waterfall (31km) • Thachi Valley (44 km) • Pandoh Dam (46 km) • Great Himalayan National Park (50 km)
Trekking & Hiking Points : Jalori Pass-Serolsar Lake Trek • GHNP Park Gate Hike • Choie Waterfall Trek • Jalori Pass-Raghupur Fort Trek • Tirath Trek
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