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I stayed in Banzara Camps & Retreats on 13 and 14 August 2015. Nestled among apple orchards, it was an excellent place for a leisurely stay, hiking and trekking. Although the glacier had receded at that time, I went hiking toward the Batseri village. The rooms were cosy, soundly built and tastefully decorated. However, I missed an intercom and a television. The food was sumptuous and the portions were large. There were very few guests, and calmness prevailed everywhere. Local sightseeing and the trip to Chitkul were superb and etched to my memory. They have good arrangements for stay in camps and retreat rooms. I stayed in a retreat room. They have good provisions for sports (e. G. Table tennis and volley ball), lighting up a bonfire beside the Baspa river, which roars past the camps, and conferences and meetings. The retreat room costs about Rs. 10000/- per night, which I though, was somewhat expensive. Overall, my stay at Banzara Camps & Retreats was very enjoyable.
The resort name says it all, Banjara Camps and Retreat. The view from the resort is amazing, it's in the lap of nature. The location makes up for the hectic journey you travel from Shimla. Food they serve is homely and very much contended. High tea at evening and Barbecue at nights. Lip smacking food Rooms are very well maintained. The quality services are good. At such a remote location they have managed to keep the standard high. Tents are also very spacious Overall great experience.
Had an amazing experience at the Banjara. The quality of service that I was offered was amazing and it was such a friendly environment that an anti social solo traveller such as myself felt at home here. The people are all very friendly and the quality of rooms was incredible. The view and the location is also good. The place in itself is fantastic and makes you fall in love. I did suggest the quality of food to get a little better. Will certainly recommend.
We booked two rooms in advance to stay at this place and our rooms were confirmed. When we were about to reach we called him up to ask for directions and were informed that he had let out the rooms to someone else. We could not believe our ears as we had ladies and kids with us and it was late evening. When we asked him how he could do that his answer was he was getting fifty queries in a day and he had to give out the rooms to someone else. He asked to call up another guy who would arrange something for us as it was already dark by the time we reached Tirthan valley. We met this guy in Banjar and he took us to the forest guesthouse. Tired after travelling for 13 hours we unpacked our luggage and were provided three very ordinary rooms. Before we retired we were informed that we have to check out in the morning as the rooms are booked for the next day. Next day we had to get up early to look for another place to stay. We spent hours on trying to find a place and finally found accommodation in tents in a camp. We were to stay for four nights but came back just after spending three and that too at three different places.
The area of the camp was awesome, between the mountains, we really felt that we are in the one of the best est place in the world. A small river which was passing by made the whole surrounding complete . Overall rooms were good, but lack of heater facilities. I. E heaters were not working properly. Staff was cooperative and food was also good . Any one who loves to travel and nature must visit this place once in a lifetime. Regarding food, there aren't any good restaurants there, so you have to eat food in the hotel or you have to carry some with you .
Would sure like to share my experience for our stay in Banjara camps, Sangla so that no one else gets fleeced by them. We were three families and got ourselves booked the most expensive rooms they had to offer that included two super deluxe rooms (Rs. 9200/-) and one riverside cottage (9900/-). We reached Banjara camps in the afternoon on the 14th June, 2013 and were greeted by a indifferent looking guy. We decided to straight away proceed for lunch as we were famished. Got our first shock when we found the dishes that were served to be cold and stale. The mouth watering idea of having a hot sumptuous meal ( as mentioned in the brochure) soon faded away and we had to make do with whatever there was on offer. We informed our esteemed host about the food quality who responded that we should have asked the staff (couldn't see any) to get it reheated. We all realized that our excitement and energy level had gone down a notch. We proceeded to our rooms to rest. We were very surprised to read in the provided brochure " please tip the staff to keep them motivated". We later realized what it meant was if you don't tip them they'll simply ignore you. It was also mentioned that if wanted to order snacks during the day the order has to be placed four - five hours in advance. Wow! Next day evening it started raining and that's when our real misery started. For dinner we had to trudge in the rain from our room to the dining hall sharing three broken umbrellas amongst the eight of us. Our shoes and clothes all got wet in the biting cold. The dining hall was jam packed and there was no place to sit or stand. Next day we wake up to find that there is no power and thus no hot water. We got the shock of our lives when we were informed that the famous "Banjara Camps" had no gen sets and thus no power back up. We asked for hot water and were greeted by blank faces as if we had asked for the Kohinoor diamond. O. K so no power and no hot water. Things were really not looking good. Never knew it was just the start. Asked for a jug of hot water (scaling down our request from a bucket to a jug) but were refused again. Lunch was sumptuous as usual with baingan ka bartha and lobiye ki Dale (just lost my apetite again, yucks). For dinner found only leftovers of the non-veg dishes (only gravy) as all the pieces had vanished without a trace. Next day was woken up very early and advised by one of the staff to move my car from the camp's parking lot as there was danger of the parking getting flooded by slush and water. I was told to park it away 300-400 meters. Away near a bridge and was given vague directions. That was supposed to be a safe parking area. I reached my vehicle (in the rain, all wet and miserable) and found no one from the staff there to help out. Took a wrong turn in the very start and was informed by a local guy that I was supposed to go in the opp. Direction. Somehow managed to reverse my huge S. You. V and reached the bridge and the parking area. Saw many vehicles parked there and "not surprisingly" found that there was no parking space for my car. Again there was no one from the staff to help people park their vehicles. One cab driver saw my dilemma and thankfully surrendered his parking space to me while he moved and parked his car on the bridge itself. I was really grateful and exchanged Mobile numbers with him. All the time it was raining and I was soaking wet. Walked back to the camp. In the evening got a call from the cab driver that two cars right next to mine had been completely damaged by falling boulders and it was dangerous for my vehicle too. Again went in the rain with my friend and had to move my vehicle again. Same thing happened the next morning with the cab driver calling me yet again. I had to move my vehicle four times and my vehicle got saved thanks to the cab driver. The most noticeable part was the Banjara camp people were totally indifferent to our woes and they did not even have the decency of posting a guy from the staff to keep a lookout for our vehicles. Finally my car got caught in the slush and we (me and my friends) had to slog with some local help to move it out. I met an elderly gentleman from the batseri village who showed me a safe place to park my vehicle. Back in the camp things were really bad with no power, no fresh towels and no hot water. They were providing just 2 candles for each room which were not at all sufficient for the long hours of pith black darkness. We had to bribe the staff for extra candles and were literally paying 100 Rs. For each extra candle. (Tip and bribe the staff to keep them motivated). On the third day after repeated requests and tips (bribes? We were given one fresh hand towel. My wife managed to "steal" one hot cup of water (meant for tea) so that I could shave . . They took down our names for chopper evacuation but the list never reached the authorities. After three days of waiting at the helipad we trekked down 26 kms. To reach Karcham For the troubles we faced we were given a discount of just 20% on the room rents. Imagine paying Rs. 8000/- for dripping rooms with no power, no hot water no service and no towels. We stayed in a room worth Rs. 700/- and were offered fresh towels and hot water. The owner himself delivered our vehicles to Chandigarh. This is what I call real hospitality.
awesome location It was Great Experience & I would definitely share this Place with my Friends & look forward to visit again very soon Best Experience: Good ambience & very Good Place & Very Good Service property of Banjara camp is in the lap of nature ie amidst the tranquill valleys and on the bank of gushing river.
very good, had a nice holiday, the place was very peaceful. The beauty of the site where Banjara camp was located is beyond imagination - surrounded by high cliffs (which would be snow covered during winters) and lower heights were covered with thick conical forest
Banjara Camps is ranked #4 among the 38 hotels in Sangla with an average rating of 5.8 out of 7. It is one of the 9, 1-star Nature Camps in Sangla. It is part of the "Banjara Camps & Retreats" chain of hotels in India. On HolidayIQ, it has a total of 21 photos, 22 text reviews and 5 video reviews. it is rated top for its Destination, Location and Appearance.
The online booking price of the hotel ranges between Rs 6,600 to Rs 10,000 per night. The hotel offer 18 rooms to check availability or to avail complimentary breakfast, we recommend contacting the hotel to check if the final tariff includes it.
The ambience and the location of the hotel makes it a suitable option for variety of travellers. Family (40%) and Single (40%) are the most common type of travellers that like to stay here. 40% of guests enjoy the hotel's adventurous nature, whereas 30% have rated the ambience as relaxed.
Although the hotel is a suitable stay option throughout the year for travellers, book your accommodation in the months of July, Aug and Sept for the best experience.
Banjara Camps is located at Sangla . Baspa River (2 Kms) is the most popular sightseeing attractions located near the hotel.
The hotel ensures you are well taken care of during your stay.
Other amenities include Laundry Services. For checkin and checkout time, we suggest contacting the hotel.
If you are in need for airport transfers or require a car for sightseeing around the city or you have to do an early check-in, then we recommend contacting the hotel directly and requesting for these additional services. All of the available amenities ensure your stay is enjoyable and free from any hassles.
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