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Girja Nayar

5.0

I was looking for a homestay in Shimla to spend a quite and peaceful weekend, after compairing many websites I found Thrillophilia offering something I...

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Acharyanandana Guha

5.0

This Homestay is amazing. It is one of the best places to get a perfect vibe of nature. I had so much fun with my friends we enjoyed the bonfire and sc...

Overview

About the space and location:
Check-in Time: 12:00 PM
Check-out Time: 11:00 AM

Surrounded by the beautiful Cedar Forest Sanctuary at an altitude of 8200 ft, with a mesmerizing view of the Himalayas, this stay lies in the tiny yet cosy village ‘Chharabra’. An offbeat location, the hillside offers a pleasant mix blended with a rural, rustic charm with an enchanting view of the ‘North-Western Himalayas’ that is visible from every room at the stay making it all the more special.

Head out to explore the various hiking and trekking trails around or take a walk in the peaceful and serene forest to reconnect with nature. Not in a mood for anything? Settle down in a comfortable chair on the deck and soak in the most amazing views right across the stay. The way the Himalayas change their colour as the sun sets is a sight to behold.

About the rooms:
Pull back the curtains covering the large glass windows to bring in the mesmerizing views indoors. The stay offers different types of rooms for you to choose from.
- Private Cottage: Comes with 3 double beds that can accommodate up to 6 guests.
- Couple Suite: Comes with 2 double beds that can accommodate up to 4 guests.
- Family Suite: Comes with 1 double bed and 1 single bed that can accommodate up to 3 guests.
- Deluxe Room: Comes with 1 double bed that can accommodate up to 2 guests.

All rooms are tastefully created with polished wooden interiors made using cedarwood. They also have an attached washroom, and amenities like colour televisions, lampshades, laptop-friendly furniture, etc.

About meals:
While breakfast is a part of the package, you can order lunch and dinner on an a-la-carte basis at an additional cost. All meals are prepared using locally sourced ingredients. Do not miss requesting the chef to make a few "pahadi" delicacies for you that are simply delicious.

About activities:
- Wake up early and make use of the fresh mountain air to practise meditation and yoga
- Go for a guided walk in the cedar forest where you can even participate in meditation amidst the forest
- Explore the beautiful terrain with a cycling tour. Bikes are available on rent at the homestay.
- Head out to visit the Reserve Forest Sanctuary that is covered with oak, pine, and cedar trees and is situated on one of Asia’s largest watersheds surrounded by the Indus
river
- Explore the various hiking and trekking trails around the stay
- As the sun sets, enjoy the bonfire with barbeque snacks under a starry sky

Suggested activities:
- Head out to visit Kufri that is also famous for its skiing, horse rides up to the Mahasu temple, yak rides, and more
- Visit Chail, known for its highest cricket pitch in the world
- Check out India’s oldest nine-hole golf course, originally called Naldeo, around 12 KM from the stay
- Visit the Presidental Retreat Charabra, spread across 10,628 sq.ft. this building was built entirely out of wood with a unique dhajji wall construction
- You can also spend a day at Narkanda and soak in the panoramic views of the inner Himalayas

About access to common areas:
Guests have access to the entire property as well as the outdoors

About safety and hygiene:
- The retreat has increased the frequency of cleaning public areas (including the lobby, doorknobs, common washrooms, etc.)
- Hand gloves being used when carrying out cleaning work and when handling waste
- The rooms and the entire stay is deep cleaned before every check-in and post every check-out
- There are antibacterial hand sanitizers available throughout the property
- Social distancing is maintained
- Daily temperature monitoring of the staff

About accessibility:
The homestay is around 33 KM from the Shimla Airport and around 12 KM from the Shimla Railway Station. One can easily reach stay by taking any private taxi/ cab or any public transportation.

Things To Carry

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  • Thrillophilia voucher (can present mobile voucher)
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  • Valid ID proof for each member
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  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)
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  • Warm and comfortable clothes
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  • Swimwear
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  • Slippers and comfortable shoes
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  • Water bottles, backpack, energy bars/snacks, etc.
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  • Mosquito & insect repellent
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  • Sanitizer
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  • Sunscreen lotion
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Binoculars
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  • Camera
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  • Cap or hat

Advisory

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  • The number of guests must not exceed the count mentioned at the time of booking.
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  • The exact location will be shared once the booking is confirmed.
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  • Guidelines issued by the State-Government is to be followed.
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  • Social distancing to be maintained.
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  • Frequent hand sanitization and use of mask recommended.
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  • Guests are earnestly requested to treat the home with care.
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  • Water is very precious, so conservation is appreciated.
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  • Private parties or events are not appreciated.
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  • Being near villages, loud music or parties are not appreciated.
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  • Smoking and drinking alcohol is allowed in designated areas only. Consumption of drugs is strictly prohibited.
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  • Children below 5 years of age will not be charged.
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  • Due to hygiene and sanitization reasons, the meals might be served in the room only.
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  • The recommended activities are not a part of the package and can be availed at an additional cost.
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  • There are dustbins everywhere to dispose of garbage as the place is very strict about cleanliness and littering will be fined.
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  • Guests are advised not to leave the premises on foot after 9:00 PM.
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  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of booking, and also upon arrival. PAN card will not be considered as a valid address proof.
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  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details prior to their stay.
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  • Any breakage or damage of any items in the resort will be charged at actuals.
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  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the stay directly.

Tour Type

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  • This is a private tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Booking Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Girja Nayar

     Rated : 5.0

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    I was looking for a homestay in Shimla to spend a quite and peaceful weekend, after compairing many websites I found Thrillophilia offering something I want and that too in very cheap price & I must say it was an awesome experience in the end. The services were upto the mark, I had an extremly relaxing weekend in Shimla. Thank You Thrillophilia.

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    Story by Acharyanandana Guha

     Rated : 5.0

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    This Homestay is amazing. It is one of the best places to get a perfect vibe of nature. I had so much fun with my friends we enjoyed the bonfire and scenic view. Food was really nice and delicious. All thanks to thrillophilia.

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    Story by Shubha Kaniyar

     Rated : 5.0

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    Safe, clean, neat, beautiful location & a very peaceful place. Great value for money. We were two families with a our little children. We had a comfortable stay here and the owners were polite and humble.

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    Story by Rudra Jain

     Rated : 5.0

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    Our stay was excellent and very comfortable. We had the most delicious homemade breakfast and dinner was absolutely delicious as well but it’s not included in the stay cost, and great value for money. The location of the property is very peaceful and tranquil, with stunning views of the nature.

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    Story by Deepali Desai

     Rated : 4.0

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    I had booked this homestay from Thrillophilia, after so much exploring, Thrillophilia was offering the best price with number of facilties, also the breakfast served was very hygenic and tasty. Overall it was an amazing 2 day stay.

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