Vacation in a homestay ? That was my first reaction when I was first proposed by my friends to plan a family tour to Chamba, Himachal. Promotions and reality often part ways when it comes to tour in India. I just gave it a shot thinking to accompany my friends leaving the loads of expectation behind. 5 hours drive from our place in Jammu and we reached our destination Chamba. Then we took a detour to Village kuranh, (14 kms from chamba, the location of Jamwal Villa) and slowly we started leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city. Color of green became more vivid and now our conversations needed less effort as away from traffic of the city we could even hear the whispers of the winds kissing mountains. Lost in our thoughts, suddenly our vehicle came off road and one of us in the vehicle on left screamed ‘wow’. As a curious onlooker I was just amazed to see a narrow stretch sandwiched between paddy cultivation on both sides of the road, and Ravi River greeting us with its perennial stream on our left. In 5 minutes we reached Jamwal Villa. Unlike Hotel where the pleasantries are fake smiles of the staff , here every member of Jamwal family was on the verandah to greet us. And the first thought which came to my mind was “home away from home”.
Our kids went berserk as the Jamwal villa was also a house to rabbits, many a love birds, dog, pigeon and ducks. And the Juvenile Prince of Jamwal villa “Yashvardhan Singh Jamwal” (kid of Mr. and Mrs. Jamwal) was immediately a famous man in the brigade of our kids. As he was a fine connect between the rabbit and our kids.
Mr. Jamwal guided us to our respective rooms amidst spick and span gardens. Our rooms had a tinge of Tradition with all the basic amenities housed in it. Toilets were clean and tidy and room quality is just awesome.
The evening tea, gourmet, camp fires and the sumptuous food just makes your day at Jamwal Villa.
One more thing which adds to the glory of your stay is that Manish Jamwal and his wife Mrs. Sanyogita Jamwal are both repertoire of rich culture and traditions of chamba. They just exhibit that in their attitude and are a forerunner in promoting the rich culture and heritage of their village.
Now the in and around ‘JVH’. The best thing about ‘JVH’ is its proximity to various treks and passes of chamba and also the rave names such as Dalhousie and khajjiar. The connectivity to all these locations just adds colors to your stay. Shortest trek is of 3 kms from JVh where there is small waterfall where this guy arranged a lavish breakfast. A theme like Breakfast under waterfall was just out of this world and all thanks to Jamwal family to have bestowed us with this luxury.
I strongly recommend Jamwal Villa as it stands on the epitome of rich culture and traditions. Nestled in the greens, visiting this place will always be like visiting your second home. JVH rocks and will be etched in my memory for ever. “Jai Dev” This is what Manish Says on Departure. “Jai Dev”
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HOME AWAY FROM HOME. 9 km away from Chamba Town on Bharmour Road. Located near river site. Zero walking distance to reach JVH. Parking with adequate road width. Registered with Himachal Pradesh Tourism under homestay scheme. Guest rooms are clean, airy, pest free, without dampness and with outside window/ ventilation. Well furnished Living and Dinning Area . All basic amenities are available (24 hr hot/cold water, room service, cable, INTERNET etc). Well maintained garden. Outdoor and Indoor Water fountains. Basic health club facilities i.e. exercise cycle etc. Tracking Tours & guide will be available on demand. Tourist places around the vicinity of Jamwal Villa (Historic temples, picnic & trekking spots). Availability of aqua guard/mineral water facility. Extra beds available on demand. Convenience is available on demand basis. Well maintained smoke free, clean, hygienic, pest free kitchen. Dining area serving fresh Continental or traditional Indian food. Assistance with luggage. Our attraction include peaceful environment, trekking, fishing, rural tourism, traditional food, outdoor lunch near waterfalls, campfire, BBQ, organic seasonal vegetables served from our kitchen garden, Indoor games, Taste seasonal fresh fruits from our orchard, Internet availability, Come and celebrate festivals with us, Yoga and meditation classes. Jamwal Villa is a place where hospitality is tradition..... ... more less
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