Though I came back from a disappointing trip to Sangla Valley 2 months back, I could not give vent to my feeling because our cars were stranded there because of Landslides.Our trip was a long one -we stayed at Narkanda,Sarahan and finally Banjara Camps and Retreat at sangla Valley. Stay at Banjara Camps was most Expensive and disappointing. Though I was mesmerized by the natural beauty of Sangla Valley , Our stay at Banjara Camps and poor way of dealing with with their customers spoiled the entire vacations.
I am surprised at some of the reviews I read. Are We So Coward that that we can't speak the truth? Statements by some reviewers like Generator used to kick in are completely false as we stayed there without electricity for 3 days and what to talk of generator even candles were insufficient.
You have to order Bar-Be-Que 5-6 hours before and if it starts raining in the evening you have to collect it yourself to your Rooms(even though it is expensive they didn't provide Room Service)
Best Part is that Banjara Camp is like hostel Mess. Breakfast and Dinner are served in separate building from the Residential one.If Your small child sleeps off after trekking or it rains u go all the way carrying umbrella in cold for dinner(all the enjoyment of holiday gone). Inspite of paying so much we like waiters carried food for our children on our own in rain to our rooms.
Crisp Linen as written by someone was non existent, I had to bribe staff to get a fresh towel after 3 days.
Dripping Rooms , Cold Food, absence of hot water and electricity and poor amenities spoiled the entire vacation.
In contrast we trek to Kuppa (near helipad-for rescue by helicopter) we stayed at Negi Cottage (stay Home) The owner Mr. Ajit Negi Provided Hot water for Bath (took a bath on 4th of our stay in sangla), Hot very delicious meals (Room Rent Rs 700/- only) and ajit was kind enough to deliver our vehicles till chandigarh after 2 months (when Roads reopened) I am really thankfull to Mr Ajit Negi for his hospitality and really admire his gratitude.
I am also thankful to Miss. Bene of Banjara camps our energetic, enthusiastic guide and trekker.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A soft adventure family holiday place in the higher Himalayas. Located on the banks of Baspa river and next to the amazingly beautiful Batseri village, Banjara Camp was pioneer of tourism in this area. Kinnaur, Spiti and Upper Kullu region also have properties from this the company, Banjara Camps & Retreats Pvt Ltd., which runs the camp. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Banjara Camp & Retreat - Sangla Valley Camp India - Himachal Pradesh