This is amongst my best experiences ever. The location takes the cake - single cottage on about 3 acres of green, river flowing about 200 meters in front which you can walk to, view of sprawling hills including snow clad mountains... what else can you ask when you holiday. the only sounds around are the gushing of the river and sounds of animals grazing etc. the services is impeccable. the caretaker provides you with home cooked food after checking your preferences. There are 2 rooms on the GF, with a living area, dining area. a small sit-out provides the perfect space to take in the views and sounds.
a special mention of the caretakers group headed by Irfan - when my son was unwell, they organised a tax at 9 pm, carried my son to the car, and made all arrangements to see a doc and get the medicines, very warm and genuine indeed. wonderful indeed.
Its located about 2-3 km away from the town center, just past the amusement park / hikers park. Vehicles will not get you till the cottage : you need to get off the road, walk across a bridge, a short flight of steps and then a short 200m walk to the cottage.
We had frequent power cuts during our stay; and the invertor catered only to limited lights in the cottage and not for heating (the electric bed blankets / geyser for hot water), which could be an issue.
All in all - a wonderful place, a piece of paradise! I was told by the locals that new construction is banned along this green zone, and am I glad for that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Travellers Inn is a 4 bedroom cottage located on the lush green meadows between the river Lidder and the pristine pine forests. Around 2 km from the main Pahalgam market on the Aru road, the cottage is set away from the main road and accessible by a wooden foot bridge. Ideally located away from the entire hustle bustle, it's the perfect getaway where you find yourself amidst nature and can truly enjoy all the beautiful sights Pahalgam is famous for. The cottage itself is warm and welcoming equipped with all the essentials to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Besides this the outdoor activities like long walks, Sitting by the river, going for pony rides, a trek through the forest to the famous Shikargah, bon fire at night and even a game of cricket are some of things you can experience and enjoy during your stay at the cottage. Those interested in fishing, the cottage is located on the lower Aru beat. Travellers inn is the ideal destination for both nature and adventure lovers. The staff is at your service to look after you and make your stay comfortable. Breakfast is included in the tariff and simple veg and non veg meals for dinner can be ordered. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Travellers Inn Pahalgam, Kashmir