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4 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum
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Stay at a family farm bordering protected deodar forest, 70 kms beyond Shimla, with nearby local traditional stone and wooden temples, forest trails, and a trout stream at the valley bottom (one of the sources of the Ganges). Great hiking / trekking country, a long-distance bridlepath built in the British period connects the farm to the ancient Hindustan-Tibet Road at the top of the valley (Hatu Peak). Quality accommodation for up to ten guests, home-cooked vegetarian meals using organic home-grown vegetables and fruit, plus all dairy products from our cows and fresh eggs from our chickens. ALL MEALS INCLUDED in the price. Cheese and jam-making demonstrations available (with prior notice) and depending on the season. Our own spring water is solar-heated. Our wood-burners are fed by apple...Stay at a family farm bordering protected deodar forest, 70 kms beyond Shimla, with nearby local traditional stone and wooden temples, forest trails, and a trout stream at the valley bottom (one of the sources of the Ganges). Great hiking / trekking country, a long-distance bridlepath built in the British period connects the farm to the ancient Hindustan-Tibet Road at the top of the valley (Hatu Peak). Quality accommodation for up to ten guests, home-cooked vegetarian meals using organic home-grown vegetables and fruit, plus all dairy products from our cows and fresh eggs from our chickens. ALL MEALS INCLUDED in the price. Cheese and jam-making demonstrations available (with prior notice) and depending on the season. Our own spring water is solar-heated. Our wood-burners are fed by apple wood, and most of the bathrooms also have underfloor heating. Relax in the garden (with fish pond), living room, verandah and games room. Enjoy the snooker table, darts, lawn boules, board games, piano, guitars, a video collection and projector for film nights, and book library. The farm is an ideal setting for individuals or groups (‘luxury vagabonds’) seeking peace and tranquility close to nature. A pick-up service is available from the nearest airport in Chandigarh (6 hours). A ‘cheap and cheerful’ self-catering studio apartment with its own private terrace is also available, with maid’s room. The property is 5 minutes’ walk from a small village (Rukhla) but there are no shops or other facilities. The nearest shops are a 45-minute drive away in Gumma or Kiari. More
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About the Owner
Michael and Devanshe L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2016
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 27 April 2018

I arrived at Himalayan Orchard fresh from the hustle and bustle of Rishikesh as part of a yoga retreat, and looking forward to some peace, rest and relaxation. Well I was blown away by the place and within days I knew that a week wasn’t...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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HimalayanOrchard, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

Thank you Natalie..we're still waiting for your return and doing that trek.

Reviewed 4 September 2017

I spent one week with Devanshe and Mike. the room was cozy, clean and quite. The food was very tasty. The views were amazing. And all the people around were very nice to me. It s a very nice place to relax and take care...More

Date of stay: August 2017
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Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Hey thanks Victoria. You were great to have around; enjoyed playing Pétanque (Boules) & Cribbage with you. Hope you come back some day as a yoga teacher. Our best wishes.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

What an amazing place this is. Completely outside of any previous experience I've had. The peace and serenity of the place marks it out as a must for any weary traveller. As others have noted, it is remote; way up in the hills. The views...More

Date of stay: March 2017
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Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you Jenny, it was lovely having you and we do hope to see you again with your husband (Andrew - yes?). And again, with friends and / or more family. Also hope to see some of your art work. Best wishes, Devanshe and Michael

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I stayed in Himalayan Orchard for a week with Michael and Devanshe as a workawayer. Both of them are very kind and frendly. Here has a lot of nature, so you can enjoy great experience if you visit here. I will visit again!! Thank you,...More

Date of stay: August 2016
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Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2016

Hello Ryota, It was great having you & we look forward to another visit from you. Thank you for all your help.

Reviewed 8 November 2016

I had a lovely stay at the Himalayan Orchard. Mike and Devanche were the most fantastic hosts to stay with. Mike was always at hand the take me on a himalayan hiking adventures, guiding me along beautiful high passes through the forests and to the...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Ed C
Himalayan O, VR Owner at Himalayan Orchard Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thank you for your glowing review Ed. It was great having you with us & thanks for all the help around the farm. Visit again. Michael & Devanshe

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Refrigerator
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Iron
Hiking Trips
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Linens Provided
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a library?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Orchards, forest.
How to get there
From Shimla, take the NH 5 towards Narkanda, but turn off right at Theog towards Kotkhai and Rohru on the SH 10. After 5 kilometres take the U-turn to the right - a new road. Keep going down to the bottom of the valley, cross the bridge into Chailla. One kilometre after Gumma take a left down into the valley below. There's a yellow and green sign for 'Roots Country School'. You can see the Technical College & a HP Cricket Ground below you to the left. Cross two small bridges and 500 metres later take a right, single track road up the mountain. At the first bifurcation take the hairpin left by the rain shelter. At the second bifurcation take the hairpin right. One kilometre after this second bifurcatation, you are in Rukhla.
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