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Birds-N-Chirps Home Stay, Dalhousie
Village Jhikkar, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

Search Popularity #30 of 30 Hotels in Dalhousie
Birds-N-Chirps Home Stay, Dalhousie

About Birds-N-Chirps Home Stay, Dalhousie
Birds-N-Chirps Home Stay is a wonderful place to stay on your visit to Dalhousie. The homestay is recognised by Himachal Tourism. Birds-N-Chirps is about 4 km from the Dalhousie Bus Stand. Accommodation at Birds-N-Chirps Home Stay is available in three neat and clean rooms.

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9/10

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Avg. Daily Rate: Rs. 500
Classification: Service Appt.
Highly Rated on: Location

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Location
9
Rooms
8
Food
9
Cleanliness
8
Service
9
Value
9
Recommended for
Business Travelers
5
Honeymooners
8
Families with kids
8
Seniors / Elderly
4
Young Singles
9

1 - 5 of 21 Reviews

05 Sep 2011, Adel Nikhar from New Delhi

Rated
9 /10
Must thank Dr. Bhalla for the exclusive stay we could have at his place. It is one of our most memorable holidays in recent years. We were a bit apprehensive after reading one of the negative review posted by Mrs Deepali but to our great surprise we had a great time beyond description. The food was amazing and out of the world as it was raining all the time during our stay. It was kind enough of the owner to provide us with raincoats, he was even generous enough to get fresh n yummy pakoras made for us, what else could we wish for in that amazing weather. Mrs Deepali I am sorry to say but you were entirely wrong in putting such an impression about the owner and this beautiful place or else we would have missed it. The best thing about this place was it was pet friendly and our little dog aida had whale of a time with the owner's dog Boozo. Meal package was with board and lodge which was one of the most affordable packages we have come across in the last 3 yrs.

Peace , amidst dense forest , sumptuous food with great quality , interaction with the owner and other guests , running hot and cold showers personal care by the ownership for arranging our tour plans , bon fires and above of all tandoori dishes we could make on our own. Best experience. Shall be there again in snow times. Real paradise ------must be tough to make.

Not suitable for medically unfit people but otherwise the trek up to the homestay is out of the world. But we had prior info about it which was very kind of the owner to send it through a guest letter...

16 Jun 2011, Deepali from New Delhi

Rated
2 /10
Worst experience of our life and a big mistake we made by selecting to stay in this home stay with our parents and a 3 year old child. We booked it 10 days prior to our arrival & were asked to pay 100% advance which we happily did. We read the reviews on various websites & found it interesting & were knowing about 250 stairs to climb & we were all well prepared for it. But it was shocking for us to hear the owner's out of the world conversation. His indecent behaviour spoiled our trip. We were given the room which was 100 stairs down the kitchen area & were asked to come every time to that area to eat & drink & were not allowed to eat & drink beyond that point. They even refused my husband's request to take tea outside our room balcony. So, every time we were climbing 100 stairs for food & tea and then back to our room. Rooms were full of mosquiots & damp. Toilets were as dirty as public toilets. The owner came 2 ground after raising the voice and our threat to take the matter legally

Food and flora and fauna. The helpers were good and polite ( much better than the owner himself).

Owner's Attitude which is rude and arrogant. Treats you as if he has done the charity to you by allowing you to stay in his home stay ( he forgets that money he asked, has been paid for the stay and food). The shop is too far from this place. So, you are completely depend upon them for food and tea ( If they are in the mood they will give you. if not, you cann't ask for it )the place is at top of the mountain, So Not suitable for the children as no proper fencing has been done. Tragedy can happen so monitor the child all the time. Stairs are old, broken and sleppery. There are various issues which can be fixed easily but they are there. Exhaust fans doesn't work, no proper ventillation, If one open the doors and windows for air then beware of mosquitoe bites. Canopy was there which itself was full of various bugs. Forget about the HYGEINE. . So, overall the visit to this place was memorable but in a negative way. I am lucky now that i am out of this place and will never ever be there.

01 May 2011, Anita555 from Hoshiarpur

Rated
9 /10
`Far from the maddening crowd'...a place where you ‘can stand and stare’… that’s how I would describe “Birds and Chirps Homestay”. Being a working couple, we really needed to relax, though we also wanted to visit a few schools as part of our work. The over 200 stairs seemed a deterrent but climbing them was a blessing in disguise else the gr8 grub offered at the homestay would have made me gain at least 5 kg in 3 days! The stairs were actually good enough to make us lose a bit of weight! In other words, we could relax, eat the healthy food to our hearts’ content and burn those stubborn calories at the same time! The friendly pets which Dr Bhalla has, makes it more like home as we don`t miss our pets! Toaster, Pepper and Polio were fun to be with. Our stay was really enjoyable as we had the chance to be taken for a drive with Dr Bhalla himself and we got a chance to see the best parts of Dalhousie and to eat the bestest milk cake and cottage cheese. Thanks, Dr Bhalla, for everything!

It was a great place to stay in! Dr. Bhalla is an excellent host and is well-supported by his ever-smiling team of Prakash the great cook, Rohit, the helper and Desraj the caretaker. Though we couldn’t meet Mrs. Bhalla, it was a pleasure talking to her on the phone and we could make out she would be a very good host especially as we got to taste a delicious drink she had prepared. On the whole, I would sum up our stay at Birdsnchirps as one of the best ever! Great team of Dr. and Mrs, Bhalla, keept it up! We would like to come here again and again…and…

The stairs seem a deterrent but the places of rest provided after every 25-30 make the climb quite comfortable.

26 Apr 2011, Deep Inder from Hoshiarpur

Rated
9 /10
Nestled in the beautiful forest-hills of Dalhousie, a serene cocoon, ‘Birds N Chirps’ welcomes the traveler weary of mad city crowds and the heat and dust of the plains of Northern India. A true panacea for writers, nature-lovers and the adventurous, it is a perfect place to relax. The rooms are comfortable, clean and with a lovely view. The food is Marvelous. Besides the regular food, our special menu included rhodendron chutney, snake plant vege and ‘kaanji’- a drink prepared from black carrots, all of which we had for the first time. The quality of drinking water was excellent and, surprisingly, unlike most of the places in the hills, we found the water here to be soft and easy to use for bathing. Last but not the least, I wish my friend and mentor, Peter Whitbread (Emmy award winner – writing) who had encouraged and urged me to write my first novel, ‘The Invisible Path- from Sex and Violence to Superconsciousness’, had been alive and we could have come here together to write...

Great place to relax, quiet and peaceful. Great food, cool in the summer season, nice place to go for long walks. Excellent drinking water. Host is candid and can speak very good English. His wife, an air-hostess with Air-India seems a nice person- even though we couldn't meet her, could talk to her on the phone.

Nothing negative except the 250 or so stairs that one needs to climb to reach the place. For us it did not seem a big problem as there is a place to rest after every 25-30 steps. When asked how old people would manage the climb, the host's seemingly earnest reply was: " We carry them up."

04 Apr 2011, Lalit from New Delhi

Rated
10 /10
Amazing hospitality, Warm friendly & definitely a Home away from Home; It has been an absolute pleasure to be at birdsnchirps, away from all the madness of city life, a beautiful oak forest view & most important part the host Mr & Mrs. Bhalla are amazing host, you feel like part of the family.

1. Neat & clean room with all basic amenities & an option to live in tent as well 2. Peaceful & beautiful place with great view 3. Food: ah I loved it & still miss the food; Prakash is an amazing cook 4. Hospitality of Mr & Mrs Bhalla – In no time we became friends; the efforts they take for the comfort of their guest is appreciable, sheer joy. 5. Activities: Tracking,Paragliding, Biking, River Rafting or simply relax & enjoy the view

absolutely nothing

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