“Kehloor Home Stay – A Home Away Home”
I am here again with you for sharing my experience of an accommodation based on Home Stay Concept.
In this blog, I am sharing a recently started Home Stay in Shri Naina Devi Ji, which is really a Money and Time worth halt accommodation blossoming the aroma of Kehloori Culture, Cuisine, Sight Seeing and Spirituality.
About Kehloor Home Stay:
Kehloor Home Stay is influenced with the recent Community Based Tourism initiatives in and around the Naina Devi Town. This is the first registered accommodation (Year 2015) under Himachal Home Stay Scheme – 2008 in this pilgrimage. This Home Stay is being run by the Sharma family.
Kehloor Home Stay Operator Family:
Mr. Roshan Lal Sharma is an academician, a retired Principal from School administered by the Naina Devi Temple Trust. He is M.A. (Economics) and B.Ed. Being associated with the Naina Devi Temple Trust professionally and personally, is a complete package of knowledge and experience in terms of Spirituality, related history and most importantly the best places where the guests can be taken for outing to make their day really worthful.
Mr. Sharma’s wife is also a teacher having two children. Their son Puneet Sharma is also a Tourism Professional associated with a number of platforms towards promotion of local destinations in the Himachal Pradesh state. His sincerity and zeal to provide their guests’ complete satisfaction in terms of hospitality reflects from the fact that he is always there to facilitate his guests whenever the booking is confirmed.
There are three rooms being registered under the Home Stay Scheme in Kehloor Home Stay. The rooms are airy with appropriate ventilation and natural light. The rooms are a typical middle class standard, that’s why the guests feel always at home and this is the real objective of the Home Stay Concept. (3 out of 5 stars)
Tariff : Rs. 700 – 1000 per room per night.
- Toilet/ Bathrooms:
The guests are provided with both the Indian and western toilet facility. Bathroom is spacious with electrical Geyser and Washing machine facility. Though, the Toilet/ Bathrooms are not attached with the rooms, they are easy to approach on a few step walk from room. (3 out of 5 stars)
Kehloor Home Stay has ample Parking available with them. 7-8 cars can be parked at a time in the safe parking secured by Metal Gate on the roof of the Kehloor Home Stay. (4 out of 5 stars)
- Meals and Drinks:
Guests are provided with purely vegetarian meal in the form of local Cuisine. Seasonal vegetables are also cooked in food menu. Locally available milk, curd and fruits are also provided to the guests. (3.5 out of 5 stars)
Meal Price: Rs. 70-100 per person (Depending upon the availability of items and demand of guest) . A Vegetarian meal only prepared at home with locally/ seasonally available vegetables and pulses.
- Free Wi-Fi Access:
Guests are provided with free Wi-Fi Access during their halt at the Kehloor Home Stay. (4 out of 5 stars)
On Demand Facilities:
Kehloor Home Stay has association with a local Gym where the interested guests can enjoy work out and interaction with new people as well. (3.5 out of 5 stars)
- Pick up and Drop
The guests visiting Kehloor Home Stay are provided on demand with Pick Up and Drop facility on nominal charges. (4 out of 5 stars)
- Taxi Hiring
The guests are provided with taxi for local as well as outstation travel through local taxi union. (4 out of 5 stars)
- Travel Booking (Bus, Train, Air)
The guests are facilitated in their Travel Booking if required and taking print out of the tickets. (4 out of 5 stars)
As this initiative is to promote local culture and a mode of Cultural Exchange, Kehloor Home Stay encourages concept of joint Kitchen. Here the guests can spend their time with the host family during cooking as well as sharing recipes of their culture with the host family. (4 out of 5 stars)
- Mesmerising Natural Sightseeing from the Kehloor Home Stay:
This accommodation is constructed in such a way that it faces mighty Gobind Sagar Lake and Shivalik Mountains in the North. This is really a mesmerising view and one can spend entire day lost in the richness of mother-nature. (4 out of 5 stars)
Kehloor Home Stay has a peaceful and spacious Courtyard where the guests can sit, relax and do their work. (3.5 out of 5 stars)
How to Reach Kehloor Home Stay:
Kehloor Home Stay is situated on the way to Shri Naina Devi Ji via Swarghat/ Anandpur Sahib Road. This Home Stay is on the main road only 3 Kms. before the temple campus in Badoh Village.
Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/qYUN9mo3jSS2
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Contact Number: 91-99696224, 91-9736932367
The Sharma Family who is operating Kehloor Home Stay has been putting in their best effort to make the guests feel at home with their affection, care and services. They are also planning to develop some Tracking Package for the guests as well as Camping Sites so that local youth may be linked with livelihood opportunities locally. This is what I found is really appreciable.
Conclusive Review: As per my conclusive review, I have given 3.8 stars out of 5 to the Kehloor Home Stay. I recommend this accommodation to my respected visitors. My Best wishes to Mr. Roshan Lal Sharma and his family members for their endevaours!