Kalatop Forest Rest House

#1 Feb 1st, 2009, 08:47
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Dear members,
Request info. on the procedure to book a stay at the Kalatop Forest Rest House, Himachal Pradesh...What would be the approx. cab fare from the nearest rail-head to Kalatop? Is the Deula FRH near to Kalatop? Are boarding facilities available at both these places? Awaiting all your help in this regard...Thanks
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#2 Feb 1st, 2009, 14:20
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Check this link. for bookings. I would suggest calling the office directly and not rely on email. Nearest railhead will be Chakkibenk/Pathankot. Taxis would charge around 1200-1500 for a drop. Normally you can get basic food at the RH where the chowkidar (attendent) prepares the meal. You have to pay him for the groceries to be procurred from the market.


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Originally Posted by indetraveller View Post Dear members,
Request info. on the procedure to book a stay at the Kalatop Forest Rest House, Himachal Pradesh...What would be the approx. cab fare from the nearest rail-head to Kalatop? Is the Deula FRH near to Kalatop? Are boarding facilities available at both these places? Awaiting all your help in this regard...Thanks
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Dear Vasuki...thanks a million for your help.. could you pls. let me know if you had been there and your experiences there - incl. which room there has the best view/location/ambience (I know we should not expect luxury in a FRH).. also, if possible, pls. give contact info. for any reliable taxi/cab-hire services at Chakkibank... also, is the Deula FRH near to the Kalatop FRH? Would it be a good idea to combine both in a single itinerary? .. Regards
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Sorry, never been there so won't be able to update much.


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Originally Posted by indetraveller View Post Dear Vasuki...thanks a million for your help.. could you pls. let me know if you had been there and your experiences there - incl. which room there has the best view/location/ambience (I know we should not expect luxury in a FRH).. also, if possible, pls. give contact info. for any reliable taxi/cab-hire services at Chakkibank... also, is the Deula FRH near to the Kalatop FRH? Would it be a good idea to combine both in a single itinerary? .. Regards
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thanks, dear vasuki...it's ok...you have given me enuf info. already..regards
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Hi indetraveller and vasuki

Did you got the Kalatop FRH by calling. I called them but they said booked till end of this month.

Is there any permission required to go to Kalatop (even if you just want to visit the place and not stay there)
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no. just pay 200 bucks if you are taking your own vehicle.

and it's nothing great if you just want to drive those 3 kms in the car and return. I suggest you stroll along the walk the distance!

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Yeah, I intent to go there on foot - that path is one of the bests I have seen.
My experience is documented on blogspot if it helps anybody.
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how I wish I had come across some of this information while I was there...oh well, save some for next time I guess
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Hi Vasuki,

The link in your first post is no more available. Could you please tell me how can I make booking for Kalatop Rest House?

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#11 Nov 6th, 2012, 22:03
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dear dream_akshay,

you may try this link: http://himachalecotourism.nic.in/contact.html

and this

http://himachalecotourism.nic.in/main.html

Call the DFO, Chamba's office (contact number in the first link given above) and book thru' them. Dunno if they respond to emails!

Hopefully, this should work!
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Thank you indetraveller.
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hi

can anyone give me an insight into the prices charged by the rest house?and how many people they allow to stay in one room.? we are a group of four friends and since we are students , we are highly tight on our budget :P

Kindly help.
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New Links for Rest Houses

The link posted in my reply above was in 2009 and it is not working anymore.

Here are the updated links for Rest Houses in Himachal Pradesh

PWD Rest Houses in Himachal

Forest Rest Houses in Himachal

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