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I am in gurgaon and I want to take a break. Is there any place nearby in Himachal which is absolutely scenic,quiet without tourists or noise, which is in the nature's lap and which has clean accommodation, where one can write or make one's thoughts clear by introspecting.
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Plenty in Upper Garhwal - Delhi - Rishikesh - Uttarkashi - Forests, rivers, springs, hillscapes.......
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thanks but in any Himachal? Recently I went to Raison on way to Manali and stayed in the log huts on the banks of River Beas flowing next to huts but the place was crowded with lot of children making noise and unofficial couples. so I came back in 2 days. I have been to Uttar kashi and found it congested. how about Harsil?
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Originally Posted by eager beaver View Post thanks but in any Himachal? Recently I went to Raison on way to Manali and stayed in the log huts on the banks of River Beas flowing next to huts but the place was crowded with lot of children making noise and unofficial couples. so I came back in 2 days. I have been to Uttar kashi and found it congested. how about Harsil?
Unofficial coupling, can't imagine... Not so current on HP but Yes around Uttarkashi, well i didn't mean in the town now, there are plenty of opportunities - Harsil, Mukba all offer what you're looking for, but actually an isolated Kutir/Room and attached, sort of thing with food, chai and facilities, does of course require reconnaissance - but like we say Time is seldom wasted in the searching for it...
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Naggar, Barog
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how is the weather in Barog and the crowds. what is the best time to visit?
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Originally Posted by eager beaver View Post ...which is absolutely scenic,quiet without tourists or noise, which is in the nature's lap and which has clean accommodation, where one can write or make one's thoughts clear by introspecting.
When are you planning to be there and for how long?
Some quiet places turn noisy over long weekends.
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around 14th august for 3-4 days. Any suggestions? will Lansdowne or Landour be ok? Are they the same places or different places?
Thanks guys
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Originally Posted by eager beaver View Post around 14th august for 3-4 days. Any suggestions? will Lansdowne or Landour be ok? Are they the same places or different places? Thanks guys
Lansdowne is pleasant and relatively quiet (Army presence) but limited accommodation options and water woes. Still think you'd be better off in Upper Garhwal, rugged natural beauty and plenty of water...
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Originally Posted by eager beaver View Post around 14th august for 3-4 days. Any suggestions? will Lansdowne or Landour be ok? Are they the same places or different places?
That's going to be an awful weekend everywhere!
I did have Lansdowne in mind, but it has been talked about too much of late and I'm uncertain about peace & quiet during that weekend.

If you don't mind lack of altitude, you could look at Renukaji - near enough and the online booking site shows almost all rooms at the HPTDC Renuka Hotel to be available yet.

I wouldn't suggest Landour. That is Mussoorie and is likely to be chock-a-block during the Independence Day weekend.

You could consider Sarahan (Himachal) or Chaukori (Uttarakhand) or Binsar (Uttarakhand).
These are a long day's drive away from Delhi, though.
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I had been to sarhan and found it lovely. I had stayed in the HPTDC hotel there which was very good with a view of Shivling on the opposite mountain where they take Yatras every year. It is peace and quiet there and travel by bus overnight to Shimla and from Lakkad bazar again bus to Sarhan. It has a quaint little village where there is a temple with rooms for stay at very low prices.
But I was thinking of a new place so that one can see as well as relax.
Looking forward to more tips
How would you rate binsar or choukori?
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Originally Posted by eager beaver View Post How would you rate binsar or choukori?
Both are not towns and are thus quiet.
Binsar is atop a hill which is a reserve forest. There is no electricity and the only place to stay is the KMVN Hotel. The views from the balcony/terrace are breathtaking on a clear day.
Electricity (through a genset) is supplied for only 2 hrs every evening, for a bath and dinner. There could be a problem with powering/charging your gadgets.

Chaukori is also in the middle of nowhere, as it were. Stay at the KMVN Hotel. They also have some cottages. The surrounding area is tea-gardens and the view from the hotel is similar to that from the Binsar hotel - you see the entire panorama of snow-peaks on a clear day. These days it is likely to be cloud all around!

At both these places, you are dependent on the hotel for your food. By and large, all the tourism hotels serve good food.



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Originally Posted by eager beaver View Post ...where there is a temple with rooms for stay at very low prices.
The current charges for the first floor rooms (the better ones) are rs. 300/- per day!
Excellent value!
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For Binsar,you can also take Ranikhet express which leaves from Old Delhi station at 10.30 pm and reaches Kathgodham at 6.05 am,from their you can take either shared taxi or bus-4 hrs drive.
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how much do they charge for shared taxis or jeeps? Is it only 4 hours?
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