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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

When I was headed over to Vidya Niwas, I didn't know what to expect... I had never ever stayed in the mountains and I knew much less about the culture, than I thought. As I entered my room and started unpacking and generally 'de-stressing' though, I realised that this house was less like a hotel and more like a home...... More 

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Pune, India
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

I stayed at Vidya Niwas for almost a month throughout April 2015. I must say that I enjoyed every minute of my stay at this beautiful place. With water flowing within earshot and snow-clad mountains peeking in my room from the door, it was exactly the kind of place an urban person would love to stay at. This place has... More 

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1 Thank Sonal B
Pune, India
1 review
Reviewed 6 May 2015

If you are looking for a cottage based ambiance with delicious home cooked food and clean air, Vidya Niwas is the place to be! I'm a student and I was extremely happy to note that the hostess planned my entire vacation within a budget that I could afford. This is definitely not a luxury you'll find at commercial resorts but... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Staying at Vidya Niwas felt more like staying at home away from home. We stayed in Kotha Basant which was a homely room decorated in traditional Kangra style with modern bathroom and free wifi given to us. Waking up to beautiful sunshine as the room faces east and wandering out into the balcony, you are immersed in the lap of... More 

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Thank ChanniArora
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Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

I couldn't get myself to spend one night here as it was FILTHY. Not only that, we ended up leaving in the middle of the night cause there was a black widow in our room. The rooms look nothing like the pictures, they are small, hot, humid and with no space for you to unpack your bag. I ended up... More 

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lamala, Owner at Vidya Niwas, responded to this review

The above guests bought our 10 days program ( 11 nights/12 days) which included accomodation, meals and other holiday activities. They enjoyed along with the other guests, late WIFI services, lunch and dinner. All the rooms at Vidya Niwas have double door wire mesh protection. The spider specie widow is not a natural inhabitant of the Indian Himalayas. It is... More 

Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

Me and my friends walking along the streets of Dharamsala came across this homely building called Vidya Niwas. I don't like the tag of hotel on it. Its much more like a home. Somewhere out in the hills where you would want to rest, regain your calm and composure. The owners Mr. Arvind and Mrs. Sangeeta Gurung, took care of... More 

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Chandigarh
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

I have been here twice. Not once did I feel anything missing from a perfect holiday. Everything about this place makes me feel like I am at home yet on a holiday. The vibe of this place is so perfect that I think I can live here forever. I loved how they can arrange all kinds of therapeutic activities for... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2009

Been back to see Arvind & Sangeeta at Vidya Niwas, on the road out from Dharmsala, the place is starting to look a bit worn - could do with a bit of painting & decorating, but the friendliness of them both, the good food, the yapping dogs, the peace and quiet are all to be looked forward to. A bit... More 

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5 Thank 1777NT
France
1 review
Reviewed 19 September 2009

Their experience in international hotels and their contacts in the Dharamsala area compliment the home stay of Arvind and Sangeeta. I liked their warm company at any time of day, leading onto evening meals becoming lively discussions! The home cooked food was very good and the bedroom was comfortable. Being a little away from the town, the area is peaceful,... More 

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new jersey
1 review
Reviewed 4 June 2009

I cannot imagine a better place to spend my first month in India free from school and free from the world, than this beautiful home and family. The time I spent gazing at the hills was priceless and the food was amazing. Thank you so much. Love and blessing, Will return soon. Steve

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Mountain Retreat with thematic rooms on the TransHimalayan belt of North India, Ladakh, Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Located on the scenic belt of Kangra Valley and close to all Tibetan Institutions and Hindu Shrines. "Your Choice of Comfort!" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vidya Niwas

Address: Kandi, Khanyara Road, Kangra District, Dharamsala 176218, India
Region: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kangra District > Dharamsala
Price Range: $57 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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Vidya Niwas Dharamsala, India, Asia
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“If climbing or height is not an issue, do chose the room near terrace. It offers a fantastic view!”
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 of 5 bubbles SonalBhat, 6 May 2015 | Read review
“Choose Kotha Basant for Privacy and great Sunlight.”
 of 5 bubbles ChanniArora, 5 May 2015 | Read review
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