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Snow Leopard Lodge

Link Road Chandpora Srinagar, Harwan 190001 India
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#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Harwan
Snow Leopard Lodge is owned and run by Manzoor and Jill Billoo. It is situated in the village of Chandpora with views of Zabarvan Mountains. It is within easy reach of the Moghul gardens of Nishat and Shalimar and walking distance to Harwan Garden. Dachigam National Park and Royal Springs Golf Course are also nearby. The lodge is a comfortable home with all modern facilities. Local transport is close by and famous Dal Lake is within 20 minutes drive. There are wonderful local walks in the surrounding area around Snow Leopard Lodge. Snow Leopard Lodge has a wonderful garden with many fruit trees and local flowers.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Golf course
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Baggage storage
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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English, French, Hindi
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PhilJo wrote a review Apr 2018
Brisbane, Australia33 contributions32 helpful votes
This is our third time staying at Snow Leopard Lodge. Each time our hosts, Manzoor and Jill Billoo, have given us an incredible experience and very comfortable stay. Their very spacious home over 3 floors has 4 king size suites, 3 with their own separate lounge areas making it very relaxing in your own suite. All meals were catered by Manzoor, a very experienced cook who has worked in international hotels. He would source fresh produce each day from the local village varying the menu daily and preparing traditional Kashmiri dishes. Manzoor also runs a trekking business and although this visit we did not trek due to the cold weather he did organise day tours for us visiting Gulmarg, a nearby village where we were able to have a day walk and picnic and also numerous day trips to Srinagar city. We had a day trip to Dal Lake which included viewing a houseboat for morning tea and a shikara ride around beautiful Dal Lake. Another day we did a walking tour through Srinagar’s old town visiting the spice market, Rosa Bal, Jamia Masjid, Badshah’s tomb and many more historical sites. Wandering the narrow streets of the old town seeing craftsmen at work was definitely a highlight of this trip too. Jill helped us source local handicrafts assisting us on shopping trips to Srinagar and the famous Polo View Road. Wandering down the Bund along the Jhelum River is like stepping back to the English colonial days. I recommend a stay at Snow Leopard Lodge for a relaxing time in a village surrounded by snow capped peaks. There are many walks nearby to keep you fit and walk off the scrumptious meals. Getting into Srinagar city centre is easy via local transport taking only 30 minutes. Manzoor can help to organise not only local accompanied tours but also road/rail/air trips all over India and of course the incredible experience of trekking in the Himalayas.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from snowleopard007, Owner at Snow Leopard Lodge
Responded 22 Apr 2018
Hi Jo and Phil Thank you for your great review. We too enjoyed your company and look forward serving you again at the snow leopard lodge in the near future.
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PhilJo wrote a review Jun 2016
Brisbane, Australia33 contributions32 helpful votes
This is a return journey for my husband and I to Snow Leopard Lodge, our first being in October 2014 just after a major flood event in Srinagar. Although the flood did not affect our activities around the local village of Chandpora Harwan, we did miss out on seeing the centre of Srinagar. We therefore decided to return and stay for 7 weeks to enjoy the local village life and also see Srinagar in its glory. We were not disappointed. Our hosts, Jill and Manzoor Billoo of Snow Leopard Lodge went way beyond our expectations organising not only local activities including walking tours and day picnic outings to nearby attractions, but also a driving tour from their home to Leh in Ladakh. We also went on another 4 night trek up the Aru Valley to Kolhai Glacier. Everything went very smoothly, all expertly organised by Manzoor, not only a remarkable trekking guide, tour guide but also an expert cook at home. His wife, Jill, also deserves a star for taking us on various shopping expeditions around Srinagar town. The 7 weeks went by so quickly and we were very sad to leave, planning when to return again. The lodge is a 3 level home, extremely comfortable with a beautiful outdoor garden and entertainment area under a pergola. Our third level suite contained a bedroom, bathroom with large corner bath and separate shower, lounge room and large undercover balcony from which you could sit and admire the surrounding mountains. Manzoor and Jill have an incredible support team who individually also made us very welcome including our driver, Lateef, house helpers Nazeera and Imtiaz and of course the incredible pony men who drove the ponies carrying our camping equipment up the Aru Valley. If, like us, you want a holiday which not only delivers on comfort and good food, but also gives you a life experience then do not hesitate to book into Snow Leopard Lodge and also take a look at Manzoor’s trekking website Snow Leopard Expeditions. Thank you again Jill and Manzoor, we are already planning a return visit!
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from snowleopard007, Owner at Snow Leopard Lodge
Responded 30 Oct 2016
Thanks Phil and Jo for a great review.
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Pankaj0207 wrote a review May 2016
Mumbai, India98 contributions8 helpful votes
The best thing about the place is the scenic surroundings. The view of the mountains is majestic. The service was up to the mark.Though a bit secluded I would suggest that its a good place to stay if one is visiting the place.
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Date of stay: May 2016
Riddhi_Chhabria wrote a review May 2016
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Place is good and the food is tasty. service levels are high and the staff is friendly. a must stay, but travel in the month of May-July for best views and climate. There are mountains around and sipping a hot cup of tea in the morning is the best thing :)
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Date of stay: May 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Mountain view room
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Bhavna2002 wrote a review May 2016
Mumbai, India38 contributions4 helpful votes
The rooms are basic but you cannot expect much at this location.. The best part of the stay was beautiful location and view around the stay.. The service level met our requirements.. Would sure recommend one night stay at the hotel for relaxation :)
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Date of stay: May 2016
IndiaJammu and KashmirKashmirSrinagar DistrictHarwan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Snow Leopard Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Snow Leopard Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden (7.2 km), Dal Lake (3.5 km), and Nigeen Lake (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Snow Leopard Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Snow Leopard Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Snow Leopard Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Snow Leopard Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nathu Sweets, Earthen Oven Restaurant, and Lhasa Restaurant.
Does Snow Leopard Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Snow Leopard Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Snow Leopard Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Snow Leopard Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Hindi.
Are there any historical sites close to Snow Leopard Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kathi Darwaza (7.1 km).