If you are looking for a cheap tariff lodging in Shitlakhet with good view of Himalaya snow clad mountain then you go for it. We stayed for one night and had good experience interacting with the hotel staff and the owner Mr. Chandan. He along with the hotel caretaker Gopal guided us to one cliff and Deodar trees forest.
This guest house does not have its kitchen and garden but good food can be enjoyed at their another family hotel just 4 house away. Tea and snacks is served in the room.
We returned with good memories.
Guest house comprises of 2 rooms only, and is located in Shitlakhet.
The room share a huge balcony with amazing uninterrupted view. the rooms are big and have kitchen attached, although gas cylinder was not present.
There's not much to do in and around the guest house, it is located on the main road. Tourist attractions are atleast 2 hrs drive away, so it is ideal for people who want to stay put and enjoy the view.
Rooms are clean, big and provide amenities as per a budget property. You might find few bugs in the room in rainy season and during nights as they get attracted by lights.
For meals one has to go to a nearby Sheetalam hotel which is owned by same owner and it serves decent meals. No meals are served in the guest house. One attendant from this hotel usually takes care of all things at the guest house.
If you plan to go these, do not drive on mansar-shitlakhet road (16kms), take longer route instead(40 kms) as the short route is in pathetic condition. If you like driving on tough and difficult terrain and have a vehicle which can cope up with such extreme terrain, then only take the shortest route. the road is paved for only first few kms and then its rocky and broken at places, for last 4-5 kms there is no road, just mud and deep puddles in which a smaller vehicle can easily get stuck.
I drove on the shortest route in santro and that too during rains, my heart was in my mouth throughout the journey. Although we managed to make it but I have realized that one cannot rely on google maps in such regions..
very nice place to stay at Shitlakhet. facilities are awesome, comparable to a 4 star. they have only two rooms. both are identical.
but the attraction is the terrace they have. it is very long and wide. mountain range of 'nanda devi' can be seen at the morning. and the view is really stunning. the terrace is ideal for bon-fire at a cosy night.
the staffs are attentive. nice and tasty food is also available all the time.
thanks for a nice stay himadri.
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Shitlakhet, the place itself left us awestruck. Coming to the hotel, it was in one word tremendous.
5/5 for location, decor, cleanliness. If you are planning a visit somewhere near Almora don't miss this place.
We visited this place during December 2015 and what an amazing experience we had at
this place ..The best part of himadri guest house for me was the fabulous look at the
himalayan ranges covered with snow while sipping your favourite bevarage :-) .
My wife loved the hygiene maintained in the room and around
We were traveling with our 2 year old daughter and she enjoyed playing / running in the
huge terrace which is right in front of the room and was the best part of the guest house for me.
Their hospitality made our stay even more enjoyable.Trek from this guest house to syahi devi
temple on the top was a very good experience ..guest house owner helped us with all the
enthusiasm to plan our time so that we can make every bit of it more enjoyable and a major
advantage of this place is that it is just by the main road.Food was very good here and you
have a lot of options to choose from and the attached kitchen can make your time more comfortable
when you are traveling with kids.
Shitlakhet is a quiet place and is next to heaven for a nature loving person and stay at himadri
guest house is icing on the cake.