What they said


Hear what other guests have to say about Khanabadosh!

 
  • This can be your second home in the mountains

    People escape to the hills from the city crowd, only to land at places like Shimla which are crowded. So head to this place in Mashobra which is about 14 kms away from Shimla. The population in this village called Purani Koti is 190. Here u find a home called KhanaBadosh. Every wall, every nook and corner is beautifully decorated. The owner Geetika and her staff treat you not as guests but as friends. Small gestures like the personalisation of your toiletries basket, those crunchy phulkas, loads of chocolates kept in a bowl (eat as many as you want), sit anywhere, relax anywhere, eat as much as you want and many more, which urge you to visit this place again. A big thumbs up to Geetika for coming up with this concept.

     
    Dushyant, Delhi — 02 May 2018
  • Home away from home

    I mean it when I say it. Its a home away from home. A wise man once said,”You can’t fake passion”. And Khanabadosh speaks volumes about a homestay built out of passion for providing that much needed warmth, love and affection when you travel. Just travel to Mashobra, check in and you are taken care of. All you have to do is switch off the phone and enjoy the scenery, savour home cooked food, play with two beautiful retrievers, for for a trail walk, book a trek, take the mountain bike out, do some yoga, pick a book of your choice from the library which boasts of a fantastic collection and sit around the bon fire in the evening. How does it get better than that ? Really.

    The entire place exudes warmth and lets you be you. Kudos to the effervescent owner Geetika for bringing Khanabadosh to life.

     
    Pankkaj Dhiman, Delhi — 1st May 2018
  • A perfect homestay

    Away from the maddening crowd , a truly serene place in the lap of nature . Brilliantly appointed and luxurious rooms , tasteful decor , delectable food .. An amazing host and caring staff who took care even of the silliest of requests . Couldn’t have asked for more ! Thanks Geetika !!

     
    Rasdeep Singh, Delhi — 01 May 2018
  • Awesome trip to Khanabadosh

    I would love to start with a Very Famous Indian quote ‘Attihi Devo Bhava’ Guest is God & being a Yoga Teacher I’m firm believer and Feeler of this. And after a long time I experienced the blend of traditional and modern Hospitality here at Khanabadosh, This place has all the amenities and facilities with great service . Food and Location is amazing here, whether it’s Indian continental or Chinese etc. I’m simply overwhelmed by the gesture and respect which I have received from here. So much blessings and success Khanabadosh for your great endeavors. Namaste

     
    Santosh Kumar, Greece — 22 May 2018
  • Home!


    I would definitely call it A home away from home, a perfect place to unwind and relax, had the best sleep in recent times due to the quality of good air, Geetika Bhabi and Arun bhaiya are excellent host, they will take care of you like a family, I loved everything from food, our walks, our conversation, pistol/gun firing activity. Kalam Singh will ensure that u get whatever u want in terms of food, healthy & delicious.

    Kudos and respect- how they have put it together to create a perfect environment for relaxation and unwinding.

    How can I forget my new found friend Sultan & Gabbar- will look forward to meet them again

    Disclaimer: Please book in advance to experience all that I have written.


     

     
    Deepak , Delhi — 20th May 2018
  • Peace and Calm

    Seldom do you come across a place that leaves you feeling full filled to the core. Khanabadosh is one such place. Its not the space, its not the hosts, its not the genial man Friday, its not even Gabbar and sultan(the two goldens). It’s a amalgamation of all the above.

    Khanabadosh is an experience for your mind, body and soul.

    Beware though the Eagles got it right ‘Hotel California’ in its Himalayan avtaar is Khanabadosh. It’ll never release you and you wont get over it, you’ll want to go back for more.

    I have to confess my soul is trapped, and happily so

     
    Gurjot Singh, Delhi — 24 May 2018
  • Inviting, accommodating, helpful!

    The website of this place says the the heart of Khanabadosh is its kitchen. Thats not true. The heart is the owner and her staff. Warm, inviting, accomodating, helpful, cheerful, gracious and welcoming. This is the best bed and breakfast I’ve stayed in. Truly a must try.

     
    Ajit Singh, Delhi — 04 April 2018
  • Riders paradise!

    I am not going to write a long review. Just will mention one thing only. We got late riding up due to puncture. And got a full meal from a smiling welcoming Khanabadosh at 11.40pm! Most hotels in the area will not accomodate this as they shut off at 10. Just like a home. We are defenitely coming back. Only drawback is she should have more rooms so we can bring more riders! Cheers

     
    Dr. Neha Sodhi, Jammu — 04 April 2018
  • A HOUSE STRAIGHT OUT OF A FAIRYTALE!

    A HOUSE STRAIGHT OUT OF A FAIRYTALE – Believe me, the title is no exaggeration. Seldom have I witnessed moments in my life, like I did at Khanabadosh.
    A house within a valley, overlooking meadows and meadows merging into conifers and they kissing the snow capped mountains… Too good to be real? Pay KBD a visit!
    Raw himachal surrounds the property, but you have all the amenities that one can think of, if not more inside the house.
    Lavish furnishings, great interiors, art in every corner you look, in short, all things what a luxury hotel will have. Then whats different about it? The warmth, the perfection, the taste, the thinking that has gone into Khanabadosh. Whether it’s the quirky signboards, or wrapped books -“blind date with a book” , or the sitting area, its all too good, beyond a normal person’s wildest imagination.
    And the best part, the host, Geetika, is so Amazing. We talked for hours and hours at a stretch discussing our common love for travel. Only a few hours into the conversations I realised that I’ve JUST met her. Such is her personality.
    The cherry on the cake? Two angels reside at Khanabadosh, Gabbar and Sultan, one being a naughty brat and the other being a saint in all sense. They are what makes Khanabadosh, perfect.
    In short, if you want a date with yourself and/or your beloved, and want that to be the most memorable one; come to Khanabadosh.
    Geetika, I’m visiting you again, soon.

     
    Raghav Sharma, — 31st March, 2018
  • Amazing hospitality!

    Amazing hospitality, amazing food,…. A lovely retreat. Recommend it highly.

     
    Deepak Virmani, Delhi — 14th April, 2018
  • Soul Nourishing

    Soul nourishing in every which way. Great food, beautiful host and setting par excellence! I am totally overjoyed with what Geetika has so lovingly created for herself and also opened up for others. Will be back and back!

     
    Preeti D'mello, Mumbai — 15th April, 2018
  • Forget Shimla, head to Khanabadosh!

    We recently made a trip to Khanabadosh and were reluctant to come back to Mumbai. Apart from the natural beauty and solitude in and around Purani Koti and Mashobra, Geetika and her staff made our stay memorable beyond words. Her generosity and care is touching and every need is catered for. Kalam Singh, Geetika’s Man Friday, is dangerous – he won’t stop feeding you till you drop, and the food is so good that he knows he doesn’t have to do much! The place is lovingly appointed with very interesting small touches that set it apart from any hotel, even the 7 stars. There are beautiful trails that Geetika will show you where you can walk for hours taking in the beauty that nature has to offer. My advise – forget Shimla and head to Khanabadosh. We plan to go back in September with a bunch of friends.

     
    Bosco D'Mello, Mumbai — 15th April, 2018
  • Surreal experience; unsullied place

    I’d visited Khanabadosh, when it had just been established. I regret, why I didn’t review it right then. In spite of which, each moment spent there is as if indelibly etched on my mind. It’s only now, when I happened to read other reviews including the one by drsrinee2016 (from chandigarh) that I felt that I shouldn’t delay any further.
    I travel often…mostly, on business. This time, it was for me. An overbearing need to be far from the proverbial madding crowd had me looking for a cosy nook…in the mountains. It also had to be a home stay, as a part of me sought human indulgence with a local piquancy. Khanabadosh fit the bill. I honestly hope my review does justice to the magic that followed.
    I was bike bound from Chandigarh. Got caught in heavy downpour just before Mashobra and presented my self drenched to the bone at around 4 pm. The owner greeted me herself, with a large towel (it smelled clean and ironically, was right as rain) at the door; put me at ease about leaving a puddle of rain-water in her lobby; informed me they’d got hot water going for me in the bathroom; and advised, it would do me good to have some steaming ‘adrak chai’ first, unless I felt like lunch right away. “Lunch? At four pm?” I asked (this, when I was cold and famished, but which place serves lunch till this late?).
    ‘It’s my home, not a hotel Mr Aurora.’
    It’s the essence of this one sentence, which Khanabadosh is built upon. And it’s built solid. There are many in the hospitality business, who are willing to walk the extra mile for the guest’s comfort. At Khanabadosh, they frequently run marathons for the same.
    This then is one place, I’ll visit again. And again.

     
    Razz Aurora, Bangalore — 01st march, 2018
  • Absolutely superb hospitality in an awesomely beautiful home!

    I wasn’t too sure about the place when a friend suggested we go for lunch to Khanabadosh. Lunch only, because the rooms were all taken. And only when we got there, I knew why there was no vacancy.
    The owner Geetika, has impeccable taste in creating a home. Each corner of the home looks like it’s out of a magazine. Well thought out, warm and inviting – that’s what the entire home is.
    While each room is unique and beautifully done, and you could perhaps just laze inside, the deck in the front garden is also alluring. Here you can do yoga or just enjoy the sounds of nature, with a large statue of a meditating Buddha for company. Or you can lounge in the cosy library, surround yourself with books – you won’t even need to head out for tea.

    But that is not the only draw of the place. Geetika’s hospitality, attention to the guests comfort, thinking ahead what they might need made our lunch (which went on for more than 4 hours) one of the most memorable ones.

    AND! If you love dogs, then Gabbar and Sultan – her HIYUUUUJ golden retrievers will keep your entertained.

    All in all it was absolutely gorgeous and fun and comfortable – all wrapped up together.
    I know where I’ll be staying next time I am in Shimla – and this time, I’ll make sure I book in advance!

    Thank you Geetika!❤️

     
    Ruchi N, Delhi — 15th March, 2018
  • Peaceful. Serene

    Peaceful. Serene. Great service .Beautiful rooms .Delicious homely food served with warmth . What more do you want on holiday ? we had a great time and are returning soon .Best wishes to Khanabadosh !

     
    Anudeep Oberoi, Pathankot — 18th March, 2018
  • One day Stand!

    Our ‘ One Day Stand’ at Khanabadosh turned into a love affair as soon as we entered the beautiful property . We were a group of 8 people driving up for a day from Chandigarh and we spent a day at khanabadosh . What a hospitality ! what a yummy grub and what a beautiful home .Struggled to leave from there and are already planning our next trip . See you soon Khanabadosh and Geetika !

     
    Aman Saiby, Jammu — 16th March, 2018
  • Classy boutique done to perfection..

    Classy, boutique, done to perfection, homely, warm, cosy, quiet, unmatched hospitality are some of the things that come to mind the minute you enter Khanabadosh: Mashobra.

     
    Paramjeet Bagi, Chandigarh — 04 March 2018
  • It is a home indeed!

    You get me out of my skin.. no matter who I am; a soldier, an athlete, a doctor or just someone sweet.

    I don’t need any pretences nor do I need a mask, You welcome me forever with open arms.

    My ships and boats sail away, about my cars I simply forget. Aromas and melting pots are the things which bind me on..

    As the cool night gently fades into sunlight, I’m bestowed with a life of Neighbourhood and errands, fulfilled with love of our furry friends. Afternoon beckons, yet another evening arrives.

    Melee of my city life’s curse I forget, best part is I’ve no memory of it fading or when that film roll was snipped..

    It is HOME indeed little Mary Jane, one would have to work way too hard to feel any other way..

     
    Pushkin Ahuja, Gurgaon — 02 Feb 2018
  • A lose nothing, gain everything experience.

    A wonderful and cozy place, so well planned that one can spend a day or two absorbing the beauty of artifacts, paintings and photographs on display alone. Next, there is a library packed with a big collection of books. The outdoors are beautiful with a forest located nearby. The food was fresh and delicious, and Geetika is a great host.
    “A lose nothing, gain everything experience”

    And then there are the two happy golden retrievers….what a time we had! 5 stars all the way!

     
    Alok Sharma, Ghana — 09 March 2018
  • Fantastic stay!

    Khanabadosh is a gorgeous home-stay at Purani Kothi hamlet in Mashobra, which is home to some 190 people. It had snowed a few days before I went there so the meadows and forests were covered with pristine white snow.
    There are three or four rooms to choose from. Each one is decorated differently and they are all beautiful …My favorite is the room in the Attic, it has the most beautiful antique bed and a skylight that will allow to skygaze from the comfort of your room, on a chilly winter evening.
    Khanabadosh’s host Geetika and her caretaker Kalam Singh will do everything possible to make your stay comfortable and a very happy one.
    This is a place you would want to go back to again and again!

     
    Kajari Bhardwaj, Delhi — 03 January, 2018
  • oh that attic!

    After being treated inhospitabily NOT at Khanabadosh, but somewhere else in Chail, we checked with Khanabadosh if they could accommdate us for new years eve and a couple more days, thankfully we were ‘rescued’:). From being treated horribly at another place in Chail, to being treated like VVIPs, we were plesantly overwhelmed. Khanabadosh was just what we needed to bring in 2018. Situated in a quaint village in Mashobra, this amazing villa is hosted by an even better host. We were put up in the most amazing room in the villa, the attic. Being a sucker for wooden architecture and attics, this just felt heavenly and we did not want to leave at all. Trust me, photographs just dont do justice at all. If i could i’d give Khanabadosh 6 out of 5 stars for the host, the villa, the amazing food and hospitality :). Definately visiting again sometime real soon.

     
    Nitin Pasricha, Gurugram — 10 January, 2018
  • Gorgeous homestay!

    A friend and I checked into this gorgeous homestay much later than we had anticipated. The owner was most gracious and warm even with a 9pm check In! A bonfire and OUR CHOICE OF MUSIC had been organised for us. We kept discussing with each other why we hadn’t found this earlier! This is definitely our go to destination now . A trekked been organised for us with packed lunch and a guide the next day.
    All in All, a wonderful experience with fantastic hospitality and food! Highly recommend this to all looking for quiet luxury.

     
    Ashish S, — 08 February, 2018
  • Culinary delight!

    My friends and I were travelling up to Narkanda and decided to take a couple of days halt in between at khanabadosh. we never had the experience of bnb so wanted to try it out as it had been highly recommend by a friend of mine . The place was exactly as it had been depicted on d website and much more///!!! Tastefully decorated and impeccable in detail, khanabadosh is indeed a perfect home stay!!! The rooms were very comfortable and immaculately decorated with all amenities on can ask for…!!…Geetika is perfect hostess and makes you feel at home with her warmth and hospitality.. Food was culinary delight without the heaviness of a hotel/restaurant food,and of course,the place is beautiful and serene and makes you feel refreshed and re energised…. this was my first experience with bnb— I m spoiled now…….!!!!!!!!

     
    Naveen Singh, — 27th December, 2017
  • An amazing experience

    Got to know about khanabadoshbnb from one of my friend and based on his review decided to give it a try. We were four friends visiting mashobra for the first time. We stayed at the place from 18-20 Dec and had an amazing experience. The place is located in the picturesque surrounding of mashobra and is well connected to Shimla via HT road. The staff was very courteous, cooperative and prompt and Geetika the perfect hostess ! The rooms were tastefully decorated, clean, spacious and have a great view. Will definitely recommend it to those who wish to visit mashobra.

     
    Anand Pandey, — 22nd December, 2017
  • Outstanding service!

    This place is a true find! Wonderful views. Peaceful. Beautifully done up. No noisy guests. Outstanding service – their tea and home made plum cake is the best I’ve ever had. I had booked for 2 nights. Ended up staying 4! Need I say more? The place is a must do!

     
    Yunesh Choudhary, Delhi — 05, February, 2018
  • Exquisite rooms!

    Stayed here for 2 nights for a boyz night out – 4 of us and loved every min of it. Pen Singh was so great and took excellent care of us! The house and rooms are exquisite ! The place was almost full once we arrived but you wouldn’t have known it – it was so quiet. The rooms are luxurious – beds wonderful – bathrooms huge. The place is generous beyond belief – we had a gallon of tea/coffee and werent charged for it! You CANNOT miss their local preperations . We will drive 4 hours again from Chandigarh just for the opportunity to stay here and just EAT. We are all lamb and and dessert boys and this place was heaven on both accounts! Please stop here if you have the opportunity and say Hi to Geetika – she is an exceptional host!

     
    Jagati Rikku, Jammu — 06, February, 2018
  • Perfect homestay loaded with elegance and comfort….

    Khanabadosh can be named ideal for all nature lovers who are looking for a steal date from their busy schedule and want to purely unwind their body and soul. Ideally located admist natural beauty, the home resort boasts to offer something to everyone. Our recent trip to Shimla in 3rd week of December turned out to be an extraordinary experience purely due to warmth and hospitality extended by the hostess Geetika and her staff. For was awesome and best of all, the rooms felt belonged and tastefully furnished to the perfection. It is a must visit place…..

     
    Rahul Agarwal, — 23rd December, 2017
  • Worthy Homestay -tick in bucket list

    Done with heavy dose of hotel holidays, we decided to turn ‘Homely’ this time .Prior to this never tried Homestay option, so took the plunge finally n stayed couple of days at Khanabadosh- set on a precious landscape of well trimmed gardens,with picture postcard vistas,unfolding layers of hill stretching out to infinity…. it made the stay memorable n blog worthy. The place offers you solitude, lets you connect to yrself (put mobile on airplane mode) n the salubrious climate with amazing in-house hospitality reminds you of containment & simple pleasures of life. 
    The rooms are tastefully decorated,spacious,clean n equipped with modern amenities. The decor is thoughtful n rich in heritage with a balanced confluence of modern and traditional architecture ….. each corner of the house has a story to tell.
    The host Geetika and her team of support staff made our stay memorable. Over a cuppa, Geetika shared a number of fascinating anecdotes about the place and its rich history.
    The food was delightfully traditional and sumptuous, all thanx to Mr Pen.
    Overall it was a memorable stay with no frills attached and definitely worth a second visit.

     
    Jaideep Roy, — 23rd December, 2017
  • If you are looking for a home away from home for a few days … Khanabadosh is where you want to head to

    If you are looking for a home away from home for a few days … Khanabadosh is where you want to head to, a short drive north of Shimla in the quaint little town of Mashobra. What with its stunning location, Geetika’s warm and cheerful hospitality, not to mention the lip-smacking meals, you are guaranteed a most relaxed time.

    Amble around the surrounding hills or sit sipping chai in your tastefully done up cozy bungalow, catch up on your reading or ‘just be’ .. you will find your own paradise here.

     
    Radhika Om Prakash Wakharkar,
  • If you’re caught up in the city’s hustle…

    If you’re caught up in the city’s hustle…
    If you’re looking to unwind classically…
    If you want to revitalise and gain on health…
    If you believe in treating yourself or pampering your loved ones…
    If you long for inspiration,both, creative and motivational
    If you seek new definitions for “love” and “passion”
    If you appreciate the finer things in life
    If you can travel a bit to experience every word in it’s description
    …Make it to Khanabadosh!

    While you’re here, the mountains and the skies look more picturesque, the flavours of the food get pronounced, and every activity be it reading, talking with friends, listening to music, watching a movie or just sitting by the window is more involving. You get the real sense of living “the quality life”. Can’t miss the attention to detail here, every turn of the head has a conversation starter. The place is done up tastefully and very thoughtfully at the same time, almost as if you were known to the host. You’ll find ideas that you’ll carry home after you’ve exclaimed “why didn’t I think of that”.

    In the life I’ve lived, I know that moments like these exist, where one realises how hollow the chase after money is and asks himself, “shouldn’t we all strive for simpler things” or don’t I deserve more time like the time I’m spending right now?” These moments can help you motivate yourself or strengthen relationships or even develop compassion and generosity in kids. It’s as pure as falling in love. Khanabadosh will give you such moments all throughout your stay.

    Let me help you relax, rejoice and revive. Put a beautiful comma in your sentence, one that’ll create a memory for both of us. I think that is what Khanabadosh is all about, creating a timeline entry for the few moments where we truly lived a life we dream of, serene, vivid & pleasant to all our senses. Well done Geetika!

    As an adventurer I’ve always maintained… It’s less about the place and more about the people. Khanabadosh brings to you best of both the worlds.

     
    Nihar Choudhury,
  • Khanabadosh holds true to what it claims… a home away from home..

    Khanabadosh holds true to what it claims… a home away from home..

    Khanabadosh holds true to what it claims… a home away from home.. fantastic property to unwind and to get away from all the clutter.. peace and quiet are all you’d find here.. a couple of very serene treks around… good for morning/evening walks.. great to explore on bicycles.. amazing place to think creative and also to meditate and get back in touch with yourself 

    rooms and washrooms are in excellent condition, the little garden area outside with the buddha statue is a calming influence… as well as a great place to grab a bite and a few drinks in the evening..

    the food is a wide variety of home cooked dishes.. very sweet of the host to give us more than a few options to choose from.. the cook.. Kalam Singh.. absolute legend of home style cooking!

    last but most definitely not the least.. the host.. Geetika.. a very sweet, big hearted and chilled out person.. killer to hang out with.. probably takes the saying “Atithi Devo Bhava” to heart  lol… quite evident when.. on the check-in day.. we were wondering if we would get lunch at around 4:30 pm and Geetika told us its a home and not a hotel and obviously we would!

     
    Achint Sachdeva, Lancaster
  • Perfect homestay loaded with elegance and comfort….

    Perfect homestay loaded with elegance and comfort….

    Khanabadosh can be named ideal for all nature lovers who are looking for a steal date from their busy schedule and want to purely unwind their body and soul. Ideally located admist natural beauty, the home resort boasts to offer something to everyone. Our recent trip to Shimla in 3rd week of December turned out to be an extraordinary experience purely due to warmth and hospitality extended by the hostess Geetika and her staff. For was awesome and best of all, the rooms felt belonged and tastefully furnished to the perfection. It is a must visit place…..

     
    Rahul Agarwal , Dehradun
  • Khanabadosh is for the people who are looking for nature

    Khanabadosh is for the people who are looking for nature, peace and quiet away from the hustle bustle of other popular hill stations. This beautiful treasure is hidden at just 20 odd kms from Shimla in a village called Purani Kori, Mashobra. We were ecstatic to find something so beautiful, so serene, so accessible. First thing first, the host Geetika is all hearts and so good with people. She and her her small staff leaves no stone unturned to make your stay comfortable and very special. This place is true to its name – It is not a hotel but a home. You can get delicious home cooked food at any time of the day. You Just have to call Pen Singh’s name and this guy is wonder. Last but not the least – the place, every corner that we turned to exhibited beauty. Kudos to Geetika for maintaining such piece of marvel. This place is for everyone, families, couples, friends. So Be there or be square! We are definitely going back there.

     
    Shruti Sharma, Delhi
  • Worthy Homestay -tick in bucket list

    Done with heavy dose of hotel holidays, we decided to turn ‘Homely’ this time .Prior to this never tried Homestay option, so took the plunge finally n stayed couple of days at Khanabadosh- set on a precious landscape of well trimmed gardens,with picture postcard vistas,unfolding layers of hill stretching out to infinity…. it made the stay memorable n blog worthy. The place offers you solitude, lets you connect to yrself (put mobile on airplane mode) n the salubrious climate with amazing in-house hospitality reminds you of containment & simple pleasures of life. 
    The rooms are tastefully decorated,spacious,clean n equipped with modern amenities. The decor is thoughtful n rich in heritage with a balanced confluence of modern and traditional architecture ….. each corner of the house has a story to tell.
    The host Geetika and her team of support staff made our stay memorable. Over a cuppa, Geetika shared a number of fascinating anecdotes about the place and its rich history.
    The food was delightfully traditional and sumptuous, all thanx to Mr Pen.
    Overall it was a memorable stay with no frills attached and definitely worth a second visit.

     
    Jaideep Roy,
  • I couldn’t have asked for more..

    I couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable time than I had at Khanabadosh. Definitely coming back in September ?

     
    Jitendra Singh, Gurugram — 17th August, 2017
  • Khanabadosh holds true to what it claims…

    Khanabadosh holds true to what it claims… a home away from home.. fantastic property to unwind and to get away from all the clutter.. peace and quiet are all you’d find here.. a couple of very serene treks around… good for morning/evening walks.. great to explore on bicycles.. amazing place to think creative and also to meditate and get back in touch with yourself 🙂
    rooms and washrooms are in excellent condition, the little garden area outside with the buddha statue is a calming influence… as well as a great place to grab a bite and a few drinks in the evening..
    the food is a wide variety of home cooked dishes.. very sweet of the host to give us more than a few options to choose from.. the cook.. Kalam Singh.. absolute legend of home style cooking!
    last but most definitely not the least.. the host.. Geetika.. a very sweet, big hearted and chilled out person.. killer to hang out with.. probably takes the saying “Atithi Devo Bhava” to heart 🙂 lol… quite evident when.. on the check-in day.. we were wondering if we would get lunch at around 4:30 pm and Geetika told us its a home and not a hotel and obviously we would!

     
    Achint Arora, Delhi — 17th August, 2017
  • Home away from Home

    If you are looking for a home away from home for a few days … Khanabadosh is where you want to head to, a short drive north of Shimla in the quaint little town of Mashobra. What with its stunning location, Geetika’s warm and cheerful hospitality, not to mention the lip-smacking meals, you are guaranteed a most relaxed time.
    Amble around the surrounding hills or sit sipping chai in your tastefully done up cozy bungalow, catch up on your reading or ‘just be’ .. you will find your own paradise here

     
    Radhika Om Prakash Wakharkar, Hyderabad — 17th August, 2017
  • khanabadosh is a beautiful 4 bedroom cottage located in Purani koti near Mashobra.

    It is ideal to unwind for a few days or one could even book it for a long stay. It is fully equipped with all latest amenities beautiful bedrooms and neat and clean bathrooms. running hot water round the year. Beautiful out door sitting areas/lawns are just perfect to grab your morning tea or evening drinks. we had booked the attic room which had beautiful wooden ceilings and a see through acrylic sheet on side and a huge window with beautiful views.

    Hospitality is unparalleled with anything that I have experienced special shout out to our hostess Geetika, what a warm hearted person who will make you feel right at home. highly flexible with all your needs as long as they are reasonable.

    Her hospitality was our favourite part of the stay. even though she stays right their you ll see her only if you want to see her. absolutely non intrusive but present right there to make sure that you have all that you need.
    not to forget pen singh ( Kalam singh) the su chef to our chef Geetika. though she never took credit we have a strong feeling it was her churning out those yummylecious dishes from the kitchen. coming back to pen singh. always a phone call away whatever hour it might be. always smiling and happy to serve. miss his masala chai.
    in short looking to getaway from Delhi and don’t wanna drive for more than 8 hours (including breaks) KHANABADOSH it is you won’t regret it one bit.

     
    ‎Yuvraj Arora, New Delhi — 20 August, 2017
  • A true sample of excellent hospitality and truly tranquil surroundings!

    I do an average of 2 trips a month in an attempt to cover all of the north Indian region that’s a respite when Delhi is at 40+ degrees. Obviously I’m always looking to go to someplace new. Khanabadosh @ Mashobra happened as a fluke and was really not what I expected – it was WAY more! The ambiance and vibes of the place are warm, inviting and home like, yet the luxury provided matches the best hotels that there are. It is basically a Bed and Breakfast but I ate all meals here and didn’t feel the need to step out for food, which I always do even while staying at five star rated hotels with massive buffets. I long for the local flavour and the chef here made it a point that I had it in spades. Much like every object here that has a story to it, how the chef, a true son of the soil, got hired at Khanabadosh is an interesting one.
    So while I didn’t set out for food, the mountain road that goes along the property was irresistible. They keep mountain bicycles with helmets and I highly recommend a stroll to the Dak Bangla. You will be amazed that such a place exists only 30 odd minutes from both the over hyped places, Shimla and Kufri. I’ve always felt that the most talked about places have better places close to them, but no-one takes note of them. If you’re seeing this review, consider yourself lucky for not having fallen for Shimla or the likes. Make it once to this rather secluded place, secluded from traffic, the noise, the pollution and the mob and you’ll keep coming back to Mashobra because it has the smell of pine trees, the freshest air, a mountain road that has scarce traffic (very unlike India) and a climate that goes from all cloudy to sunshine and back in 20 mins flat. I learnt it before I reached here, why no-one here has an air-conditioner or even a fan. It’s breezy and the sun-rise and sun-sets are picturesque and the temperatures hover between 10 to 25 odd degrees (yes much lower than Shimla) thanks to its geological advantage that Mashobra enjoys over Shimla.
    Another card up its sleeve is the library at Khanabadosh. Over 800 of the finest collection in every genre imaginable, or atleast would interest an urban reader. Forget your Kindle and treat yourself to the smell of a real book while you sip on their special ginger honey tea.
    And then there’s the host, Geetika, who’s followed her dream, leaving the corporate and the concrete to create this place. I’d recommend you speak with her. She’s very well researched and will ensure you the make most of your trip.
    Happy holidaying!

     
    Nihar C, New Delhi — 18 May, 2017
  • Fantasy Stay | Dreamland Vacation

    Ever wondered how it is to live a life you always wanted.
    I kept liking posts on Facebook showing a cottage with a tag line “who wants to spend the rest of your life here”. Well, to sum it all up, this is the place to be. Quite and peaceful with lush green surroundings and plenty of time to yourself.

    The staff keeps you engaged with their stories and other things you can experience around the place. They are very courteous and always ready to help.
    I had an exceptional family vacation here. The place is new and amazingly located and furnished. the interiors speak for themselves and so does everything in the property.

    It did take some time to reach there (I was traveling from Dubai) – but it was well worth the wait.

    Best Wishes to the staff and owner of this amazing beauty.

     
    Maaz Khan, New Delhi — 15 June, 2017