It is at the Banjara Orchard Retreat in Thanedar that you experience the famed hospitality that Himalayan folk are known for.
Thakur Prakash the owner is a gracious host and makes you feel at home the moment you arrive. The log huts have stunning views out over the mountains and the highlight has to be sipping hot masala tea out on the balconies during cold mornings.
Another highlight is the bonfire on the lawn.
Sharmaji the head of staff is courteous and tries to accomodate all food requests and his team in the kitchen is quite talented when it comes to dishing up various dishes and deserts.
You need to spend about three nights here to fully explore the region and partake in the fabulous walks that Prakash Thakur will gladly take you on.