This was my second time to Banjara camps, Thanedar! And this time with friends as well.
A beautiful three hour drive from Shimla brings you to Thanedar. We went right in the peak of apple season- so all we could see were Apple laden trees- it did make the stay special.
The reception started right from the main road, with a guy waiting to receive us and get us into the Camp.
Mr. Sharma and his team did an excellent Job to make our stay a memorable one.
It is always a joy to learn from Mr. Thakur, his knowledge about the orchards and the local flora fauna is un surpassable; Mr. Thakur took us for an evening walk and I am sure all of us would remember it for a long time!
Food : Spoilt for choices and the quality- Awesome! Every meal was a delight. BYO liquor concept and they are happy to provide the essentials.
Rooms : Stayed in the Suite, ice sized room with a lovely view (on a clear day sunset would be lovely!). The bathrooms however, could do with a make over and may be basic toiletries and amentias need to enhanced. Similarly the room would do with slightly better quality bedding / modernization!
What do u do when it rains : Make use of their activity room- basic but sufficient!
What to do when it is not raining : wander in the orchards o the jungle and talk to the locals, drive down to the Sutlej, go out birdwatching. The best : Hatu trek for the experienced or the church walk for the faint ones…