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Chandra Niwas Homestay
Ranked #1 of 203 Specialty Lodging in Udaipur
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4 reviews
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“beautiful and quiet rooms, great hospitality”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Chandra Niwas, located in a quiet neighbourhood of Udaipur, does not only provide absolutely clean, spatious and light rooms which make your stay very comfortable. also, and for me personally even more importantly, it welcomes you more as a friend than as a guest only.
Sam, whose passion is his NGO dedicated to improving nutrition, health and education of the rural youth in the surrounding villages, is a great host, has many stories to tell and kindly offers you his help, no matter if you need some good sight-seeing advice or a pick up from the more touristy areas of town when it has become late and difficult to find a tuk tuk.
I can highly recommend Sam's place which if I come back to Udaipur will without doubt be my very first choice amongst the city's B&Bs.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

I stayed at chandra niwas with my friend for 4 days. It was my great stay over there, peaceful environment, helping nature of all family members and staff, as i was new in the city but still the support provided by chandra niwas helped me a lot in sight seeing and shuttle service, the rooms were clean and the whole environment was very good which gave a relaxing stay. Beside these they provide many more facilities, i liked the movie activity in a very good chilling area.
The whole family was very well informed about the city and also i loved the visit to the villages where they have been working with, its just so inspiring how they are managing it all with just so little resources.
now when we are leaving the city my friend is already forcing me to come back and volunteer with them. I salute to the whole team of dedicated people working hard and moving ahead to attain their goals towards service to the guests and also to the whole community.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed with Samvit during my stay in Udaipur and it was wonderful , i was trvling with my family and we were looking for a homestay and chandra niwas was the perfect place to be . we were very happy with the peaceful location and there was enough place for parking. The rooms were recent size and clean as per any standard but the best thing was the hospitality and the homely touch and that feeling of returning home. We also took part in the responsible stay prg and i can recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning about the work which they are doing with village youth education.
One thing i am sure of from now onward everytime i will be in Udaipur i will be staying at chandra niwas , its my home in Udaipur

  • Stayed April 2013
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

I booked this place on the recommendation of a business contact. Arriving by train from Jaipur, I rang for directions and was told that the guy (Samvit ) would come to meet me at a spot central to his place. This courtesy and kindness continued throughout the stay. Its hard too reveiw the property without mentioning the many ways in which Samvit went about makiing me (and my friend who arrived later) feel very much at home. A bed and a room is ultimately a bed and a room but this place is a journey to the heart of some very special people. A little bit away from the madness of tourist Jaipur but transport is available through a friendly auto walla.

Room Tip: All rooms are great but you stay for the service and friendship
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

We spent 3 nights here and were "wowed" by the excellent rooms and service. This place was a bit more off the beaten path (from the fort) than many of hotels but we were seeking a quiet and relaxing stay so it was perfect for us, besides the staff arranges cheap transport for us. The neighbourhood was safe feeling and nice to stroll in. Rooms were excellent, staff fantastic and it was combined with wonderful property.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

My stay at Chandra Niwas was truly an unforgettable experience. This homestay is perfectly located in a non-touristic part of the city. Thus, you get a real taste of Udaipur. Samvit and his parents provide such a relaxing and comfortable environment. Some of my best memories are driving around the rural areas and witnessing the beauty of the villages. Samvit also founded DAAN Foudation and provides after-school programs for rural youth. Witnessing these children laugh and smile is a feeling that everyone should experience. Pure and innocent happiness. I definitely recommend this homestay to single travelers like myself, couples and families who want a true glimpse of India. You will not find another place that combines clean rooms, amazing Indian breakfast and experiences that we dream of when planning a trip to India.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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San Jose, California, United States
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This place is just awesome! Reasonable price, amazing hospitality of the manager and staff, and most importantly cleanliness and good hygiene of the place which is rare in India.
Take your partner and have some fun time over there and you will be refreshed when you are back home! and if you do not have a partner, you may find one over there ;)

Room Tip: Talk to Sam and ask his advise for your further trips. He is a nice wise guy.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chandra Niwas Homestay
Address: 43 / 44 Shanti Niketan Colony | Badgaon- Udaipur link road, Udaipur 313001, India
Location: India > Rajasthan > Udaipur District > Udaipur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 203 Specialty Lodging in Udaipur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Chandra Niwas Homestay 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ehi-Passika "come and experience" Buddha used to use this phrase when explorers used to ask about the beauty of his teaching. We are using this to welcome you all to come and experience our humble hospitality. Chandra Niwas is a simple homestay accommodation with basic rooms and bathroom fittings. It is our house which has been converted into a homestay for those who are interested in staying in the non touristy area. Most of all it is a place for socially responsible travelers and for those who are interested in getting to know our rural education initiatives. Located in a peaceful non-touristy neighborhood, Chandra Niwas provides guests with a unique opportunity to experience real Indian life and culture. This is not your average impersonal, commercial hotel in the middle of the touristy area. This is a Homestay into which you will be warmly welcomed and given personal attention to ensure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. We welcome those guests with an interest in exploring the local community and a desire to escape the hassles and touts that plague touristy areas. Part of the revenue generated from the Homestay is invested in a grassroots non-profit organization, providing education to rural youth. In all our rooms you will find wall-hangings and bed covers made by local village artists. We have many other local arts and crafts on display in the communal area, which guests may purchase if they wish. In addition, all of our staff are employed from local villages and trained for future employment in the hospitality industry. Most rooms have WiFi, and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with 24 hours hot water. Breakfast is served in a lovely dining area where free internet access and WiFi is available. You may also eat on the roof-top, overlooking the organic vegetable garden, and home-cooked lunches and dinners are available upon request. We also have a small library created by past travelers, including travel books, novels, and DVDs. Your hosts, Dr. Samvit Audichya and his hospitable family will personally assist you in planning your days in Udaipur, depending on your interests and length of stay. The hosts will also gladly take care of your transport needs and help you with onward travel arrangements (all at no extra cost). We genuinely enjoy helping our guests! We are a ten minute drive from the city center (4 kms) and walking distance to many stores, restaurants and a pharmacy.During your stay at Chandra Niwas you will have the opportunity to see Udaipur not just through the eyes of a tourist, but through the eyes of a local. Chandra Niwas Homestay is best suited for mid budget travelers who wish to stay away from the touristy old town and wishes to experience the true Indian Home experience. Dr. Audichya has been connected with travel, hospitality, business and social work for the last six years and is now connecting them both. Chandra Niwas welcomes the guests to visit our village development projects. ... more   less 
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