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Reviewed March 8, 2007

Two weeks has not been enough for the soul! We booked Vidya Niwas as a guest house to simply take bed and breakfast. The purpose of our visit was to attend the teachings of HH The Dalai Lama. It was meant to be a spiritual journey which we thought would take place only in the Temple. At Vidya Niwas, however, the journey was nutured and extended beyond expectation, with the hospitality of The Gurungs. We have enjoyed '5 star treatment where mountains meet Heaven! We have talked Buddhism, Nepal, Himal Pradesh, China, our own families over wonderful 3 course dinners. We have laughed and listened. The Vidya Niwas experience is a tonic that has come as a complete package - and can only be experienced to revitalise!! David & Fi Goodrich, UK.

Date of stay: March 2007
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2  Thank lamala
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Reviewed September 21, 2006

We Dalit & Giyora highly recommend Vidya Niwas in Dharamsala, India. It set in one of the most beautiful valleys in thr regin.
Arvind and Sangeeta Gurung, hosts at Vidya Niwas, are extremely knowledgeable about Dharamsala and northern India.
Sangeeta is an amazing cook.
We highly recommend Vidya Niwas as a peaceful and energizing place to rest and revitalize your body, mind and spirit.

Date of stay: October 2005
2  Thank inbar
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Reviewed July 21, 2006

Vidya Niwas proved to be the absolute perfect choice for my friend and me on our unforgetable trip to Dharamsala. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone, especially those who can appreciate a quiet, picturesque escape from the bustling streets of Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj. Arvind and Sangeeta Gurung, the hotel's proprietors, and their daughter Naintara were as sincere, knowledgable, and accomodating of hosts as one could ask for. Arvind and Sangeeta know everything about the region and a quick chat with them in the morning will ensure you make the most of each day on your itinerary. And Naintara will tell you hilarious stories. Their home-cooked, reasonably-priced food is unbelievably delicious so eat as many meals as possible with them. The rooms are comfortable and full of character and the views are breath-taking. For all these reasons and many more, I have absolutely no doubts about staying at Vidya Niwas on my next trip to Dharamsala. Please do yourself a favor and go stay there too.

Date of stay: March 2005
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2  Thank CharlesRobert
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Reviewed July 17, 2006

We atayed in Vidya Niwas in May 2004 on our first visit to India and found it excellent. We were treated with the utmost hospitalityand everything was done to make our stay interesting and enjoyable. Our son was working in Dharamsala and he too was made welcome. Trips were organised - and the rooms and food were of a high standard. The knowledge and enthusiasm of our hosts made it a wonderful experience.

Date of stay: May 2004
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Reviewed July 17, 2006

Vidya Niwas could not have been a better place for me to stay. After some long days of traveling I was welcomed like a family member with a very nice room, very good food and above all amazing people. Dharamsala was one of the most peaceful and interesting places I have ever been and if I go back it is just as much so to see the family as to revisit the place. If you want a comfortable and peaceful stay along with attaining a vast knowledge of where you are then Vidya Niwas is the perfect place.

Date of stay: November 2004
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