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“May god bless mr.rajiv with as many number of cottages as his age,for really he deserves it.”
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Upadhyay Cottages
Ranked #1 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Kullu
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Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Aftr a long hectic journy almost from bottom(south) to top(north) we did land in a place we nevr thought of such a beautiful place in one word " heaven on the earth ". The hospitality recevd from rajeev was unforgetable , we really got a new relative, aftr being so far from ur hometown,the well furnished cottage, the best staff , the view of the mountains was eye catching .IN WORD IT WAS A HOME IN THE HEAVEN. What we paid to mr.rajeev was only for his cottage and no one can pay to the hospitality we did recive from him.I ADVISE TO MANALI TRAVELLERS TO VISIT HIS COTTAGE AS IT IS THE BEST IN ALL ASPECTS.FINALLY I THANK MR.RAJEEV FOR HIS UNFORGETABLE HOSPITALITY.
I hav uploaded few photos.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Aftr a long hectic journy almost from bottom(south) to top(north) we did land in a place we nevr thought of such a beautiful place in one word " heaven on the earth ". The hospitality recevd from rajeev was unforgetable , we really got a new relative, aftr being so far from ur hometown,the well furnished cottage, the best staff , the view of the mountains was eye catching .IN WORD IT WAS A HOME IN THE HEAVEN. What we paid to mr.rajeev was only for his cottage and no one can pay to the hospitality we did recive from him.I ADVISE TO MANALI TRAVELLERS TO VISIT HIS COTTAGE AS IT IS THE BEST IN ALL ASPECTS.FINALLY I THANK MR.RAJEEV FOR HIS UNFORGETABLE HOSPITALITY.
I hav uploaded few photos.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We went to Manali and we had already booked cottages in Upadhyay Cottages. The bus was late to reach Katrain, but Mr.Rajeev Upadhyay came to pick us up. From the main road you take a deviation, travel for about a KM and then you reach Upadhyay Cottages. It’s such a beautiful place surrounded by beautiful flowers, valleys and some apple orchard. The place is very peaceful; you get a good view of the huge mountain on the opposite side. The cottage is very spacious with a good room, kitchen, dining hall and sitting area. The roof and floor are completely wooden and you get a totally cozy feeling in these cottages. The best part is that there are only few cottages here and hence you don’t get the feel of a crowded hotel. Kids can literally play around as there is so much lawn area in the front.

As regards to the hospitality, it’s one of the best I have seen so far. The family lives in the same compound and they make you feel very comfortable. Mr.Rajeev himself will ensure that your stay is very comfortable and would plan the sightseeing, arrange taxi as well. One thing I would want to add that the taxi driver arranged by Mr.Rajeev for manali sightseeing was the best.
Also we wanted to go to Chandigarh and Rajeev arranged the taxi at very low price since lot of taxi which comes for drop to manali go back at reduced rates.
Overall thanks Mr. Rajeev for making our stay very enjoyable and memorable one. I will be coming with family in April and would stay at your cottage only. I would also highly recommend all to visit these cottages and enjoy your vacations there along with the very good hospitality of Mr. Rajeev. I have also attached some pics of the cottages along with one pic of Rajeev along with us.

Room Tip: Cottage 2 has no veranda, but a garden with chairs. The cottage is at the front of the property and...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

these cottages are really very homely.........surrounded by gorgeous himalayas.....everyone from our family enjoyed and felt as if they are at home only.........Mr Rajeev ....is really great.......cottages are too comfortable,,,,,,,,,,food is too good,,,,,,,,,,,,and above all, we were treated as a part of family,,,,,,

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

We arrived at the cottages in pouring rain (the last of the monsoon), but were immediately given a very warm welcome by Rajeev who manages the cottages on behalf of his parents. His good nature (and good English) put us at ease straight away. He even let us each have a glass of whiskey from a bottle he had just been given and we chatted for over an hour.

In the morning the weather had cleared and we were treated to stunning views across the Kullu Valley. The location of the cottages is great - only 30 mins to both Kullu and Manali, but in a quieter and less developed section of the valley. I would highly recommend an afternoon in Naggar, which is only 10km away.

The cottage itself was spacious, clean and comfortable. This is not a 5 star luxury hotel, but we had comfy chairs to relax in and our own kitchen and dining table to have dinner at (prepared by Rajeev's family twice at short notice). Free wifi in the cottage was an unexpected bonus - better than other more 'established' hotels during our trip. The cottage was cleaned every day and it was always made clear that if we needed anything, all we had to do was ask.

That brings me back to the service, which really is the best thing about Upadhyay. The family all live on site and everyone we met could not have been kinder to us or our driver. On our second day Rajeev gave us directions for a walk to a monastery, then invited us up to meet his brother at the family's orchard. There we were again made to feel welcome and were shown how the family's apple business works, a unique experience.

In summary, if you want to stay in the Kullu Valley but want to get away from Kullu or Manali, you would do well to look at Upadhyay. Comfy cottages and great service.

Room Tip: Cottage 2 has no veranda, but a garden with chairs and as the cottage at the front of the property i...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

These cottages are nestled away from the hustle and bustle and my stay there is always Lovely. Rajeev is a very warm and friendly host. Location of the cottages is serene and the upkeep of the cottages is very very good. If you want to just relax and chill out then this is the place. I often go there for official and sometimes pleasure trips with family and this is the place that i always stay. One of the best part is their food as it tastes just like home food without the extra masala's that normally most of the hotels add in food. I advise anyone to go and stay there as you and your family will be taken care of by the host i.e Rajeev. So go there, have Fun and completely relax.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Rajeev is a great host who can make you feel welcome. His staff is good and attentive. The cottages are clean and neat. Lovely view of mountains. Cottage set in greenery of fruit trees. Ideal for families looking for relaxing holiday in the midst of nature. Close to kullu naggar and manali for day trips.

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Address: Village Jong, P.O. Katrain, Kullu 175129, India
Location: India > Himachal Pradesh > Kullu District > Kullu
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Ranked #1 of 71 Specialty Lodging in Kullu
Price Range: $51 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6

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