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Taal House

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Rental Home
The house consists of a large double bedroom comfortably furnished with specially commissioned furniture,rugs and curtains, a large shower room with bidet,and ample cupboards; a large living room (17 x 10m) with fireplace and a dining area, and kitchen off (6 x 4 m). An open sheltered area at the front leads to the surrounding stone terrace at either of which meals can be taken. There is a second bedroom with double bed and shower room behind the main house,above which Krishna, who will look after you,and his family live....The house consists of a large double bedroom comfortably furnished with specially commissioned furniture,rugs and curtains, a large shower room with bidet,and ample cupboards; a large living room (17 x 10m) with fireplace and a dining area, and kitchen off (6 x 4 m). An open sheltered area at the front leads to the surrounding stone terrace at either of which meals can be taken. There is a second bedroom with double bed and shower room behind the main house,above which Krishna, who will look after you,and his family live.More
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Colin H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2009
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Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Really splendId Amazing Must go This place is just completely well maintained Varieties of delicacies I would say the charge per day could be doubled for the ambience they provide

Date of stay: May 2015
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Stove
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Private Yard
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Kettle
Terrace
Toaster
Telephone
Fireplace
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The master bedroom is comfortably furnished with a desk,low table and chairs with large double bed with duvets or yak wool blankets,the curtains are wild silk from Orissa woven by the ikat method with a hand knotted rug made to reflect the design of the curtains. The sitting room has comfortable cane furniture with silk covering and ample cushions,and two large hand woven rugs,the walls on either side of the fireplace are lined with bookshelves,which also carry the CD player and loudspeakers. The dining area has a six sided teak table and 6 chairs designed and specially made. The floor is marble and there are large windows along the whole of the front of the house giving unparalleled views across the valley to Trishul. The curtains are hand painted and of old Jain designs. There is a projector and a small number of DVDs. Laundry can be done for you by Munnar who lives nearby and works in the garden.
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About the neighborhood
Gwaldam is a small village perched on a ridge,the house being 4 km outside the town. The village itself it is not of particular interest apart from a few shops,but the setting is particularly fine and Taal House itself offers one of the best and closest views of any himalayan mountain. It is an ideal base for all types of walking - from a casual stroll to serious trekking,or mountaineering. You can walk to Badhangari with its Kali shrine,Agyari Mahader and the hilltop shrine of Gwaldam Nag,and for more serious trekking Bedni Bugyal and Pindari Glacier start from here. There is an experienced guide in Gwaldam,Jawahar Singh Bisht ( 01363 - 274371) who is available for these or other treks such as Roop Kund,and we recommend that you contact him for the more serious treks. The house can be ...
How to get there
The house is situated on the border of the Garhwal and Kumaon near Gwaldam. Approaching from the west you can come from Delhi to Dehra Dun or Haridwar by rail air or car,and then by car follow the Ganges up to Karnprayag turning off to go along the Curzon Trail. Alternatively from the east by train or car to Kathgodam,or air to Panatnagar in the Kumaon, then by car via Almora or Ranikhet to Gwaldam. Bus services are also available. The journey from Delhi will take about 12 hours ( 6 by train + 6 by car) but the latter six hours from either direction takes you through spectacular scenery in both Garwhal and Kumaon. This is a fairly remote but very beautiful district and help and advice will be given on transport details and bookings if required,as well as suggestions for further explo...
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