Khaddu's Den. Budget Room with a View.

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Private room in rental unit hosted by Sanjay

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 private bathroom
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This is a small room with attached bath, and a living room. It has a a window with a view.
It also has a 32 inch LCD TV and with all the amenities including toiletries, heated bathroom (for winter) shower panel etc.
Khaddu's Den is part of Meena Bagh Homes; newly opened Himachali homes, committed to eco-friendly practices. With its wood panelled and mud plastered walls, this is the closest you come to living in a 'Himachali Home' in Shimla.

The space
This is a small room with attached bath, and a living room.
It also has a 32 inch LCD TV and with all the amenities including toiletries, heated bathroom (for winter) shower panel etc.
Khaddu's Den is part of Meena Bagh Homes; newly opened Himachali homes, committed to eco-friendly practices. With its wood and mud-plastered walls, this is the closest you get to live in a typical 'Himachali' home in Shimla.
Children or pets are not allowed in this unit.
Smoking is strictly NOT allowed anywhere in this unit.


For the duration of the stay, you will be attended to by a caretaker, a cook and orderlies. Please note :
Please note: There are stairs leading down to this unit.

Kitchen Use:
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Breakfast is not included in the tariff. Kindly order your breakfast latest by 8 am. The last breakfast order is 9:30 am and our kitchen closes by 10 am.

We also serve Dinner. Do notify the kitchen about the dinner options latest by 4 in the evening please.

Discounts / Preferences :
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a) We offer upto 50 percent discount to writers, artists, journalists and anyone associated with any sort of conservation activity.

c) The house is gay friendly.

d) We also allow married couples.


How to get here :
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One can take the Shatabdi Train to Kalka from New Delhi. Then a connecting Toy Train from Kalka to Shimla. Or one can do the Kalka-Shimla journey in a cab (Ola works too). Volvo bus service from New Delhi is also another good option. (Please check Himachal Bhavan for timings).
New low cost New Delhi -Shimla flights were recently introduced. Kindly check with your travel agent for details.

When you enter Shimla take the road via Chotta Shimla. This road meanders through a forest and goes by St. Bedes College from where the house is about 800 meters away. Its on the Engine Ghar road in Sanjauli.

The house is not in central Shimla. Its over 2 kms walk from The Mall (via Snowdon Hospital). A cab will take about 5 minutes.

Eco-friendly
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1) Harvesting / Recycling : Water self-sufficiency.

Shimla especially is plagued by chronic water shortage. But at Meena Bagh we harvest and recycle water. With double recycling in place, we are almost water self-sufficient and use Municipal Corporation's water only when absolutely necessary.

2) Insulation: Keeping warm with minimum power consumption.

The outer walls and room ceilings are insulated. This provides insulation both against the weather and sound. In addition, the walls are wood-panelled adding to the insulation. Therefore the radiator heaters in the rooms need to be used only sparingly.

3) Solar Energy:

Presently we use solar energy to power our geysers.

4) Furniture from Waste Wood:

The furniture, from the beds to the lamp-shades, has all been designed in-house using 'waste' wood. This is the discarded wood we picked up from the wood-mills. We used this wood to design almost everything you see in the house.

(Like any hill-town, Shimla's resources are stretched. As a traveller to this beautiful but crowded town, built originally for 25 thousand people, one is often a burden on its depleting resources. But not if you stay in Meena Bagh, with its commitment to sustainable living.

We are barely a year old butMeena Bagh Shimla has garnered appreciation for its hospitality, design and sustainable practises from the guests, the media, and the award committees. In Feb 2018 we were awarded by the Outlook Responsible Tourism Awards in the Best Boutique Property category. We also hold a Gold certificate for sustainable tourism by Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism.

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Design & Architecture:
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Both the homes (Shimla and Ratnari *) are a confusion of
tradition and modernity. Some of the architectural elements are taken from Himachal and fused with countryside European chalets. The overall effect however is that of a cosy rural Himachali home.

The wood-panelled and mud plastered walls defer to Himachali architecture and minimise energy use along the way. The floors of all the four rooms are wooden. The bathrooms have a heating option. (Kindly take the assistance in switching on any of the electrical systems from the caretaker)

What this place offers

Wifi
TV
Hair dryer
Dedicated workspace
Paid parking off premises
Long-term stays allowed
Security cameras on property

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Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Hosted by Sanjay

  1. Joined in July 2016
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A journalist, a permaculture practitioner , a hobby architect and an eco tourism entrepreneur , I am a proud jack of all trades and a master of none. My passion for marine life is also a recent obsession for which I journey to wherever I can find a good reef. I divide my time between Delhi and Himachal .
A journalist, a permaculture practitioner , a hobby architect and an eco tourism entrepreneur , I am a proud jack of all trades and a master of none. My passion for marine life is…

During your stay

I am mostly travelling and not always at the property but when I am, I will be happy to meet guests. I will however be available on the phone at all times.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 pm
Check out: 11:00 am
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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