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Wed, 30 Jan – Thu, 31 Jan (1 Night) | 1 Room | 1 Guest
Near Manjhee Valley Tea Factory, Dari Bypass Road, Khanyara Road, Dari, , Dharamshala , 176057 | Show on Map
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Ballu Homestay offers free breakfast services and makes safari arrangements. This homestay in Dharamshala is located at 1 km from the Sheela Chowk Bus Stop and at 16 km from the Bhagsu Falls.This homestay has 3 guest rooms with wardrobes, cooking facilities, and bottled drinking water.This Dharamshala homestay has a garden.
There is a security guard on the premises of the property.Ballu Homestay is also accessible from the Kangra Railway Station (21 km) and the Gaggal Airport Dharamshala (12 km). Few places that guests can visit are the Kalchakra Tibetian Temple (8 km), Shri Gunna Devi Mandir (16 km), Kunal Pathri Mata Mandir (8 km), War Memorial (4 km), and Gyuto Karmapa Temple (4 km).
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by Amitabh G on July 25, 2018
I recently accompanied my brother in law, who was returning and proclaims himself a ballu-ite, to Dharamshala and stayed at this homestay. I still have not got over five majestic days spent in and out of Ballu. First of all, as I was warned, it is not for everybody; certainly not for people accustomed to impersonal cookie cutters. Everyday, at Ballu, is different; full of surprises, as life should be. The location, amidst dense vegetation and besides a rushing mountain stream, ensures this. In your rum infused warmth you doze off to different moods of the gushing or gurgling stream sounds, and wake up to the chirp and sights of different birds each day. No sound and sight is same. The scenery is constantly evolving and growing upon you. This unpredictability extends even to the people. Abhishek, the articulate and warm owner, is well read and well informed about almost everything, including Dharamshala. Do share a drink with him, if he agrees. Also, ask for his mothers south Indian breakfast if she is visiting. With her around, it is like home. And the guests you do not know whom, and from what walk of life, you would end up meeting. Sharing stories, over drinks, sitting outside in verandah savoring junglee silences with these people will make for lifelong memories. Last, but not the least cheerful house helps, personal guests of Abhishek (who can drop in at a short notice and enliven the evening with a guitar session, for example) and the pets (intended and otherwise) would make you want to return.
by SahithyaM3 on July 23, 2018
A home away from home, the Ballu homestay is everything that a person who wants some quiet, laid-back time wants from a homestay. You can take little walks around the property, go on short trips to McLeodganj, or just stay back and read a book. The place is all green, quiet and peaceful. The place has this wonderful, warm and homely feeling that kept me very comfortable during my stay there. Abhishek, thank you for welcoming us to your home and making our stay a wonderful experience. A special thank you to your mum and friends for their wonderful company and great food!! I still talk about the idli, sambhar and chutney! That was so thoughtful of your mum, can't thank her enough!! Not to forget, the girls, Habibi and Begum! Warms hugs to them, and that curious cat who doesn't mind me playing with her/him?! :) I hope to come back and hopefully bring my family too, the next time around!
by Vaibhav D on June 29, 2018
This is a good option to stay in Dharmashala where you can enjoy both staying in a village experience at the same time enjoying nearby places, this is a 140 year old house made of mud. Now about things which i think was great during my stay at Ballu 1) Great Food! ( home food ) 2) Nearby river, instead of visiting Bhagsu falls ( crowdy place ) i would recommend spending time at the nearby river ( 50 - 70 feet from Homestay ). This is like your private space where you get both privacy as well as enjoyment like a private waterfall area 3) Great interiors:- Antique look is preserved and you feel that you are really in a 140-year-old property. With all modern amenities provided to the guest, look and feel for the property are well maintained 4) Helpful:- Abhishek ( owner of the property ) is very helpful and will make sure that you get what you like in dinner/lunch/breakfast 5) Books :- great collection of books 6) Budget friendly! Now, what I think are the areas of improvement 1) Property is located in a remote area and returning after sunset can be a challenge for Kids / old age 2) For people with limited / no exposure to pets, this can be a challenge. Both dogs at the property are very friendly but since my kids never had pets, it was scary for them for first few days.
by AYANDRALI on May 17, 2018
BALLU HOMESTAY Every place has a warmth of its own that makes you fall in love with that place. So is The Ballu . Perfectly hidden from the hustle bustle of the city live, with the exotic view of the mesmerising snow-capped Dhauladhar range and the constant sound of the stream of fresh water flowing by will surely fill your senses, BALLU, is a 120-year-old MUDHOUSE built during the British era. The house still sees mud flooring and the mud walls. Not for typical tourist hub, this house is run by Abhishek Madhukar, who is a journo by profession. A quick chat with him and he will tell you what to do in and around the place like a pro. Bibi and Begum two happy and extremely friendly canine will keep you entertained all through the day. Pack your bags and soak your self in the serenity of nature as you disconnect yourself from your usual routine. The place is just 15- 20-minute cab ride from the Dharamshala bus stand.
by SankalpK28 on April 9, 2018
I've come to think of The Ballu as my home away from home. Nestled in a little village on the slopes, it has a mesmerising view of the snow-capped Dhauladhar range. An old house from the British era, mud-built, and wood-panelled, it has a very relaxed vibe. You hear the sound of the stream flowing nearby, and the peaceful mountain air soothes your soul. It's not the retreat I'd recommend to the luxury-seeker, nor to your typical tourist -- who wants to do a circuit of the "popular" places and leave. The Ballu is different. You want to come here and exist like your home and The Ballu talks to you. In ways I can't put down in words. The proprietor is thoughtful and non-interfering. The food is great, there are peacefully co-existing cats and dogs on the property, and the atmosphere is wonderful for the peace-seeking traveller. You find your space, you do your thing. And from time to time you meet interesting people to talk to. It's the small things, the caring touches all over the place that make you smile. Just drop your baggage (whichever kind) and enjoy the serenity of the Ballu!
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