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Harry_Parmar
Mumbai, India

Basic but decent and value for money

Review of Kafal House
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Nov 18, 2023via mobile
Stayed at Kafal House for 2 nights in Cheer cottage. It is one of the bigger rooms. It has an upper deck. Room is pretty basic considering this is budget homestay. One of the things they need to address is fix some hooks in the room and bathroom to hang clothes. Also need atleast one bright bulb in the room. Existing light in the room was very inadequate.

Food was nice and made just as you get at home. Special mention to Mr Bhuvan who attended to us during the stay and was incharge of the food.

For birders, there is a bird ‘hide’ in the property.

Overall this is a basic homestay and good option if you want to spend couple of nights. Dont expect any special amenities.
Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Very nice & quite place to spend weekend away from Delhi s Pollution & the best part its only 20 kms from nanital, Roads are gud with proper signage. Set in the Himalayan foothills the lodge gives you a serene and beautiful view & its a wonderful place in a fantastic setting. Well Trained & Friendly staff. The food was great and all facilities are excellent. Very Well maintained Property with good view of the Mountains, you must not miss a walk to the nearby forest areas. Pangot is a must visit for all those nature lovers!!

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed January 21, 2019

My wife and I have visited Kafal House twice in the last year, and both times we have been very impressed by the serenity of the place, the quality of birdwatching and the hospitality of the staff.
Since we visit Pangot mainly for bird watching, we enjoy the fact that there are a number of bird species that one can tick off within the premises of Kafal House itself. One can also hire a bird guide here (at an additional charge), who is usually very knowledgable about the local bird species. The woodpecker walk, which is just a couple of kilometres from Kafal House, is great for spotting common mid-altitude woodpecker species.
I would highly recommend this place for anyone who wishes to spend a quiet few days in the lap of mountains and surrounded by the chirp of birds.

Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Surrounded by the sub-alpine forests, Kafal House is the best place to be if you are in and around Delhi-NCR and are looking for a peaceful weekend among the hills.

After a smooth 7-8 hours drive from Delhi via Moradabad, you shall land deep in the pine woods, with only Nature for company.

The common corridor that also serves as the balcony provides great views of the valley below - the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve. The vegetation around abounds in myriads species of birds. The tranquil soul shall find a reflective hymn bubbling within....the storyteller shall feel the spider weaving a plot within....

At Kafal House they do not promise luxurious facilities, but they also ensure that boarders have all that they need to be comfortable. The dining area is cosy and aesthetically decorated with artifacts, varied in taste. The food is tasty and leaves you wanting for more.

They also have resident birding guides who can take you on jolly hikes in search of the thrushes and the pheasants.

An unspoilt gem in the Kumaoni Himalayas...visit there before its too late..and don't miss the experience of sipping tea in the dusk..at the balcony at Kafal House, while the sun melts in a cacaphony of colors on the canvas below....

Room tip: rooms with the views of the valley
Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank dhrubajyoti d
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Girbirdinglodge, Guest Relations Manager at Kafal House, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear Esteemed Guest,

Thank you for sparing time to share your review on Trip Advisor!
We are glad you had a wonderful stay at Kafal House.

Thank you for appreciating our property.
We look forward to your return and assure you of our best services.

Warm Regards,
Dipika Sinha

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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Pangot . Kafal House. One of the most beautiful locations near Nainital belt. Just 13km away and at higher altitude.Have booked 4 rooms and Stayed at Kafal House for 2 nights/3days.
The stay was excellent with friendly and homely feeling.
Though it is comfortable and VFM, the management could look at to improve upon rooms interiors.
The food was excellent.
The best part is no wifi TV to distract. Just enjoy nature creations natural beauty, trekking,popular tourist points nearby, various birds species, colorful flowers and above all feel the mist and clouds pass thru you.
Would like to visit again during snowfall

Date of stay: June 2017
Trip type: Traveled with family
Thank Sharma P
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Girbirdinglodge, Guest Relations Manager at Kafal House, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2017

Dear Esteemed Guest,

Thank you for sparing time to share your review on Trip Advisor!

We are glad your stay at Pangot was a relaxing one and you made good use of being out in nature by going on treks and bird watching.

We look forward to your return to the natural surroundings of Pangot and asure you of our best services always.

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed June 27, 2017

If you want a quick getaway from the hustle bustle of the city and spend a day or two in the middle of nature, Kafal House is just the place for you. A 100% pure oxygen to breathe, scenic lush green mountains, beautiful exotic birds to watch, a warm and peaceful abode just to relax and fill your heart with tranquility. Kafal House offers beautiful accommodation amidst the forest with all the basic amenities. Rooms are clean and very cozy, the food is excellent with a Himachali touch in the cooking. But the star of the property is its view. There is an open-air observatory point led by a couple of stairs which has an 180 degrees view of the mountains and the forests.We spent hours on that "Machaan" simply by staring into the mountains and watching beautiful exotic birds while gushes of clouds kept swaying into our faces! The staff here at Kafal House are also very sweet, friendly and helpful. Prem, Dinesh (Manager) and Naresh (Owner) were especially very nice to us and made our stay even more special. There are birding tours in the forests and treks arranged by Dinesh.Our entire staying experience at The Kafal House was wonderful and I absolutely want to and will visit again!

Room tip: Try opting for the rooms that face the mountains
Date of stay: June 2017
  • Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Thank Alakanandafood
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