Kshatra

Bringing people back to nature
and back to themselves

Messages from friends

We always like to hear from our guests about their experience and memories of staying with us.

If you have stayed with us, leave a message to share your experience.

 I first met Rana and the delights of Doli Guest House in March 2009. I have now visited and stayed three times, the last being a fabulous month in one of the self-contained "Swiss Cottages" during October 2011.

Its one thing to be in such a heavenly place (as is the Banjor Valley) with its beautiful nature and rich culture. But the thing that really makes it is Rana and his team. Rana is a warm and engaging host and importantly has truly great values around friendship, fairness, and protection of the environment. He is a big player in the local efforts to protect the valley's nature and wildlife. He is also so knowlegable about the area and can advise on all manner of things from walks you can do alone (mind you I took off once without good advice and got lost for a day but that's another story!!! All good in the end and a great adventure); to organising tours and assisted treks for as many days as you desire - into the Great Himalayan National Park and beyond!

Rana comes from the village high above Jibhi where members of his family still reside and this family is part of the local nobility.

I am going back to Jibhi (and more than just one more time) and have recommended others to go. My only misgiving about saying all this is that the place might get just too popular and the magic may then be diminished. But I think that as long as Rana is running things, that's unlikely, and his sons Gudu and Narendra are equally lovely people to deal with.

Paul Drielsma, Australian Indiaphile, March, 2013

 Dear Rana,

How are you? Both Yael and I wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful time in Jibhi, and especially for taking care of us when we left.

You really got into our hearts!!!

Take care and we are waiting for you in Israel :)

Natalie & Israel, London, Feburary 2013

 Dear Ranaji,

I reached safely at home. In Paris, these last days it was snowing a lot (more than in Jibhi !). Airports, trains and roads were blocked by snow and within Paris, it was incredibly quiet : no car, no bus in the street !

Today is ok and I am in my office sitting in front of my computer. I miss Jibhi a lot. I will try to come again this autumn with my husband for one month to do the lambri trek and see musk deers and bears ! most probably - mid-september - mid-october.

It is still very cold and I wear the woolen socks knitten by Gudu's wife. Thanks again for all. It was a wonderful stay !

Namaste to everybody,

Best wishes,

Pascale, Paris, January 2013

 Dear Rana,

want to wish you all the best and a good changing to the New Year with Health,happiness,Good treks and nice People to visit your home Star, With the Good Food. Please send my Regards to your Boys. I think back a Lot because it was spezielle for me a Great Time in the Mountains.

And your trekk was Great.

Gaby, Germany, November 2012