What our guest says?

Had a really nice and comfortable stay there!  

Had a really nice and comfortable stay there! The view is just astonishing and the food we got was delicious! The surrounding nature is obviously beautiful as well! I hope I can come back one day!

Erik Schulz-Vanheyden   
Joshi cottage is a lovely place!  

Joshi cottage is a lovely place far from the noise and the crowd of the big cities. Our cottage was big and comfortable, very clean and with a beautiful view of the mountains. Santosh and his family are very nice and super welcoming. And the food they offered was delicious! Very enjoyable experience, highly recommended.

Lucia Cerquetella   
One of the best experience of my life.  

You will fell in love with this place and people.This family is so nice, and nature around it will make your holiday blissful.

A very nice place to have a vacations.  

A very nice place to have a vacations. U can see lots of species of birds, animals and mighty Himalayas. Great hospitality by family

Kewal Joshi   
The most beautiful , peaceful happy places  

This was one of the most beautiful , peaceful happy places I have been to. Santosh ji and Prakash our two ornithologist were very sharp in helping us locating birds their specie names etc. We spotted around 30 different species in a day . During the stay we simply loved the fresh food made from ultra fresh vegetables . We look forward to come back again . Staying there was a beautiful experience.

Raveesh M Shrivastava   
Best home stay inside Binsar Wildlife Scanturary  

The location of the place is amazing and the hosts are very welcoming and caring.The place is totally secluded from the road and is the best place to relax away from the hectic city life.

Uday M   
Excellent Place For Nature Lovers  

I stayed for two nights at this home-stay with two other guests. We had to trek for 45 mins (2 kms) from the main road to reach the home-stay. However the location was fantastic. Most of the trek was through pine forest. The home-stay was spacious and very clean. We opted for the cottage which had two rooms on two floors (interconnected) and one attached toilet to the entire unit. The rooms and the toilet were very clean.
The food was vegetarian but the meals which were cooked by Santosh's family were very tasty. Ample food and hot beverages were provided during the stay.
The stay was very peaceful and Santosh provided very good guidance.
Santosh and his family runs the homestay. I have known Santosh for quite sometime and I can strongly recommend Santosh as a bird-watching guide or flora-fauna guide. He has a very good eyesight and can spot most of the species around. He is very enthusiastic about his job and makes a very good guide. He is extremely sincere and a good-hearted person. He is very popular with the children too. During our stay at his homestay, he showed us several species of birds and took us on some beautiful hikes.
Highly recommended if you are not looking for all the comforts of a hotel. Santosh and his family are the perfect hosts !!

Stay at Joshi Cottage was a wonderful experience!  

Stay at Joshi Cottage was a wonderful experience as each, from senior most to the junior member of the family,is friendly. Everybody in Joshi family tries to make our stay comfortable and memorable.
Food which they serve with great affection is really tasty .
Ofcourse Binsar is paradise for bird watchers but Joshi Cottages provides all the facilities in such a remote forest area to make our trip memorable.

N Naik   
The location is wonderful & very peaceful  

I stayed with my family for 2 nights in June 2019. the location is wonderful & very peaceful, food was delicious and the manager mr Santosh & his family members were very cooperative and well behaved... Overall I had very good experience & comfortable Stay.

Syed Ehtesham   
An amazing place to stay.  

An amazing place to stay. Santosh ji and his family made us feel at home in the mountains, especially with their delicious food. If you are the sort of person who likes simplicity and solitude, this place will give you that and more. If you go with people who are special, you will create memories to last a lifetime.
Highly recommended!

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