Frequently Asked Questions

How far is the homestay from Shimla?
Approximate distance with drive time:

  • From Shimla Airport – 35 Kms / 1.5 hrs drive
  • From Interstate Bus Terminus or from Shimla Railway Station – 16 Kms / 45 minute drive
  • From Old Bus Stand / City Centre – 15 Kms / 45 minute drive

* Timely bus service is available from Shimla Old bus stand which passes through Interstate Bus Terminus as well. Pre-paid taxis are available from the airport, railway station and both bus stations.

** From Old Bus stand one can take local bus till Panthaghati and Mehli and hire taxi from any of these places to our village.

​What is the check-in /check-out time.
Normal check-in time is 2 pm and check out time is 11am.
Early check-in/ late check-out is subject to availability and can be at an additional cost if check in is too early or check out is too late from normal time.

What is the room tariff and what does it include?
Published tariff is Rs. 2500 per room per night on room only basis. Meals are on extra chargeable basis. Maximum 02 adults are allowed per room. Extra bed is not possible in any of the rooms. A child below 6 years can stay free of cost. A child between 6 and 11 years can stay in parents’ bed at 25% cost of room rate. For children about 12 years, please book a separate room.

What is the weather like?
The weather here is mostly moderate. During the winter months (October to March) the weather is chilly in the mornings and evenings. The summers are hot with average temperature between 15-30-degree Celsius.

Do you provide Wi-Fi/TV in rooms?
There is no broadband, Wi-Fi or television in the rooms. Wi-Fi and Television are available in the common living room only.

Do you serve alcohol at the homestay?
We do not serve alcohol in our house. Adult guests may carry their own alcoholic beverages and can consume on the property.

What is there to do at the homestay?
Being in a village setting close to the queen of hills Shimla, Kawalag is a good place for nature walks, hiking, bird watching, reading and relaxation. We can provide guest activities including guided hikes and yoga sessions as well.

Do you have elevator or restaurant on site?
No

Where’s the nearest petrol pump?
​Nearest Petrol Pump towards Shimla town is at Vikas Nagar, approximately 8 kms from the homestay. Towards Kufri, the nearest fuel station is at Malyana, about 8 kms from Kawalag.

Where’s the nearest ATM?
Nearest ATM is at Mehli, approximately 04 kms distance.

​Where is the nearest hospital/clinic?
​Nearest Hospital is at Panthaghati, approximately 06 kms distance

Do you provide lodging facility to the driver/domestic help?
Yes, we do provide lodging facility for guest’s driver or help staff at a nominal charge of INR 200 which includes stay and meals.

Can you provide pick up and drop facility from any nearest city/town, Shimla Airport, Bus Terminus and Railway Station?
Yes, we can arrange it on a prior notice.