Nestled in the beautiful forest-hills of Dalhousie, a serene cocoon, ‘Birds N Chirps’ welcomes the traveler weary of mad city crowds and the heat and dust of the plains of Northern India.
A true panacea for writers, nature-lovers and the adventurous, it is a perfect place to relax. The rooms are comfortable, clean and with a lovely view. The food is Marvelous. Besides the regular food, our special menu included rhodendron chutney, snake plant vege and ‘kaanji’- a drink prepared from black carrots, all of which we had for the first time. The quality of drinking water was excellent and, surprisingly, unlike most of the places in the hills, we found the water here to be soft and easy to use for bathing.
Last but not the least, I wish my friend and mentor, Peter Whitbread (Emmy award winner – writing) who had encouraged and urged me to write my first novel, ‘The Invisible Path- from Sex and Violence to Superconsciousness’, had been alive and we could have come here together to write...
Great place to relax, quiet and peaceful. Great food, cool in the summer season, nice place to go for long walks. Excellent drinking water. Host is candid and can speak very good English. His wife, an air-hostess with Air-India seems a nice person- even though we couldn't meet her, could talk to her on the phone.
Nothing negative except the 250 or so stairs that one needs to climb to reach the place. For us it did not seem a big problem as there is a place to rest after every 25-30 steps. When asked how old people would manage the climb, the host's seemingly earnest reply was: " We carry them up."