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Santila, Countryside Homestay, Kasauli Hills

4.94(18 reviews)SuperhostKasauli, HP, India
Entire guest suite hosted by Lila
4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1.5 baths
Entire home
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" If you wish to master the art of doing nothing, this is the place for you" Conde Nast Traveller 2019
Set in the idyllic Himalayan countryside, Santila is an exclusive small homestay for a couple or a family of 4 (or less), who yearn for a vacation in a quiet, homely and joy-filled hillside cottage, tucked away amongst the pine-filled forests of Kasauli. Positioned along a kaccha village road, the cottage is blessed with a natural tranquility that is peaceful and revitalizing.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
TV with Standard cable
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
High chair
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

No stairs or steps to enter
Step-free path to entrance

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4.94 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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Kasauli, HP, India

Santila is located on a 2-kilometer adventurous rugged village road accessible by a car with good tyres (preferably SUV) in the midst of a pine forest. There are two villages in the vicinity and a natural spring nearby.

Positioned along a village road traversed by vehicles with only ‘good wheels,’ the cottage is blessed with a natural tranquility that is peaceful and revitalizing. We are located satisfyingly away from the main town and bazaar, so that our guests can enjoy a “do nothing and get lost in nature” sort of holiday, in the immersive lower Himalayas.

It’s best not to plan your days when your here. Let them just flow. Hikes are very much a part of Santila as wandering about connects you to nature and there is something about this, that is not only exhilarating but also touches your heart at some level. On arrival, you can seek the advise of Lila to plan your days ahead.

Hikes & Picnics – We have numerous trails to trek around with various levels; some being easy, others difficult.
You can embark on long hikes or just short walks to vantage points that have brilliant views. A lovely 30 minute climb from Santila takes you to 'Santila's High Point' - a lovely spot in the midst of the countryside with a birds eye view of the setting around. An hour-long hike
above Santila brings you to the main town of Kasauli. An hour-long hike all the way down takes you through lovely farmland and the village stream. Its good to pack some snacks and
refreshments for the journey. Every walk and picnic in the hills, is an everlasting memory.
If you do feel like going for a full-day guided farm tour with organic lunch at the farm (2 hour hike each way), that can also be organised on special request. (Minimum 02 guests, minimum charge for lunch/walk applicable)
Flora and Fauna - There is a wide variety of Himalayan bird species including the jungle fowl, the western spotted dove, blue whistling thrush, chesnut bellied nuthatch, red billed blue magpie and others. Pretty often one can hear the barking deer in the pine forest above and occasional talk from the villagers of the elusive Indian Leopard.
Santila is located on a 2-kilometer adventurous rugged village road accessible by a car with good tyres (preferably SUV) in the midst of a pine forest. There are two villages in the vicinity and a natural sprin…

Hosted by Lila

Joined in June 2018
  • 18 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Lila has been an integral and colourful part of Kasauli for decades. She literally knows everybody around and has taught many of their kids. You can be sure to hear her laugh from miles away. Lila loves to bake cakes, cook and fill you in with all the latest gossip around town. Origins of the entire family is a harmonious mashup of cultures. It was a dream to have a small home away in the countryside and villages, where one could just lose themselves in the old world that actually exists.
Lila has been an integral and colourful part of Kasauli for decades. She literally knows everybody around and has taught many of their kids. You can be sure to hear her laugh from…
During your stay
We're around, but respect your privacy. It is our home and you are our house guests. And we adore our guests. We love to spend some evenings with our guests. We've made friends for life with most of our guests.
Lila is a Superhost
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  • Languages: English, हिन्दी
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 1:00 PM
No pets
No parties or events
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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No carbon monoxide alarm
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Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy