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Family not very welcoming. Thousands of mosquitoes and 'decorative' wholes in the wall that you cannot close to keep them out. Tried to charge 600 rupees for us to do our own washing in the machine! Rooms where extremely basic and needed painting. Falsely advertised safari package in their brochure, price quoted isn't for a 'safari package' at all it is only for the jeep hire and doesn't even get you into the national park, you have to pay this separately. Suggest wording change to 'jeep hire'.
Good home stay option, house is very comfortable and chilled out by the lake - family were friendly and not overbearing. They organised us a full day safari (full day was def worth it) for 9000 rupees (exc park entry and tips) which was fantastic. Great food, only issue was the shower which was a trickle best. However this aside really great experience - lovely place to chill before and after a safari, and much more character than nearby hotels.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Good spot to go do the safari. Really friendly people, amazing food and beautiful location by the lake. Very quiet and a bit out of town which we loved but might not be for everyone. Quite basic but you get what you pay for! Very recommended!