GMVN Tourist Village Syalsaur


We wanted to go on a vacation in uttrakhand and decided on Lansdowne, but unfortunately the entire lansdowne was booked and we could not find advanced booking for our self. That was the time the research started and came across various reviews and by own gut feeling we zeoroed on 3 places:
1. Khirsu
2. Harsil
3. Syalsaur

After having brief conversation with the managers of all 3 location GMVN tourist rest houses/bungalows we zeroed on Syalsaur

--Harsil roads may get blocked during end of December and start of January and clearing the roads will take time. Moreover we will not be able to make it to Gangotri as well as it is closed . Makes sense to go to Harsil when you want to visit Gangotri

--Khirsu was available for couple of days but we wanted to stay for 5 days.

Made it to Syalsaur as it was available.

We reached Syalsaur in the night at 8. The GMVN tourist Village Sylasaur is located on the Kedarnath road after Chandrapuri on the highway. As most of the GMVN hotels are before or after the town, same is the case here with GMVN Tourist Village Syalsaur.
with some flags on the road and a GMVN Tourist Villlage board one has to take the car down by 100 mtr vertical height by traversing 300 mtrs. There is a gate to enter from the road

This place has got some nice clean and affordable cottages.
the place is right next to Mandakini River and there are gates within complex which open to the river.
One can go and have a time with himself on the river. flow is not that high and the water is crystal clean
The tourist village has ample space for parking
Nice Cozy cottages
excellent location--clear view of the Chopta and Kedarnath peaks
ample area for children to play as there is plenty of open space within resort
No stray dogs at all
during night the temperature drops and one can enjoy the bonfire which the staff is more than willing to arrange
Hot water is given in buckets but very soon the geysers are coming as there were geyser connections there in bathroom. Manager over there told us that delay is because there are 2 files-one for Geyser and one for Solar heating unit. Decision is pending on one.

They also have space for drivers to sleep
Food is basic-don't expect Chinese, Italian, mexican, etc.
Basic home food of Dal, Paneer, Sabzi which needs to be ordered in advance. taste is good. If one likes Indian food, the food provided by them is to relish

Price Range: Economical 650-1350 INR.
Food Prices: Economical
Manager Name: Mr Pathak
Contact Details: 09568006645

Places to go around from Syalsaur are:
1. Chopta-Tungnath----around 50 KM from Syalsaur
2. Deoria Taal---Trekking of 2.5 KMS from Sari Village which is 35 Kms from Syalsaur
3. Ukimath, Guptakashi, Kedarnath---25, 20 and 65 from Syalsaur

Overall stay for 4-5 days, cover these places, have a leisure time and back home with the sweet memories of the vacation with loved ones:)
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What a view! :eek:
Is this the view from the hotel?
Yes Aunp Sir
This is from Hotel.
There are bunch of good pics not with me right now. I will post the moment i get. For the time being some more pics clicked within the complex.
Another thing wanted to echo about this place is the serenity and quietness
a good place to unwind. No TV's in cottages which i feel is good but not many will agree with me.