Getting room at Himachal Bhawan Chandigarh

For scores of Himachalis getting accommodation at Himachal Bhawan, Chandigarh is a nightmare. First of all the General Administration Department (GAD) of the Himachal Govt. do not issue permits to ordinary people as they cater to the Ministers, MLAs and the IAS class.

These fortunate people get to stay at very low rates, around 80/ for a night. There families can be seen staying at the Bhawan for months! Nothing wrong with that… since they happens to be our mai-baap.

The problem is we junta class types have nowhere to go in Chandigarh. HPTDC,  which is responsible for running the Himachal Bhawan, charges Rs. 1500 to 2000 for a night. Now, this is unfair as the politicians and IAS do not even pay 1/10th of what is charged from the junta class.

A search on the Internet takes you to the Chandigarh Tourism website. Himachal Bhawan is listed as a guest house along with Panchayat Bhawan, Punjab and Haryana Bhawan and Circuit House. You don’t get a room for 1500 in a state guest house.

I doubt the Chandigarh administration must have gifted this prime piece of land to be run as a hotel by HPTDC. The land must have been given to Himachal govt to build a guest house for the Himachalis coming into Chandigarh which the govt. after securing accommodation for itself is running as a hotel.

One can see marriages, conferences etc. being organised at the Bhawan. The place is being run like a regular hotel. I hope Chandigarh administration is aware that they have been taken for a royal ride by the Himachal govt. Strangely, Himachal Bhawan is not listed anywhere in HPTDC tourist brochure or the website but is listed under online hotel reservation with availability status page.

Lot many Himachalis visit Chandigarh for entrance and college admissions, medical treatment etc every day. An affordable budget accommodation is required for the convenience of the people and the charges at Himachal Bhawan must be rationalized so that more Himachalis can stay there.

Contact number for Himachal Bhawan, Chandigarh: 0172-2642088
E-mail: bhawanchd@hptdc.in

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19 Responses to "Getting room at Himachal Bhawan Chandigarh"

  1. himanshu khagta   July 29, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I agree!
    I like Panchayat Bhavan ( UT ) more then Himachal Bhavan. The rates are almost half (AC rooms) and you will always find one vacant.

    Himanshu Khagta
    http://khagta.com/

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  2. himanshu khagta   July 29, 2008 at 8:24 am

    I agree!
    I like Panchayat Bhavan ( UT ) more then Himachal Bhavan. The rates are almost half (AC rooms) and you will always find one vacant.

    Himanshu Khagta
    http://khagta.com/

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  3. NITYIN   July 31, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    It is a loot out there at Himachal Bhawan. This place is being run as a hotel by HPTDC whereas the land was given to build a guest house where Himachalis could stay at reasonable rates. It is a big problem in Chandigarh to scout accomodation. I hope the UT administration clarifies with the Himachal govt on the status of this Bhawan

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  4. NITYIN   July 31, 2008 at 8:57 am

    It is a loot out there at Himachal Bhawan. This place is being run as a hotel by HPTDC whereas the land was given to build a guest house where Himachalis could stay at reasonable rates. It is a big problem in Chandigarh to scout accomodation. I hope the UT administration clarifies with the Himachal govt on the status of this Bhawan

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  5. C. S. Aphale   August 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    We are married couple and senior citizens we wish stay in himachal bhavan in chandigarth from 31st Oct. 2008 to 12th Nov. 2008. what is the rate of a non ac room with double bed? also list other facilities you provide
    thanking you.

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  6. C. S. Aphale   August 22, 2008 at 6:34 am

    We are married couple and senior citizens we wish stay in himachal bhavan in chandigarth from 31st Oct. 2008 to 12th Nov. 2008. what is the rate of a non ac room with double bed? also list other facilities you provide
    thanking you.

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  7. NITYIN   August 22, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Hi Mr. Aphale

    Please click on this link http://hptdc.gov.in/custsw/viewuser8.asp and then select Himachal Bhawan Chandigarh. You will find the rates and you can make the reservations online.

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  8. NITYIN   August 22, 2008 at 8:06 am

    Hi Mr. Aphale

    Please click on this link http://hptdc.gov.in/custsw/viewuser8.asp and then select Himachal Bhawan Chandigarh. You will find the rates and you can make the reservations online.

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  9. munish Sharma   December 19, 2009 at 10:33 am

    it is quite tough to reserve the room at Himachal Bhawan becoz it is too costly as compared to other. Himachal government should pay their kind attention in this regards.

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    • NITYIN   December 19, 2009 at 10:40 am

      Thanks Munish for your comments. It seems that the Himachal Bhawan in Chandigarh is for everyone excepts for the Himachalis. This place is run like a regular hotel. This land was given by Chandigarh administration for the connivence of Himachalis traveling into Chandigarh but the govt has turned this place into a hotel. On the other hand govt. ministers and babus are charged peanuts for staying here.

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  10. munish Sharma   December 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    it is quite tough to reserve the room at Himachal Bhawan becoz it is too costly as compared to other. Himachal government should pay their kind attention in this regards.

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    • NITYIN   December 19, 2009 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Munish for your comments. It seems that the Himachal Bhawan in Chandigarh is for everyone excepts for the Himachalis. This place is run like a regular hotel. This land was given by Chandigarh administration for the connivence of Himachalis traveling into Chandigarh but the govt has turned this place into a hotel. On the other hand govt. ministers and babus are charged peanuts for staying here.

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  11. himanshu chaudhary   May 6, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    himachal is very good place and i live 9 times in shilaroo..

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  12. himanshu chaudhary   May 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    himachal is very good place and i live 9 times in shilaroo..

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  13. munish   July 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Yes this is really very unfortunate ! I am not Himachali , but appreciate your concern . This is pure GREED and apathy ! Bastards responsible must be exposed !

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  14. munish   July 4, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Yes this is really very unfortunate ! I am not Himachali , but appreciate your concern . This is pure GREED and apathy ! Bastards responsible must be exposed !

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  15. Rajnish Bharol   September 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Agrees to Nityin,though have not encountered the problem much since my wife is state services bureaucrat but ya they think n feel like mai-baaps n ofcourse gods on earth,especially IAS lobby

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  17. HIMSUT   February 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Why money of Himachal state is being wasted on politicians & bureaucrats & their families.

    They have enough money to pay & even one time elected politician get pension & other

    facilities for whole life. THE HIMACHAL BHAWAN SHOULD BE ONLY FOR ORDINARY

    PEOPLE ,STUDENTS & PATIENTS OF HIMACHAL PRADESH.

    But every change requires revolution by Public. .

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