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what is the best time to visit you?
We love the mountains and for us, anytime is ideal to explore them. If we have to pick, we'd opt equally for the summers (Apr-Jun) and the winters (Oct - Feb). Temperatures here in Sari village range from 15° to 40° (feels like 30°, thanks to the altitude) in the summers, and from -3° to 15° in the winters. Pick summers if you love the outdoors, sunny days with soothingly cool nights and the sight of mountains covered with flaming red rhododendrons. This season is a fantastic balance of views and pleasant weather. High-altitude winters offer the clearest views of the year and the alluring magic of snowfall (Dec-Mar). No matter how many times we've experienced it, we still find the sunrise at Deoria Tal and the golden sunsets at Tungnath breathtaking. There can not be a better time to cuddle up with a mug of hot chocolate and gaze at the stars. If you are a fan of the rains, drop in from July to Sep for the lushest green and hovering mists that you can imagine.
is this my kind of place?
Cafe Buransh is an ideal hang-out for anyone who loves walking, photography, sports or just reconnecting with nature. If you are the quiet and relaxing kind, you can stretch & meditate at the nearby Shiva Temple, or spend your time at our lounge with your favourite book or board-game, listening to music, while we pamper you with delicious bites and beverages. If you love the outdoors, you will fall in love with our village, Deoria Tal, Chopta, Tungnath & Chandrashila. Full list of PLACES TO EXPLORE and ACTIVITIES.
how do I reach Cafe Buransh?
We are at a pedestrian-only zone, accessible after a 500 mts walk up from the main road in Sari village, enroute Deoria Tal. Sari village is about 200 kms up from the nearest railhead (Haridwar) and airport (Dehradun). LOCATION.
will I be able to walk the 500 mts path up to your property?
We are an easy-to-moderate climb and have hosted toddlers to elderly guests. The trick is to walk slow, with evenly paced steps. This is the perfect warm-up for your trek to Deoria Tal. If sensitive knees are a concern, we recommend seeking medical advice before you begin planning your trip. You can also hire a mule if you are not a fan of walking.
where can I park my car? Is it safe?
All vehicles park along the main road, just like ours does. No problems to report yet!
do you have room heaters/hot water?
We care about your comfort. Room heaters and geysers are provided in all guest rooms. To learn how we manage during a power outage and when no running water in the summers, please read the POWER and WATER sections on our YOUR HAPPY SPACE page.
will it snow when I'm there?
Get ready for a winter wonderland adventure at Chopta, just a 45-minute drive from us! Every year, we are blessed with the most gorgeous snow carpet from December to March, and sometimes we even get a sprinkle of snow here at Cafe Buransh. The mountains have a special weather pattern that's always full of surprises, but one thing's for sure - it's always a beautiful sight to behold. As the climate changes, so does the snow and rain patterns, making every trip a unique and unforgettable experience.
where can my driver stay?
Don't worry, they usually make their own arrangements for a place to stay. If you need any assistance with arrangements, just let us know and we'll be happy to help.
can you give me discounts, please?
We've got you covered with fair and transparent pricing! And, if you're looking for an even better deal, our discounts are available for our FULL HOUSE reservations. BOOK US OUT with your loved ones for an attractive deal.
why don't you serve Coke and Lays?
Indulge in local flavours for a truly authentic mountain experience at Cafe Buransh. And if you're craving some comfort food, we've got you covered with our selection of starters, beverages, and homemade ice cream. Freshly made and always satisfying! So, why not trade in that bag of chips for a taste of the mountains? Your taste buds will thank you!
how can I volunteer at the local school?
Simply talk to us and we can help you connect with the local school.
our hospitality philosophy.
At Cafe Buransh, we're a bunch of mountain lovers who said goodbye to the corporate world and hello to the great outdoors! We stumbled upon this little gem and were blown away by the hospitality of the local Pahadi people. Trust us, their hospitality is top-notch and will leave you feeling like royalty. Our mission is to bring that same warmth and experience to Cafe Buransh. So, if you're looking for a place with all the bells and whistles, this might not be the place for you. But, if you're up for an adventure and a dose of uncluttered mountain living, we've got you covered! We will do everything in our power to make you feel right at home. And with walking trails, winding paths, and a breathtaking view of a fresh mountain lake, you'll forget all about that boring old gym. Join us for some good old Mountain Living and enjoy the warmth of Pahadi hospitality at Cafe Buransh!