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Tree of Life Guest House, Delhi, India

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Destinations, Experience

The Tree of Life Guest House, was the perfect place for our family to spend our first few nights in Delhi and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet, convenient place to stay in Delhi at a reasonable price.

View from our balcony at Tree of Life guest house in Delhi.

View from our balcony at Tree of Life guest house in Delhi.

After much consideration, I decided our first lodging in India should be a guest house where interaction with a local host could help us transition to spending the next few weeks in India as well as navigating Delhi. At the same time, I wanted to make sure we had some privacy and a comfortable place to relax as our body clocks were half a day off.

The clean, comfortable bed at Tree of Life guest house helped with jet lag.

The clean, comfortable bed at Tree of Life guest house helped with jet lag.

The Tree of Life Guest House is in a quiet (as quiet as Delhi gets, I suppose) neighborhood within an easy walk to the Metro, taxis, auto rickshaws, shopping, and a small park. Some of south Delhi’s biggest malls are only a 5 minute autorickshaw ride away.  The 10 minute walk to the recently opened Delhi Metro Station made the location a HUGE winner as we could get to most of the places we wanted to go, cheaply and without worrying about traffic.

En suite bathroom with shower.

En suite bathroom with shower.

Our room was large, modern and included an en suite bathroom.  There were a couple of chairs, though a common living room area is also available, lots of closet and storage space, air conditioning, LCD TV, and a bathroom with shower.  The room was clean and comfortable and was a great place to recover from jet lag.  (It probably was quiet too, but Diwali firecrackers went from dusk until 3 or 4 am.)

Tree of Life guest house exterior decorated for Diwali.

Tree of Life guest house exterior decorated for Diwali.

Included in the room price is breakfast, which was essentially made to order.  Krishna was very kind to Mirielle and brought her Chocos, India’s Cocoa Krispies.  (Hey, it’s vacation right?)  Other meals can be arranged for a reasonable charge.

FInishing up our made-to-order breakfast at Tree of Life guest house.

FInishing up our made-to-order breakfast at Tree of Life guest house.

High speed internet is available via a shared terminal, though I disconnected the cable to use my net book without any trouble.

While we had plenty of privacy and schedule flexibility staying at Tree of Life. We also were able to enjoy the company and knowledge of proprietor Ashwani and his family.  They invited us to share dinner on Diwali (we had already eaten), took us to the roof to watch fireworks around the city and gave us sweets (which I proceed to leave behind on the roof – jet lag sucks).  With daily visits, we were able to ask a Delhi-walla’s advice and Ashwani took the time to help us list out things to see and do (plus he recommended some great eats.)

Tree of Life: http://www.tree-of-life.in/ Saket, Delhi, Metro: Malviya Nagar. <US$100.

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