Our Guest Houses
This Holiday Home has a total number of 33 rooms including cottages and can meet all requirements – be it for marriages or conferences. To avail of the best of plants and horticulture facilities, the Project has recently taken up membership with the Nilgiri Rose Society. Anandagiri continues to be host to many a workshop and camp of the YWCA of India, Local YWCA’s, the National Christian Council, Girl Guides, Student Christian Movement, Bible Society, and many others. The efficient and friendly service of our willing staff bring our guests back to us again and again.
Contact Number: (0423)2442218 / 2444262
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“Wyoming”, Coonoor is surrounded by tea gardens in the heart of Coonoor and is very favourably placed. It came into existence in 1905 and was earlier utilized as a Missionary Holiday Home, before it became a National Project in 1969. It attracts many tourists and transit guests because of the residential schools situated in the vicinity. Excursion groups from schools and colleges are also housed and provide low cost guest services. It can accommodate a total number of 50 persons. The old colonial style building with its gabled windows and large open verandah filled with antique furniture makes an ideal destination for a relaxed holiday far from the madding crowd.
Contact Number: (0423)2234426 / 2231160
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PINE RETREAT, MUSSOORIE
‘Doon View’ as it was called before being renamed “PINE RETREAT”, overlooks a fascinating view of Dehra Dun. Located amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Shivalik Mountains, the foundation stone of ‘Doon View’ YWCA Mussoorie was laid in 1916.
The “Pine Retreat” located near Hampton Court, just below the Mall, has a separate approach road from the main highway with parking facility inside the premises. The property is completely camouflaged by huge Pine trees from the main mall. The Hotel Structure is over 100 years old, which has been completely renovated now keeping in mind the old ambience of the place. The 18 well laid out rooms with all its modern amenities, are the most comfortable ones in the area. There is a cozy recreation room with T.T. Table, Carom Board, Billiards Table and Tennis Court for relaxation. The Retreat strives to be the best in Mussoorie.
Contact Number: (0135) 2632513 / 2631213
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Spread over two acres of undulating terrace gardens with an idyllic view and located minutes from the MALL, the main service of the YWCA of Nainital, which originally owned this building since 1913, was to provide board and residential facilities for working women. Due to a decrease in membership of the Association, the building was transferred to the YWCA of India in 1968. The YWCA of India developed it into a full-fledged Holiday Home after enlarging it in 1968. Fairhavens Nainital has 28 independent rooms with attached toilets and baths, in the main building and 4 independent cottages to provide accommodation to families travelling on holiday. “Fairhavens” is a Heritage property and is retained as one of the 5 top properties of Nainital. It has the honour of hosting well known personalities as well.
Contact Number: (05942) 236057/ 232972
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The YWCA of India Project at Dehra Dun, started in 1945, caters especially to elderly women. “Spreadacres” House, located at the foot hills of the Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas, consists of a Home and Day Centre for the Elderly. The project was started with the objective of providing a home to retired elderly women who needed a safe place to stay. The campus has a orchard of many fruit bearing trees. The Day Centre was set up with funds from Help the Aged, U.K and reaches out to elderly residents of Hathibalkala, Salawala village, Dehra Dun. This project provides them a stable and comfortable place to spend their day. In addition, they are also trained to take up income generating projects to help meet their daily needs. At present the elderly are earning their living by making candles and sewing recyclable bags. The market for these is promoted by the Social Workers who are full time staff of the YWCA.
Contact Number: (0135) 2746712
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YWCA INTERNATIONAL GUEST HOUSE, DELHI
A welcoming annex to the National Headquarters for four decades, the International Guest House [IGH] caters to transit guests both for Indians and foreigners travelling on a budget since 1962. The IGH is located in the heart of the city, close to the Connaught Place and Parliament House both which are a hub of activity socially and politically. The IGH is also an income generating project of the YWCA of India’s which supports its several programmes and community development activities. The IGH has 24 AC rooms with attached baths and all facilities required to meet the needs of travellers. The Conference Hall of the YWCA of India is available for holding meetings and conferences.
Contact Number: (011)23361561 / 23361662
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WORKING WOMEN’S HOSTEL, CHANDIGARH
Located in the picturesque and well maintained city of Chandigarh, the Working Women’s Hostel came into existence in the late 70s in Sector B, one of the posh localities of the city. The land on which the building was erected was donated to the YWCA. Noting the need for a working women’s hostel, the land was accordingly utilized. The hostel provides accommodation for 60 women.
Contact Number: (0712)2749764 / 4013511
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WOMEN’S HOSTEL, JABALPUR
The YWCA of India property at Jabalpur is leased through the Government. The Women Hostel was constructed to provide safe and reasonable accommodation for about 50 girls. It also has a Multipurpose Hall which is used for raising funds by letting out for marriages, parties and other events.
PIPAL CHHAYA, DELHI
The ‘Pipal Chhaya’ Community Centre in Trilokpuri, Delhi emerged following the need to reach out to more than 1,000 families who were removed from West Delhi. In 1976, the Municipal Committee of Delhi JJ Slum wing provided 150sq m of land in response to the the YWCA of India’s appeal to continue working with these displaced families. A Building was constructed – later reconstructed in June 2013 – and the YWCA of India started to address issues of relief, counselling, shelter and skill development for women and children. The locality has serious issues of crime and drug abuse. To combat this, the YWCA provides a safe space to the few women and children who walk into its doors. The Project currently runs a Montessori curriculum Day Care centre for Children; Remedial classes for about 35 older children where they are also taught life skill sessions exposing them to various concerns and issues; sewing courses affiliated with the Singer Company, a beauty culture training course and a Mehendi course. A few trained women at the centre come in regularly to make colourful bags, pouches, quilts & quilt covers that are sold to provide a regular income for them and their families.
Contact Number: (0712)2749764 / 4013511
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