This is summer and obviously Children will be on a holiday spree. It’s time to go for a long outing with family that rejuvenate our mind and body. You might complain that stay in a good tourist spot is exorbitant. That’s true. Even if you are ready pay the price demanded, getting a decent lodging during summer is not a cakewalk.
But , Holiday homes and Touring Officers’ Hostels, which are operated by CPWD/Urban development Ministry throughout India come in handy in this situation.
Online booking make things easy:
Earlier, manual booking was only available in these homes, which involves cumbersome procedure of sending a request over post. This procedure was also not transparent and we may not be in a position to plan our travel properly as confirmation of reservation should also reach us by post. But Government has simplified this process by making 100% online allotment through internet in 6 holiday homes and in certain Touring Officer’s Hostels.
We have attempted here to compile the information regarding these holiday homes. Also we have presented a simple guide on online reservation in these places through the website of Ministry of Urban ministry .
These are the Holiday homes under Ministry of Urban development throughout India:
|Holiday Home||No of Rooms||Location|
|Agra (Online booking only)||14||Holiday Home for the Central Government Employees,
Sikandra Sector 15, Near Income Tax Colony, Sikandra.
|Amarkantak||10||Central Govt. Holiday Home, Amarkantak (MP)|
|Goa (Online booking only)||03||Holiday Home for the Central Governmen Employees, Bambolim,
Opposite Goa Medical College Complex, Panaji-Madgaon Road,
|Kanyakumari (Partial online booking)||22||Holiday Home for Central Government Employees Kovalam
Road (near Light House), Kanyakumari
|Mysore||12||Holiday Home, CPWD Office Campus, T.Narasipur Road,
|Mussorrie (Online booking only)||05||Southwood Cottage in the ITBP campus (near library Chowk, Mall
Road, Next to Dove Cottage), Mussoorie.
|Nainital (Online booking only)||13||Central Govt.
Employees Holiday Home,
|Ooty (Online booking only)||26||Holiday Home for
Good Shed Road,
Near Railway Station,
|Shimla (Online booking only)||109||Grand Hotel, The Mall,
Who is eligible to apply?
All working and retired Central Government employees and the employees working under the Government of NCT of Delhi, who are working in the offices, which have been specifically declared eligible for General Pool, are entitled for allotment of accommodation from General Pool.
Documents to be submitted for authenticity:
Signature of administrative authorities of department where the employee is working is necessary in the application sent by the employee for booking. In the case of online reservation, application form generated by the system has to be signed by the administrative authorities before the same is sent by post. In the case of retired government employees, forwarding of self attested copy of the PPO along with the application for booking is necessary
How to guide for making reservation online:
Before proceeding to online reservation install Java Virtual machine software if the same is not installed in your computer already. As this online reservation system runs in Java platform this software is required to be installed in your computer. Also the conventional browsers such as Internet Explorer 6 and above supports this online reservation system well rather than Firefox or google chrome.