Guest Comments

A wonderful overnight stay, we just wish we could stay longer. A very warm welcome with comfortable surrounding and delicious food. A five star homestay and we feel priviledged to be first in the book.
John Oliver Lewis

The memory of superb hospitality and ever smiling approach to make our stay comfortable at the guest house will be cherished by us for years to come. Next time when I come to Guwahati I will prefer to stay at this guest house rather than in a 5 star hotel.
B. N Chakravarti,Kolkata

We had wonderful experience. It is so beautiful, calm & homely . It is rightly said home away from home. Apart from this it was so caring & loving experience. Wish you very happy & long retired life. Thanks for everything.
Dr. Nalini Gupta
Institute of Reproductive Medicine
Salt Lake, Kolkatta

After an exciting day we spend our first night in Assam in this very nice homestay. We enjoyed the great hospitality. Very good service and we still can say this was the best food on our whole journey through India.

It was an extremely pleasant and confortable stay. Was really touched by the very warm hospitality and personal care and attention to minute details. Would like to come back.
Indrani Kar
CII, 23, Industrial Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Wonderful couple I made friends with. Beautiful place. Would like to come again and again.
Sunil Mishra

A very unique and wonderful experience of staying out of home. A brilliant location amidst nature.
Nidhi Gupta
CII, Gurgoan

We had a wonderful stay at your beautiful home. The bathroom shower with plenty of hot water was especially appreciated. The gardens and the lovely art works were an unexpected delight!
Rausie Beasley

What a lovely home!Very comfortable! I am leaving very well rested.
Lara Beasley
Silver Spring, USA

I had a wonderful stay. It was most enjoyable sharing your home. Thank you!
Stephanie Baldwin

Its been lovely staying here and interacting with Boras. It is just like home with a beautiful garden and admirable friendliness of Mrs & Mr Bora. I wish I could stay longer
Prof. Suneeta Mittal
AIIMS, New Delhi

Forced my stay here. Sadly, it was short this time. A truly memorable experience. Hospitality next to more, wonderful ambience, genuine warmth. Truly, a home away from home. What more can I say!
H. Kukan R.A.

What a warm welcome after the long drive to Guwahati. We loved staying in your home as well as the interesting discussions. Thank you for coming on a walk and for the help with shopping......and we will always remember the delicious Indian kitchens! Thank you very much!
Suse-Kathi + Urs Muthlethalv

Lovely home, warm welcome and very pleasant stay indeed. Sadly brief!
Robert Bell & Nick Shocombe
London, UK

Good Product - All parameters except one - I would like a TV in my room. That would further add value. Consider. Thanks
Sumant Bakshi
Nilgiris, TN

What a wonderful place! Truly a home away from home. Exceptional accommodations, food and company!
Lynda Quena + Delaney Keeper
Toronto, Canada

A home away from home. Made friends with wonderful couple; "BORAS". Going back with a desire to come again & again.
Prof. Sunil Pandey
IITD, New Delhi

An excellent place to stay away from home. feel as if it is our own home. Very loving people, memorable food and very comfortable rooms. Overall superb experience. Shall like to come back.
Smt & Sh. S.M.Mahajan
New Delhi

What a lovely "home away from home"!. A great find, lovely home-cooked food, and with such knowledgeable hosts. Will certainly recommend to others, and hope to be back & explore more of the North East.
Sarmila Bose
University of Oxford, UK

Beautiful place! Love everything about this place....the decor, food, the room and ofcourse the warm.....I wish I could stay longer.
Atsu Sekhose
New Delhi

Excellent food. Great personalised service by both Ajit, Pankaj. Homely environment. Always a case to come back.
Aashish Gupta
New Delhi

What a beautiful place - great hospitality with warmth and great food. Something to be cherished in these days. Hope you will be able to run it as well as for ever and ever.
Anand Grover

Lovely place. Delicious food. Comfortable night. Thank you!
Frida Anderson

Beautiful home - great decor and delicious homely food. Thanks!!
Sharmile Saukar

An amazing holiday. Appreciate the hospitality and the warmth. Just felt like home. The bonfire and the bamboo barbeque to bring in the end of 2010 was an ideal setting!
Abhishek, Sheela, Kaavya & Aanya Malhotra

Fabulous place with a great hospitality and warmth! We feel here like at home. A memorable New Year's evening with delicious food from Assam, tradition with a great taste. In fact a way 2011 will be a great start to all of us! happy New Year.
Sophie, Maxime, victa, Zoe and Andee Chouvika

Many, many thanks for taking care of us - we discovered your region, your country, your culture and are definitely bewilched! We will come back for sure. Lots of love and a fabulous new year to you.
Marc, Thomas & Pauline

It was such a wonderful stay I had in your warm, beautiful house. I feel I was living in my own home. The staff is wonderful. So attentive without being intrusive. And yes, Sheilaji, are so gentle, cultured and friend, I feel I have been priviledged to get to know you. I look forward to coming again. Thank you so much. Love & regards.
Kiran Kher

We all enjoyed the stay at your guest house and the travels through the North east very much. It was all wonderful and perfectly taken care of! thanks so much!
Gerard, Ans, Fredersen, Shweta, Marco, Sven.

An oasis of peace and comfort in a hectic city. Feel completely relaxed and rested all due to the wonderful hospitality and the care and attention of the Boras and their staff. The food was wonderful - I think I have put on weight - the down side (!). Will definitely come back and recommend to others.
Javed Ahmed, UK

A fabulous place, very warm hospitality with fantastic homely atmosphere. The family made us feel at home. Thanks a lot for everything.
K. Rao
Meerut, UP

More than a home - away from home. Thanks for an excellent stay & hospitality. The house keeping is top class and one can see the attention to detail in each and every item, from the cups & saucens to toilet fittings. Very well trained staff too.
Sidhartha Sharma

Appreciate the lovely setting and hospitality after a long journey. Great to hear owls at night.

A retreat in the busy city of Guwahati - warm hospitality & great food. We hope to send many of our guests through once our project in Bhutan takes shape.
Suhail Gupta

What a wonderful oasis in an increasingly chaotic city. And delightful hospitality. I am sure will return and will hopefully send friends and clients.
F. Sinclair


1. Tailor-made holiday with Audley Travel who booked this ‘Homestay’ for us. The cooking was excellent as was the service. Shiela, amazing person and the place fantastic---will come again another time for sure.

Sd—Pamela Read (England)



2. A very charming house, hostess and staff. We were very well looked after with every effort made to make us feel at home! We feel so lucky to have made a stay here.

Sd—Sheila Crowe (England)



3. PRABHAKAR is a good example of high quality tourism initiative which can make a difference.

Sd---Manoj Jalan



4.A beautiful place to stay in with perfect service. Make you feel like home.

A great sense of beauty and welcome. Very short for me but so much enjoyable.

Many thanks

Sd---Sylvie (Nantes, France)



5. Beautiful house with a breath-taking view. Extremely corteous staff, awsome food and a host who goes all out of the way to make the stay a true homestay. Thank you all for the two days that we spent here. Will definitely come back again. Happy Bihu and all the best! Take care!




6. Absolutely unmatched hospitality and fabulous food (especially the caramel custard!). A true Homestay! Lovely experience. Will surely come back and also get in touch for Kasauli.




7. Most memorable stay and will definitely come back with wife and kids to stay here. Thanks Shiela and Mahesh.




8. One of the enchanting places I have ever stayed in!!!

It was cosy, comfortable and we carry back bundles of memories!!!

Thanks for the hospitality.

Sd.---Chetan / Sharmila / Netra



9. Charming place and a home away from home. We were very well taken care of. Plan to come again!

Sd.---Deepak and Kakshmi Bhatia

May, 2012


10. Beauty is truth and truth beauty (Keats). I liked the place.

Sd.---Rajesh Kaul



11. As usual a very comfortable and relaxing stay at PRABHAKAR. Thank you Mr. and Bora


Sd.---Manoj Jalan



12. A wonderful place of solace to break the long journey home. A fantastic gastronomic experience as a change from the Bhutanese cisine. A home away from home experience. Thank you for the warm and gracious hospitality.

Sd.---Michael Hill (Canada)

4.10. 2012


13. It was lovely to meet yo Shiela and really how small the world is! This ‘oasis’ was a great sto-over enroute to Bhutan and back. Your home is comfortable, the staff efficient and the food was wonderful---I must thank Choti for suggesting your home-stay. We must meet again and do visit us when you come to Bangalore.

Thank yo and hope to see you again

Sd.---Markos Vellapally

18.09. 2012


14. Thank you Shiela for yor very warm and gracios hospitality. It has indeed been a pleasure meeting you.

Sd.---Mathew and Gita




15. It was a perfect stay place. My colleages and I found it convenient, restful and perfect for stay in Guwahati.

Thanks for making it so comfortable

Warm regards

Sd.--- Sunita Narain






16. We have only stayed one night, but the accomodation has been fine. The food is exceptionally good, specially for my vegan diet. The staff are very attentive and friendly and if we visit Guwahati again, we will definitely stay here.

Best wishes

Sd.---John and Wendy Whiteley (England & North Ireland)



17.The love and the taste with which PRABHAKAR has been created is clear on the web-site, but is best felt on living here.

The Boras are very gracious hosts and their grace extends to the staff as well. Ajit is hospitality personified and Pankaj is the soul of the soul food. PRABHAKAR is the home in ‘Homestay’. Love.

Sd.---Manan Dhuldhoya




18. A very comfortable and peaceful night in this lovely house. The meal was sperb. Thankyo to everyone.

Sd.---Tom and Margaret Ward



  1. After our long and dsty journey to Gwahati this is a haven of peace and luxury. I love all the flowers around the dining and living room and the butterflies in the lovely garden. It has also been a delight to talk with Shiela, who is a fountain of knowledge abot Assam and all the regions around, pls the history. Many thanks.

Sd.---Clarie hartford



18.Thank you so much for being a home from home. India is an extraordinary living place with incredible stories to tell. We truly felt a place with you and thank you for it.

Sd.---Robert Mcgarvey



19. Wonderful home base we made. Did the trick for a stop before our adventure.

Hope it stays the same for a very long time.


Sd.---Alice Mcgarvey



  1. You are a mine of information and valuable advice and thank you also for your generous hospitality. The Rolls looks well in your forecourt and we greatly look forward to returning on our way to Bangladesh.

Sd.---Rupert Grey



21.What a glorious place----the garden so beautiful and restful, the service fantastic, the rooms and living space beautifully furnished. The most relaxing, peaceful place we have stayed. I particularly love the verandahs, the sound of the birds. The steps leading up above the house for such a magnificent view, the profusion of flowers.

Thank you for eveything.

Sd.---Sandra Bromley



22.Thank you both so very much for your wonderful warm welcome to your lovely home. A very special thank you for organising my trip to Manas, I’m also so happy to have been able to introduce you to my friend Firoz.


Sd.---Nicky Dunnington Jefferson



Sd.---Alice Mcgarvey


23. It is great to be at PRABHAKAR with all the love, affection and care, especially from Shiela. In an otherwise busy Guwahati, it is only ‘PRABHAKAR’ that can provide some peace.

Keep it up dear.


Sd.---Rohinidhar and Ranjana Barua



24. Thank you for looking after us so very very beautifully. You have such a stunning spoy and care for every need. And the food is the best in India.

Thank you.


Sd.---Rose Grey




24. What a charming home. High above a verbant city and what a privilege for tourists with a hectic schedule to be able to relax and gather thoughts in this oasis of calm. It allows the tourist to become human again and to fully take stock of all that Assam means. And who will ever forget the Nightingale prefect trumpet sound of trains. The romance of India Indeed.


Sd.---Peter and Elizabeth Stead (Swansea, UK)



25. I had the most incredible time at the PRABHAKAR Lodge. The quaint charm, dinner with the host and lovely people we met and a beautiful house with an old charm. The dinner by Pankaj with Art fish and greens was very special. I will remember the place and come back here many many times. Till then adios.

Sd.---Roopa Barua (Mumbai)





26. Dearest Shiela and Mahesh, you are such marvellous hosts. We so much enjoyed the incredible day with you in the silk village and seeing the Gangetic Dolphins. It was a quite unique experience. We will definitely be back again.

Sd.---John Hall



27. Assam is a golden land and the welcome at Shiela and Mahesh’s homestay is the most golden thing of all. They and their excellent staff have gone to so much trouble to make s happy. When we go back to the snow in England, we will be thinking of our happy times with such good friends.

Sd.---Sarah Hall (U.K)



28. What wonderful, warm and winsome hosts; gracious service; clean accomodation and wholesome food. One couldn’t ask for much more than this while being away from one’s home. I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay and it has given me one more reason to keep coming back to Assam.

Thank you once again for your kind hospitality. Wishing you the very best in 2013.

Sd.---Lakshmi Venkataraman Venkatesa



29. As a tour operator I saw many guest houses, but this one is a very special one with a good way. Very warm heart people, very clean and well organised, which you cannot find all over India these days.

Thanks a lot for everything.

Sd.---Paul Friedrick (Afrika Risen Exclusiv, Germany)



30. An oasis in the bustling, crowded, chaotic city. Lovely warm hospitality and the fragrance and bird song were a bonus. Too short a stay to truly appreciate this, so will be back.


Sd.---Jayaditya & Sumana



31.We absolutely loved our stay here and are very sad to leave.Seldom we have found such a hospitable place! The Boras are amazing hoosts and we have to come back very soon to enjoy more of the lovely food.

We were here on work to investigate some of the sadder aspects of Indian society. So it was such a delight to have a refuge with warmth, good food and enlightened conversations.

Thank you


Sd.---Carl & Laura Salm-Reifferscheldt (German)




32. Thank you for having me in your home and beautiful garden and looking after a lone traveller so well The food was excellent and I should have seen how it was cooked. Shiela, it was good to talk to you and Mahesh and I hope to see you both in Richmond when you visit your brother in Putney. Thank you.

P.S. The best bathroom in Assam

Sd.---Janet Cohen (U.K.)



33. An unexpected atmosphere on the banks of the Brahmaputra. A cheerful team, Pankaj and Kalita make our stay incredibly fantastic. Thank you all dear team.


Sd.--- Amir Berman & Orna Reisman (Israel)



34. An all too short a stay here. We have enjoyed our stay. Our dinner was a real taste of Assam. Thank you to our chef.

Our host provided a good overview of life in India, particularly of women’s issues.

The homestay is relaxing. The garden is obviously a passion that all the team enjoy.

This stop has set us up well for the next step of our India experience.

Thank you.

Sd.--- Bob & sue Woodhouse (U.K.)



35. Lovel;y Homestay! Engaging and charming hostess and delicious meals and to finish a conducted tour of the beautiful garden. Thanks for looking after us so well.

Sd.--- Charles &Pat Oxley (U.K.)



36. Dear Mrs. Bora,

Thank you so much for a lovely, relaxing stay. It was great meeting you, even for a short while! Pankaj& Ajit were really helpful and hospitable and the food was a real treat---we loved it! Your house is beautiful and we hope to visit again soon.

Sd.--- Shivya Nath



37. Mahesh Bora has been my classfriend at ISM, Dhanbad (1962-66) and was an exquisite pleasure to see him after 50 years. Mahesh and Shiela have been wonderful hosts. Veena and I enjoyed their company. The wonderful guest house they have created is homely, clean and airy. The food has been sumptuos and healthy. The attendants were friendly, cooperative and always at service.

Thanks Mahesh and Shiela. We wish you all the best. You are invited to visit us in Perth, Austrailia soon.

Sd.--- Anant and Venna Hegde



38.A brief but wonderful stay---lovely food and the kindness of the staff is as wonderful as the property itself. Many thanks!


Sd.--- Rebecca Sanders (Audley Travel)



39. Found this place through internet, It has been the most pleasant surprise of my trip. It is an oasis in the city of Guwahati. So well maintained, aethetically done, wonderful staff. I am completely bowled over by the food of Pankaj. It is out of the world—I had all my meals here. I travel for eight months a year for work but this guest house has charmed me. I will come back for food and beautiful homely feel of the place.

Pankaj and the staff is very nice.


Sd.--- Divya Dagur

Documentary Producer and Journalist)



40. What superb cooking. I thought I had the best cook in India but no…Pankaj’s food is out of this world ! Thanks to him for the warm welcome

Sd.--- Zoe Headley (Delhi, French Embassyl)



41. Our search quest began vide Google, looking for a place but would welcome our dog. Thus we found PRABHAKAR. Mrs. Bora our hostess was kindness personified. We (me, wife and dog) found a home here, a collection of wonderful books, gorgeous Assam tea, splendid décor, maintained garden. Seldom have I tasted better food. Most delightful. Would love to return.

Sd.--- Arjun Rammohan and Captain Anita Nair



42. Beautiful house, lovely rooms and hosts. We really Appreciated Shiela’s help with directing us around Guwahati and the North East. We couldn’t have felt more comfortable and at home! The service was unparalled—Pankaj makes the best food and really took care of us during our stay. It felt like being at a five-star---Thank you for everything.

Sd.---Malia Nora Politzer &Tomas Conde Kemme (USA)



43. Great place, great food, great hospitality---We loved our stay here and will be back as soon as possible! All the best from Path Filming crew!

Sd.--- Wack Patrickward (French)



44. So we came here for the first time, then we come here again, as it is really like coming home! You have been so wonderful and loving hostess taking care of our never ending and always changing needs. Looking after us like good old friends. Not to mention your home, so cosy and so welcoming that it really feels like home! And the food that we have been so kindly served was also outstanding.

Thank you

Sd.--- Charles Inches (Switzerland)



45. I love your charming house and the atmosphere you created in and outside with your extraordinary personality! A big hug for both of you.

Sd.--- Elisabeth Inches (Switzerland)


  1. Came to stay for two days and nights and to my great delight made a friend. The stay was very comfortable and the food tasty and nutritious. Outstanding in all respects.

Sd.--- Ganesan Balachander (ATREE)


47. It’s a ‘Home away from Home’. Everything is in its place. I just love this place and love you two, Mr. and Mrs. Bora for making us feel at home. Thank you so much!! We will definitely come again


Sd.--- Dr. Sulagna Ray (Kolkata)