Holiday Homes For Indian Defence Personnel (Retired and Serving)

Holiday Homes For Indian Defence Personnel (Retired and Serving)

A number of old age homes, holiday homes and rest houses/Sarais have been created and made available for the veterans by various organisations. It is our endeavor to compile and make available such accommodation and Housing options for the veterans ease and comfort. The veterans may access the additional information by downloading the files or following the links listed below.


Holiday Homes have been authorized and constructed at a number of hill stations and tourist places for defence personnel. We hope the users find the following information useful.

StationsAccommodation AvailableContact Details
Agra04 JCOs and 12 ORsStation HQ Agra Tele Mil 2102 and Civ 05622-452109
Amritsar0406HQ 15 Inf Div, C/O 56 APO
Bambolim07OIC Army Holiday Home, 5 TTR (HQ 2 STC) Mil Tele 6770 and Bambolim, Goa – 1, Tele-225870, 227182 Extn 509

You may also try calling 07719877190 to know the procedure, make advance deposit and carry out booking.

03 rooms controlled by HQ MG & G Area and 04 rooms by 2 STC

Darjeeling0902 JCOs and 06 ORsFor booking please contact as per details below:-

Brig and above – HQ 33 Corps Q branch Mil Tele – 2646/2752

Colonel and below – HQ 27 Mountain Division Q Branch Mil Tele 2446/2448.

JCOs /ORs -HQ 123 Mountain Brigade (Station Cell Jalapahar) Mil Tele 2240/2204

AQMG(Ops & Maint), HQ 33 Corps, C/O 99 APO



3614 JCOs and 14 ORsHQ South Western Command. Contact Col Q Works II. Mil Tele – 2739/2978 or OIC Holiday Home at 0141-2360339 and Mil Tele 6080.
Kasauli15HQ Western Command and Stn HQ Kasauli control 04 and 11 suites respectively and can be contacted at Mil Tele 2750/2752 (Comd HQ) and 6242 (Stn HQ)
Kausani04HQ Dehradun Sub Area, Uttarakhand
Kolkotta04AQMG(Ops), HQ East Command, Kolkotta
Leh07HQ 14 Corps, C/O 56 APO, Mil Tele 2750.
Mt. Abu0416SSO Mt Abu, Adhoc Station HQ Mt Abu, Rajasthan

Offrs may contact HQ 12 Corps at Tele. 4200122345 and JCO/Ors may contact at Tele. 4420302005. Mil Tele 2128/2008/2011 for HQ 12 RAPID/ Station HQ Mount Abu.

Mussoorie1012HQ Uttarakhand Sub Area Q Branch. Contact Holiday Home Arcadia & Mandakini. Mil Tele- 6212 and Civ Tele 0135-2706212
Nainital4007 JCOs and 10 ORsHQ Uttar Bharat Area (Q) Branch, C/O ASC School, Mtn Trg Wg, Nainital Tele Mil 6181 and Civ 0581-2406181
Ooty19Ratan Tata Holiday Home, C/O HQ MRC, Wellington

Tele Mil. 2601. Civ 0423-24422165

Palani04Palm Grove Holiday Home, Idduman Koil Road, Palani (Tamil Nadu)Tele. 04525251100

and Tele. 04232237898 (MRC, Wellington)

Palchan, Manali09 12 JCOs and 30 ORsHQ 21 Sub Area, Mil Tele 6208.
Panaji3116 rooms controlled by HQ MG & G Area and 15 rooms by HQ 2 STC, Mil Tele – 6506, 6661, 6770/6508.
Puri0804 JCOs and 08 ORsManaged by Central Command and controlled by Stn HQ Bhubaneshwar. Tele Mil 460125-6214 and Civil 0771-2575040/2575015/2575045

More Information can be accessed on its website Booking can be done on phone number 06752-231177. Per day charges are ;-

· Officer – Rs-300/-

· JCOs – Rs-200/-

· Ors – Rs-100/- Ø

Civilians paid out of Defence Estimates

· Officer equivalents – Rs-400/-

· JCO equivalents – Rs-300/-

· OR equivalents – Rs-200/-

Ranikhet0705 JCOsHoliday Home, Stn HQ Ranikhet Tele Mil. 2002. Civ 05966-222045
Rishikesh0102HQ Dehradun Sub Area, Uttarakhand
Shillong12 03 JCOs and 11 ORsContact for Officers booking No 2 Air Maintenance Cell (HQ 101 Area) Tele Mil 6249/6087 and Civil 0364-2300090

Contact for JCOs/ORs booking HQ 101 Area (EME Branch)

OIC Holiday Home, HQ 101 Area, C/O 99 APO

Shimla04HQ Western Command and Stn HQ Shimla control 01 and 03 suites respectively and can be contacted at Mil Tele 2750/2752 (Comd HQ) and 6242 (Stn HQ). You may contact Q Branch, HQ PH and HP Area, Ambala, Haryana also for booking.
Srinagar1215HQ 15 Corps/Stn HQ Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, Mil Tele 2754/2397
Shirdi0503 JCOs and 02 Dormitory (OR)Saigrah, Sainik Aramgrah Shirdi, Tele. 02423-257477 (Adm Branch HQ MIRC, Tele 3146). Please go through the information at bottom of the page before visiting.
Tirupati18 + 10* (*Dormitory)Tirumala Tirupati Sainik Niwas, Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh, Tele 08772277007, Fax. 04425361252 (HQ ATNK&K Area


You can download the file by following the link – Holiday-Home-Facilities .

In addition there are Sainik Rest Houses/ Sainik Sarais which provide facilities for stay to the retired and serving Defence personnel.

Sainik Rest Houses/ Sainik Sarais

A large number of Sainik Rest Houses/ Sainik Sarais have been constructed across the country for the benefit of the Ex-servicemen/ military veterans. These offer cheap boarding facilities to the defence personnel. You may view the complete list of Sainik Rest Houses by following the link – Sainik Rest Houses.

We also have a Gorkha Sainik Aramgarh at Lucknow which is exclusively for Gorkha Soldiers and dependents. Located near Command Hospital Lucknow it is ideal for those Gorkha Soldiers or their dependents who require medical treatment. You may view further details by clicking on the following link- GORKHA SAINIK ARAMGARH AT LUCKNOW

Also we have a large number of NCC units, having a large percentage of local staff, covering almost every nook and corner of the country who may be approached for assistance in accommodation.

Holiday Homes of Central Government

Another facility which can be utilized by the defence persons is the holiday homes managed and controlled by the Ministry of Urban Development (Directorate of Estates and CPWD). You may access the details of these Holiday Homes by clicking on the following link – Holiday Homes of Central Government.

You can view the Terms and Conditions for the Holiday Homes of Central Government by clicking the link below:-

Terms and Conditions for the Holiday Homes of Central Government

For checking availability and booking please click the following website link –

Special Darshan for Faujis at THIRUPATI

Please note Thirupati shrine management permits you and your family (dependents) special VIP Darshan on payment of Rs. 300/- per head. You can be out in less than 2 hours irrespective of any huge rush. Entry point is ‘SUPADAM’, YOU NEED TO CARRY YOUR I-CARD AND DEPENDENT CARD.

ALSO, Indian Army has built a beautiful Guest house called, ‘ SAINIK VIHAR‘. It is on top as soon you reach on top on your left before the main arch after security there is a road to police station when you enter there you will see sign boards to this place. Contact details and booking details are as follows:

Coordinated by HQ ATNK & K Area, ‘A’ Branch, Chennai 600 009

FAX 044 25361252

Army Exchange Chennai 044 25316199

Local No Sainik Vihar: 08772277007

Important Information for persons visiting Shirdi Shrine

Online booking/registration for devotees is carried out by Shrine Board. For online registration the website is

Timing Temple is open round the clock for normal Darshan expect one hour prior to Aarti timings, which are:-

Type of Aarti

Start Time (Hrs)Devotees to be in by (Hrs)

Issue of VIP Passes (Hrs) Morning

Morning Kakad Aarti




One day prior before 2100 hr on physical arrival


Noon Aarti



Sunset Aarti



Shej Aarti




Passes are only being issued from PRO Office at Shirdi on physical arrival of devotees whose photograph is being clicked and verified at the gate. VIP passes now issued only to officers of rank of Brigadiers and above (including retired) and not to dependents/relatives.

Note: There could be changes in the contact details or more stations could have got added. The readers/users are requested to kindly intimate us the details for updation on the website. The readers may send the details at and

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