GREAT FOR

    Peace seekers, yoga enthusiasts, birdwatchers or people looking to do nothing but enjoy the hills, the sun and the twiterrati of real birds. This villa makes for a great destination for a relaxed family vacation, yoga retreat or even an intimate corporate offsite!

What we love

  • Up in the hills of Dehradun is a slice of paradise in the form of a beautiful colonial villa that offers spectacular views of the hills and valleys beyond. Be welcomed by flowers in full bloom that colour up the much loved terraced gardens, perfect for soaking up the winter sun - the ‘pahadi’ secret to everlasting immunity and vitality, and the twitterati of real birds that call this place home.
  • The main living area of the villa, furnished beautifully with period furniture and decorated artistically with framed photographs and artefacts, reeks of elegance, understated grandeur and a space that’s utterly warm! Your eyes are immediately drawn towards the mezzanine level that’s been converted into the owners’ library - a space where their much loved collection of books and DVDs line the walls. Pick a book that piques your curiosity and make yourself comfortable by the fireplace - the best way to really relax and unwind.
  • The verandahs are gorgeous extensions of the living areas - the covered one, from you can soak in the greens, is perfect for hours of chatter, while the open one, is just what the doctor would have prescribed for those low on Vitamin D!
  • The bedrooms, each with a four poster bed and an ensuite bathroom, comes beautifully furnished with rugs, colonial furniture, decorative artefacts and framed photographs. The master suite comes with a state of the art sitting area and a luxurious bathroom with overhanging lamps in the dressing area and a fabulous glass-marble sunken bathtub. The deluxe rooms are cosy for two while the more spacious luxury rooms are better suited for those traveling with children.
  • Dining here is truly a holistic gastronomic experience - from breakfast out in the main verandah where you can gorge on fresh fruits such as maltas and avocados with Himalayan rock salt and other breakfast standards, to lavish traditional‘Garhwali’ fare prepared on special request by native cooks who use iron vessels that add a dark colour and iron boosting properties to the food. Phaanu, chains, chukkwani are some of the dishes that you must try! In the evening, the crackling fireplace is best enjoyed with a serving of ‘bhuna ghosht’ or the local ‘shikaar’ prepared to perfection by the local cooks who even find mention in the chapters of travel guides!

What to know

  • The Sal tree forest makes for a great walk in the woods and provides an excellent opportunity for birdwatching. The owner is an avid photographer and a passionate birder. If he’s around, we highly recommend going on a bird watching trail with him, if not, request for a guide who’ll introduce you to the Himalayan Goldenback, Crimson Sunbird, Black Chinned babbler to name a few. The Magpie Robin, Wagtails, Bee eaters, Honey Suckles, Paradise fly catchers, Hornbills and the Blue Magpie are amongst the beautiful real natives of these forests and are sighted with relative ease. The elusive emerald doves show themselves to just a lucky few.
  • We also recommend going on one of the many hikes across the village where you can enjoy conversations and chai with the local people, many of whom earn their livelihood through organisations and individual entrepreneurs that educate, employ and empower them. Walk around to see the humble set ups and perhaps pick up a handmade product or two.
  • Spend hours relaxing in the swimming pool/ jacuzzi or rejuvenate with a therapeutic massage. The estate also has an in-house yoga therapist, should you wish to practice under guidance. The place also doubles up as a fabulous destination for yoga and other spiritual retreats.
  • The last kilometre or so that leads upto this sweet haven is a bumpy dirt road that succumbs to the rains. We’d recommend requesting for a pick up or renting a local chauffeur driven car to get here unless you’re comfortable driving gradients and hilly terrains.
  • Phone connectivity can be patchy at times but then that’s not so bad when you’re looking at taking a peaceful break in the midst of nature.
  • As with many villas in the hills, this one too is terraced and comes with steps and narrow paths that connect the estate around. If you’re traveling with those who have walking difficulties, you may want to keep this in mind as there are no wheelchair access areas.
 Villa
 8 Bedrooms
 8 Bathrooms
 Sleeps 2 to 20 people

Bedroom

  • Airconditioning
  • Heating
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Media/ TV Room
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Music Player/ speakers
  • Ipod docking station
  • Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Barbecue set up
  • Massage & spa

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Chef can prepare whatever you want!

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 July to 31
March '18
Deluxe Room INR 7,500
Poolside Room INR 7,500
Luxury Room INR 9,000
Master Suite INR 14,000

Rate Includes

  • ​Accommodation on double occupancy basis

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • GST of 28% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Extra Bed Charges:

  • An extra bed can be provided can be provided at an additional charge of INR 1000 for children between 4 to 12 years of age
  • For people over 12 years of age, extra bed charges will be INR 1400 per person per night
  • Domestic help, driver can be accommodated at a charge of INR 500 per person per night inclusive of meals

Food & Liquor Charges:

  • Lunch/ dinner can be provided at an additional charge of INR 800 per person per meal
  • Liquor is not provided in the villa. You may carry your own.

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made within 15 days prior to arrival, 100% will be charged
  • For cancellations made more than 16 days prior to arrival, 20% will be charged

Check in and Check out time: 1300 hours and 1200 hours

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Bird Watching in Uttarakhand

This place is a paradise for bird watchers! Step just outside your cottage and you’ll see them or hear them chirping away.

During spring and summer, the place is swamped with beautiful birds but pheasants and other local birds can be seen through the year.

Some other birds that you may see are the Yellow Billed Magpie, Red Vented Bulbuul Bengalenisis, Blue Whistling Thrush, Oriental White Eye, Black Headed Jay, Barn Swallow, Himalayan Bulbul or the Wedge Tailed Green Pigeon.

Find a spot that you like, get your cup of tea and sit back to enjoy the true delight of the Himalayan birds. The experience is utterly calming and soothing to the senses. Sights that are so tough to otherwise find in a city.

Bird Watching in Uttarakhand
Bird Watching in Uttarakhand
Bird Watching in Uttarakhand
Bird Watching in Uttarakhand
2

Dehradun Village Walk

​The caretakers would be more than happy to take you for a hike across the village where you can enjoy conversations and chai with the local population.

A lot of these people who live in Upper Dehradun earn their livelihood through organizations and individual entrepreneurs that educate employ and empower them. The Purukul Stree Shakti Samiti being one of the many that thrive in these foothills.

One can always walk in and see their various setups, schools, the quilting process and the wonderful shop where they retail lovely handmade products.

The village walks are a great way to experience the local culture and feel the warm and hospitality of the local people.

Dehradun Village Walk
Dehradun Village Walk
Dehradun Village Walk
Dehradun Village Walk
3

Robber’s Cave, Dehradun

​Locally known as Gucchupani, Rober’s Cave got it’s name from the colonial time when it was used by thugs as a hiding place given that it’s an extremely narrow gorge in the natural cave formation. The flooding river would prevent the British soldiers from venturing in. The cave is now a popular tourist spot from where one can go upto the highest waterfall point.

Robber's Cave, Dehradun
Robber's Cave, Dehradun