GREAT FOR

    This cottage is a perfect getaway for families or a group of friends looking to unwind in a quiet corner of the Shivalik Range in Kumaon.

What we love

  • ​With Nainital burdened by ever-growing number of tourists, this little part, 20 minutes short of Nainital town, has emerged as a viable alternative without compromising on a peaceful natural setting in the lap of lower Himalayas. With Nainital being easily accessible by road and also by a trail for those looking to stretch their legs, this place is perfect for a relaxed vacation that promises the glitz of Nainital and laid-back attitude of sleepy settlements in the hills.
  • The ambience reminds one of quaint stone cottages of the colonial era often described in books by Jim Corbett. The rustic exterior is complemented by a cozy reading and dining area with fireplaces, spacious rooms and a sit-in area that offers views of the misty hills and valleys. The lush lawns are ideal for basking in the warm winter sun, savouring the cool mountain air during summers and witnessing the fury of angry monsoon clouds. The property is bordered by a thick growth of trees alive with the chattering of birds that is best relished early in the morning while sipping a hot cup of tea.
  • While people usually associate the Himalayas with snow-capped peaks the lower Himalayas or Shivalik is bestowed with a charm of its own. Rolling hills carpeted with jungles of oak, pine and deodar threaded by rushing streams and rivers playing the music of nature leave a lasting impression on the beholder. This natural bounty is infused with culture of the hill-folk – the sound of flute and bagpipes, the taste of lips-smacking dishes and the vibrant celebrations of festivals.

What to know

  • ​If you are a foodie, a barbeque with bonfire organized by the property under the starry sky can add a zing to your vacation. Additionally if you look forward to munching on cuisines from different parts of India ask for delectable Kumaoni dishes that are home-prepared with local ingredients.
  • To truly feel the pulse of the hills one must be willing to walk. Several trails around the property are great for casual hikes that offer an insight into the rugged life of hills. A short walk from the property to a nearby mound that has a small temple at the top or the Pilot Baba Ashram can be rewarding; for those curious about life in villages in Kumaon a trek to a nearby village would certainly be a unique experience.
  • Driving in the hills though an exhilarating experience is tricky especially during the monsoon season when landslides can be a dampener. If you are uncomfortable navigating sharp turns, hire a cab or a driver.
  • Before embarking on your vacation check the weather forecast as the whimsical weather in the hills can spring some unpleasant surprises. This will ensure that you pack all necessary items such as umbrellas, woolens and have an idea of what to expect on arrival.
 Villa
 1 Bedrooms
 1 Bathrooms
 Sleeps
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 April to 31
March '17
5 Bedroom Cottage INR 15,000

Rate Includes

  • Accommodation for 12 people​

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • Taxes of 14% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates.

Extra Bed Charges:

  • An extra bed can be provided at an additional charge of INR 800 per person per night

Meals:

  • Breakfast can be provided at INR 200 per person
  • Lunch/ dinner can be provided at INR 300 per person

Cancellation Policy:

  • For cancellations made more than 15 days prior to the date of arrival, 90% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 10 to 14 days prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 5 to 9 days prior to the date of arrival, 25% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made 4 days or lesser from the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Check in and Check out: 2pm and 10am

Awesome Things to do nearby

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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