amenities

  • 4G network
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • First aid kit
  • Hot water
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  • 4G network
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • First aid kit
  • Hot water
  • Linens
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  • 4G network
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • First aid kit
  • Hot water
  • Linens
  • Nearby hills
  • Non-veg
  • Parking
  • Taxi service
  • Vegetarian
  • Waterbody nearby
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  • 4G network
  • Campfire
  • Caretaker
  • First aid kit
  • Hot water
  • Linens
  • Nearby hills
  • Non-veg
  • Parking
  • Taxi service
  • Vegetarian
  • Waterbody nearby
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the space

Visit a Kumaoni heritage home built in the late 1800s. Built out of stone, the home is a slice of history with a large open courtyard in the middle, old wooden carvings, and traditional mural art. The property is located in the highest point of the village at 5000 ft, surrounded in all directions by views of rolling hills covered with dense oak forests and punctured by small hamlets. A small stream cuts through this wide valley as it makes its way to the Kosi river downstream. The only sun temple in the Indian Himalaya is located close to the village. On your trek there, you may run into friendly sadhus who can tell you stories of the area. Within the property, you will also find interesting old books, letters, and historical documents.

comforts

The large heritage home has been restored to include modern amenities and has six spacious and well-furnished rooms, western toilets, and running water. Hammocks, lounge chairs, driftwood, and campfire stools can be found in the stone courtyard. Although the property has a limited power supply, its irregularity pushed the hosts to switch to energy-saving solar lanterns as power backup. Observe local Kumaoni food being prepared by the locals in a modern and hygienic kitchen. The property is functional all year long but try to visit during the festival season for a truly authentic experience of the culture and traditions of Kumaon.

food

Apart from sumptuous and wholesome Indian and continental meals, you can get a taste of the exotic local cuisine that is becoming so rare in the Kumaon hills. Locals cook the food with produce that is fresh and sourced from nearby farms!

ideal for

The property is ideal for travellers who’d like to experience living in a home from the 1800s and to enjoy simple mountain life. Writers and artists will find quiet solace here, with only the sound of cattle and many a bird acting as “distractions”. The property is great for nature lovers who can enjoy day hikes to meadows, jungles, temples, and hidden villages.

getting there

The property is located in the Kumaon region of the Himalayas, about 30 km from Ranikhet. Accurate details will be given at the time of confirmation.

things to do

Go on day hikes to meadows, jungles, temples, and hidden villages. We can arrange short treks ranging from 1-3 days in the central Himalayas. We also recommend night hikes and leopard tracking with the pros. Additionally, activities like the Tyrolean traverse, flying fox, rock climbing, and rappelling are safely conducted by qualified and experienced instructors, creating additional revenue and job opportunities for locals. The instructors are well trained and have up-to-date and reliable equipment. There are also kite-making workshops, archery classes, and campfire activities and games to enjoy.

prices

Starting at Rs. 3,150 per person including all meals.

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