Uttarakhand Stories

10 Best Off-beat Stays in Uttarakhand

by Pragati Chauhan
Oct 04, 2016

Ever wondered what’s it like, waking up to the view of the snow-crested peaks and the blazing sun shining above the terrains, giving you the view of a candid picture. All these imaginations can come true only if you chose to stay at these comely resorts. So make your travel journey pleasurable by awaiting your stay at these 10 best off-beat stays of Uttarakhand where you can knit nostalgic memories with your loved ones.

1. Two Chimneys- Gethia

The Two Chimneys has been standing tall for more than 10 years and is an ideal retreat for the nature lovers. This rustic wooden cottage is cocooned in the alpine hills of Gethia in Nainital district. During the morning, the playful birds will knock your window to wake you up and the night owls will hoot to bid you goodnight.

2. Bob’s Place- Nathuakhan

Located in the midst of the velvety pine trees and the rosy rhododendron trees, the Bob’s Place is a tranquil Himalayan resort nestled in Nathuakhan of Nainital district. It is perched at an elevation of 6,400 feet above sea level and tickles the senses of the travellers to come and spend some time amidst the Himalayas.

3. The Ramgarh Bungalows- Ramgarh

The exquisite 19th-century, Ramgarh Bungalows boasts of its colonial style architecture that has maintained its charm over the period of time. One can choose to stay at the Neemrana’s luxe cottages namely Iris, Yellow, Ram Kumar, Kashmir and Magnolia that offers breathtaking views of the dusk and dawn.

4. Mary Budden Estate- Binsar

Fitting perfectly like a piece of nature in the delightful Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, the Mary Budden Estate enjoys its seat just below the Binsar Zero Point. This lavish estate is snuggled in the lap of Himalayas, to the north of Almora.

5. Himalayan Village- Nainital

Cradled in the scenic vistas of Nainital, the Himalayan Village is idyllically situated at Sonapani, a naturally abundant placed untouched by humans. The 12 cozy cottages of the Himalayan village sprawls over 20 acres of green land and can be reached by 25 minutes brisk walk.

6. Itmenaan Estate- Almora

As the name suggests, Itmenaan offers a leisurely stay to its guests in the lap of nature. This century old traditional Kumaoni stone house covers 10 acres of land area in Binsar and offers a spellbinding view of the Nanda Devi Peak.

7. The Misty Mountains- Pithoragarh

This boutique stay is located near Chaukori, offering stupendous Himalayan views. As the region experiences snowfall, the Misty Mountains has become the first choice of the travellers to await their stay. 

8. Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort- Almora

This exotic Himalayan resort is a perfect place for the travellers who always look for elusive and stately accommodation. A swift flight of stairs will take you to the Kalmatia Sangam Himalayan Resort, from where you can capture a panoramic view of the snow-capped Himalayas.

9. Te Aroha- Dhanachuli

Snuggled in the minion village of Dhanachuli located a couple of kilometres from Mukteshwar, Te Aroha is a colonial style summer house renovated into a boutique luxury hotel.

10. V Resorts- Pauri

In the realms of Pauri, you’ll find the V Resorts, a petite cliff-top resort exhibiting an unbridled view of the 7 majestic Himalayan peaks. Do reach out for this place if you want to relax, rejuvenate and meditate in the calm and peaceful aura of Rishikesh.

Pragati Chauhan

A writer by profession, thinker by choice and a nature lover since birth. I have always loved expressing myself through words, I believe words have a certain kind of melody which can be understood by anybody.

2 Responses

Pragati Chauhan Says

Thank you so much Manish :)

manish rawat Says

Thanks a lot for sharing beauty of uttarakhand… ur efforts r praiseworthy and epitome of nature lover