Why stay in a boring hotel when you can stay in someplace extraordinary?
Kumaon region of the Himalayas has an overwhelming number of regular hotels and, at the same time, has an equally good number of unique stays. The kind of stays you'd want to talk about for a lifetime. From a luxury Campsite to a mountain-inspired stepped wooden house cabin overlooking the Himalayas, Kumaon offers exceptional properties to enhance your vacation experience.
Below are seven most unique properties waiting for you to be explored
The Hulya is a glamping stay beyond your wildest imagination. A camping accommodation that honestly boasts a hot bathtub on its premises and is open for all tented guests. The property features a garden area and offers jungle landscapes to soak in the wilderness.
Take me there : https://www.instagram.com/thehulya.in/?hl=en
Urna boutique stay, Urna
Urna takes pride in boasting its property as a boutique stargazing stay. Perched on top of a hill with mystic Himalayan views, URNA is a breather for those looking for a unique stay in the Himalayas. The A shape cottages are designed to rekindle the inner energies you've failed to recognise all these years. When at URNA, experience living beyond worldly thoughts, beyond expectations & beyond mere existence
Take me there: https://urna.co.in/
Woodhouse farm, Satoli
A cosy farm stay tucked away in the rustic Himalayan village of Satoli, 12 km from Mukteshwar. You step into the world of authentic Himalayas when you reach Woodhouse. The wood house is inspired by & for the Himalayas and perfectly matches the stepped terrain of the mountains. Its Main house is an architectural marvel allowing daylight to flood the interior arranged over stepped levels. While the other two cottages, Kamet and Meraki, are designed to camouflage with the surrounding giving unparalleled views of the Himalayas
Take me there: https://www.woodhousesatoli.com/
The Shivaya Since 1953, Mukteshwar
A heritage house built by an army veteran in 1953 & now run by the third generation of the same family, Shivaya is a truly unique experience in Kumaon. It has become the talk of the town since 2017. Surrounded by lush Deodar and Oak forests, the property boasts three vintage suite rooms and two mountain cottages, a purely organic lifestyle, a continental platter in the mountains and of course, unmatched hospitality.
The interiors are as Kumaoni as they are modern. The outer landscape has a kitchen garden with ample space to walk, hike or do nothing.
Take me there: https://www.theshivaya.in/
Binsar Forest Retreat, Binsar
If you take pride in alternate living, Binsar Forest Retreat is your place to be. Set lavishly inside Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, BFR is an eco-friendly retreat by Pallavi and Preetam. The duo quit their software jobs to come and settle in Binsar to offer you a glimpse of alternate Himalayan living. This retreat has nine superbly built rooms, and local elements inspire each name. The property is tucked in between dense forest on all sides with superb views of the Great Himalayan Range to the north and the Shivalik Valleys to the south & west.
The property runs on solar electricity and sources water from a local spring. Indian and continental make up most of the menu. The property has specific rules and guidelines they expect you to read before booking the property. The property is located 8 km inside the wildlife sanctuary.
Take me there: https://www.binsarforestretreat.com/
Fredy's Bungalow, Bhimtal
Once a colonial Bungalow, it gives you a glimpse of British life in the Himalayas during the Raj. Set amidst dense Oak and Cyprus forest Fredy's Bungalow truly satisfies your craving for a unique vacation stay. The Butterfly and Beetle rooms at the Bungalow are typical heritage-style rooms and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding forest and mountains. The lounge at the Bungalow takes you back 300 years with its colonial interiors.
The cuisine offered at the property is a mix of Kumaoni, Indian and Continental. One can engage in jungle walks, rural walks and Birdwatching to add to the vacation experience.
Take me there: https://www.itmenaanlodges.com/fredys-bungalow/
Moksham Campsite, Pangot
Perched on the hilltop at an altitude of 2100 mt. amidst dense deodar, rhododendron & oak forest, Moksham is an amalgamation of breathtaking Himalayas, tons of experiences, pinch of spirituality and magnificent hospitality. The campsite and our team stand strong to the name Moksham (liberation). Every camp at Moksham is designed to uplift your subtle energies by providing you an ambience of luxury and silence. Each private luxury camp opens up to the enchanting Dabka valley offering you views that brings in a gush of positivity and compassion within you. The interiors are a blend of boutique and simplified living giving you a sense of space both outside and within you . Each bathroom is equipped with ultra luxury toiletries to rejuvenate your senses, when you come out, you are ready for a soulful day.