The next time you have a long weekend to spare but don’t know where to ‘escape,’ consider this list.
Te Aroha, Dhanachuli
This boutique resort sits on a hillside, looking down into a valley of hamlets, terraced fields and pine and oak forests in Uttarakhand. Look forward to chic interiors, superb views, good food (and caring staff), ample spaces and indoor games, massages, and a non-touristy village experience.
Distance: 340km on NH24 and NH87 (including hill drive)
Address: Dhanachuli Bend, near Mukteshwar, Tehsil Dhari, Distt Nainital, Uttarakhand
Tariff: From Rs 17,900 for two for 2 nights
Kalmatia Sangam Himalaya Resort
One of Kumaon’s established resorts, Kalmatia Sangam is an elegant place off the beaten track, which believes in letting nature take precedence over ‘resortiness’. The surrounding cedar and pine woods are bewitching, as are the mind-blowing Himalayan views and airy cottages designed with a lightness of touch. Another winner is its nearness to Almora, Binsar Sanctuary and Jageshwar.
Distance: 380km on NH24 and NH87 (including hill drive)
Phone: 05962 251176, 251101
Address: Kalimat Estate, Almora
Tariff: From Rs 4800 for two with meals
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