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Two Chimneys- Gethia

This place is nestled in the lush green village called Gethia near Nainital. The name Two Chimneys coincides with the two chimneys they have in their vicinity. It is a perfect example of silence and beauty.


As soon as you park your car in their private parking area you start getting positive vibes for the place. The lush green lawns are beautifully managed and it feels very relaxing for the whole body when you enter such a pleasant and soothing environment. When you enter the resort, you can see the dining area and their drawing room which is pretty and specially made for book readers. The dining area is huge and they have laid the tables everywhere, even in their lawn for the people who want privacy while dining. Then you climb up and enter their pool area which is their best part. Once you sit by the pool and enjoy the chirping of birds and the majestic views of the Kumaon Foothills, life will automatically be sorted. You don’t feel like leaving the calmness around yourself and go back to your room; we surely did not go back.


They have different room categories and every room has a different vibe and colour.
We were 4 people travelling and had booked their Deodar Room. This room has 1 bedroom with king size bed, 1 living room, 1 washroom and there is bed laid it their attic. The attic can only be used by people with average height but it is the most peaceful area in the whole suite. Every nook and corner of this suite has been perfectly utilised and the comfort level is 100%. If you are travelling with a big family, then you can book their Ridge Bungalow which has 4 rooms and can be entirely yours with separate parking as well. There is a room called The Nest which has a private balcony and is perfect for couples.


The entire place is brilliantly maintained and the staff is very courteous. The hospitality is far top notch, not even once we faced any problem. Do not over feed yourself with the food here because they make it with loads of love, so every meal is worth tasting, do not miss out on any!


Total Distance- 309 Kms
Route- Delhi-Ghaziabad-Moradabad-Rampur-Rudrapur-Haldwani-Gethia

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One Partridge Hill- A Hideaway


One Partridge Hill is built on a hill top in a small village called Satoli. Satoli is a very tiny populated village nestled in the Kumaon Region of Uttrakhand. You can reach this place via Bhimtal taking the road that leads to Almora. One Partridge Hill is not just a homestay, it is a luxury retreat nestled in the lap of nature. This homestay is 330 kms from Delhi and is easy to find if the instructions are followed properly. We booked 2 nights and were satisfied with their hospitality and services. The owners have actually put their sweat and blood in building this property, you easily get to know as soon as you enter the premises. One Partridge Hill makes sure that you get the ultimate comfort and tranquillity without any sense of let down. This is the only property in the vicinity with wheel chair accessibility.

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They have 4 rooms, all different from each other and a common living area adjoining the dining room. There is a great positivity in the environment of this village and one can actually breathe fresh air. The rooms are really comfortable and the quality is not compromised anywhere, even the toiletries are top notch, that is what is expected when you pay a good amount for a night. There are not many attractions nearby but you have different trails to follow. Bird watching and trekking will be the most common thing there, but honestly you don’t need anything other than that. The view in the night is spectacular and if you love star gazing, hop on and reach this place immediately.

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We were provided the room on the second floor which also had a small private terrace referred as Parakeet. The room had all the basic amenities and is perfect for a couple. The washroom is fitted with modern fittings, 24 hours running water, shower enclosure and solar powered geyser for your hot water requirement. The room is cosy with twin bedding, you can join it and make it into a queen size bed. The balcony provides a stunning view of Almora and it shines in the night, the view is mesmerizing. There are other rooms option to choose from such as:

*Ground Floor- Woodpecker
*First Floor- Jungle Fowl
*First Floor- Whistling Thrush
*Second Floor- Parakeet

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Nature enthusiasts, bird lovers & photographers will find enough to feast their eyes on, from the colours of the Blue Magpie, to countryside village walks through colourful pine forests, to the fascinating night sky with myriad stars and lights of the Almora town across the valley.

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There are certain rules and regulations which need to be followed strictly, such as:

  1. No eatables/drinkables in the room or the balcony
  2. No in room service, common area for everything (Eating, Drinking etc)
  3. No smoking in or outside the room.  You need to go down to the lush green lawns
  4. Pets are not allowed in the property
  5. A minimum booking of 2 Nights is required

These rules are to be kept in mind before visiting this place as this place is not a party place. If you want peace and want to detox yourself from the daily hustle bustle then book this place right away.

P.S. Kindly do not follow Google maps after Bhowali, follow the directions provided to you by property or else you will land up somewhere else.

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Crosswinds Villa- Nainital

IMG-20160703-WA0037 Crosswinds Villa is a luxurious villa adorned in the tranquil beauty of Gethia near Nainital. It is a nature lover’s paradise as it is surrounded by the beautiful majestic hills. The clouds are always floating carelessly with the gentle breeze and you will surely be taken away into a different world by this serene beauty. The villa is beautifully decorated with all the modern equipments and facilities which will make you feel totally at home. The villa has 6 rooms with large king size beds and all the rooms have balcony which makes it perfect to enjoy the view. Stylish furniture, comfortable seating and soothing colours on the walls give a very pleasant feel to the living area. The visitors can relax at the beautiful deck area ideal for tea time or just gazing at the stars. To make it even better, the villa offers a barbeque at an additional price where you can enjoy a mix of vegetarian and non- vegetarian options. The villa has its own cheerful and experienced staff that will cater to your needs and make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Crosswinds Villa is a perfect gateway which makes it the best family holiday destination. The picture perfect view from the villa re-connects and re-energizes you with yourself or with the nature thus making Crosswinds a perfect setting.


How to Reach: The villa is around 300 kms from Delhi and bout 28 kms from Kathgodam Railway Station. It will take you between 7-8 hours to reach if you are driving.