Gagar (near Nainital, Uttarakhand), located at an altitude of 2,100 meters/ 7,000, feet is an idyllic hamlet that commands a majestic 180 degree view of the Kumaon Himalayas.
From Soulitude, one can enjoy a panoramic view of many famous peaks including Nanda Devi, Trishul, Panchachuli, Pindari Glacier, Nandakot, Nandaghunti and Kamet.
Because of its remote location, Gagar, Ramgarh (near Nainital) has little tourist traffic.
The natural beauty of the surroundings has been a source of inspiration to great writers and artists including Rabindranath Tagore who, it is said, wrote one of his most famous works ‘Gitanjali’ from a hilltop in Ramgarh, where he lived off and on for six years. He planned to set-up Shantiniketan here, but eventually chose his home state, Bengal.
The renowned poetess Mahadevi Verma lived in Ramgarh and her home is now converted into a library of her works.