Soulitude in Publications

A roaring fireplace, warm quilts, and perhaps a sprinkling of snow—if this is your idea of a magical winter getaway, we have you covered. Lose the bustle of the city in these boutique hotels where peace and quiet reign supreme. Soulitude, Gagar, Uttarakhand Balanced on a hillside in the Lower Himalayas in Uttarakhand’s scenic Kumaon region, Soulitude is located in Gagar, near Nainital. It offers seven rooms and suites in the main house and four independent cottages, all with spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayas or the surrounding forest. The rooms are delightfully named—Nirvana, Bliss, Joy, The Secret Garden, etc.—and each one is individually designed, whether it’s in style of an English manor house, a Zen retreat, a rustic cottage and more. Soulitude is surrounded by bountiful orchards of peaches, pears, apricots, plums, and apples—perfect for long walks and fruit-picking expeditions. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Click here to read the original post on...

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There are a lot of hotels which are very good but very few which end up leaving a lasting impression after we’ve left. Soulitude was one of the latter. As a hotel it does not boast of 5 star amenities, or of long lost heritage mid 17th century palaces. It is simply what its name suggests, a place to get some solitude for your soul. Situated a breezy 20 minute walk from the small but beautiful village of Ramgarh and right on the highway, you would imagine it to be quite noisy. However even with the influx of diverted traffic on the route, the nights were as peaceful as you would find on a camping trip in the middle of wilderness. We went there seeking the truth behind the glorious reviews and came back with the motivation to write one. It was quite simply put one of the best unhotel we’ve had the pleasure of staying at. Getting to Soulitude The property is about an hour and half from the Kathgodam station and passes through Bhimtal with the road overlooking the beautiful lake. There is an alternative road passing through Nainital which should ideally be avoided due to the might higher traffic, unless you do wish to spend some time in the now commercialized hill station. A massive gate covered with veils and creepers, just off the main highway is the first greeting from the property. A big downward slope welcomed us once past the gate, but luckily our room was the top most room on the property and a few steps down. This meant that we could postpone the long trek down to the main cottage just a little while more. Soulitude in the Himalayas The property has two cottages with a total of 10 rooms divided between them. The main cottage is better for the elderly and people with kids because it is where the meals are served, plus it has access to a small garden and other sit-outs just a small walk away. The newer cottage has the advantage of privacy and has arguably better views of the valley and the mountains beyond. We checked several rooms on both cottages in our tour of the property and found each room to have a different décor and a different USP. Frankly speaking, anyone would be at a total loss to decide which room to take after seeing all of them. We had shortlisted Bliss and Nirvana before coming to the property as they were both at the top of their respective cottages and provided the best views. We had finally opted for Nirvana as it provided a...

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