Reviewed 1 April 2014
Anil and I came to Soulitude after spending 8 days in various places in Kumaon like Corbett (Tiger Camp), Vanghat, (Riverine Woods), Jhaltola (Misty Mountains). Each was a unique experience every which way. for the last two years we have played footsie with the Himalayas fairly regularly. Kailash-Manas Sarovar, Ladakh, Spiti and Lahaul Valley, and now Kumaon. We are friends with the mountains now. At Soultude, the view was nothing much to write home about because we had already seen the exact same Nanda Devi range at touching distance from Jhaltola. And even the little that was on offer was covered by clouds throughout our stay. But what we loved was the classy accomodation, so tastefully done up (we were at the Awakening which is like a studio apartment), so Delhi-ish (:) and so home. Loved its carefully cultivated plants and flowers, the artefacts arranged in carless luxury. But didnt like the bed, it was too springy and gave me a severe neck and head pain! Prithvi managed to put two single mattresses on it, it made the problem manageable but it didnt go away.
Prithvi and team are good guys, unobtrusive, efficient, helpful. When i am ready to write my second book i think i would love to lock myself in there for a month!
Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple